Arden CompaniesArden Companies

Senior Planner/Scheduler (Domestic)

Bingham Farms, MI

Bachelor’s Degree

Supply Chain

Minimum of 2 Years (Related Experience)

Salaried, Full-Time


Arden Companies, a leading manufacturer and distributor of Patio and Outdoor Lifestyle products to prominent retailers in the USA and Canada, has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Production Planner/Scheduler to be based at the corporate headquarters in Bingham Farms, Michigan.

The Senior Production Planner/Scheduler will report to the Senior Director of Supply Chain and will be responsible for preparing and maintaining production schedules for our domestic production facilities, implementing capacity plans, managing raw material and shipment flow, review incoming orders, while working to build strong relationships with corporate teams and plant leaders. The right candidate should have a passion for consumer products manufacturing and will have the drive to succeed in our high-performance culture.



  • Determine production priorities utilizing production plan, customer forecast and sales order requirements and ERP system-driven planning reports (SAP).
  • Take full ownership/daily management of:
    • Domestic production – build and manage a capacity plan and component supply plan to effectively fulfill customer demands.
    • Establish smart, coordinated manufacturing schedules throughout the global network.
    • High level seasonal and detailed weekly plant capacity management, with attention manufacturing work cell capacity.
    • Planning lead for storage capacity consideration in WIP and finished product, focused coordination with logistics and domestic facilities.
  • Function as the communication link between our domestic facilities, corporate purchasing, corporate logistics, forecasting and import planner/scheduler.
  • Review daily orders for multiple retailers, each with their own unique considerations, and guide the orders through the release process.
  • Manage inventory to reallocate/balance distribution of raw materials/partially or fully finished product to ensure the right materials are in the right place at the right time.
  • Prepare plans and alternative strategies to meet program timelines.
  • Coordinate and communicate across multiple internal departments to problem solve and manage complex manufacturing and planning issues.
  • Optimize material flow into manufacturing facilities to ensure efficient production planning and 100% on time, complete and correct filling and shipping of orders.
  • Develop and document new and improved processes and planning methodologies.
  • Build and apply new analytical tools, audit and progress reports.
  • Cross train with domestic plant planners and import planners.
  • Support strategic system analytics.



  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a technical, business or other related discipline required (Supply Chain, Production Management/Planning, Management, Manufacturing Technology, or Engineering).
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a Production Planning role at a plant or corporate level, preference for those with prior multi-location planning experience.
  • Experience in manufacturing for a retail or seasonal business a plus.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment and planning production using ERP tools; preferably SAP.
  • Power User in Microsoft Excel; v-lookups and pivots, formulas required.
  • Strong strategic, organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills required.
  • Ability to function in a team environment and to lead and/or participate on cross-functional teams.
  • Effective communication skills with all levels of the organization, including an international audience required.
  • APICS certification is a plus.


Arden Companies is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis. Arden Companies participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify Program to verify the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.

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