You will be responsible for the management of a team of planners who develop and implement a master production schedule that is linked to the monthly sales and operation (S&OP) plan; plans and establishes production schedules, monitors material inventories and works in collaboration with the Inventory and Warehouse Manager and Supply Chain team, tracks production progress, reviews factors which affect production and recommends remedial action; responsible for ensuring that all timelines related to the supply chain are adhered to and proceed in an efficient manner in order to ensure on-time delivery and customer satisfaction.

Qualifications:

Requirements:

  • BS in Business, Operations Management or related or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years of experience in manufacturing, production planning and supply chain activities
  • An APICS certification is desired
  • Project Management experience is strongly desired (will be leading process creation and data integrity related to ERP upgrade)
  • Strong organizational, time management and people management skills; close attention to detail and ability to effectively handle multiple priorities; able to evaluate situations, identify options and implement effective solutions quickly and efficiently
  • Must have strong computer skills with expert Excel skills; strong proficiency with Microsoft products; must be familiar with ERP, DRP, MRP, MRPII, or other formal computerized inventory system
  • Use of Access, Crystal Reports or other formal data retrieval and report writing is a plus
  • Must be highly collaborative and able to work in a team-based environment
  • Accepts sole or primary responsibility for the delivery of results and outcomes associated with the position; reliable; an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization; must be an effective listener, able to maintain focus, extract necessary information and validate understanding of the information
  • Able to create effective reports, presentations, and business correspondence
  • Strong team communication with good cross-collaboration abilities
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with internal department personnel
  • Must have solid business acumen and understanding of a variety of functional areas within the business

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain accuracy of the daily production schedules for all departments to set achievable targets
  • Use capacity planning tools to make necessary recommendations to the Production team to change production rates and/or line configurations with available labor
  • Develop sales and operation planning reports which include current and future demand and an operations plan designed to satisfy customer requirements; hold monthly S&OP meetings to report previous performance and communicate current and future plans as well as identify any issues with achieving plan; frequently update team on performance against plan
  • Develop and maintain rules of engagement for order management including master scheduling policy
  • Develop and maintain Master Production Schedule to ensure past due orders are minimized
  • Provide daily production/shipping performance updates against established goal
  • Evaluate the impact of expedited orders on the production plan and provide feedback to CSS’s
  • Participate in scheduling of new products (samples, first production runs, etc.)
  • Assess performance, analyze sales orders and forecast and communicate risks to the organizations while recommending corrective actions
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Master Planner