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Senior Production Planner


Grand Rapids, MI, US, 49503

PSG® is the global pump, metering and dispensing-solution expert, enabling the safe and efficient transfer of critical and valuable fluids that require optimal performance and reliability in applications where it matters most. Additionally, PSG is a leading provider of flow meters designed to reduce waste and downtime while accurately measuring, monitoring and controlling the distribution of fluids. Headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, USA, PSG is comprised of several world-class brands, including Abaque®, All-Flo™, Almatec®, Blackmer®, Ebsray®, em-tec®, Griswold®, Hydro™, Malema™, Mouvex®, Neptune®, PSG® Biotech, Quantex™, Quattroflow®, and Wilden®. PSG products are manufactured on three continents – North America, Europe, and Asia – in state-of-the-art facilities that practice lean manufacturing and are ISO-certified. PSG is part of the Pumps & Process Solutions segment of Dover Corporation. For additional information on PSG, please visit

We thrive on winning and being number one; and are always looking to add the best and brightest to our talented team of professionals.   PSG offers a unique combination of the both small company atmosphere:  with an ownership mindset that allows you to make close-to-the-customer decisions; an innovative approach in seeing beyond what is possible today and entrepreneurial spirit in the pursuit of new opportunities; combined with benefits of a large company’s scale, tools, expertise, and financial strength with Dover.  Join PSG, a growing global company where your curiosity, hard work and ambition is rewarded with exceptional career opportunities in a friendly & fast paced environment.  

PSG is part of the Pumps and Process Solutions segment of the Dover Corporation® (NYSE: DOV). Dover is a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider with annual revenue of approximately $8 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, consumable supplies, aftermarket parts, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 65 years, our team of over 25,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible.

Position Summary:  

The Senior Production Planner is the focal point for all supply chain activities and will oversee 1-3 direct reports. The Senior Production Planner supports execution of assigned value stream and coordination of new program / product launches. The Senior Production Planner leads with reporting of key performance indicators, performance data, and miscellaneous metrics. The Senior Production Planner will identify and escalate issues as necessary. Material movement and project status will also be coordinated by planner

The Senior Production Planner will plan, prepare, issue and control material requirements in conjunction with the production schedule. The Senior Production Planner will support risk management activities impacting the value chain working with cross-functional teams. The senior planner ensures that shipments are accomplished to maintain internal Revenue, Customer on-time, and Inventory commitments.  The Senior Production Planner will utilize Oracle MRP, Microsoft Excel, and process tools to achieve program / functional goals.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead assigned value stream by driving cross functional solutions to meet revenue goals, constraint, and material shortage resolution.
  • Manage 1-3 direct reports by providing day to day direction, coaching, mentoring and performance reviews.
  • Assume a leadership role for assigned value streams including backorder reduction and coordinating activities with other cross functional teams.
  • Plan and fully understand the monthly (Production Plan) for specific assigned value streams.
  • Lead and/or participates in cross-functional project teams related to planning and purchasing initiatives and continuous improvement programs.
  • Releases and manages production work orders in accordance with MRP, Kanban signals, production plan goals and related planning data.
  • Manage, monitor, and update Oracle MRP Parameters for assigned value streams and production cells.
  • Works closely with manufacturing and procurement to prioritize, expedite and de-expedite work orders based on material availability, department resources, changing requirements and customer service requirements.
  • Participates in the new product development process for key strategic products and manages all aspects of supply chain planning at the new product team level.
  • Have strong working knowledge and apply of all aspects of planning/pull systems and MRP concepts such as time fences, demand input, consumption rules, AMU, and projected balance calculations and to be able to troubleshoot problem situations in these areas.
  • Manage and maintain inventory levels to the company goals at the sub-assembly, WIP and finished good levels.
  • Analyzes production plans, plant capacity and supplier capacity data to determine trends, resource requirements and constraints.
  • Monitor, analyze and be able to derive key planning parameters such as safety stocks, buffer stocks and lot sizes.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 8+ years of direct supply chain experience and a bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain or related field.
  • 5+ years managing 1-3+ direct reports in a manufacturing and/or operations environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of Production Planning and Quality Control Principles.
  • Advanced MS Office skills, understanding of vlookup, Pivot tables, macro recordings, data tables, charting, data sorting segregation and formula auditing.
  • Experience with lean concepts/tools such as VSM, Kanban and Kaizen, PFEP, A3, 5 why.
  • Previous Experience in Oracle or SAP MRP II environment.
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills.
  • Strong knowledge of MRP, CRP and MPS.
  • Experience with lean concepts/tools such as VSM, Kanban and Kaizen, PFEP, A3, 5 why.
  • Understanding of production flow principles and processes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with many levels and types of people.
  • Effective written, oral and presentation skills(communication).
  • Strong Project Management Skills.

Work Arrangement : Onsite  

Salary Range :    -   

We consider several job-related, non-discriminatory factors when determining the pay rate for a position, including, but not limited to, the position’s responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, a candidate’s education/training, the position’s location, and the key skills needed for the position.  Pay is one of the Total Rewards that we provide to compensate and recognize employees for their work.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of 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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Sub Division : Grand Rapids

Job Requisition ID : 54263

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