• Production Planner

    Job Locations US-NJ-Bridgeport
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1 week ago)
    # of Openings
    Purchasing & Procurement
  • Overview

    Chelten House – The Business

    Chelten House Products, Inc. is a fourth-generation, family-owned, food industry manufacturer, with facilities in New Jersey and Nevada, that is an industry leader known to be the total solution for food companies requiring private label, value-added quality sauces and dressings. Chelten House is widely recognized for its all natural and organic expertise and our commitment to creating and manufacturing the finest tasting pasta sauces, salad dressings, salsas, ketchups, mustards and host of other sauces and blends. We continually use the highest standards of Quality and Safety with the sole purpose of serving our customers with products that provide a value.


    Chelten House – The People
    The Chelten House Team radiates our commitment to our customers, demonstrated in our dedication to high-quality service and to high-level team work. Every team member contributes to our success with their “can-do" attitude, positive demeanor and their untiring work ethic to get the job done and get the job done well. We have a passion to be the best and actively demonstrating a genuine consideration for the work that we do, the customers we serve and the co-workers we work with every day. Our ultimate goal is to be the best business partner for everyone we come in contact with.



    The Production Planner is responsible for the production planning strategy for the plant. This includes and is not limited to long term capacity planning, daily/weekly production schedule extension, as well as developing urgent change plans based on available materials for production at the plant.



    Essential duties and responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned

    • Leads team meetings, both regularly scheduled and ad-hoc with counterparts in Logistics, Production, Sales, Marketing, Demand Planning, Customer Service, R&D, Engineering and Commercialization teams
    • Prepares a 6 week rolling detailed schedule for a selected set of lines within our manufacturing plants and a monthly view
    • Creates a constrained rough cut capacity plan over the 12 month rolling S&OP planning horizon.
    • Makes recommendations via S&OP process to determine long term requirements for production and inventory.
    • Develops multiple scenarios, articulates key decisions and recommendations to Supply Chain Leadership team highlighting service, inventory and cost tradeoffs
    • Owns Slow Moving and Obsolete visibility throughout the entire process, working with Sales to monitor new products and proactively adjust production, and to identify and execute run out strategies.
    • Leads continuous improvement projects and / or efficiency plays in the evolution of the supply planning strategy.
    • Manages assigned SKU’s throughout the entire supply chain and communicates disruptions to Supply Chain leadership team.
    • Manages inventory for finished goods to achieve established targets.
    • Defines and sets floor stock targets and manage portfolio with SKU velocity conditions in mind.
    • Monitors Days Forward Cover and Weeks of Supply levels working together with Logistics to ensure that inventory is available to support projected demand.
    • Works with R&D, coordinate the New Product Launch process from initiation to customer delivery
    • Prepares for, and leads the discussion in the Daily Tactical Meetings




    • Excellent communication, facilitation and presentation skills
    • Ability to work effectively and creatively in a fast paced environment
    • Detail orientated, organized, reliable, resourceful with a relentless focus on outcomes
    • Ability to work independently, multi-task and prioritize under pressure
    • Excellent consultative skills and the ability to work cross-functionally and with all levels of the organization
    • Solid leadership and communication skills concentrated on data gathering, meeting facilitation and data dissemination
    • Manage supply planning tasks using Excel, ERP, and reporting
    • Detailed and result orientated project management on several projects at the same time
    • Good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize workload
      1-2 years experience in Plant Scheduling or Supply Planning —preferably in food manufacturing
    • Business or Operations experience, with solid quantitative skills



    Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Operations Management, or Business required

    APICS a plus


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