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Manufacturing Production Planner

Publix Associate

Manufacturing Production Planners optimize warehouse space and production line resources to ensure that Publix satisfies customer demand for a wide variety of Bakery, dairy, and Deli selections.

How to Apply


  • Creates schedules for the production lines in Publix manufacturing plants, considering many factors such as equipment specifications, product allergens, and raw material availability.
  • Decides how much inventory to keep on hand to limit changeovers and sanitation cleanings in the production areas.
  • Participates in weekly meetings with plant production managers and the Manufacturing Production Manager to identify opportunities.
  • Forecasts how much product should be made to fulfill weekly demand from stores by analyzing trends and considering such factors as store promotions, price reductions, seasonal demands, holidays, and weather events such as hurricanes.
  • Uses SAP to view material movements, quantities on order, and current balance on hand.
  • Uses SAP to create daily stock transport orders to ship materials between manufacturing plants and warehouses.
  • Creates orders to receive Publix-manufactured product into Publix warehouses and plants.
  • Provides support for special projects within the department by completing assignments, performing vendor review surveys, and providing historical records and future projections of material movements using SAP.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an analytical field.
  • Experience in manufacturing, production management, logistics planning, or supporting Publix’s manufacturing production planning process.
  • American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) certification.
  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
  • Computer software skills, including Microsoft Office and SAP.
  • Knowledge of SAP forecasting, planning, production scheduling, and shipping functionality and processes.
  • Knowledge of the master data that drives forecasting, planning, production scheduling, and shipping functionality in SAP.
  • Knowledge of forecasting and planning principles.
  • Knowledge of inventory management principles.
  • Knowledge of production scheduling principles.
  • Knowledge of mathematics and statistical data analysis.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Obvious enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work.

How to Apply

Publix frequently promotes and/or transfers associates to fill positions from within, but opportunities may arise for outside candidates.

Interested in this position? Try our Job Matching tool to see if you may be a match.*

Publix works closely with employment agencies in our operating areas to hire temporary associates for entry level positions throughout our manufacturing facilities. Adecco provides support primarily for our Lakeland facilities and Randstad provides support primarily for our Atlanta facilities. Please visit these sites to learn more about applying for a temporary position. Temporary associates may be eligible to apply for full-time positions, if available.

If your skills and experience seem to match the qualifications of the position that interests you, you will be contacted by email to set up an interview, and possibly further testing depending on the position.

After you've applied, visit our Applicant Resources section for helpful interview tips and more.

*Please note that having a match through our Job Matching tool does not guarantee you will be contacted when a position becomes available.