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Production Planner

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Date: Feb 7, 2023

Location: Avon Lake, OH, US, 44012

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life. 

Job Summary:

The Production Planner opportunity is accountable for ensuring safe and timely execution of TPU production schedule and movement of finished goods to meet customer needs. The Production Planner will work closely with the TPU Production Coordinator, Logistics Team Leader, and Supply Chain Planner to ensure production schedule compliance. This Production Planner opportunity will report to the Avon Lake TPU Manufacturing Manager.


Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Serve as point person to plan efficient work schedule for offline packaging, blending, and screening of non-working and slow-moving product.
  • Work with the TPU production coordinator and supply chain planner to ensure the production schedule is executed efficiently
  • Manage raw materials for compounding and polyester production
  • Coordinate any direct packaging shipments to customers as needed
  • Coordinate tolling production of powder mixes and TPU to meet customer demand
  • Prioritize packaging to meet orders
  • Manage and optimize inventory levels and systems for efficient movement of materials and adherence to first-in-first-out scheme.
  • Organize and lead monthly cycle counts and annual physical inventory for TPU department
  • Manage raw material records
  • Purchase packaging supplies and services for TPU production
  • Coordinate activities with off-site warehouse and in-plant transportation
  • Manage returned goods process and issue packaging instructions as needed
  • Oversee supplier service levels and follow up on corrective actions related to supplier issues
  • Follow all ISO 9001 and cGMP procedures and complete all assigned activities, including record-keeping, internal audits, supplier assessments, NSF audits, and customer audits
  • Back up production coordinator as required
  • Can perform duties of Logistics Team Leader. 


Skills, Qualifications, Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001 quality management system
  • Experience with MRP/ERP systems
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complexity
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross functionally
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – ability to communicate to all levels of organization



Considered a Plus:

  • Supply chain experience
  • Understanding of polyol and TPU production process
  • SAP experience



  • More than 50% of workday is computer and/or phone based (office work)

If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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