Manager Production Planning & Control

Date: Sep 17, 2023

Location: Lee's Summit, MO, US, 64082-2312

Company: Briggs & Stratton

Briggs & Stratton / Billy Goat, located in Lee's Summit, Missouri, is a leading and innovative manufacturer of outdoor power equipment. We specialize in the design and manufacture of machines in three product groups: Debris Management (vacuums, blowers, and debris loaders), Lawn Renovation, and Brush Cutters. We have an immediate opening for a Manager of Production Planning to lead our production planning efforts and support our operations.

Position Description

Executes the strategy to manage supplier capacity and fulfillment to match the demand forecast for all locations within a business unit. Manages component inventory for a business unit by translating finished good demand into part level demand.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Plans and establishes long-range production control  goals and objectives

  2. Manages  short and long range schedule planning, machine loading, material requirements, raw materials management and procurement to obtain maximum utilization of labor, tools and equipment for all locations in a business unit

  3. Participates in new product development initiatives in order to build requirements into long term production control strategies

  4. Maintains relationships between manufacturing,strategic sourcing, purchasing, engineering, finance and sales departments to keep them informed as to schedules, needs and order status for all locations in a business unit

  5. Prepares production analysis charts, job and machine load forecasts, labor forecasts and project completion reports across a business unit

  6. Develops recommendations for  production control system enhancements and  Engineering Change Order effectiveness

  7. Leads teams across multiple functions and locations to execute production control objectives, including: new model introductions, cycle counting and manage obsolete inventory

  8. Performs full range of managerial responsibilities which may include but not be limited to: interviewing, hiring, coaching and developing employees; planning, assigning and directing work; EEO/AA; performance management; department budget

  9. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Comprehensive knowledge of manufacturing, purchasing and inventory control systems.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with diverse groups of people, including dotted-line reports in multiple locations.

  • Analytical skills, including the creation, interpretation of reports and ability to use data to solve problems.

  • Proficient computer skills and familiarity with Enterprise Resource Planning software and office productivity such as spreadsheet and word processing.

  • Advanced problem solving skills to respond to manufacturing process and system problems.

  • Fluent in English and the primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location.


Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting or or related field

Experience Requirements

  • Typically requires a minimum of seven years experience managing a multi-site production control operation or related field.
  • Typically requires a minimum of three years management experience, experience with dotted-line/matrix preferred.
  • Typically requires a minimum of three years of inventory management experience preferably focused on cycle counting. 



Briggs & Stratton, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provides innovative products and diverse power solutions to help people get work done. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lithium-ion battery, standby generator, energy storage system, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Vanguard®, Ferris®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Billy Goat®, Allmand®, SimpliPhi®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in more than 100 countries on six continents.


Briggs & Stratton is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

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