The PIC Group
  • Louisville, KY, USA
  • Competitive
  • Hourly
  • Contract

Production Planner

(Contract opportunity)

We are looking for a qualified Production Planner to organize production according to demand and quality standards. This position will manage day-to-day operations including, but not limited to: manufacturing, planning, purchasing, inventory and logistics. The person that will be successful in this role will be both self-directed and team oriented, highly organized, have strong communication and negotiating skills, possess a can-do attitude and dedication to the organization's goals and success. An excellent production planner is well-versed in production procedures and ways to optimize them. They are organized and results-driven with great problem-solving skills. Advanced communication and computer skills are very useful for the role.

The goal is to ensure the smooth and cost-efficient flow of production operations.



  • Coordinate production workflow for one or multiple products
  • Plan and prioritize operations to ensure maximum performance and minimum delay
  • Run weekly open order reports/review results/prepare for meetings (production facilities and assembly facilities)
  • Determining manpower, equipment and raw materials needed to cover production demand
  • Address issues when they arise aiming for minimum disruption
  • Obtain output information (number of finished products, percentage of defectives etc.)
  • Prepare and submit status and performance reports
  • Manage production schedules and update reports
  • Coordinate internally to manage forecasts and update reporting
  • Run weekly plan inventory coverage (PIC)
  • Run MRP/Economic Model and place requisitions for approval
  • Run daily requisition report
  • Manage PO add and delete requests
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams to ensure timely PO's for launches
  • Monitor aged inventory and create plan to consume or work with accounting to initiate destruction.
  • Create PO's per approved requisitions and validate artwork and specifications
  • Open work-orders
  • Collect assay documents

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years' experience in manufacturing industry in process manufacturing and/or distribution.
  • Expertise with purchase, manufacturing and logistics contracts, scope of service agreements, shipping docs and other industry standard documentation.
  • Proven experience as production planner
  • Excellent knowledge of production planning and quality control principles
  • Experience in MRP II (Manufacturing resource planning)
  • Good at math and statistics
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication abilities
  • Experience and proficiency with MS Office/EXCEL and ERP/MRP software.
  • Education: 4-year college degree in related field of study preferred.

We offer an attractive compensation package. Please specify your salary expectations. Only qualified applicants will be selected. No phone calls please. Serious inquires may apply directly on our site:

Company Description:

For over 30 years, PIC has remained the leading provider of full-service quality solutions, servicing the automotive, aerospace and manufacturing industries throughout the United States, Canada and most recently, Mexico. As the only full-service quality solutions provider of its kind, PIC provides containment, inspection, quality engineering consultants, training, and supplier development services. Not only do our quality solutions help customers meet their immediate needs, but they help to rectify quality issues long term. With our extensive geographic footprint, we are the largest global provider of quality solutions with the ability to respond quickly and effortlessly, when and where our customers need us. 

Following a merger with TRIGO Group in November 2015, PIC has expanded its geographic footprint globally and created the largest and most comprehensive breadth of quality solutions available worldwide. Our team of over 8,000 professionals delivers Quality Assurance Services in over 20 countries. For more information, visit

Trigo Global Quality Solutions is committed to the core values of equal employment opportunity. We are committed to treating people fairly, and with respect and dignity. We offer employment opportunities based upon an individual's qualifications and performance, free from discrimination or harassment because of race, ancestry, place of origin, ethnic origin, color, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status, and disability.

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