• Plant Planning Manager (Supply-Chain) - Kingsburg, CA

    Location US-CA-Kingsburg
    Supply Chain Management
  • Overview

    Plant Planning Manager (Supply Chain)


    This role is responsible to lead the plant planning team in the generation and maintenance of an executable master and finite production schedule. Monitor plant production performance against the validated schedule to ensure efficient execution.   Understand and execute the interplant finished goods replenishment planning and interface with operations and regional supply chain to continuously improve the plant supply chain planning processes.


    Core Responsibilities Include:

    • Maintain the master production schedule with a rolling 12-month view of demand, inventory and production required based on the latest forecast and inventory position
    • On a weekly basis update the master schedule with production, sales and inventory actuals.
    • Analyze the monthly forecast data for significant changes. Enter the forecast into the master schedule to determine feasibility in terms of execution.
    • Proactively escalate concerns with plan execution to the supply chain manager and other key functions (manufacturing, engineering, finance).
    • Collaborate with key plant functions to identify current and potential operational issues and agree resolutions.
    • Manage a team to develop weekly finite production schedules that support and balance customer service, inventory and plant efficiency goals.
    • Routinely monitor plant conformance to production plan and initiate corrective actions to ensure produced volumes meet monthly commitments and expectations.
    • Plan and execute interplant replenishment activities.
    • Provide the warehouse with a 12-month rolling product flow plan based on the latest master schedule.
    • Support new product introduction, ensuring launch timing and quantities are included in the production plan.
    • Update and monitor the supply chain dashboard for sales, production, inventory and customer service.
    • Develop and maintain strong relationships with manufacturing, scheduling and customer service.


    Key Skill-Sets Include;

    • Strong analytics and excel skills.
    • Good communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
    • Active listening.
    • Critical thinking, good judgment and decision making.






    • Bachelor Degree in a related discipline.
    • 5-7 overall years of experience in roles providing the skills and knowledge discussed in this job profile.
    • 2-5 years demonstrated supervisory / leadership in a similar capacity.
    • Must have an ability to solve practical problems with solutions that deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
    • Demonstrated knowledge through work experience and results, of a broad understanding of materials management and its related outputs. This includes supply, demand, capacity forecasting/planning & production scheduling.
    • Demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate with all functions and capabilities / internal and external customers to solve issues that arise within the plant


    What do we have to offer?

    Internal applicants need to notify both your Supervisor (and the Hiring Manager) of your interest.


    External applicants are asked to apply via:


    As part of our total compensation philosophy, Guardian offers a competitive base salary, bonuses and a wide variety of benefits including health/dental/life insurance, prescription coverage, STD & optional LTD, paid vacation and holidays, 401(k) with a $1 for $1 match up to 7% and future opportunities for advancement.


    For more information about Guardian, visit us at             


    Guardian is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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