Smith Gardens has an exciting opportunity for a Production Planner to join our team at our home office in Bellingham, Washington. Smith Gardens is a Wholesale Flower Nursery company that is headquartered in Bellingham Washington, and is family owned for over 100 years with facilities in three states.
JOB FUNCTION: Collaborate with the Forecast Analyst, Purchasing, Sales, and Site Production Teams on a regular basis to develop crop schedules for all customers. Track crop progression throughout the season by way of regular site visits and team walks at the site and store level. Make necessary improvements on various programs with the aim of creating higher performing crops. The ideal candidate will be a proactive initiative-taker!
Develop seasonal, comprehensive production plans for each crop forecast in PICAS.
In-depth work in PICAS systems. Maintain data pertaining to crop plans, new items and resource planning. Look for and promote system improvements that will streamline current methods.
Regularly meet with the forecasting and sales teams to review and finalize all approved forecasts.
Communicate and manage with both the production and sales teams all changes that occur throughout the planning season including but not limited to supply and variety changes.
Create and execute a bi-monthly travel schedule that allows the opportunity to physically inspect crops throughout the season at multiple growth stages as well as incorporate store visits to see performance at the retail level.
Attend CAST, Cultivate and other product events as necessary to gain product knowledge and stay current with the latest genetics.
With guidance from the Director of Product Innovation, develop a knowledge sharing process to continually improve product expertise and consistent planning methods.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Excellent Communication skills
Strong team player, self-motivated and flexible mindset to accommodate and capitalize on ever-changing priorities
Create and lead new production initiatives that will drive Smith Gardens’ progressive vision forward
Experience using Microsoft Office Suite; intermediate to advanced level knowledge of Excel, specifically Pivot Tables, V-Lookup and other applicable formulas
PICAS and Great Plains or similar accounting and ERP planning software experience preferred
Bachelors and/or Associates degree in Horticulture preferred
3-5 years horticulture work experience required
We offer a competitive wage and benefits package including immediate PTO accrual,
Medical, Dental and Vision after 30 days plus matching 401(k) and Company-Paid LTD after one year.
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