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Plant Production Planner

Posting Start Date: Jun 29, 2019

Location: Piscataway, NJ, US

Company: Cascades



Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibers. The Company employs 11,000 employees, who work in more than 90 production units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products  that customers have come to rely on.





The Containerboard Packaging Group, a division of Cascades, is the largest containerboard producer in Canada, and is also a top converter of corrugated products in the country. The Group manufactures a wide range of products made from recycled fibres for its North American customers in the food, beverage and consumer products sectors, among many others. The Division, which employs close to 3,400 people, owns six containerboard mills and nineteen corrugated products plants in Canada and the United States.


Your challenge!


We are seeking a dynamic Production Planner to focus on short term scheduling for the plant.  Located at our new state of the art manufacturing plant in Piscataway, NJ, the production planner will be responsible for scheduling orders  in the most efficient routes based on machine capabilities to ensure that our customers needs are satisfied by meeting delivery dates.  The successful incumbent will work closely with members of the Operations and Sale Service teams.



Job Responsibilities


  • Develop a production schedule based on short term production forecast that optimizes production  efficiency and meets customer delivery requirements;
  • Work closely with customer service and operations to plan production schedule;
  • Monitor and report on inventory levels to ensure that inventory levels meet current and projected plans.
  • Work with the customer service department, production, shipping, receiving and maintenance employees to ensure that daily deliveries can be met.
  • Maintain positive internal working relationships with Sales, Production, Shipping and Suppliers



Desired Qualifications:

  • BS in material/supply chain management or similar field is preferred
  • 2 or more years of Material Planning experience is preferred
  • Corrugated Sheet Plant experience is a plus
  • Experience using production planning software desired (CTI/KIWI)
  • Working knowledge of operational procedures related to the movement of materials in manufacturing environment is preferred
  • SAP experience a plus

Business Objectives Alignment

Help develop the strategic plan for his/her unit and support its implementation in keeping with Cascades’ plan, as a planning expert

Operational Excellence

Make sure everything needed for production (raw materials, machine time, etc.) is available

Make sure production data (inventories, MRP, quantity produced, MOR, etc.) is complete and communicate disparities to the individuals concerned

Optimize the production sequences (short term) in order to deliver the production master plan

Ensure liaison between corporate planning, customer service and shipping in the event of differences with the production master plan

Take part in operational decisions (materials, staff turnover, etc.)

Human Resources

Take the initiative to develop his or her skills

Health & Safety

Comply with safe work standards in effect

Make health and safety priorities in his/her actions and recommendations

Corporate Responsibility and Governance

Conduct him/herself ethically and uphold Cascades’ culture and values

Client Focused and Innovation

Encourage his/her team to suggest ideas for improvement

Follow practices that are in line with our client-centric business vision

Core competencies defined for this job


Action-based focus


Flexibility and ability to adapt



Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. All qualified candidates will be considered for this position in a fair manner.

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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