Production Planner

General Management


United States, Alabama, Muscle Shoals

Remote Position: 


February 24th, 2023




Constellium Muscle Shoals is an aluminum manufacturing plant based in Alabama with over 1,200 employees. With its widest strip mill in the USA and a world-class recycling center, the site represents one of the largest sites within Constellium and is a world-class can recycling center, with the capacity to recycle nearly 20 billion cans per year. Muscle Shoals’ main product is aluminum can sheet for the packaging industry, particularly for beverage containers. It manufactures sheet used in all three components of an aluminum can, namely body stock, coated end stock, and tab stock. Additionally, Muscle Shoals’ supplies Auto Body Sheet substrate to Constellium’s Bowling Green, Kentucky site.



Primary Purpose

The primary responsibility of the Production Planner is to review customer demand and to organize production orders to cover with enough lead time to ensure on time delivery.  The Production Planner is responsible for a single product line from ingot production / procurement through shipment to customer.  They need to be able to work closely with Capacity Planning, Production Scheduling, Operations, Quality/Technical, and Sales to ensure successful production of finished goods.





General Accountabilities

  • Core Values: Emulate and lead by the Constellium Core Values of Safety, Respect, Trust, Transparency and Collaboration to safely achieve continuous improvement in profitability by meeting our customers’ needs
  • Safety: Work to continually improve safety performance by reducing, and where possible, eliminating risk with the ultimate goal of an injury free work environment
  • Quality: Support efforts to meet and exceed customer quality requirements, to deliver on-time, safely and efficiently
  • Manufacturing Excellence: Support consistent and sustainable performance through standardization and measurable results (KPIs)



Specific Key Accountabilities


  • Review of inventories daily to identify any gaps in supply versus customer demand
  • Review production order quantities and the demand/capacity balance on key machine centers to ensure enough capacity exists to make production target dates
  • Review production schedules daily to ensure priorities are being covered
  • Review of diversion requests daily to ensure metal is being applied to active customer demand
  • Provide pack priorities to operations to ensure we are packing top priority
  • Review ingot purchase requirements to ensure we are applying inventory efficiently before purchasing new metal
  • Review trial plans from Quality/Technical and ensure they are executed successfully
  • Review aged inventories weekly and develop plans to get metal processed



Leadership Competencies, Technical Skills Requirement


  • 5 to 7 years of experience in logistics/transportation, customer service and/or product scheduling in a manufacturing environment (aluminum industry preferred).
  • High school education or equivalent required; college degree preferred
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel
  • Result orientation, accountability, negotiation, problem solving, project and change management, and team working/building
  • Good communication, high level of autonomy, collaboration and interpersonal skills are equally important
  • Perform, understand and communicate detailed information analysis and evaluation, and have a good track record working effectively within a team-based environment
  • Ability to work in cross-organizational and multi-functional teams in a global matrix organization with manufacturing operations and an international mindset