Cincinnati, OH

Planning Manager

Our reliable partner, a Global Manufacturer near Cincinnati OH (in Northern KY), is seeking an enthusiastic Planning Coordinator to join their team!

Exciting Opportunity: Planning Coordinator (job description)

· Maximize company profitability, meet customer demand, and optimize capacity utilization by efficiently planning the plant's operations.

· Lead the production planning team to ensure maximum profitability and service levels through effective order and backlog management.

· Efficiently plan work through plant assets for optimal equipment effectiveness and timely customer delivery.

· Establish, maintain, and optimize inventory levels.

· Translate forecasts and historical data sets to manage backlog and planned capacity utilization.

· Analyze plant capacity levels in relation to current and potential new business.

·Evolve and maintain standard reporting to enhance internal and external communication.

·Collaborate with commercial and internal leaders and teams to ensure clarity on planned backlog, production, inventory, and service targets.

·Participate in regular customer meetings to assess demand patterns and planned production cycles.

·Assist in building and developing a dedicated planning team.


·Minimum of 10 years' planning experience (Production, Material, Inventory, Scheduling) in a manufacturing environment

·Bachelor's Degree

·Experience with Customer Forecasting

·Experience with ERP systems

·Experience with Power BI

·Experience with Excel

·Strong analytical skills

·Experience with Analytics tools

·Experience with AI Planning (preferred)

Operating Budget Details:

·Planning Department budget

·Material Waste/Spoilage


·Reports to the CFO

Key Performance Metrics:

·Overall Equipment Effectiveness



·Average order size

·Backlog maintenance

·On-time Delivery – Cartons

·Capacity Utilization

·Maintenance of Return per Press Hour


· Bachelor's Degree

· Must be authorized to work in the United States

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