Strategic Operations Coordinator

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Strategic Operations Coordinator

Location: Florence, KY


  • Manage and optimize plant planning to enhance profitability, meet customer demand, and maximize capacity utilization.
  • Lead the production planning team to improve profitability and service levels through effective order and backlog management.
  • Ensure efficient work planning through plant assets to meet delivery dates and improve overall equipment effectiveness.
  • Establish, maintain, and optimize inventory levels.
  • Analyze forecasts and historical data for backlog management and capacity utilization planning.
  • Assess plant capacity levels in relation to current and potential business.
  • Create and maintain standard reports to enhance internal and external communication.
  • Collaborate with commercial and internal teams to clarify backlog, production, inventory, and service targets.
  • Participate in customer meetings to understand demand patterns and planned production cycles.
  • Assist in building and developing a formal planning team.


  • 10+ years of experience in planning (production, material, inventory, scheduling) in a manufacturing environment.
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience with customer forecasting.
  • Experience with ERP systems.
  • Experience with Power BI and Excel.
  • Data-driven mindset.
  • Experience with analytics (preferred).
  • Experience with AI planning (preferred).
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.

Operating Budget Details:

  • Responsible for planning department budget.
  • Manage material waste/spoilage.
  • Ensure efficient inventory management.
  • Reports to the CFO.

Key Performance Metrics:

  • Overall equipment effectiveness.
  • Spoilage rate.
  • Inventory management.
  • Average order size.
  • Backlog maintenance.
  • On-time delivery rate (cartons).
  • Capacity utilization.
  • Return per press hour.


  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.
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