Carrollton, Georgia

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment and hand tools. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement, and unlimited growth opportunities. Our nearly seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the wellbeing of our communities. How will you power what’s possible? 

Southwire Job Description

Job Title: Production Planner

Department: SCUPP - Materials Management

Report To: Materials Manager

Location Carrollton, GA - Utility Plant



This individual is responsible for scheduling various work centers to meet customer requirements derived from the master   production schedule.  This person will also be accountable for managing the inventory levels of work in process items both purchased and manufactured.  


Description of Duties and Responsibilities

Use various IT systems such as SAP, Advaris POM/DPS/SFC, determine products and quantities to manufacture on the most efficient production equipment. 
Be able to analyze actual loading vs. capacity and identify bottlenecks as well as under-load situations.
Responsible for maintaining customer service levels at acceptable levels by scheduling production in an efficient manner.
Requisition raw materials to support the master production schedule.
Support the policies and procedures of Logistics Groups and Product Management groups
Must work with sales to quote new orders and advise status of existing orders.
Must understand manufacturing work flows in all areas of the plant.
Responsible for reviewing WIP levels to keep obsolete inventory at acceptable levels.
Schedule manufacturing facilities for maximum utilization.
Note any deviations taken from actual production with the planned schedule.
Coordinate production schedules and accommodates priority requirements.
Must support the production departments and work closely with the department managers and the supervisors in the plant.
Coordinate the workflow for manufacturing operations from quoting items until the material has been completed and entered finished goods ready to ship.
Gather data and analyze to make predictions, assess trends, and map out future processes
Knowledge of Lean Management systems and Lean tools like 5S, DHP, VSM, TPM, and KPIs is a plus
Participate as needed in Lean activities, such as Kaizen events, Problem Solving events, SMED, GEMBA walks, VSM and others.
Must demonstrate the ability to learn new skills and adapt to change quickly.
Must be flexible and willing to accept responsibilities that are outside the traditional scope.
Be able to work unconventional hours to support a 24/7 manufacturing environment

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree preferred in Business, Computer Science, or related engineering field along with 3+ year’s related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong analytical skills.
Must be proficient in Word, Excel and other software products and have a very good aptitude for information systems.
Must have excellent verbal and written skills along with exceptional interpersonal skills
SAP, Advaris, Kaizen Optimizer, Cable builder knowledge is preferred
Must be able to work well on teams with sales, product management, and operations.
Must be detail oriented with the ability to think critically and logically


Nimble Learning
Customer Focus
Plans and Aligns
Balances Stakeholders
Action Oriented

Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Carrollton, Georgia

Southwire is one of the world’s leading developers, manufacturers and suppliers of building wire and utility cable, as well as the tools used in their installation. As such, we are continually improving our products, studying how they’re used in the field, and assessing the needs of our customers to find new and better ways to solve the problems facing the industry. We strive to ensure that every product we develop helps increase safety, improve productivity, reduce manpower, save time and save money — both on and off the jobsite. After all, we don’t just want to produce the most wire products. We want to produce the best wire products.

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