Position Title:  Production Planner


Narragansett, RI, US, 2882

Job Category:  Supply Chain
Shift:  Shift 1
Full Time / Part Time:  Full-Time
Job Level:  Individual Contributor
Approximate Travel:  0%
Job Description: 


The Production Planner coordinates and expedites the flow of work and materials within or between departments according to daily and weekly production schedules and is responsible for tactical production scheduling to meet customer requirements while minimizing manufacturing and distribution cost as well as the Corporate inventory investment. Duties include reviewing and distributing production, work, and shipment schedules; conferring with department supervisors to determine progress of work and completion dates; inventory levels, and solving production problems.

Essential Functions:

  1. Schedule utilizing MRP demand to execute planned work orders. Utilize released and created work orders to ensure compliance with the planned demand to support sales and inventory levels, while effectively utilizing available capacity.
  2. Analyze and create operating schedules that support maximizing machine and labor efficiency and efficiently utilize material and storage space resources while meeting customer requirements.  
  3. Create and maintain schedules for sequencing and lead time for each operation to successfully meet shipping dates according to forecasts and orders.  
  4. Prepare scheduling reports as required. Expedite operations that delay schedules and modify scheduling demands to meet changes such as back orders or un-forecasted customer demand.
  5. Communicate daily with internal customers as to status of all open orders/jobs and informing of exceptions impacting customer on time delivery shipments.
  6. Provide management visibility over work-in-progress, material availability, and potential production issues, ensuring that personnel, equipment, tools, materials and services are available as needed.
  7. Make or recommend revision to planned production schedules as necessary when schedules cannot be met, includes preparing back-up schedules.
  8. Manage WIP and finished goods inventory levels within company guidance while maintaining on-time-delivery targets.


  • 3-5 years’ experience in manufacturing production planning/logistics.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Logistics/Supply Chain, Business, or related field preferred
  • Materials Requirement Planning/Enterprise Resource Planning experience required.
  • Oracle based Planning knowledge.
  • Sound knowledge of Supply Chain processes and procedures including logistics, manufacturing planning, demand, and replenishment processes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with other functional areas
  • Effective trouble shooting, problem solving, and organizational skills. Ability to handle frequent interruptions, meet tight deadlines, and handle conflict in an effective manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize resources and analyze alternatives to make effective decisions.
  • Ability to manage complexity and resolve conflicts that arise from balancing multiple priorities.
  • Demonstration of thoroughness and attention to detail.
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Office including advanced skills in Excel
Additional Qualification Details:  No additional requirement needed

Who We Are and What We Are All About:

Rogers Corporation makes tomorrow's innovations possible. Help build a cleaner, safer and more connected world with a career at Rogers, where we make tomorrow’s innovations possible. We rely on a talented workforce to develop our cutting edge, market-leading material technologies. Our global team develops innovative specialty materials and components that enable technology in a wide array of high-growth markets. Our customers expect high performance and reliability, so we are always looking for people who can improve processes, get results and represent a best-in-class organization. People are at the heart of all our operations, and we encourage our employees to act with integrity, creativity and excellence to help drive results worldwide.

Why Work for Rogers:

It is our commitment to get “Results, but Results the Right Way.” Rogers offers an exceptional work environment and a value-driven culture modeled by leadership. Employees have access to developmental opportunities as well as top-notch benefits and incentive programs. Come join a winning team!

Rogers Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

About Rogers Corporation:

At Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG), we're changing how the world uses technology. We are a global leader in materials technology and manufacturing, producing engineered materials to power, protect and connect our world. With nearly 200 years of materials science and engineering experience, Rogers delivers high-performance solutions that enable global Advanced Electronics Solutions and Elastomeric Material Solutions, as well as other technologies where reliability is critical. Rogers enables the world’s leading innovators to achieve greater performance, speed to market and reliability through our renowned technical solutions support, problem-solving and application engineering capabilities. Rogers delivers market-leading solutions for energy-efficient motor drives, vehicle electrification and alternative energy, sealing, vibration management, and impact protection in mobile devices, transportation interiors, industrial equipment and performance apparel, wireless infrastructure and automotive safety and radar systems. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona (USA), Rogers operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, Germany, Belgium, Hungary and South Korea, with joint ventures and sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.rogerscorp.com.