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Production Planner

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Atlanta, GA - USA
  • Post Date: 3/1/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
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Job ID: R-24565

Position Overview:

Determines the quantity and order date for materials needed to meet the master production schedule; initiates purchase or production requisitions. Individual contributor that works under limited supervision; applies subject matter knowledge; requires capacity to understand specific needs or requirements to apply skills/knowledge.

Function Specific Activities:

Function Specific Activities:

  • Plan production: work with plant operations to understand constraints and capabilities to achieve optimal planning by increasing output while reducing cost.
  • Ensure that incoming materials are following Coca-Cola standards. 
  • Inventory management: Optimize inventory levels using statistical models to design min/max/re-order levels to for finished goods and raw materials to support operational plans and customer demand of the plant as well as inventory levels within the parameter set by inventory policy. 
  • Monitoring levels continuously adjusting to future planned production and purchase orders as necessary.  Monitor “age of stock” reports to avoid risk of slow moving and obsolete materials.
  • Master Data:  maintain, monitor and revise essential system planning data to ensure SAP system effectively planning future material requirements for finished goods and raw materials.
  • Appreciation for the importance that master data plays in driving the MRP process.  Must have ability to identify gaps in master data that are driving sub-optimal MRP results.
  • Demand Forecast:  review historical customer orders and material usage versus forecast and work with Demand Planning on under/over forecast to achieved optimal inventory management. 
  • Knowledge of demand forecasting techniques and inputs (e.g. business trends, seasonality, consumption patterns).
  • Supplier Collaboration:  Ensure that the SAP system creating demand signals sufficient to drive supplier production planning. 
  • Maintain tactical execution relationships with supplier production and distribution points sharing information regarding quality and delivery failures.
  • New Items & Product discontinuations:  Ensure availability of material requirements for all new product and package launches. 
  • Coordinate run-out of materials and/or ingredients for all package sunsets. Also coordinates the commercialization of new products. 
  • Clearly and proactively communicate potential supply chain interruptions. 



  • As daily routine, issue production instructions for each production rooms using SAP and MES.
  • And accurately manage the usage of each materials, production quantities and OEE2 records for daily production.
  • In addition, collect and analyze various data related with production to perform strategic & prioritized activities such as KPI monitoring, Kaizen activities and feasibility study (capacity simulation) for future projects.

Job Requirements:

Years of Experience:

Growth Behaviors:

  • GROWTH MINDSET: Demonstrates curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
  • SMART RISK: Makes bold decisions/recommendations.
  • EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices or ideas.
  • PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AND ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.
  • FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
  • EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Apply
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