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Novanta, Inc. Production Planner in North Syracuse, New York

Job Description:
The Production Planner will develop and execute the production planning and schedules for the replenishment of new and existing products in support of inventory objectives and customer service expectations. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to supply and production planning, customer service, master schedule planning, inventory turns, and excess/obsolete management. Anticipates shortages and coordinates with production and vendors on issues affecting delivery and service; including capacity and seasonality plans.

Specific Responsibilities: Below highlights key responsibilities, but is not all inclusive.
Schedule and release production orders from demand signals that include customer orders, sales forecast and historical volumes
Translate demand into an executable master schedule that highlights material requirements and shortage visibility
Provide Operations with work center dispatch lists that drive build linearity
Review master schedule to determine capacity availability
Review customer portals to maintain stocking level agreements
Minimum Requirements
* Bachelor's degree required, Supply Chain or Business Management preferred.
* Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience preferred with strong supply chain management or business background

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities needed:
Knowledge of Oracle or similar ERP system
Ability to implement schedule management process consistent with customer requirements and internal processes and best practices
Strong computer skills, high level of proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

Physical Requirements:
* Mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer.
* Ability to use vision to read computer screen and read printed materials.

Equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.