Shakopee MN

PRODUCTION: Production Planner

Job Description

KEB has an exciting opportunity to learn and grow in our Production Department. The Planner is responsible for planning and developing the master production schedule for manufacturing products to meet delivery dates and/or achieve inventory levels or other distribution goals. Utilizes knowledge of production specifications, manufacturing processes, materials availability, and application of mathematical planning tools to develop plans. Monitors status of production results and prepares reports on results against plan.

The Planner reports to the VP of Operations


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Schedule usage of production materials to ensure  optimal production levels
  • Evaluate suppliers timeliness and match according to  goals
  • Monitor material supply flow and identify any shortages or bottlenecks in usage
  • Identify and resolve problems relating to inventory
  • Forecast market challenges based on competitor analysis and industry trends
  • Address issues regarding quality and production
  • Produce reports based on findings and performance of production
  • Manage deadlines based on project expectations
  • Negotiate pricing as needed


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • ERP system experience (SAP a plus)
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.



The requirements listed below are representative of the education, certifications, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

  • 4-Year in Business, Supply Chain, Operations or related fields of study (or) equivalent amount of work experience.
  • Forklift certification (will train)


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds or team lift
  • Ability to be stationary as well as move from one are to another frequently
  • Ability to stand, lift, climb ladders, push, pull, and sit as needed
  • Occasional bending and twisting



  • Competitive pay
  • 401(k) and match
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Health saving account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-term and long-term insurance
  • Paid time off (PTO) and paid holidays
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Flexible schedule
  • Educational assistance
  • Growth opportunities
  • And more!


**Job Description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.**

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