What does a Production Planner IV do?

A production planner is responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of the production process. Duties include a specific focus on the materials and goods required in the production phase, ensuring the working space is properly maintained in order to have optimal performance. Production planners may progress to a managerial or executive position depending on the internal organization structure and industry.

A bachelor's degree is preferred by most companies when hiring a production planner with most employers expressing value in prior experience in the same position. Other technical certifications such as an American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) certification also adds value to the position with the most successful candidates having an in-depth knowledge of the industry and technical know-how. Other valuable skills include sharp analytical skills and exceptional organization and time-management abilities.

What responsibilities are common for Production Planner IV jobs?
  • Schedule usage of production materials to ensure optimal production levels
  • Evaluate suppliers or quality, timeliness and match according to goals
  • Monitor material supply flow and identify any shortages or bottlenecks in usage
  • Identify and resolve problems relating to inventory
  • Forecast market challenges based on competitor analysis and industry trends
  • Address issues regarding quality and production
  • Produce reports based on findings and performance of production
  • Manage deadlines based on project expectations
What are the typical qualifications for Production Planner IV jobs?
  • Technical certifications such as an APICS certification preferred
  • Prior experience as a production planner in the industry preferred
  • Good understanding of the industry market trends and conditions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills
  • Strong regard for product quality and safety standards
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Meticulous and diligent
  • Able to sit, stand and move around for long hours at a time
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Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience5-7 years

How much does a Production Planner IV make?

Confident
$67,627 /yr
Total Pay
$62,668
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$4,959
 /yr

Additional Pay

$67,627

 / yr
$48K$97K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Production Planner IV Career Path

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Production Planner Iv
$67,627/yr
Senior Production Planner
$81,156/yr
Production Planner IV

Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
11%
2 - 4
4%
5 - 7
46%
8+
39%
Not including years spent in education and/or training

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Lockheed MartinLockheed Martin
Program Planner
Jun 15, 2022

“max) increase yearly plus a good estimate of what merit (bonus) is.”

SchlumbergerSchlumberger
Production Planner
Mar 4, 2021

“oil and gas not in a good spot so job security is not at the best”

Sobida MotorsSobida Motors
Production Planner
Jun 22, 2022

“colleagues are great and fun to work with.”

Pha India
Senior Production Planner
Feb 9, 2021

“Good good good good good”

NewpathNewpath
Master Scheduler/Planner
Nov 30, 2020

“It is a place to start your career because you get exposed to a lot of knowledge”

TopreTopre
Production Scheduler
Nov 29, 2022

“Direct management of scheduling group was not the best executed.”

Arden CompaniesArden Companies
Production Planner
Mar 2, 2021

“Long hours are expected if thats what it takes.”

Lockheed MartinLockheed Martin
Program Planner
May 11, 2022

“What you get out of planning in terms of career growth solely depends on the projects your assigned.”

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