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Actalent Planner in Norwood, Massachusetts


• Ensure orders are scheduled and acknowledgements provided within agreed timeframes. • Liaise with supply chain and production functions to ensure lead-times are maintained at a competitive level. Use macro level activity trending to recommend changes to resource levels. • Facilitate and encourage use of lean manufacturing, stock replenishment strategies, Kanban, 80/20, in-lining and simplification in production. Demonstrate continual improvements in various aspects of the job. • Ensure ERP system is used and maintained effectively, to enable global visibility of manufacturing activities. • Encourage quality and safe working practices to ensure the safety of personnel and equipment in line with applicable safety regulations. Voice the need for a safe workplace on daily basis. • Develop and maintain a web based informational chart for product lead times.


Planner, Erp, Inventory, scheduling, Production, Inventory management, Supply chain, lead times, kanban, lean, IFS, Oracle, Purchasing, Schedule planning, Planning scheduling, Sap

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Additional Skills & Qualifications:

• 3 years’ experience in a similar production planning role within a medium/high volume capital equipment manufacturing environment or a Degree in Manufacturing/Business. • Demonstrates and promotes of Instron’s Values & Behaviors in terms of Integrity, Trust, Respect, Simplicity, and Shared Risk. • Proficient with MS office tools and ERP systems. • Analytical, methodical, and accurate, with excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Working knowledge of effective and modern material replenishment techniques. • Demonstrated people management & team working skills. • Self-directed, highly motivated & achievement-oriented person. • Familiarity with International Quality Management Systems.

Experience Level:

Intermediate Level

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.