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Associate Planner

Location: Chelmsford, MA


Job Summary:

The Associate Planner is responsible for the issuance of production work orders to the production floor in the support of the product forecasts generated by the production planners and/or sales order demand from ZOLL customers.  Responsibilities also include not are not limited to: expediting maters to support of production plans, implementing ECO/BOM changes, providing material status for products, expediting parts with purchasing department, providing recovery dates to customer service on constrained assemblies.

Essential Functions:

  • Generate product line work orders in support of the Master Production Schedule
  • Monitor actual production versus plan and resolve scheduling problems through coordination with manufacturing, distribution, quality control, and customer service
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of products and processes to ensure optimum manufacturing scheduling efficiency and effectiveness
  • Work with purchasing to expedite, reschedule or revise materials shipments to avoid disruptions in production while preserving ideal stock levels
  • Continuously update product line schedules in support of changes to the master production schedule, Engineering activities and sales order demand
  • Establish and maintain, as appropriate, a cross-functional communication network across the business with an emphasis on real-time interaction to assure product supply meets current customer demand
  • Participate in backlog review meetings with members of Customer Service. Provide material insight and production support as appropriate
  • Provide scheduling information to customer service in support of backlog management and lead-time communication
  • Assist Planning, Manufacturing, Quality and Engineering with evaluation of Engineering Change Orders for effective implementation
  • Interface with various departs to ensure Engineering Changes are effectively implemented and existing stock is appropriately dispositioned prior to cut in


  • Must be mathematically inclined, with an analytical aptitude
  • Working knowledge of relevant automated ERP functionality including planning, bills of maters and inventory management
  • Proficient in MS Office. Oracle experience is beneficial
  • The desire, willingness and ability to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

Required/Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Associate Degree, BA/BS Preferred
  • 1-3 years of related experience

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity.  Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.


ZOLL Medical Corporation appreciates and values diversity.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. 


ADA:  The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990