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Fortive Corporation Planner in Boxborough, Massachusetts

The Planner will be responsible for planning material that supports production needs to deliver high-quality product on-time and at a cost target that supports the business needs. Management of material flow and JIT inventory using Kanban, visual management, and an understanding of expense material replenishment methodologies is essential to the role. Timely communication between the supply chain and production team via daily management is critical to the success of the Planner. Demonstrating the use of daily management and a passion for continuous improvement is an imperative part of the Planner I role.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Assists in executing action plans and problem-solving activities to support team in meeting or exceeding performance for on time delivery targets and inventory management goals.

  • Plan product line in accordance with Operation’s commit dates.

  • Utilizes best practices in inventory replenishment strategies, scheduling work orders and exercising exception message reports to ensure proper flow of materials and just in time (JIT) inventory.

  • Responsible for product line material accuracy and presentation. Including material presentation (MRP or Kanban), KPI and Kanban board management, inventory accuracy and audit requirements.

  • Review potential stockouts and past due purchase orders, expedite as needed, and communicate timely updates to the production team through daily management.

  • Process non-conforming materials in MRB in a timely manner.

  • Act as backup to receiving and shipping duties as needed.

  • Support the Buyer in resolution of invoice discrepancies with suppliers as needed (utilizing transaction analyses and inventory validation or other methods as appropriate).

  • Understanding of unique material requirements of assigned product lines (e.g., lead times, availability, yield)

  • Maintain inventory accuracy; reconcile daily cycle count discrepancies, metric reporting, assist in PI Exemption submission and Cycle Count set ups.

  • Active participation in daily management to drive continuous improvement results.

  • Embrace the Fortive culture of continuous improvement.


  • 1-3 years MRP planning experience in a manufacturing environment with BOM’s and a build to order environment.

  • Excellent planning, organizational and problem-solving skills.

  • Candidate must be self-motivated and a team player.

  • Demonstrated ability to write well and communicate clearly and effectively.

  • Proficient knowledge of Excel

    Critical Success Factors :

  • Ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Outstanding teamwork and collaboration skills

  • Ability to excel as a cross functional team member

    Required Skills/Experience:

  • MRP

  • Material Handling

    Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Oracle MRP system

  • Planning experience

  • Supply Chain degree preferred.

  • Understanding of inventory replenishment methodologies

  • Understand simple to medium complexity BOM structures

  • Understanding of part types and ERP processing differences


  • College Degree required

  • APICS Certifications

  • Equivalent on the job experience

    TRAVEL: No overnight travel required for the position

Fortive is a diversified industrial growth company comprised of global businesses that are recognized leaders in attractive markets. With more than $6 billion in annual revenues, Fortive’s well-known brands hold leading positions in field instrumentation, transportation, sensing, product realization, automation and specialty, and franchise distribution.

Fortive is headquartered in Everett, Washington and employs a team of more than 24,000 research and development, manufacturing, sales, distribution, service and administrative employees in more than 40 countries around the world. Our team grows by tackling challenges that accelerate progress and further their careers. With a culture rooted in continuous improvement, the core of our company’s operating model is the Fortive Business System. For more information please visit:

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"The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Fortive Corporation. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as a Fortive Company. Fortive Corporation and all Fortive Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), age, marital status, disability, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and other characteristics protected by law. The "EEO is the Law" poster is available at: Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1-866-272-5573 or e-mail to request accommodation."