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Kanban Planner

Date:  Apr 15, 2021

Fayetteville, NC, US

Company:  Goodyear

Location: US-NC-FAYETTEVILLE-PLT-0161-2151   
Goodyear Talent Acquisition Representative: Heather Rodriguez  
Sponsorship Available:  No
Relocation Assistance Available: No 



About the Position

This position works with plant planning team and production organization to translate daily production goals into detailed component manufacturing schedules using a computerized Kanban system. Constant monitoring, re-prioritizing and schedule adjustments are required in response to manufacturing variations. Collect and interpret data and other inputs to make fact based decisions impacting manufacturing priorities. Consult with appropriate management/process owners regarding manufacturing issues and priorities and drive processes to ensure the proper outcome.                   



  • Experience in computerized Kanban planning systems in a manufacturing environment is required.
  • Must be able to work 12 hour shifts, nights and weekends.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to influence individuals to accomplish planning objectives in the prescribed manner.
  • Minimum High School diploma, Bachelor's degree in Logistics-Distribution, Industrial Engineering, or related fields, preferred.
  • Strong computer skills required, to include Microsoft Office products.



  • Conduct accurate, timely daily inventories of assigned components to ensure validity of data.
  • Incorporate inventories into the Kanban scheduling process to determine impact on the flow of production.
  • Daily coordination meetings to adjust for production variations, material changes, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance activities and reprioritization of the product flow.
  • Constant monitoring of the Kanban system to ensure a smooth flow of production. Regular interpersonal coordination with managers and operators in response to changes in the system.
  • Conduct analysis of scheduling systems and procedures to forestall issues identify improvement initiatives.
  • Perform and execute all other duties assigned by direct leadership.

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 63,000 people and manufactures its products in 46 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

Nearest Major Market: Fayetteville

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