Newell Brands Waddington Production Planner in Chelmsford, Massachusetts


Title: Production Planner

Location: Chelmsford, MA

Primary Purpose of Position:

The Production Planner is responsible for day-to-day production line scheduling, supply and demand analysis and inventory management, focusing on on-time delivery to Customers, efficient production scheduling and maintaining target inventories of sixty days on viable products. The selected individual will also work on different projects assigned by his/her direct supervisor.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Managesday-to-day production planning for their production lines / categories.

  • ProcessesERP output, schedules shop orders in a timely manner to support demand. o Ensurestarget inventory levels are maintained. o Ensures continuity of supply for allproducts.

  • Maintainmacro and product line scorecards.

  • Consistentlyfollows up on issues, open actions and production roadblocks.

  • Ensuresforward capacity issues are communicated and addressed with preventive actions.

  • Definesconstraints and potential solutions. o Monitors tooling refurbishment needs,machine capacity and scheduling. o Ensures early warning communications onproduct availability issues to all key stakeholders.

  • Prepares,analyzes and publishes reports as appropriate.

  • Responsiblefor data integrity of IFS production planning parameters.

  • Activelyparticipates in structured problem solving and continuous improvementactivities.

  • Otherduties as assigned.

Safety Expectations :

  • Safetyis always the number one priority. Allactions taken will be conducted in the safest manner possible and withoutrisking injury to yourself or others.

  • Followall Safe Practices and safety policies and procedures.

  • Reportall accident, incidents, safety violations, near misses or unsafe conditions toyour

Supervisory IMMEDIATELY. Any bloodborne pathogens must be cleaned by a trained employee.

Quality Expectations :

  • Ourproduct is our livelihood. We mustensure that our product is of the highest quality. Every employee plays a part in quality.

  • Followall Good Manufacturing Practices while in production areas.

  • Adhereto all GFSI standards policies and procedures regarding product safety, qualityand legality.

  • Adhereto procedures regarding Food Defense and HACCP.

Supervise Others: No




  • MinimumAssociate’s Degree in Business, Engineering or related field. Two yearsmanufacturing experience.


  • Experiencewith ERP, MPS, MRP II or other resource planning systems including productionplanning and capacity analysis; experience with IFS preferred.

  • Capableof coordinating multi-site supply and have the interpersonal skills needed tofacilitate change and improvement.

  • Excelskills required, such as worksheet creation, maintenance and ability to performVLOOKUP functions.

Certifications/Licenses/Registrations :

  • Nonerequired. CPIM a plus.


  • Minimumtwo years production planning, materials management or manufacturingexperience.

Organization: Newell Brands - Waddington

Title: Waddington Production Planner

Location: United States-Massachusetts-Chelmsford

Requisition ID: 325912