Chicago supply chain recruitment firm seeks a Production Planner

Kappa Search Inc. is a technical recruiting firm that specializes in engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, operations and technical sales recruitment and placement. We are currently recruiting for a Production Planner as follows: The Production Planner is responsible for the planning and scheduling production orders to manufacturing.


  • Report to management regarding material shortages, potential schedule interruptions and possible equipment maintenance that would hinder production
  • Utilize MRP software and worksheets that support production planning, capacity planning, and operational management.
  • Develop continuous improvement methods to effectively implement lean manufacturing
  • Analyze information and data to develop scheduling for production.
  • Maintain customer delivery schedule and make necessary changes when needed to meet deadlines
  • Execute Vendor Managed Inventory



  • Bachelors degree in business or related filed
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in production planning
  • Ability to grow within a company and stable career history
  • Strong communication skills