Manufacturing Planner

Manufacturing Planner

Barry-Wehmiller Companies Inc. | Mediapolis, IA, 52637, US
Salary Range:$56,000 – $68,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 22 days ago

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About Us:

Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, USA, Afinitas is the global market leader for pipe and precast concrete equipment, forming systems and concrete accessories used to build the world’s critical transportation, water and utility infrastructure systems. Afinitas is known for the innovative technologies and services it provides through its trusted HawkeyePedershaab, BFS, New Hampton Metal Fab and other well-known brands, which customers have relied upon for decades. Afinitas is a part of BW Forsyth Partners, LLC, the investment arm of Barry-Wehmiller, a $3 billion organization with nearly 12,000 team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world.

Job Description:


  • Analyze master schedule of long-range projections for completion and delivery targets of finished product; determine target date for receipt of materials required.
  • Utilize the system to project requirements planning; analyze stock, units on order, future requirements, and other production-related data; make recommendations for project requirements. Responsible for maintaining just-in-time inventory.
  • Proactively work with buyers to improve quality and processes as well as reduce shortages, delays, etc.
  • Initiate purchase and shop orders to obtain material in accordance with schedule requirements; evaluate and determine alternate methods of meeting requirements with optimum cost and availability.
  • Collaborate with other departments to determine the disposition of materials and expedite the flow of materials as needed; work with engineering in the substitution of materials as required.
  • Partner with suppliers to coordinate, expedite or change delivery schedules. Participate in cross-functional and Lean continuous improvement projects.
  • Review overdue service orders, determine the cause of delay, and initiate corrective action.
  • Lead, mentor, or coach less experienced team members.
  • Identify and implement system and process improvements within the supply chain to enable overall business process improvement.
  • Analyze and identify risks associated with the options built into the Master Production Plan, including manufacturing lead times. 
  • Improve forecasting tools and procedures through application of innovative ideas and projects.
  • Assist in the coordination and planning of material requirements for products, including review of BOM’s for production.
  • Maintain and revise BOM’s as needed for entry in the ERP system.
  • Assist in the resolution of MRP and planning discrepancies.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or Associates Degree in Business, or 3 - 5 years experience in a similar role
  • Experience with industry software such as MS Office Suite, Salesforce, Infor ERP, or similar.
  • Strong verbal and written interpersonal/communication skills required
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and adapt to shifting priorities
  • Ability to work individually as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and adapt to shifting priorities


  • This is an office position associated with a manufacturing facility. The employee must be able to correctly wear and use any Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required by the employer when in the manufacturing area.

At Barry-Wehmiller we recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. We know that our differences often can bring about innovation, excellence and meaningful work—therefore, people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply to our positions. Please let us know if you require reasonable accommodations during the interview process.

Barry-Wehmiller is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V This organization uses E-Verify.Applicants may be subject to pre-employment screening which may include drug screening, reference checks, employment verifications, background screening and/or skills assessments.



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Throughout Barry-Wehmiller, we hold ourselves to a unique measure of success: by the way we touch the lives of people. It’s that vision that drives us in creating world-class experiences and solutions for our customers and unites us around our common goal—to use the power of our business to build a better world.