Job Title:  Production Planner

Req ID:  42970
Job Category:  Supply Chain Management

Chicago, IL, US, 60618


Please Note: HuFriedyGroup was divested from STERIS on May 31, 2024.  We are currently in a transition period, working to re-establish our own HuFriedyGroup Careers site and job posting pages. Until the new site and pages are ready, career opportunities that are specific to jobs at HuFriedyGroup will continue to be published on the STERIS site. Our Talent Acquisition team will be working diligently to ensure a positive and seamless experience for our candidates.

HuFriedyGroup is a leading manufacturer of dental instruments and infection prevention products. Our 10,000-plus products, hand-crafted by highly skilled artisans, are known for their precision, performance, longevity, reliability, and quality. To help dental professionals be The Best in Practice, HuFriedyGroup provides a unique combination of world class products, value-added services, clinical education, and dental community platforms that result in superior clinician performance  and enhanced safety for dental professionals and their patients. Working at HuFriedyGroup is so much more than a job, as every employee has a part in driving and supporting the organization’s inspirational vision to be a global force in advancing dental performance through Best-In-Practice dentistry that improves lives around the world.

Position Summary

Our dental segment, HuFriedyGroup, enables dental professionals to reduce risk, improve efficiencies, drive compliance, and enhance patient and staff safety. At HuFriedyGroup, we are committed to helping dental professionals perfect their craft and deliver the highest level of care to each patient. The Production Planner will be responsible for planning and preparing production schedules for manufactured products following sales forecasts and customer demand in a make-to-stock and make-to-order environment. You will manage MRP exception messages and adjust schedules accordingly. You will also make sure that production and capacity requirements are aligned and take appropriate steps to ensure supply will be available to meet demand based on due dates. 

What We Offer You

The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with STERIS is our ultimate goal. We do this by providing:


  • Competitive salaries
  • Healthcare benefits 
  • Tuition assistance
  • Paid-time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Annual merit increases
  • Annual bonus

Join us and help write our next chapter.

What You Will Do

  • Review and identify forecast data issues that could impact the integrity of the Production Schedules and resolve Capacity constraints.
  • Assure timeliness of order completion by managing the MRP process, while executing orders and managing the reschedule processes.
  • Runs MRP on an as required basis due to exceptional demand or other conditions that affect material planning.
  • Maintain high levels of on-time completion of production orders by work centers and take corrective action where necessary.
  • Continually review inventory quantities to insure appropriate stock levels are in place to meet demand while keeping within acceptable budget levels.
  • Determine, execute, and publish production schedules while monitoring production flow to capacity constraints and resolving scheduling problems.
  • Coordinates and conducts meetings with appropriate staff and resolve scheduling conflicts.
  • Complete other responsibilities, as assigned.

What Will Help You Be Successful

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Operations Management and/or related field. 
  • Minimum one (1) - three (3) years of supply chain related experience.
  • Familiar with manufacturing practices.

What Will Help You Be Successful - con't

  • Understanding of SAP, MPS, MRP, and CRP
  • CPIM desirable
  • Good communication skills, verbal and written (English)

Employees (and their families) may enroll in our company-sponsored medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, health savings account, voluntary benefits, supplemental life/AD&D plans and the company’s 401k plan. Employees are covered by an employee assistance program (also available to household members) and long-term disability. Full-Time Employees are also eligible for short-term disability.  Full-time Employees will also receive Paid Time Off (PTO) based on years of service and paid Holidays. Part-time employees working 20 or more hours receive a pro-ration of the full-time PTO allocation and paid Holidays based on their standard hourly work week. Full-Time employees are eligible for four weeks of paid parental leave. Part-time employees also receive paid parental leave, pro-rated based on their standard hourly work week.

Hu-Friedy Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

Req ID:  42970
Job Category:  Supply Chain Management

Chicago, IL, US, 60618

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Supply Chain Manager, Infection Control, Industrial, Recruiting, Operations, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Human Resources