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Job Title:  Master Planner


Depew, NY, US, 14043

Business Unit:  Reichert Technologies
Posting Date:  Jul 28, 2022
Job Description: 


The Master Planner is responsible for developing, implementing, and improving tools to facilitate the production forecasting, planning, and scheduling from new product request through shipment in all manufacturing locations. This will require development of capacity measurement, balancing and long term planning of capacities across two manufacturing locations. The Master Planner will monitor the daily demand vs capacity in each site and determine the actions required to balance demand and supply. The Master Planner will lead the company-wide Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) meetings to ensure sales forecast, material inventories, and production capacities align with company operating objectives, developing and implementing corrective actions in the event that problems are detected. This role will also be a key stakeholder in the forthcoming implementation of Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP.



  • Creates, maintains, and updates operations capacity, planning and scheduling processes, procedures, standards and visual management tools for all sites.
  • Consults with plants on production efficiency opportunities and participates in root cause activities for scheduling, planning, capacity, or delivery related problems.
  • Monitors and adapts capacity for planned maintenance downtime and unplanned alerts.
  • Actively monitors production requirements across all facilities, anticipating, identifying, and preventing capacity issues while helping to balance utilization of people and equipment.
  • Supports team analysis of material release and delivery processes across all sites.
  • Recommends changes to Sales in the delivery schedule based on capacity schedules to offer premium service to our customers.
  • Drives awareness of capacity/throughput shortcomings and opportunities through creating and maintaining data and scorecards and distributing the information to the facilities in a visual and “real-time” manner.
  • Owns process for capacity management through sales, operations planning and materials requirements planning (S&OP).
  • Provides input to Sales and Operations on operation plans based on capacity and volume information/data in daily, mid-term, and 5 year business planning.
  • Collaborates with IT on the development or integration of systems that increase the functionality of the company’s scheduling and planning tools and other related projects.
  • Interacts with the appropriate site management on a daily basis to resolve issues regarding production planning.
  • Establishes clear feedback loops to allow for systems, processes, and plans to continually improve over time.
  • Coordinates and assists each site in capacity planning activities.
  • Has ability to clarify expectations, performance, and company initiatives to the team and to the Executive Management team.
  • Has ability to train and teach others.
  • Provides coaching and training as needed at site locations.
  • Skills to accomplish these items:
  • Good Communicator- ability to communicate both written and verbal.
  • Active listening- gives full attention to others, taking time to understand their view point and not interrupting inappropriately.
  • Demonstrated ability to listen and react to employee concerns.


  • Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of 5 years of experience in a material planning role or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, especially Excel.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are desired.
  • Knowledge of inventory management concepts
  • Must possess excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Skilled at processing information- compiling, categorizing, calculating, auditing, and verifying information or data.



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