Job Title
Demand Production Planning Manager
Date Posted
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Job Description


Memphis, TN area

Great opportunity to work a high tech manufacturing operation that is growing fast. The successful candidate will develop and lead the Demand & Production Planning function to translate Marketing and Sales forecasts into Master Manufacturing schedules to meet company revenue goals and maximize manufacturing efficiencies.


  • Assist Marketing and Sales teams to build item level forecasts, providing recommendations and supporting analysis based on capacity, yields and cycle times.
  • Publish rolling six-month production plan with customer / project specific commit dates.
  • Align internal processes (purchasing, production) to support purchasing and production lead times.
  • Develop, lead and motivate planning team
  • Oversee daily production plans.
  • Work cross functionally with internal departments to incorporate process improvements and productivity factors for forecast and future projections
  • Perform weekly and monthly forecast to actuals variance analysis by customer
  • Review and communicate root cause & lead charge on delivery risk mitigation & necessary forecast adjustments
  • Drive analysis on delivery performance and capacity opportunities. Drive continuous re-evaluation of supply vs demand.
  • Develop and execute consistent and best practice processes of forecasting and planning that consider all variables and item nuances.
  • Provide monthly metrics reporting on net change from previous month’s forecast and the resulting operational, assumptions, impact and decisions.


  • 8 plus years Planning Management experience in multi-site manufacturing
  • Strong leadership skills in demanding and fast paced environment
  • Extensive knowledge of Best Practices in Production Planning and Inventory Management
  • Experience in state of the art ERP systems and dashboarding software
  • Exceptional problem solving and critical thinking skills to guide decision making
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills with exceptional attention to details
  • APICS certification a plus
  • BA/BS degree required; Engineering/Technical degree a plus
  • MBA preferred
  • Experience in a high-volume, yield-sensitive manufacturing industry
  • Experience in processing industry

CONTACT: Marla Ripperton (901) 753-7068 –

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