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Job Title:  Production Planner

Requisition ID:  6284

Springfield, MO, US, 65802

Home-based Position:  No
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Job Type:  Full-Time
Job Description: 

EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in Reading, PA, USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. We complement our extensive line of Motive Power and Energy Systems with a full range of integrated services and systems. With sales and service locations throughout the world, and over 100 years of battery experience, EnerSys is the power/full solution for stored DC power products. We continue to grow in our industry by ensuring all employees possess the following core competencies: customer focused, team player, engaged, ethical, strong communication skills, and works safely.


Job Purpose

  Responsible for understanding the current production inventory and developing production schedules that align with the demand placed upon the plant. Creates and maintains current and forecast plans on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis.  Coordinates with corporate demand planner, customer service representative(s), and plant production personnel to ensure accurate production cycles are established and communicated in a timely manner.  Monitors inventory levels and finishing schedules to ensure production have necessary parts to meet customer ship dates. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinates and expedites the flow of work and materials within or between departments.

Plan and schedule the production floor for all shifts as assigned.

Ensure daily production schedules are developed and communicated that meet customer/Sales expectation.

Daily verification of production reported by production and inventory control staff.

Reviews available inventory and adjusts schedules to prevent over/under production

Responds to lead time requests, daily.

Escalates issues as necessary to ensure that actual production meets the expected throughput to minimize scrap and fulfill production plans.

Analyze usage requirements to ensure the minimization of work in process (WIP).

Works closely with plant buyer and department supervisors to ensure production has the needed components necessary for flow of production.

Work closely with department supervisors to ensure production plans are understood

Assist with the development and implementation of the master schedule from the sales backlog, forecast, and historical data.

Assist with the preparation for the monthly KPI and business unit forecast precision roundtable meetings. 

Engage in process improvement projects with interfacing departments to ensure continual process improvements. 

Assist with driving plant efficiencies and to achieve plant-wide objectives



  • Proficient Microsoft Excel user (formulas, pivot tables, graphing, and basic logical formulas)
  • Proficient knowledge with MRP/ERP systems, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • 3 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment working within scheduling and/or supply chain functions, or as a production leader
  • Associates degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management or related field and/or equivalent experience is a plus
  • Experience leading meetings
  • Excellent problem solving and analytic skills-ability to manage complexity and resolve conflicts that arise
  • Great attention to details
  • Ability to work well under pressure and handle a variety of tasks simultaneously

General Job Requirements

  • This position will work in an office setting, expect minimal physical demands.


EnerSys provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  EEO/Minority/Female/Vets/Disabled

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Nearest Major Market: Springfield

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