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Manufacturing Production Planner, Part-Time – Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 27233BR
Department: Corporate Manufacturing
Working Hours: Monday - Friday; Between 9:00am - 4:00pm
Pay Frequency: Weekly
Date Posted: Jan 05, 2024

Salary varies


As a part-time Manufacturing Production Planner, you’ll assess finished product inventories and create production plans for one or more manufacturing lines while ordering and managing inventories on all raw materials. You’ll also be involved in cross-functional teams to help drive continuous improvement.

Required Qualifications

Ideal candidates have a high level of analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills, and the ability to work independently, be a self-starter, and multi-task to handle the varying responsibilities of the position. They have good interpersonal, communication, organization, and time management skills. They also have a high degree of self-motivation, commitment and integrity, and a willingness to work around the needs of Manufacturing. Additional required qualifications include:

  • High School Diploma or its equivalent
  • Six months of Manufacturing experience, Production Planning experience or equivalent experience through college course work
  • Ability to analyze and design processes
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information and matters
  • Ability to act in a professional manner
  • Ability to remain calm and focused in a crisis situation
  • Strong computer skills using applications such as Excel, Outlook, Word, Access and Publix Computer Systems such as SAP and Dallas
  • Ability to quickly learn new ideas or concepts
  • Ability to visualize a situation
  • Good negotiation skills
  • A willingness to work a variable schedule including nights, holidays and weekends to meet Manufacturing business needs
  • Willingness to change and be a vehicle for change
  • Must have high expectations
  • Must be driven to provide excellence in customer service

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an analytical field
  • Rising senior or graduate student pursuing a degree in an analytical field
  • One or more years’ experience in production management, production planning, or supporting Publix Manufacturing SAP Production Planning processes
  • American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), or Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) certifications


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health, dental and vision plans
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Visit our website to see all of our benefits: Benefits – Jobs (

Year End Bonus

To reward associates for their contributions to the company for the calendar year, Publix provides a Holiday Bonus in November. The bonus for this position is 8 hours of pay when a new associate joins Publix prior to July 1. There is no bonus in the first year for associates hired after July 1. In subsequent years, the bonus is equal to 8 hours’ pay if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check.

Additional Information

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Please do not use your Publix email address when applying. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

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