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Become A Planner

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Working As A Planner

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Stressful

  • $66,571

    Average Salary

What Does A Planner Do

A Planner develops planning studies and reports in support of new and updated plans, programs, and regulations. They conduct field evaluations and assessments.

How To Become A Planner

Material recording clerks usually need to have a high school diploma and are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.

Education

Production, planning, and expediting clerks; shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks; and material and product inspecting clerks need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks need to have basic knowledge of computer applications such as spreadsheet software.

There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.

Training

Material recording clerks usually learn to do their work on the job. Training for most material recording clerks may last less than a month. Production, planning, and expediting clerks’ training can take several months.

Typically, a supervisor or more experienced worker trains new clerks.

Material recording clerks first learn to count stock and mark inventory and then move onto more difficult tasks, such as recordkeeping. Production clerks need to learn how their company operates before they can write production and work schedules.

Advancement

With additional training or education, material recording clerks may advance to other positions within their firm, such as purchasing agent. Clerks in retail establishments can move into the sales department.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Production, planning, and expediting clerks are frequently in contact with suppliers, vendors, and production managers and need to be able to communicate the firm’s scheduling needs effectively.

Customer-service skills. Stock clerks sometimes interact with customers in retail stores and may have to get the item the customer is looking for from the storeroom.

Detail oriented. Material and product inspecting clerks check items for defects, some of which are small and difficult to spot.

Math skills. Some material recording clerks use math to calculate shipping costs or take measurements.

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Planner Career Paths

Planner
Project Coordinator Operations Manager Purchasing Manager
Director Of Materials Management
6 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Purchasing Manager
Director Of Purchasing
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Planner Planning Manager Supply Chain Manager
Director Of Supply Chain Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Buyer Material Manager Purchasing Manager
Director, Procurement
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Buyer Operations Manager
Distribution Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Planning Manager Project Manager Program Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Planner/Scheduler Project Manager Program Manager
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Project Planner Planner/Scheduler Materials Planner
Material Control Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Planner/Scheduler Planner/Buyer Senior Buyer
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Merchandise Planner Planning Manager Material Manager
Materials Director
12 Yearsyrs
Planning Manager Senior Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Program Manager General Manager Account Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Operations Director
President Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Consultant Senior Consultant
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Planner/Buyer Senior Buyer
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager
Senior Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Supply Chain Manager
Supply Chain Director
14 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Sales Manager Purchasing Manager
Supply Chain Lead
9 Yearsyrs
Planner/Buyer Purchasing Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Coordinator Production Manager Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Planner Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    52.8%
  • Female

    44.8%
  • Unknown

    2.4%

Ethnicity

  • White

    77.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    11.4%
  • Asian

    8.3%
  • Unknown

    1.8%
  • Black or African American

    0.6%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    50.6%
  • French

    10.4%
  • Mandarin

    5.9%
  • German

    5.6%
  • Chinese

    4.3%
  • Italian

    3.8%
  • Portuguese

    3.8%
  • Arabic

    2.7%
  • Korean

    2.2%
  • Japanese

    2.2%
  • Russian

    1.6%
  • Hindi

    1.4%
  • Carrier

    1.4%
  • Cantonese

    1.1%
  • Swedish

    0.5%
  • Vietnamese

    0.5%
  • Thai

    0.5%
  • Urdu

    0.5%
  • Polish

    0.5%
  • Turkish

    0.4%
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Real Planner Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Brand Planner Facebook, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Dec 22, 2015 $145,000 -
$165,000
Planner VIII CDM Smith Inc. Denver, CO Dec 08, 2016 $138,902
Coastal Planner Moffatt & Nichol Long Beach, CA Jul 25, 2016 $130,000
WW SDM Planner Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Aug 31, 2015 $120,000 -
$140,000
Planner Envogue International, LLC New York, NY Oct 17, 2016 $120,000
Aggregate Planner Xilinx, Inc. San Jose, CA Dec 13, 2016 $115,816
Applecare Planner Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Oct 05, 2015 $115,000 -
$135,000
Planner Henningson, Durham &Amp; Richardson, PC New York, NY Jul 01, 2015 $114,150
Planner VI CDM Smith Inc. Houston, TX Jun 30, 2016 $109,803
Planner Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals, Inc. Portland, TX Feb 20, 2016 $102,048
Planner V CDM Smith Inc. New Haven, CT Jan 15, 2016 $101,629
Solutions Planner Campbell-Ewald Company West Hollywood, CA Jan 09, 2015 $100,000
Planner VI CDM Smith Inc. Tallahassee, FL Apr 25, 2016 $99,341
Planner IV CDM Smith Inc. Maitland, FL Jan 05, 2016 $78,416
Planner IV CDM Smith Inc. New Haven, CT Jan 01, 2015 $77,834
FAB Planner Im Flash Technologies, LLC Lehi, UT Sep 06, 2015 $77,000
Wireline (WL) North America (NAM) Segment Planner Schlumberger Technology Corporation Houston, TX Aug 09, 2015 $76,731 -
$85,500
Wireline (WL) North America (NAM) Segment Planner Schlumberger Technology Corporation Houston, TX Sep 08, 2015 $76,731 -
$85,500
Planner IV CDM Smith Inc. Maitland, FL Aug 16, 2016 $76,128
Operative Planner Altair Productdesign, Inc. Auburn Hills, MI Aug 05, 2015 $75,549
Planner Parker Hannifin Corporation North Haven, CT Sep 17, 2015 $63,700 -
$73,700
Planner Level 3 Communications, LLC Broomfield, CO Aug 31, 2016 $63,036
Planner Hatch Mott MacDonald Holdings, Inc. (HMM) Pleasanton, CA Aug 18, 2016 $63,003
Planner Parker Hannifin Corporation North Haven, CT May 08, 2016 $63,000 -
$73,000
Planner Its Regional, LLC Metairie, LA Sep 28, 2015 $62,500
Experience Planner HTC America Innovation Seattle, WA Jan 14, 2015 $62,400
Process Planner Cyient, Inc. Red Oak, TX Jul 24, 2015 $61,963

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Top Skills for A Planner

ProceduresCustomerServicePurchaseOrdersFinancialPlansVacationPackagesSafetyProductionPlanningISOInventoryLevelsLogisticsProductionScheduleMRPProjectManagementResourcePolicyRawMaterialsCADERPEmergencyGIS

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Top Planner Skills

  1. Procedures
  2. Customer Service
  3. Purchase Orders
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed responsibilities of calibrating, adjusting, and repairing tools by following standard procedures.
  • Provided excellent customer service by addressing and resolving queries on pricing, beneficiaries, life insurance and other financial planning issues.
  • Place purchase orders for large quantities of promotional materials while managing item storage and professional distribution.
  • Created seasonal financial plans & exit strategies for Sweaters & Holiday apparel.
  • customize vacation packages, reservations airfare, hotel, guiding the tourism to the Lodge from Peru.

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