Horizon Firearms: Planner

Job Description:


  • Are you an experienced planner capable of production and materials planning for multiple product lines.
  • Does working for a family-centric organization based in a small-town environment appeal to you?   
  • Do the values of stewardship, versatility, and family resonate strongly with you?  
  • Do you find the improvement of people’s lives through stewardship of God-given resources inspiring?  

Then Kaspar Companies is for you!    

Primary Function

The Planner will oversee all production and materials planning for all Kaspar Outdoors’ Iota and Horizon divisions.  The Planner is well-versed in lean production procedures and ways to optimize them; is organized and results-driven with great problem-solving skills.  The Planner aids in driving to production goals by providing timely and accurate information to Operations and ensuring that materials are on-hand to execute the plan.

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to): 

  • Execute production and materials planning for two divisions 
  • Plan and prioritize production to ensure maximum performance and minimum delay 
  • Will report metrics from Horizon and Iota 
  • Monitor jobs to ensure they will finish on time and within budget 
  • Determine manpower, equipment and raw materials needed to cover production demand  
  • Manage inventory and submit purchase requestions to VP of Operations 
  • Assist with daily cycle counts to ensure inventory accuracy 
  • Address issues when they arise aiming for minimum disruption 
  • Obtain output information (number of finished products, percentage of defectives etc.) 
  • Prepare and submit status and performance reports 
  • Collaborate with operations, sales, customer service, purchasing, and other staff as required 
  • Creates monthly production plan for management review
  • Works directly with Operations to provide informational and direct support
  • Flexibility required to support multiple shifts
  • All other duties as assigned  


  • Advanced communication and computer skills 
  • Extremely proficient utilization of MRP/ERP programs (current system is Syteline) and MS Office
  • Must be versatile and capable of providing planning detail to multiple departments
  • Must show grit through adversity with a “mission first” attitude
  • Critical thinker capable of adaptability and reasoning, willing to compromise to reach organizational goals
  • Systems driven with advanced analytical and problem-solving skillset


  • Proven experience as materials and production planner 
  • Production Control experience a plus
  • Excellent communication abilities 
  • Some college coursework preferred 
  • Experience in LEAN manufacturing a plus 

Work Environment

  • Typically, inside a climate-controlled office and is required to occasionally move from office to manufacturing areas and outdoors to perform duties  
  • Occasional exposure to manufacturing environment where the use and wear of proper protective equipment (PPE) such as safety glasses or side shields on glasses and safety toe shoes are mandatory