Production Planner

Location: Chesterfield, MI

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Location: 30301 Commerce Blvd. Chesterfield, MI 48051

Industry: Food Manufacturing

Type: Full Time


  • 60-75K/Year
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Profit Sharing
  • Paid Vacations
  • Product Vouchers
  • Weekly Free Lunch
  • Flexible shifts

The role is responsible for long and short term production demand forecasting, production planning and production scheduling. The Planner creates and issues production work orders to scheduled production. The Planner manage material inventory levels ordering materials to demand. We invite you to bring your knowledge and passion for food and pastry to AHPC so that you may advance through our leadership pipeline and contribute to spreading the love of great pies throughout the country.

Achatz Handmade Pie Company is looking for like-minded people who share our values!

We value….your creativity, ability, willingness, talent, experience, honesty, education and leadership. We look forward to coming to work each day, bringing it all to the table and working on a highly functional team. We are searching for like-minded people who value Servant Leadership, who can help improve our systems, create new systems and support change. We need those who have a passion for helping and training others, all of which works together to take Achatz Handmade Pie Company to the next level.

We have the incredible work in a place that smells like fresh apple pie, pumpkin pie and berry pies baking! And on a team that makes what Food and Wine magazine voted as one of America’s Best did Bon Appetit magazine, and Food Network, ‘Unwrapped’ and ‘Top 5’.

Respect: We value systems and procedures. We understand that having good structure for training and mentoring is respectful to our employees. Having Good Manufacturing Practices in place is respectful to our customers. We are USDA and Organic Certified, as well as offer a non-GMO certified line!

Accountability: We practice Open Book Management, sharing our numbers with the team, so that everyone can participate in running the company profitably and sustainably. OBM helps to hold us accountable for the work we do and the departments we run. Everyone documents to-do lists

Supporting Local Farms: We source much of our ingredients from local Michigan farms. Using all natural ingredients, that are grown in a sustainable, healthy way is very important to us.

Training: After 23 years in business, we have learned that transparency and honesty is vital to our growth. Managers, Team Leaders, Owners, and Team Member freely share their knowledge in order for our business to continually thrive.


  • Developing and continuously refining annual, monthly and weekly production demand forecasts from available sales information.
  • From production demand forecasts, develop capacity and labor utilization models in support of business planning.
  • Scheduling monthly, weekly and daily production ensuring 100% product availability while optimizing labor, equipment and warehouse and freezer space utilization.
  • From production schedules, generate and issue work orders to production on time allowing for sufficient time for labor, material and equipment preparation.
  • Verify raw material availability and work-in-progress materials to meet production schedules prior to issuing work orders, while eliminating work-in-progress write-offs.
  • Ordering raw materials to demand forecast and scheduled production while maintaining optimum inventory levels.
  • Ordering approved materials from approved suppliers at the lowest delivered cost while maintaining optimum total inventory levels.
  • Developing transparent planning, scheduling and material ordering practices and systems.
  • Train and develop ERP and MRP Clerk.
  • Maintain a safe work environment and practices, following company safety and GMP rules.
  • Identify and execute special projects.
  • Develop, maintain and submit reports.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 Years of planning and production scheduling experience.
  • 3 Years of Material Resource Planning experience.
  • 5 Years of experience using an ERP system.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint).
  • Ability to communicate effectively through oral and written communications.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to work with others collaboratively.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to teach, coach and mentor team members.
  • Bachelor Degree in Supply Chain Management or equivalent.
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