Production Planner in Cary, IL at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 9/25/2018

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    Cary, IL
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Job Description

Every day, our employees bring a passion to offer high quality medtech products and services that improve the lives of people around the world. That passion is the DNA of our company. We sum it up in the 11 words of our mission: “Together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better.” Our mission is at the heart of everything we do.

Taking great pride in developing and engaging our employees, Stryker was named to Fortune’s “Top 100 Companies to Work For” for in 2018 and was named one of the “World’s Best Workplaces” in 2017.  We are currently seeking a Production Planner to support our Sage Products facility in Cary, IL.


The Production Planner will ensure the accuracy and efficiency of the production schedule for all of Sage’s manufacturing operations.  The Production Planner will be tasked with improving business processes/systems in order to achieve department goals around service level, inventory turns and minimization of excess and obsolete inventory. This role will also lead project teams to address specific business opportunities and problems.

Specific responsibilities of the Production Planner include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintain a valid two month rolling Master Schedule
  • Provide detailed weekly production schedule from rolling Master Schedule
  • Generate and release firm planned orders and shop orders in ERP
  • Responsible for checking material availability during the scheduling processes and doing a final check of required material and documentation release prior to publishing the production schedule
  • Maintain and update ERP settings as it relates to manufactured SKU’s (i.e. lot size, minimum balance, lead times etc.)
  • Participate in forecasting processes and operations planning meetings as required to develop and maintain Master Production Schedule and inventory of finished goods, demand with supply, and communicate potential customer service issues
  • Identify and resolve conflicts with supply and demand, and availability of capacity
  • Utilize hypothetical scenarios to evaluate proposed Master Schedule changes to determine the impact on parts, materials, efficiency and capacity
  • Special projects as assigned


A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree is required. Degree in business, engineering or supply chain management field is preferred.  APICS or other related Certification is preferred.

A minimum of 3 years of production/planning/scheduling work experience in a supply chain related field is also required for this position.

Strong ERP systems and computer software experience (e.g. InforLX, AS400, Excel, etc.)

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: None

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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