CPP- Bloomington, MN is looking to hire an experienced Production Planning Manager to join our team.  This position is responsible for the leadership of the production planning, logistics, shipping and export control functions.  You will be responsible for preparing weekly and monthly production planning, reporting, detailing customer orders and demand forecasts.  

This is a salaried position that includes an onsite flexible schedule and offers a full-benefits package, robust PTO plan, 401K and quarterly bonus potential.

What will you do?
  • Primary point of escalation for customer concerns related to delivery
  • Develop and implement solutions to address customer delivery concerns
  • Work collaboratively with internal teams (e.g., sales, production, quality, engineering) to ensure swift resolution and prevent future escalations
  • Communicate effectively with customers, providing clear updates and keeping them informed throughout the resolution process
  • Provide strategic direction, coaching, and performance management to the Production Control Manager, Project Manager and Shipping Supervisor
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities effectively, ensuring clear communication and accountability
  • Identify and address performance concerns, implementing corrective action plans as needed
  • Oversees and directs team members responsible to effectively:
  • Monitors outside processing of production castings to ensure adherence to schedule
  • Ensures the customer is informed about changes to the scheduled due dates
  • Develop and maintain WIP inventory and scheduling reports to define the weekly manufacturing plan
  • Communicate with Operations to ensure priorities in manufacturing align with customer needs & commitments
  • Develop production schedules, taking into account inventory and labor availability and production lead times.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly reports detailing customer orders in production schedule & demand forecasts for planning activities
  • Prepare daily WIP inventory, and downstream production scheduling reports
  • Create and review sales forecasts and demands for finished or intermediary goods
  • Follow up with and respond to inquiries related to outsourced casting manufacturing or processing
  • Plan, monitor, and drive adherence to a production schedule that meets the plants financial goals and strives to satisfy the demands of our customers
  • Communicates directly with subcontractors and expedites purchase orders as needed
  • Coordinates with the purchasing function to ensure availability of raw materials
  • Acquire additional certifications and credentials as required for work or career development
What do we have to offer?
  • $130K plus quarterly bonuses
  • Comprehensive Benefit Plans
  • 401k with generous company match
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation Time
  • Tuition Reimbursement
What can you bring to the table?
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Logistics or related field required for this position. 
  • 5+ years of previous experience in Production and logistics planning
  • Successful management of logistics team in a complex manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite with experience in MS Office Suite, ERP systems experience
Sponsorship is not available for this role. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US on a permanent and consistent basis without company sponsorship now and in the future.
This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.


This is a management position
This is a full time position

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