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Helmer Scientific Operations - Planner in Noblesville, Indiana

Helmer Scientific designs, integrates, manufactures, markets, and distributes specialized medical and laboratory equipment to clinical and life science customers in over 125 countries.

At Helmer:

  • We offer competitive salary and benefits

  • We offer a positive team environment

  • We offer an opportunity to fulfill potential by performing meaningful and rewarding work

  • We are committed to serving customers, team members and the world community

Are you ready to join us and make a difference? We have a career opportunity for a Operations - Planner to join our team!

The Planner:


  • Promotes Helmer values as demonstrated in personal productivity and quality of work, management of internal/external relationships, actively seeking out and participating in Continuous Improvement practices, and willingness to engage and support team initiatives.

  • Comply with workplace safety procedures.

Process Management

  • Leads collaboration with the Purchasing and Operational Department Leaders to manage production scheduling boards, receipt of product base on Kanban Replenishment Tool and On-Time Delivery to ensure accurate data to the production lines and picking process (material handling) regarding customer demand.

  • Analyze forecast and capacity to plan, schedule, and monitor the flow of material through the Production cycle.

  • Responsible for KPI adherence in designated area (Delivery, Inventory, and Productivity).

  • Provides solutions to unexpected demands in the factory by communicating with leaders and determining best course of action or alternative solution(s).

  • Establishes stocking and replenishment levels for manufactured inventory utilizing the Kanban philosophy of inventory management.

  • Modify and maintain records and reports pertaining to Kanban system via Material Plans and ownership of data within MRP/ERP system.

  • Supports forecasting and S&OP efforts in the role of the capacity manager and subject-matter-expert. Maintains the forecast as provided by Sales in the MRP/ERP system, analyses the output, and acts to support the needs of our customers.

  • Support Quality, Engineering, Regulatory, and Purchasing in the introduction of new product and product change(s).

  • Contribute to the coaching, mentorship and problem solving around the Kanban Replenishment Tool, Kanban process, and MRP/ERP management.

Continuous Improvement

  • Supports development and reporting of KPI which monitor functional and operational performance.

  • Develop and maintain standard work for MRP/ERP planning and Kanban Replenishment Tool

  • Collaborates with cross-function teams in the progression and improvements around the Kanban Replenishment Tool and process

Relative Work Experience: Two years minimum in production planning or another supply chain management role. Minimum one year in a planning role. Purchasing experience preferred.

Education: Bachelor’s degree required in Supply Chain Management, Management or Industrial Management.

Certifications / Licenses: Knowledge of Lean required. Lean Certification a plus.

Computer Systems / Software: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite particularly Excel. MRP/ERP, Fourth Shift experience a plus. Engineering Bill of Materials systems familiarity a strong plus.

Key Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong organizational and time-management capabilities.

  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel knowledge.

  • Ability to mine and interpret large pools of data.

  • Works in cross functional teams to understand the needs of the customer and translate into credible production plans.

  • Makes sound decisions to balance customer requirements with business resources in potentially ambiguous situations.

  • Operates within defined systems to maintain data integrity and accuracy.

  • Collaborates closely with the Materials team to monitor inventory levels for accuracy.

  • Supports ongoing continuous improvement activity surrounding the Planning function.

If you don’t meet the minimum requirements we’ve listed, but still think you are qualified for the job, you are welcome to apply for consideration.

As an EEO/AA Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.

Helmer is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace in which we respect and celebrate each person.

ID: 2020-2295

External Company URL:

Street: 14400 Bergen Boulevard

Telecommute: Yes