Material Planner

Posted Date: 06-07-2024
Job Type: Temp To Hire
Location: Columbus, MS

Job Details:

  • First shift, Monday - Friday
  • 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Weekly competitive pay
  • Quick cash with direct deposit
  • Unlimited $400 referral bonuses
  • Employee incentives and benefits
  • Employee of the Month programs
  • Work with a great company!


  • Review stock levels and create and input production plans to ensure inventory and plans are adequate to meet customer and/or forecasted demand. 
  • Improve efficiencies through the reduction of changeovers by coordination with Production thru the analysis and sequencing of like items. 
  • Communicate issues with Planning/Production that will affect plans and schedules, efficiency and/or service to customers. 
  • Review of needs report on daily basis as communication tool for Operations and Customer Service. 
  • Field calls/inquires about product availability on make to order items. 
  • Evaluate changes in production plans to identify root causes and communicate to management to work towards solutions for improved and precise production plans. 
  • Identify and communicate forecast variances to Production Planning Manager, Operations and Forecast Planning to improve planning data. 
  • Assist in project management related to planning in regards to rollout of new items working in conjunction with various departments. 
  • Support Production Planning Manager in developing an active and continuous improvement plan. 
  • Maintain orderly files for correspondence, reports of conferences, and other project documents. Entering/ modifying scheduled production 
  • Modify long term schedules based on changes to short term.
  • Reviewing planned batch orders to determine why suggestions are being made. 
  • Make suggestions to production/sales on batch orders or sales orders that need to be rescheduled. Bill of materials check on all scheduled productions. 
  • Maintaining offline google schedule for FG and SFG. 
  • Using BI reports to view products needed by pool. 
  • Evaluate daily journal reports to determine when and if sales order dates can be met. 
  • Uphold a shortage report for inventory. 
  • Maintain a rolling four-week firmed production schedule 
  • Be able to run planning reports of the 03 and 04 plan- Also, understand the report and its suggestions. 
  • Back fill the planning supervisor when he or she is out of office. 
  • Be able to accommodate any new task assigned from IBP. 


Position Requirements:

  • Previous scheduling or administrative experience and/or education is preferred
  • Strong communication, writing, collaboration, organization, and time management skills needed
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability to work with precision and remain focused in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail

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Why Surge?

-Unlimited $400 referral bonuses
-Great Weekly Pay
-Holiday Pay
-Incentive Programs
-Flexible Hours
-Free Skills Training


  • Seasonal
  • Part-time
  • Full-time
  • Direct hire
  • Flexible

Surge is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workplace. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.