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Production Planner

Date: Jan 10, 2022

Location: Dallas, TX, US

Company: Dart Container

Create and maintain short and long-term production and finite line schedules to meet shipping dates according to sales forecasts and customer orders. Provide accurate raw material signals across the material resource planning (MRP) to support production planning and schedule requirements.

Day-to-Day Role:

  • Follow and commit to meet Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for safety, quality, production, efficiency, and service requirements
  • Follow practices and processes intended to provide safe products that comply with appropriate laws and regulations, meet the company quality standards
  • Follow and commit to safety and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)
  • Create, track, review, validate and manage finite schedule and supply plans while considering Rough Cut Capacity Plan (RCCP), finished goods, Work in Process (WIP), forecasted demand, customer orders, dependent demand, replenishment orders, plant capacity, cycling plans, manufacturing efficiencies and various other dependencies
  • Create, review and maintain raw material signals across the MRP planning horizon which supports production planning and scheduling
  • Prioritize customer orders and revise production schedules as necessary
  • Utilize Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application and tools to facilitate the efficient use of resources
  • Identify, analyze and anticipate required resources, materials and changes to meet unforeseen conditions, schedule variances, delays or other changes
  • Communicate and collaborate with internal departments as needed
  • Track and maintain appropriate documentation
  • Create, compile, review, update and deliver required reports
  • Develop and communicate contingency plans and priorities
  • Promptly investigate and respond to requests

Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Requires one of the following:
    • High school diploma with four (4) years related experience, or
    • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business or related field with related coursework or internship in production planning and scheduling
  • Ability to identify issues, compare data, investigate and resolve discrepancies
  • Ability to calculate, analyze, and interpret information and recommend solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written skills used to communicate to internal customers
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including the ability to create reports, documents, presentations and spreadsheets in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Organizational skills including the ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines
  • Ability to perform root cause analysis to determine corrective actions
  • Demonstration of minimum proficiency with the English language in order to ensure effective new hire training and on-going communications about safety and quality issues.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • APICS certification
  • Experience utilizing ERP / SAP Supply Chain Management (SCM) experience 


Overview: As the manufacturer of Dart® and Solo® brand products, Dart Container is an industry leading single-use food and beverage packaging company. With 15,000 employees and 40+ locations worldwide, Dart offers more than 4,000 products used every day in restaurants, hospitals, schools and homes around the globe.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.


If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (833) 472-3278 or email us at HRConnect@dart.biz for assistance.


Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (833) 472-3278 or email us at ADArequests@dart.biz. Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.


Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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