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Master Production Scheduler

Job Description:


The Master Production Scheduler is responsible for developing the master production plan to satisfy customer demand while carrying minimum effective inventory. The qualified individual will be responsible for providing the plant with a monthly production plan consistent with the plant capacity and sales forecast. The Scheduler is responsible for determining the desired inventory levels for finished goods, including safety stock levels. The sales forecasts, new business opportunities, customer expectations, and internal supply constraints will be used to develop production plans, by month, for a rolling three-month period. Strong collaboration with the Finance, Operations, Sales, Customer Service and Management will be critical to meeting business goals. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Skills and Requirements:



  • Applicant must be ITAR compliant.

  • Experience in managing manufacturing processes, productivity, and efficiency measurements

  • Experience using MRP / ERP systems, especially Advance Planning Systems

  • Superior knowledge of all Production Control operations / methodology including manufacturing planning, demand, and replenishment processes.

  • Superior knowledge of ERP / MRP systems mechanics / operations.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

  • Strong problem solving and analysis skills.

  • Ability to manage complexity and resolve conflicts that arise from balancing multiple priorities.

  • Effective time management skills.

  • Ability to work well with minimal oversight.

  • Proficient in MS office applications.

  • Availability, flexibility, and maturity to represent the Company.

  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods in front of a computer.

  • Ability to read, write, and follow written and verbal instructions in English.

  • Manual dexterity to operate company computer program appropriate to scheduling.

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.



Key Responsibilities:



  • Create a rolling 3-month Master Production Plan for designated products. Utilize the production capacity, taking into consideration the sales forecast, historical sales, and new business opportunities.

  • Analyze and identify risks associated with the options built into the Master Production Plan, including manufacturing lead times. Schedules emailed to the plants monthly.

  • Perform supply - demand analysis each quarter, highlighting areas of concern for the next 12 months.

  • Make delivery commitments on MTO products, which involve checking uncommitted material and availability of capacity.

  • Develop inventory targets and manage production to achieve targeted inventory levels on both a cost and unit basis.

  • Maintain finished goods inventory at target levels in ensure high service levels, i.e. product availability.

  • Project finished goods inventory levels on a quarterly basis. Achieve desired corporate inventory turn targets.

  • Identify and implement system and process improvements within the supply chain to enable overall business process improvement.

  • Further develop existing forecast and supply programs to improve current days of inventory and cash cycle.

  • Improve forecasting tools and procedures through application of innovative ideas and projects.

  • Ensure coordination with Factory Planners to execute Production Plan on a weekly and monthly basis.

  • Monitor actual output versus the Master Production Plan. Identify gaps and drive solutions, including a metric for production performance to the requested production schedule.

  • Review sales forecast on a monthly basis, and suggest modifications consistent with knowledge of current or historical demand.

  • Timely reporting of key metrics.

  • Support the S&OP process meetings to review service levels, performance against schedule, inventory strategy, supply plan to meet demand, and resource implications. Update Master Production Plan as necessary.



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