Position Title:  Production Planner


Woodstock, CT, US, 6281

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 the flow of work and materials within or between departments according to daily, weekly production schedules. The Production Planner is responsible for tactical production scheduling to meet customer requirements while minimizing manufacturing and distribution cost, as well as the company inventory investment.

Duties include reviewing and distributing production schedules, maintain Planning master data attributes in our planning systems, monitoring capacity utilizations, provide shipment schedule needs to Operations, conferring with department supervisors to determine progress of work and completion dates, manage inventory levels and work with operations to resolve production problems related to planning.

Essential Functions:

  • Schedule utilization MRP demand to execute planned work orders. Utilize released and created work orders to ensure compliance with planned demand to support sales and inventory levels, while effectively utilizing available capacity.
  • Create and maintain schedules and lead times for each operation to successfully meet shipping dates according to forecasts and orders.
  • Analyze and create operating schedules that support maximizing machine and labor efficiency. 
  • Prepare scheduling/planning reports as required.
  • Modify scheduling demands to meet changes such as back orders or un-forecasted customer demand.
  • Effectively communicate daily or as needed with internal customers (Operations, Quality, Procurement, Customer Service, etc.) as to status of all open orders/jobs.
  • Make or recommend revision to planned production schedules as necessary when schedules cannot be net, includes preparing back-up schedules.
  • Comply with Rogers Inventory Management policy to maintain inventory levels.
  • Manage internal and external customers' expedited request orders.
  • Support efforts to minimize premium freight instances.
  • Drive continuous improvement efforts to our planning processes.
  • Comply with our Material Review Process to address slow moving/aged inventory and prevent material Excess & Obsolesce instances.
  • Report on assigned KIPs to feed our S&OP process.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in business or related field.  May consider equivalent work experience in lieu of degree
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in supply chain, production scheduling or related field
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and participate on teams to accomplish business objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work cross-functionally
  • Excellent MRP, scheduling, capacity management and organizational skills
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Capable of negotiating and mediating in a cross-cultural environment
  • Effective troubleshooting, problem solving
  • Ability to handle frequent interruptions, meet tight deadlines, and handle conflict in an effective manner
  • Sound knowledge of supply chain processes and procedures including logistics, manufacturing planning, demand, and replenishment processes
  • Demonstration of thoroughness and attention to detail
  • Medium to high proficiency in computer skills, MS Office including Excell
  • APICS certification (CPIM or CSCP) preferred
  • ERP planning system knowledge (Advanced Planning Software) preferred
  • Oracle based planning knowledge preferred
  • SAP & IBP based planning knowledge preferred
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.