Production Planning Manager - Ceilings (Remote Possible) at USG Corporation

Posted in Admin - Clerical 11 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

The Production Planning Manager is responsible for oversight of the Shared Services Production Planner team in US and Canada.  The primary responsibility is to lead, manage and develop a team of production planners specifically responsible for planning finished goods inventory production, raw material replenishment, coordinating interplant transfer purchase orders and data maintenance for multiple plants and a single line of business. The Production Planning Manager I is responsible for employee hiring, training, conducting performance evaluations, retaining skilled employees, and handling termination activities of direct reports.  This execution must happen in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner while maintaining a high level of quality and customer satisfaction.  




  • Oversee production planning and management activities within a business unit.  

  • Perform employee hiring, training, retention, and termination activities. 

  • Develop employee and team goals to support business objectives.

  • Provide guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards, monitoring performance, and providing critical feedback.

  • Identify and implement long term succession planning.

  • Identify workload constraints and proactively balance employee resources to meet the needs of the business.

  • Summarize business unit information for Executive Committee Meetings and other requests of Senior Manager

  • Adhere to departmental budget.

Production Planning, Raw Material Replenishment, ITPO’s, Data Maintenance

  • Resolve problems concerning transportation or customer issues and escalate unresolved issues to management promptly.

  • Develop risk assessment and mitigation activities to ensure continuity of supply during plant downtime.

  • Monitor supplier performance and collaborate with Strategic Sourcing to resolve supplier delivery issues.

  • Participate in inventory management analytics and processes to ensure recommendations provide the desired product mix to meet customer expectations.

  • Manage lead times and updates sales regularly with lead time exceptions.

Safety, Quality, and Cost

  • Perform all duties with safety in mind and actively participate in all safety programs.

  • Work closely with the plant Production/Quality Departments to maintain that the highest quality products are produced and shipped to customers.  Understand and follow all bulletin requirements.

  • Perform all duties in a cost-effective manner.  Work closely with Strategic Sourcing to ensure that low cost, high quality raw materials are being purchased.  

Required Skills

  • Proficient in using Microsoft - Excel, MS Word, Power point, Outlook. 

  • Excellent Organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks effectively.

  • High Level Oracle User – ASCP Production Planning, WIP Advanced User, Inventory, BOM’s and Routings

  • In depth knowledge of manufacturing process, sequencing, and constraints in area of expertise.

  • Multi-project management skills

  • Basic management and leadership skills 

Preferred Skills

  • Oral presentation skills

  • Continual Improvement (Lean/LSS) skills/mindset


EOE including disability/veteran

Salary: $9,000.00