Regional Production Planner

Country/Region:  US

Basalite Building Products, LLC is one of the largest manufacturers of concrete masonry products in the Western United States. Product lines include structural block, interlocking paving stones, engineered wall systems, retaining walls, ornamental and garden products, and a full range of sack goods. We are a proud member of the Pacific Coast Building Products Family of Companies.

POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Regional Manufacturing Manager, the Production Planner is responsible for interpreting the sales funnel / sales volume forecast and the regional production capacity reports in order to generate a 6-month production schedule.  The Production Planner will conduct a weekly production meeting to review proposed schedule with Sales, Production and Inventory Management to achieve consensus on plan and adjust as deemed appropriate. The Production Planner work with Production and Inventory Management to establish new product codes, production routings and inventory management plans.  The production planner will confirm daily production reporting and material counts to validate achievement of plan and adjust schedule as needed; and is responsible for supporting and demonstrating the Core Values of Integrity, Safety, Respect, Customer Focus, Quality, Innovation and Financial Success. Performs other related duties as assigned. 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
Primary Responsibilities • Generate and maintain Regional Production Schedules • Lead weekly Production Planning meetings to review production schedule, address priorities and verify production capacity 
Custom Products • Review Sales funnel / forecast to evaluate regional demands • Work with regional production analyst and product specialist to set up new material codes as needed, creating additional BOM’s, Routings and Production Versions and ensuring SAP master data accuracy • Interpret and Enter new sales order demands into production schedules 
Stock Products • Review and interpret standard product sales/movement trends to establish needed production capacity for standard product  • Work with Yard Manager and Dispatch to trend product movements • Monitor regional inventory levels and address schedule needs to maintain proper Min / Max stock levels 
Secondary Operations • Review Sales funnel / forecast to evaluate regional demands for product needing secondary treatments (Cutting, Splitting, Grinding, Tumbling and Shot Blast) • Work with production to determine best method of production for each product and most efficient production schedule sequence • Work with regional production analyst to set up new material codes as needed, creating additional BOM’s, Routings and Production Versions and ensuring SAP master data accuracy • Update Regional Secondary Operations Schedule with new orders and coordinate with sales on order lead times 
Other Duties • Must be able to create reports detailing production plan, plant capacity and schedule accuracy • Assists in the month end and semi-annual inventories 

Attends safety meeting and abides by all safety rules set forth by company and governmental regulatory agencies and ensures that hazardous conditions are reported and corrected immediately • All other duties and responsibilities assigned from time to time by the company or its designated representatives • Regular attendance is required. 
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty/responsibility defined above satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  
• Requires two years of college or the equivalent on the job experience • Requires knowledge of production equipment: block machines and automation, production processes and capacity planning for such equipment • General understanding of all operations related to production in the block plant, wet cast plant, and secondary operations: cutting, splitting, grinding, tumbling and shot blast • Excellent written and oral communication • Proven ability to lead effective meetings • Commitment to team concepts and high-quality production • Ability to deal with subordinates, inter-company personnel, vendors, customers and outside agencies in professional manner. • Able to act professionally and remain calm in high stress situation • Mathematical and problem-solving skills • Ability to use and operate a personal computer, fax, copy machine.   • Knowledge of SAP Production Planning, Materials Management modules • Ability to Run and monitor SAP planning tools such as MRP and ZMMM_MRP  • Ability to run and monitor product movement tools such as MB51 • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, Excel, Word, Outlook • Valid Driver’s License required • Regular attendance is required 
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. 
• Frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel.  Reach with hands and arms. Talk and listen. Stand, walk, and sit. • Occasionally required to bend at the waist. Infrequently lifting up-to 40 lbs.  • Up to 25% travel time required.  
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 
•  Office environment with moderate noise. •  Plant environment with loud noise, moving machinery, dusty, dirty. •  Outdoor weather conditions. •  Extreme temperatures.  •  Wear mandatory and/or other appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) 

This is a regular, full-time position with competitive compensation and full benefits including medical/dental insurance, disability benefits, life insurance, 401(k), profit sharing retirement plan, and wellness programs. We are an equal opportunity employer and promote a drug free workplace