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Production Planner Scheduler Job


Memphis, TN, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Production / Operations
Posting Date:  Nov 10, 2021

Division:  Oxygenes & Derivatives                                                                         Date: October 2, 2021

Location: Memphis

Title: Production Planner/Scheduler


Situation in organization

This position reports to the Operations Manager. No direct reports.

Job dimensions

The planner is responsible to balance customer demand requirements with production capacity and finished goods stock levels. Utilizing forecasting tools and MRP, the position is responsible for providing production schedules and an adequate supply of raw materials and packaging.  The planner/scheduler also produces shipping documents for some of the department workload.


Key Activities and responsibilities

Planning Responsibilities (50%)

  • Manage daily/weekly production planning by grade through coordination with Customer Service and Plant Operations to meet customer orders and through coordination with Supply Chain at King of Prussia for longer term planning (month+). Utilize MRP to manage production planning activities. Create production orders and issue schedule regularly.
  • Plan raw material requirements using MRP or other electronic systems as appropriate.
  • Order raw materials, packaging, and supplies for operations and logistics. Monitor inventory levels and proactively order materials as needed.  Work with corporate purchasing to make continuous improvement in supplies inventory.
  • Become site resource for inventory management, completing inventory counts in both the storeroom and operations.

Scheduling Responsibilities (50%)

  • Plan & schedule packaged goods shipments.  Create production orders in SAP for packaged product.
  • Produce all shipping documentation for packaged finished product including COA’s, SAP documents, and Bill of Lading.
  • Complete, Monitor and Correct SAP workflows such as confirmations and transfers. Accountable for ensuring inventory accuracy of crude and finished goods. 
  • Check / Review API product production records.
  • Review, on a daily basis, any missed or incomplete shipments and identify root cause.  Issue regular summary reports to the appropriate groups in the organization.
  • Willingness to support and contribute to continuous improvement activities
  • Provide vacation & sick relief for site shipping duties.
  • Read company communications weekly, i.e. production advisories, emails, etc.
  • Complete scheduled periodic training on time and as required.


Context and environment

  • This position works in an office environment.
  • Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents


Required Education/Qualifications /Work experience

  • HS diploma/GED with minimum 5-7 years’ experience in manufacturing operations or manufacturing logistics (required)
  • Knowledge of materials management, supplier quality and performance requirements, understanding of the production processes and S&OP process
  • APICS certification (preferred)
  • Understanding of DOT and other required transportation regulations
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and SAP


Demonstrated Competencies

  • Must be able to multi-task and efficiently operate in a demanding work environment.
  • Must have strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.








Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €8.7 billion ($9.7 billion) in 2019, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.

The diversity of its employees is an asset that the Arkema group wants to preserve. Its non-discrimination policy applies to recruitment, salary levels and career management. The Arkema group is committed to ensuring diversity among its employees.

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

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