Senior Production Planner

Job ID #:  1426
Company:  Evident
Posting Date:  Nov 28, 2023



Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? At EVIDENT, we help make people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, every day. 


Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

Job Description

The Production Planner will be responsible for activities related to production planning, material availability, and lifecycle management. This individual will develop, implement, and maintain production planning and material management systems. This role will be a central piece of coordinating with the Demand, Purchasing, Engineering, and Manufacturing teams to ensure on time delivery of product. This individual is expected to prepare material requirement plans by using enterprise resource planning systems while looking for ways to continuously improve our systems and processes.




Job Duties

  • Manage the production plan, material availability, and prepare production schedules for manufacturing.
  • Drive system performance and optimization to balance supply and demand, and bring transparency of risks, supply constraints, and opportunities to support the S&OP process. Help create and implement the S&OP forum as applicable.
  • Coordinates discussion and communicates plans to Demand Planning, Manufacturing, Production Engineering, Quality, Commercial Operations, Human Resources, Finance, Product Management Service and Engineering on issues related to delivery, cost, and customer satisfaction. 
  • Works with manufacturing to set a manufacturing schedule and holds them accountable to adhere to that schedule
  • Responsible for updating customer delivery dates for their respective products
  • Supports supply chain transformation initiatives while driving a continuous improvement culture.
  • Manages inventory for their respective product categorie(s)
  • Coordinates with purchasing to manage the phase in and phase out of products to limit E&O exposure while ensuring a timely new product launch
  • Release and expedite work orders when necessary to meet customer delivery dates.
  • Partner with planning and IT to drive process automation and best in class system performance to optimize planning and detailed scheduling performance

Job Requirements



  • A minimum of 3 years of hands-on production planning and material planning.     
  • Strong decision-making and organization abilities
  • Strong Analytical Skills
  • Must be able to influence negotiate and resolve conflicts to reach consensus around common goals.     
  • 3+ years of using ERP systems
  • A strong knowledge of Lean concepts






  • Experience in a Lean-Sigma environment preferred
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills with deep understanding of MS office tools.     
  • Accomplished lead-by-example tactical change agent with strong interpersonal skills.     
  • An ability to communicate at all levels and across sites to maintain relationships and cooperation in pursuing organizational goals.     
  • Ability to work in a matrix organization.

We realize work isn’t just a job to you.


It’s a big part of your life, but not the only part. That’s why we offer competitive salaries, a robust 401(k) program, annual bonus program and comprehensive medical benefits, as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, parental and adoption leave, on-site services and Colleague Affinity Networks — so you can be ready for where life can take you.


EVIDENT is passionate about the solutions it creates for the life sciences and industrial equipment industries. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by helping detect, prevent, and treat disease, furthering scientific research, ensuring public safety, and capturing images of the world. Today, EVIDENT’s solutions range from industrial microscopes and videoscopes to nondestructive testing technology and x-ray analyzers. These products are widely used for quality control, inspection, and measurement applications. Serving customers in fields such as manufacturing, maintenance, and environment and natural resources, EVIDENT’s technology contributes to the quality of products and adds to the safety of industrial infrastructure and facilities. For more information, Click Here.


It is the policy of EVIDENT to extend equal employment and advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship status, religious creed (including dress and grooming practices), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and/or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental) and/or a medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or service in the uniformed services, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.




Posting Notes: || United States (US) || Massachusetts (US-MA) || Waltham || 

Nearest Major Market: Waltham
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston