Production Planning Analyst

Date: Jun 13, 2022

Location: South Chesterfield, VA, 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:        Production Planning Analyst          

Location:        South Chesterfield, VA             


What we are looking for:


We are looking for a Production Planning Analyst who will work with Commercial and Inside Sales teams, Operations, and Production Control to ensure that all customer orders are able to be completed and delivered on time in accordance with promised lead times and customer expectations. This role will also assist in the prioritization of strategic orders, including revenue analysis and order complexity breakdowns. This role will also be expected to perform scenario planning based on inputs from key stakeholders, and actively transform these inputs, along with other data into actionable business intelligence.


What you will be responsible for in this role:


  • Cross-functional collaboration across the organization to ensure business goals are met.
  • Performing a variety of statistical analysis (Predictive, Exploratory Data, etc.)
  • Work with and create forecasts, both qualitative and quantitative
  • Understanding key performance indicators and the impact they have on total output
  • Working with and creating dashboards for all types of users (Operational, Strategic and Analytical)
  • Analyze strategic customer orders based on predetermined criteria, and measure impact of those orders
  • Track utilization across final assembly areas as well as other key areas as needed
  • Publish and maintain lead times of all departments for internal and external use   
  • Organizing meetings, workshops, and other needed events related to resource planning
  • Scenario planning and what-if analysis based on provided criteria along with other Ad-hoc reports as needed 


What are the basic qualifications?


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Analytics, or a similar field of study
  • 3+ years or relevant experience in Supply Chain, Project planner, Logistics & Operations.


What are the preferred qualifications?


  • 2+ years production planning, or forecasting experience AND/OR
  • 2+ years data modeling experience
  • APICS membership and or certification
  • Lean Six Sigma Green or Black belt certification
  • Project Management experience


To be a great fit for the role:


  • SQL, Microsoft Excel, Power BI, Data mining, ERP, Data Visualization experience.
  • Previous experience implementing analytical solutions
  • Strong quantitative skills through knowledge of statistics and quantitative data analysis and interpretation
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment (operations)
  • Previous experience in project management.
  • Problem Solving/Root Cause Analysis training or experience (Pareto Chart, 5 Whys, etc.) 
  • Effective communicator both written and verbally
  • Work well in team environment, both as an individual contributor and as a leader
  • Able to function independently once instruction is provided


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 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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