Kelly Services Production Planner in Troy, Illinois

Title: Production Planner

Location: Troy, IL

Duration: 12 Month Contract, Possibly longer depending on performance and work load

Compensation: $18.00 to $19.00 per hour, depending on experience

The Production Planner has responsibility for developing and issuing executable production schedules for assigned work centers while maximizing facility revenue while optimizing available resources in order to meet or exceed customer service level goals. This includes verification of available capacity and material and managing assigned kanban replenishment signals. This position will set appropriate stocking levels based on production and demand. The Production Planner is responsible for researching and setting appropriate MRP signals in SAP and all planning data to optimize and simplify the planning process while maximizing available resources. The Planner coordinates daily with the Production Supervisors of the assigned work centers to validate or modify the production schedule and to resolve issues affecting schedule adherence and customer service level performance. The Production Planner is also the primary point of contact for all customer service inquiries and issues and is responsible for providing accurate and timely lead time estimates and order status information.


•Maximizing facility revenue while optimizing available capacity and resources. •Communication and coordination with production supervisors. The production planner is accountable to schedule execution and works closely with production supervisors to ensure schedule adherence and recovery if required. •Initiate and participate in continuous improvement activities related to production planning, customer service and inventory management. •Meet established service level agreements for response to customer inquiries. •Review SAP data integrity for assigned work centers and materials. •Participate in Lean Daily Management System (LDMS) activities and support the factory tier process as required. •Manage and maintain inventory levels ensuring uninterrupted supply of parts while maintaining optimal inventory levels, along with ensuring customer reliability and meeting target inventory turns. •Responsible to plan for both internal and external production resources required to support customer delivery schedules.


• SAP experience. • APICS and NAPM certification


• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. • 3 -4 years applicable experience. • Demonstrated project management skills. • Relevant computer skills (Microsoft Office suite, compliance software). Why Kelly®?At Kelly Services®, we work with the best. Our clients include 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and more than 70,000 hiring managers rely on Kelly annually to access the best talent to drive their business forward. If you only make one career connection today, connect with Kelly.


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Category: Manufacturing/ Production/ Operations