Planning Expediter in Indianapolis, IN at Volt

Date Posted: 2/4/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

VOLT Workforce Solutions is NOW HIRING a Production Planner Expeditor for our partner manufacturing firm in Downtown Indianapolis, IN.  


  •  Work with planners to expedite orders through production to achieve on-time delivery targets.
  • Work directly with customer service to provide delivery dates, production quantities, production status, orders updates and other items as needed. 
  • Manage multiple priorities within a high mix/high volume environment 
  • Communicate throughout the organization  ]
  • Ability to use data and reports to predict supply issues before they happen.


  • Single point of contact between CSR and Planning Team for order coordination
  • Single point of contact for UK order date tracking
  • Manage expedite hot list daily
  • Manage past due list daily
  • Respond to ship date request within 24 hours
  • Maintain planner notes as needed
  • Interact with customer service, planners, supervisors and managers as needed
  • Make inventory adjustments as needed
  • Coordinate and communicate part availability throughout the organization
  • Research material availability and respond to Customer Service for new Sales Order and inquiries
  • Reviews and analyzes production schedules and plant capacity data to drive appropriate OTD
  • Provide timely responses to internal customer inquiries on product availability for expedite shipments
  • As needed create and update work schedules across multiple work centers within a production department.
  • Adjust and maintain Work Orders as needed. 
  • Investigate variances and update work orders as needed. 


  • BS degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or related field preferred.
  • APICS certification preferred. 
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in production scheduling required.
  • Experience in a metal forming or assembly manufacturing environments preferred. 
  • Experience planning multiple manufacturing work centers in a high mix/high volume environment required. 
  • Ability to effectively analyze production and lead time data to maximize production efficiency and minimize cost with focus on delivering value to the factory team
  • Committed to frequent and open communication with multiple team members to ensure most up to date information is shared across all functions –
  • Meets daily with cross-functional team to resolve delayed customer shipments, component shortages, overtime, priorities, and identified problems.
  • Identifies and resolves problems working with other production schedulers.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment.
  • Proficient use of MS Office, especially Excel and Outlook.
  • Strong understanding of MRP framework.
  • Committed to high standards of accuracy and credibility.
  • Ability to effectively resolve conflicting priorities and achieve the most productive outcome.
  • Customer Service mindset – responds promptly to emails and phone calls.
  • Ability to work effectively without close supervision, and to solve problems and work independently.
  • Excellent ability to collaborate effectively with teammates with a willingness to work in a cross functional environment.

VOLT is an equal opportunity employer.