Yardley, Pennsylvania

Crown Cork & Seal, a global Fortune 500 packaging manufacturer has an outstanding opportunity in the CAPP Division for a Production Planning Trainee. As part of the SEED Program, Crown's premier development program, the selected individual will experience a two-year accelerated development program unlike any other. The SEED will gain broad exposure to the many facets our business including operations, sales, customer service, demand planning and supply chain / production planning. The SEED will receive high level coaching and mentoring. The program is designed to advance you through the learning curve as you take on greater responsibilities.

The SEED will be exposed to leadership and management of our production planning processes. Through hands-on training, you will learn how we are the centralized resource for planning the day-to-day operations at our manufacturing locations. You will learn how the manufacturing plant controls costs and drives performance while ensuring safety, efficiency, and quality throughout the plant. The candidate will learn how to be a strategic leader, identify process improvement opportunities that drive efficiencies. We mix a blend of plant and corporate activities to give you the full 360-degree view of production planning at Crown

Areas of Focus that you will be exposed to throughout the SEED program include:

a mix of plant, corporate and project-based assignments:

  • Corporate based work with Production Planning Team.
    • Develop an understanding of the CAPP corporate planning process, document workflows, develop improvement opportunities.
    • Project work to include creation of unified system for materials management.
    • Collaboration with Sales team including time with Sales Team to understand the sales forecasting process.
    • Collaboration with Customer Service Representatives including time with CSR Team to understand the sales order and release process.
    • Collaboration with Crown Sourcing team to gain understanding of processes both internally and from our suppliers
    • Collaboration with Crown Logistics team to gain understanding of inner workings of transportation activities including scheduling and routing
  • Plant based work with Production Control/Shipping Managers.
    • Understand scheduling/planning process.
      • Customer Orders.
      • Release process.
      • Scheduling Meetings with Operations, Suppliers and Customers
      • Customer specific shipping/order specifications.
      • Interface with warehouses.

Job Requirements

Candidate Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Logistics, Supply Chain Management or any other related discipline
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in an supply chain, planning, operations or engineering role (this could include Internships or Co-op assignments)
  • Must have the flexibility to travel during this rotational Seed Program as well as having the flexibility to relocate after coming off the program to take on any advancement opportunities when and where they become available
  • Ability to travel up to 50% to support assigned projects
Candidate Qualifications:
  • Superior systems skills including database creation and management. Must demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams software platforms
  • Superior oral and written communication skills as well as proven presentation skills
  • Must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment with the demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities to completion
  • Must be growth seeking, flexible and willing to engage in self-paced, self-determined continuous learning
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting
  • Well organized and detail oriented with outstanding time management skills
  • Must be willing to teach others what you have learned
  • Must be punctual with attendance and assignments


40 - 50%

Crown is an equal opportunity employer. Crown does not discriminate against any candidate or employee on the basis of race, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Yardley, Pennsylvania

Crown has a long history of leading the industry with innovative packaging technology. From the time our founder William Painter invented the bottle cap to the ground-breaking SuperEnd™ beverage ends to today's cutting edge shaping technology, Crown has led the way.

We owe our success to a legacy of leadership and invention that began in 1892 when our founder, William Painter, invented a better way to package soft drinks and beer. Painter's vision revolutionized the bottling industry. His ingenuity, and the leadership of those who came after him, helped to build Crown Holdings, Inc. into the world-class company it is today.

Today, Crown Holdings, Inc. manufactures packaging products from 139 plants located in 41 countries. In over 125 years of growth and diversification, we have never lost sight of our core business: continuously improving the quality of our packaging products, while keeping costs as low as possible.

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