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ITW Production Coordinator in Elk Grove Village, Illinois

The Production Coordinator 2 will be responsible for all aspects of production control and material management throughout the Elk Grove Village facility and will have responsibility over:

  • Leads all activities related to production planning, scheduling, shipping, receiving, and inventory control for the Elk Grove, IL facility.

  • Directs the receipt, storage, and movement of all material goods for the business.

  • Reviews customer orders and coordinates with the production team to establish effective schedules and ensure appropriate personnel and materials are available to meet demands.

  • Verifies the daily production schedule aligns with customer demands and provides direction to ensure appropriate jobs are being run on machines.

  • Orders and coordinates the delivery of incoming material with suppliers to ensure requirements are met, while managing inventory levels and addressing shortage, or overstock situations.

  • Analyzes historical customer orders and external factors to appropriately forecast production materials required.

  • Manages team members by leading hiring and training efforts, providing ongoing feedback and conducting annual performance evaluations.

  • Communicates with various functional teams within the facility, as well as at the warehouse to provide up to date information and resolve production processing issues.

  • Compile production information, inventory levels, and various production-related data to develop reports and analysis for managers and business leaders.

  • Analyze metrics to identify data trends and make strategic recommendations for continuous improvement of inventory control and production planning.

  • Ensure proper procedures are followed for maintaining the inventory control system.

  • Coordination of all tasks to move material in a timely fashion.

  • Become an expert in the ITW Toolbox and proficient at conducting continuous improvement activities to improve the overall production process flow.

  • Makes recommendations for process and efficiency improvements within production.

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering or related field, or combination of business experience and education

  • Prior leadership and supervisory experience required; strong people leadership skills and excellent at driving accountability and results

  • 5+ years of experience working in a lean manufacturing operation with proficient understanding of production planning

  • Automotive experience strongly preferred

  • Computer Proficiency: MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Continuous Improvement mindset and excellent understanding of business dynamics

  • Analytical skills with demonstrated experience leveraging the ITW toolbox and other data analysis tools to understand data, anticipate future trends and make sound business recommendations; experience with Qlik Sense preferred

  • Ability to utilize data strategically to problem solve and make recommendations to plant leadership to premium freight costs and decrease production backlog

  • Ability to adjust production schedules quickly and effectively, depending on business conditions or personnel changes, to ensure production deadlines are consistently met

  • Personally driven and motivates others to succeed

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to multi-task and make critical business decisions based on metrics

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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