Supervisor, Production Planning

Date: Jul 12, 2021

Location: Colonial Heights, US, 23834

Company: Dover Corporation


Our Story:


Dover Food Retail (DFR) is a leading manufacturer of Display Cases, Specialty Products, Refrigeration Systems, Power Systems and Comprehensive Services; and leading our industry by Innovating What’s Next in glass doors and intelligent merchandising technologies that keep food safe under brands such as HillPhoenix and Anthony.


DFR is part of the Refrigeration and Food Equipment segment of the Dover Corporation® (NYSE: DOV). Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues in excess of $7 billion.


DFR is built on creativity and customer-centric innovation delivered by people invigorated by a strong sense of responsibility to help our customers win in their marketplaces. The relationships we build with our customers are as important to our success as the products we manufacture. This collaborative environment delivers FRESH THINKING, reassuring our customers that they choose the best when they choose to work with the people of Dover Food Retail.


Job Title:        Supervisor, Production Planning 

Location:        Richmond, VA   


What we are looking for:


We are looking for a Production Planning Manager to be responsible for implementing processes that improve operating efficiencies and reduce cost within the end-to-end supply chain.

Must display Business acumen and a passion for making a difference in the business and the ability to drive processes across a system, see trends and analyze data.


What you will be responsible for in this role:


  • Manage all final and sub-assembly planners across multiple Strategic Business Units (SBU)
  • Provide training to planners, as well as training for changes to current processes
  • Communicate and execute capacity and line rate changes resulting from weekly sales & operations meetings
  • Coordinate shop floor schedule or material changes as a result of clear-to-build process
  • Ensure final production schedule is sequenced to master schedule to ensure on-time performance to production dates while optimizing production line efficiencies
  • Lead and implement process improvements related to production scheduling, scrap reduction and WIP inventory management
  • Define and track KPI’s that provide visibility to overall department performance as well as identify opportunities for continued improvement
  • Provide support and communication to production managers
  • Assist with organizing planners’ daily job functions and workload balancing
  • Coordinate communication with engineering and supply chain for BOM substitutions and / or deviations
  • Confirm appropriate
  • Create formal communication and tracking process for known component shortages
  • Develop written procedures related to the planning function
  • Establish cross training needs and plans
  • Assist CI Engineers with continuous process improvement projects


What are the basic qualifications?


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • 5+ years’ experience supporting operation environment planning capacity


What are the preferred qualifications?


  • B.A. in Business Administration, Operations Management, or related field

To be a great fit for the role:


  • Adept in oral and written communication.
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office systems and applications as well as AS-400 


How We Define Our Values and Why You Should Join Our Team:


The backbone behind our collection of outstanding businesses is a team of dedicated employees who protect and enhance our valued reputation for quality and delivering what we promise. It’s our values that define Dover to all of our key audiences: our shareholders, customers, prospective employees and especially to ourselves.

These values must be expressed in our work and embody our actions, as they form the basis by which we do our jobs, make decisions and measure our performance. It’s our unwavering commitment to maintaining our values that defines who we are as a Company.


  • Collaborative Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Winning Through Customers
  • Respects and Values People
  • Expectations for Results
  • High Ethical Standards, Openness, and Trust


What’s in it for you?


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending
  • Paid Holidays

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.


Dover Food Retail is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

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