Full Time

Production Planning Manager

Job Description :
Whirltronics Inc, a full-service metal manufacturer specializing in precision lawn mower blades, has a new opportunity for a Production Planning Manager in Buffalo, MN. The primary function is to lead the planning team and make the best use of the organization’s resources, to meet customers’ expectations. For more than 60 years, Whirltronics has been serving customer metal stamping, forming, heat treating, painting and packaging needs. We have a strong work ethic, not only in lean manufacturing, but also in our desire to be the best in class for the customers we serve.
We offer competitive wages and an excellent benefit package including 401(k) and Company profit sharing.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining the production schedule
  • Collaboratively work with the production team to meet on-time delivery goals 
  • Drive forecasting and provide regular updates to management
  • Reply to customer inquiries and be a key contact for customers
  • Directly supervise the Production Planner and Shipping Coordinator
  • Work closely with Sales and Quality on new product development
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts, including Kaizen events
  • 4+ years experience in the manufacturing industry
  • Prior management experience
  • Ability to problem solve and make quick decisions 
  • Planning/organizational skills
  • Prior shipping experience is a plus
  • Understanding of Lean Principals, 5S, Kaizens, and continuous improvement
  • Analytical/report-generating skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft office (Excel and Word)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Buffalo, MN

Whirltronics Inc.

If you are interested in joining our team, please complete the online application and send your resume with a brief cover letter highlighting your unique qualifications to:

Whirltronics, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
208 Centennial Drive
Buffalo, MN 55313

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