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Production Planner

Xylem Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Lubbock, TX posted July 14, 2021.

Xylem |’zil?m|1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;2) a leading global water technology company.Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com.We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”* Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.* Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.* Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.* Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.Brief Description/Job Summary:The Role:Xylem Lubbock is looking for a Production Planner. The Production Planner is responsible for the planning of manufacturing throughout the facility. Works closely with production and the warehouse to make sure production schedules and pulls are adhered to in order to ensure customer expectations are achieved. Creates shop orders, shipping plans, and track schedule attainment.Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:* Schedules production, configured customer orders, and/or Kanban requirements in MRP system to satisfy the production plan and customer demand.* Provide demand plan to shipping, work closely with logistics to ensure on time shipments.* Participate in meetings and provide information regarding on time delivery (OTD) / on time to promise (OTP) metrics, schedule attainment, and delinquencies.* Provide a recovery plan to mitigate back order and delinquency.* Manage back log and ensure demand is fulfilled on time.* Coordinates with the production supervisor regarding schedule so they may assign appropriate manpower to the various jobs within the employee’s classification.* Manages and analyze data per Customer Service Representative to update schedules for canceled orders, changed order dates, changed order specifications, and expedite requests.* Monitors and releases customer orders in the MRP scheduling software (daily buckets) based on communicated material availability from the various planner-buyers.* Works with the factory manager to develop staffing levels and OT plans to support the production plan.* Communicates potential part shortages to the factory manager and planner-buyers through various communication channels including the on time database.* Maintenance of daily MRP data consisting of material requests, material moves, pick requests, etc.* Participates in various Lean activities including Kaizen Events and 5-S teams.* Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.* Other duties as assigned by the planning and scheduling supervisor.Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:* Bachelor’s Degree in business administration or any other related field with 2-5 years’ experience in a manufacturing facility.* Must possess excellent computer skills in MRP and desktop applications which include Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.* Intimate knowledge of manufacturing or production processes. Strong knowledge of manufacturing policies and production control process.Preferred Qualifications:* Certification in Inventory Management and/or experience in Lean Manufacturing methodology preferred* Working knowledge of AS400 (BPCS) a plus* Knowledge of vertical turbine pump products and processes.Physical Demands:(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)* Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility.* Regularly required to listen, talk to, and see employees and/or customers on a daily basis.Work Environment:(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)* Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.* Safety protocols and PPE to be closely observed.* Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours with extended hours as required to meet customer requirements.Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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