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Logistics and Transport Assistant

Cascades Inc

Cascades Inc

Pryor, OK, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Your challenge!

Reporting to the Director Demand Planning and Supply, the Production Planner’s mission is to develop the master production plan in order to efficiently coordinate the product distribution activities of each plant under his or her responsibility. You manage the product life cycle and carry out medium-term production planning in order to maximize resource availability, optimize inventories and ensure plants’ ability to meet forecast demand. You maintain distribution records and track backlogs and orders in collaboration with the distribution department. You convert orders into planned orders and find alternative solutions to resolve production discrepancies. As a result, you guarantee the customer service’s quality and maximize the company's sales volume and return potential. .

Individual responsibilities


Identify production constraints and communicate them to clarify the Sand OP plan.

Execute the Sand OP plan from a production planning point of view.


Establish, review and optimize MRP parameters.

Develop and maintain the master production schedule for (medium term) for your group of plants in order to maximize resources, optimize inventories and ensure quality customer service.

Identify and validate supply/requisition requirements.

Support the sales and marketing team in operationalizing the product life cycle.E42

Create and manage production blocks within production cycles (planned orders).

Keep the planning board up to date and manage long-term alerts relating to your function.

Track and approve orders for raw materials or production supplies for your business unit.

Manage BOMs.

Manage the long-term contingency in collaboration with the person in charge of production.

Communicate variances and propose alternative scenarios in your planning horizon.

Analyze and enter MRP values in SAP.

Collaborate with the Master Data Analyst to maintain the objects in the material master record under your responsibility: BOM, routing and production versions.

Perform maintenance of GATP rules (APO).

Enter planned shutdowns in the system.

Manage planned orders in subcontracting operations, as required.

Convert orders into production orders, based on business rules.

Establish the optimal product production sequence and optimize trim.

Experiences and strengths

2 to 5 years of experience

College diploma/degree in planning, supply chain or equivalent

Computer skills including Microsoft Office and SAP

Good analytical and leadership skills, accountability, organization and problem solving ability

Good resource management skills

Breadth and depth of knowledge in planning and distribution operations, especially in scheduling activities

Ability to communicate effectively with team leadership as well as site partners regarding complex issues

Excellent proactive problem-solving and analytical skills

Core competencies defined for this job

Flexibility and ability to adapt
Action-based focus

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Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. All qualified candidates will be considered for this position in a fair manner. 


About Cascades
To be part of Cascades is to reveal the full potential of materials, people and ideas. We are source of possibilities since 1964. Cascades have been providing sustainable, innovative and value-creating solutions in packaging, hygiene and recovery. Join 10,000 talents working in a network in almost 80 operating units located in North America.