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Southwire Planner in Bremen, Indiana


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Date: May 15, 2024

Location: Bremen, IN, US, 46506

Company: Southwire Company LLC

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, utility products, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment, electrical components, hand tools and jobsite power and lighting solutions. The company also offers digital solutions including contractor planning and utility grid resiliency as well as field services including cable testing, rejuvenation and replacement to support our customers as a value-add partner. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement and unlimited growth opportunities. Our more than seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the well-being of the communities in which we work and live. How will you power what’s possible?


Southwire Job Description

Job Title: Planner

Location: Bremen, IN

Report To: Manager, Materials

This individual is responsible for scheduling various work centers to meet customer requirements derived from the master production schedule. This person will also be accountable for managing the inventory levels of work in process items both purchased and manufactured.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

• Using various IT systems such as SAP and MES (ADVARIS or ShopFloor) to determine products and quantities to manufacture on the most efficient production equipment.

• Be able to analyze actual loading vs. capacity and identify bottlenecks as well as under-load situations.

• Responsible for maintaining customer service levels at acceptable levels by scheduling production in an efficient manner.

• Procurement of raw materials utilizing SAP and ProcureIt to support the master production schedule.

• Support the policies and procedures of Logistics Group.

• Must understand manufacturing work flows in all areas of the plant.

• Responsible for reviewing WIP levels to keep obsolete inventory at a minimum.

• Coordinate production schedules and accommodate priority requirements.

• Must support the production departments and work closely with the supervisors in the plant.

• Coordinate the workflow for manufacturing operations from quoting items until the material has been completed and entered into finished goods ready to ship.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree preferred in Business, Computer Science or related engineering field required along with 3+ years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Strong analytical skills.

• Must be proficient in Word, Excel and other software products and have a very good aptitude for information systems.

• Must have excellent verbal and written skills along with exceptional interpersonal skills.


Nimble Learning

Customer Focus

Plans and Aligns


Balances Stakeholders

Action Oriented

Benefits We Offer:

  • 401k with Matching

  • Family and Individual Insurance Packages (Health, Life, Dental, and Vision)

  • Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays

  • Long & Short-Term Disability

  • Supplemental Insurance Plans

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs

  • Advancement & Professional Growth opportunities

  • Parental Leave

  • & More

Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: South Bend

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