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Production Planner Job at AGCO in Hesston, KS

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Production Planner:



AGCO is currently seeking a Production Planner to join our manufacturing team in Hesston, KS. The Production Planner will mainly be responsible for managing the supply of materials in support of production and kit needs. Additionally, the Production Planner will coordinate and implement effective material control techniques that assure material availability while achieving defined inventory plans.


Responsibilities of the Production Planner:

  • Act as materials liaison for production plants, kits, and/or production lines as well as coordinate all production related material needs with internal suppliers and customers
  • Direct and appraise those associates responsible for the material handling and dispatching functions associated with production materials
  • Support and attain defined inventory levels for internally produced components and assemblies in support of an optimized inventory plan
  • Plan material release quantities consistent with company order policies aimed at balancing productivity and inventory
  • Analyze, note, and correct discrepancies when appropriate based on MRP system requirements
  • Expedite production schedules and material constraints in a manner that enables commitments and expectations to be met
  • Identify excess, distressed and obsolete inventory and implement actions to disposition it

Required Qualifications of the Production Planner:

  • A minimum of 2 years of production planning, and material and inventory control experience, preferably in an OEM or tier 1 supplier or manufacturing environment
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office, specifically Excel
  • Ability to work rotational Saturdays and early hours based on the business need of the plant

Preferred Qualifications of the Production Planner:

  • Experience using SharePoint
  • Experience using FlexNet
  • Experience using MRP systems


Education of the Production Planner:

  • High School Diploma is required


About Hesston:

Only 35 minutes from Wichita, Hesston is a place where industry, recreation, and families blossom, offering many amenities found in a larger city but in a small town atmosphere. Hesston’s appeal goes nationwide; more than a third of the residents hail from outside the Kansas state lines.



AGCO offers competitive benefits including options and choices to fit your needs such as medical, dental, prescription drug, life and accident insurance, long and short term disability, matching 401k plan, employee assistance program, and discounted home and auto insurance.



At AGCO you have a voice and the opportunity to impact our long-term success, as well as your own.  As a Fortune 500 company and one of the global leaders in agricultural equipment manufacturing, we have an extensive network of approximately 3,000 dealers and serve more than 140 countries. We are celebrating our 26th year in business, and pride ourselves on competitive relocation and employee benefit packages. While headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, AGCO has manufacturing facilities all over the world creating and distributing their full-line of products, including Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson, and Valtra. Join AGCO and become part of a diverse team and grow your career in ways you never imagined. It’s time to embrace your infinite possibilities!


AGCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.





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