Flowserve Corporation Senior Production Planner in Lynchburg, Virginia

Company Overview:

Flowserve is the recognized world leader in supplying pumps, valves, seals, automation, and services to the power, oil, gas, chemical, and other industries. With more than 18,000 employees in more than 55 countries, we combine our global reach with a local presence.

Position Description:

The role’s primary responsibility is to perform demand based planning functions including manufacturing planning to meet customer requirements, scheduling, expediting products through the manufacturing process, managing inventories to sufficient levels and coordinating with all support activities including purchasing, inventory control, production, quality, and shipping to support goal of 100% on-time delivery performance. Role requires a self- motivated team player with strong leadership, interpersonal, and communications skills.


  • Plan and schedule assigned product lines based on production capacity & material availability.

  • Schedule and issue Assembly work orders to support manufacturing and spare parts requirements.

  • Conduct a final review of material availability prior to placing work orders into production.

  • Revise production schedule as necessary based on the availability of material and/or labor.

  • Ensure planning parameters and production capacity support projected demand within competitive lead times.

  • Assist Assembly Manager in preparing daily/weekly build plans to achieve monthly shipment goals.

  • Coordinate with Customer Service regarding delivery promises, new customer orders, past due orders and customer inquiries.

  • Evaluate production schedule to identify opportunities to shorten customer leadtimes.

  • Analyze demand patterns to identify trends that may require changes to capacity planning.

  • Monitor and process Engineering Change Notices that impact scheduled work orders.

  • Address demand/capacity/leadtime issues raised by Production, Sales, and/or Customer Service.

  • This job description in no way state or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.

  • Qualified candidate will be required to follow any other instructions upon the request of his/her supervisor.

  • Maintain Item Master Data based on historical and forecasted data.

  • Communicate and own product line(s) production schedule, changes, capacity issues, and supply/inventory issues with manufacturing and related departments.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree (Business, Supply Chain, or Operations Management preferred) or equivalent education and experience.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in related field (production planning, scheduling, materials management).

  • ERP/MRP expertise required (SAP preferred)

  • Proficient with MS office & excel in particular.

  • Strong background in data analysis, spreadsheets, and reports.

  • Understanding and proven experience with rough cut capacity planning.

  • Understanding and proven experience with forward and backward scheduling.

  • Good communicator and team member.

  • High degree of initiative and ownership.

  • Must be a US citizen.


  • APICS Certification.

  • Familiarity with lean manufacturing concepts and tools.

  • Experience in a discrete and/or job shop manufacturing environment.

  • Cross-functional knowledge of the manufacturing processes is preferred.

  • Knowledge of APICS supply chain and inventory concepts, certified CPIM or CSCP preferred.

Job Posting/Business Card Title:

Senior Production Planner

Primary Posting Location:

Lynchburg, Virginia US

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Employment Type:

Full time

Relocation Eligible:



United States

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