Contract Production Planner

Chicago, IL |$30 - $40 hourly | Job ID: 118165

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Job Description

Our client, an industry leader in the chocolate manufacturing space, is located in Chicago and looking for a Production Planner to join their team! The Production Planner will be responsible for line scheduling, analyzing data and providing conclusions to support both the production and distribution of products.

Production Planner Responsibilities 

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to facilitate the planning and implementation of multiple manufacturing projects
  • Develop and maintain production schedules for the manufacturing lines, ensuring optimal utilization of resources and efficient workflow
  • Coordinate with various departments, including production, procurement and logistics, to ensure timely availability of materials and equipment for production
  • Provide expertise in planning methodologies and ensure coordination among internal and external stakeholders for effective plan execution
  • Foster strong relationships with clients and suppliers to enhance collaboration and optimize the supply chain
  • Monitor and oversee the daily operations of the planning system to ensure smooth functioning
  • Configure and maintain calendars and other relevant parameters to achieve optimal project execution
  • Consolidate and communicate key insights and improvements to stakeholders across different departments and management

Production Planner Requirements: 
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.
  • 3+ years of experience in manufacturing production planning
  • Proficiency in using Excel, PowerPoint and Word for data analysis and presentation purposes
  • Familiarity with ERP systems is essential, with experience in SAP being highly advantageous

If you are interested and qualified for this role, please apply!

Thank you,

Jenna Bartley
Senior Project Manager
LaSalle Network

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LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.