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Production Planner


Porirua, NZ, 5022

REQ ID:  37512

Sealed Air is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges and to make our world better than we found it. Our portfolio of leading packaging solutions includes CRYOVAC® brand food packaging, SEALED AIR® brand protective packaging and BUBBLE WRAP® brand packaging, which collectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.9 billion in sales in 2020 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 115 countries. To learn more, visit

Role Purpose

The Production Planner serves as the key facilitator of demand requirements to meet sales forecasts from short to long term for the Porirua Site. In addition, they provide strategic recommendations and coordinate decisions relating to inventory and planning strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage daily schedule for all Departments to meet output targets in all production areas as required,
  • S&OP for Porirua Press, Bag & Films – input and execution, functions include but not limited to,
    • portfolio reviews
    • demand reviews
    • weekly load meetings
    • Owns Films S&OP, functions include but not limited to
    • critically reviews forecast against known demand
    • develops inventory and campaign production plans
    • tracks, plans on short/medium/long term basis and adjusts them to ensure optimal outcomes
    • works with Purchasing to ensure raw material inventory’s allow flexibility of production and demand while minimizing stock
    • maintains stocks to ensure 98% OTC can be delivered
  • Direct labour/resources across plant to balance lead-time, OTC and efficiencies per site KPI’s,
  • Preventative and corrective actioning of issues relating but not limited to:
    • planning
    • delivery performance
    • supply shortage
    • material consumption
    • BOMs
  • Drive continuous performance improvement and implement robust preventative actions, including but not limited to:
    • demand, production and business planning
    • inventory management, including levels and age
    • production practices to meet demand fluctuations

About the Person

Ideally the successful candidate will have:

  • An understanding of materials management and supply chain best practice,
  • ERP system knowledge essential, SAP/BI preferable,
  • Familiar with SAP / Business Intelligence or BW data mining activities,
  • Computer literacy in Excel – advanced,
  • Computer literacy in Word & Powerpoint – intermediate,
  • Able to maintain a clear focus on eliminating waste, simplifying and error-proofing processes, sustaining gains, and creating flow,
  • Be an effective communicator and
  • NZPICS or APICS CPIM certification.

Requisition id: 37512 

Relocation: No  

The Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and to all employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, protected disability, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state or local laws.



It is our responsibility to leverage what we have to affect positive and meaningful change for our communities and planet using Sealed Air’s global resources and expertise.

Corporate sustainability. It’s about improving the lives of people around the world by addressing pressing needs in the communities where we and our customers operate.

Customer Success. Meeting our customers' needs. At Sealed Air it’s more than a goal, it’s an integral part of our business practices, our innovative solutions, and our values.

Leaving our communities better than we found them through dedication of time, talent and resources.

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