Production Planner II at Akzo Nobel Specialty Chemicals in Columbus, Ohio

Posted in Other 29 days ago.

Job Description:

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

Job Purpose

In North America, AkzoNobel provides performance coatings products to customers through four operating business units: Powder Coatings, Automotive & Special Coatings, Industrial Coatings and Marine, Protective & Yacht Coatings.

Industrial Coatings (ICO) is made up of Metal and Wood Coatings serving the consumer goods and buildings and infrastructure industries. Our objective is to work together to deliver best in class customer service, make ICO a safe and inspiring place to work, drive leadership in innovation and be the industry leader in color and digital platforms that help us serve our customers.

Metal Coatings: The business is a leading supplier of coil and extrusion coatings used in metal construction, appliance and automotive components and a major supplier of advanced packaging coatings and inks.
  • Coil & Extrusion coatings is a market leader and enjoys a strong relationship with top-tiered customers. Coil coatings provides beautiful topcoats, durable surfaces, innovative applications, green benefits, and cost savings to manufacturers of items made of metal including doors, windows, appliances, roofing.

The Production Planner / Finite Scheduler role supports the Production, Customer Service, and Inventory Management groups. Responsible to support supply chain replenishment planning model which includes: SAP, Demand Planning/Inventory Planning/DRP/MRP. The role will work from our Columbus, Ohio manufacturing facility.

With a regional headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, AkzoNobel's North America operation includes 3,500 employees at more than 30 manufacturing sites, technology labs and business offices. For more information please visit

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop weekly plans and daily schedules to meet service, inventory and cost objectives
  • Update/modify plans and schedules as appropriate/optimal
  • Facilitate/manage daily planning and schedule meetings
  • Ensure daily output is tied to OTIF metrics/SOP production and inventory plan
  • Update/modify plans and schedule as required
  • Develops daily and weekly production and interplant replenishment plans to meet service, inventory and cost objectives
  • Plant process owner in support of SAP Production Planning and Finite Scheduling System

Education & Experience

  • 3 years of experience in Production Planning and Inventory Management
  • BS Degree in Business/Supply Chain/Operations/Logistics or related field
  • Analytical capability
  • Cross functional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Project management experience
  • Strong Microsoft Office aptitude (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

Preferred Qualifications
  • Consumer goods experience in complex Supply Chain environment
  • APICS Certification
  • SAP experience

AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: 4702


Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin