Acme Smoked Fish
  • Production
  • Wilmington, NC, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Comprehensive Benefits Package

Acme Smoked Fish Corporation is currently seeking a full-time Production Planner. The Production Planner performs all tasks involved in the medium and short-term production planning for the processing plant, to ensure required Finished Goods (FG) inventory levels to satisfy customers' demands. In collaboration with the Operations Team, the Production Planner's focus must be the effectiveness and efficiency of the production process, specifically by determining the suitable use of raw materials and other resources, maximizing yield and throughput.  In addition, the Production Planner:

  • Assesses production needs based on current FG inventory and the projected forecast, collaborating closely with the Acme Inventory Manager to determine items for production to meet purchase order demand.
  • Prepares the Weekly Production Schedule, based on planned FG production and consideration of production constraints associated with available resources and capacities. This includes:
    1. Raw Material (RM) thaw and cure schedule, evaluating RM inventory to determine best fit for use in FG production, determining RM thaw sequence based on availability, grade and size.
    2. Slicing & Packing FG Schedule
    3. Packaging materials usage forecast
  • Continuously monitors production performance, and gives feedback to the Operations Team regarding work in progress and schedule compliance. This includes data analysis and onsite inspection activities.
  • Generates and communicates changes of the production schedule.
  • Periodically reports and analyzes causes of noncompliance of the schedule, for continuous improvement of the process.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Analytics or related field
  • Experience in manufacturing, production management, production planning, or related
  • Computer skills using Microsoft Office, with emphasis in advanced skills of Excel spreadsheets
  • Demonstrated knowledge of:
    1. forecasting and planning principles
    2. inventory management principles
    3. production scheduling principles
  • Advanced knowledge in mathematics and statistical data analysis
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Obvious enthusiasm, initiative and autonomy
  • Attention to Detail
  • Teamwork Orientation


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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