The ideal candidate will have the following traits: competitive, highly organized, ambitious, impatient, highly aware of time management, and an open and transparent communicator.
As part of the Supply Chain Team, our Master Scheduler is responsible for the daily scheduling of all work centers and ensuring production schedules meet or exceed customer delivery expectations in a low volume / mixed model manufacturing environment. The Master Scheduler should be proficient in the use of MRP/ERP systems, Finite Forward Scheduling and Theory of Constraints with experience implementing Kanban / Heijunka replenishment tools. Other skills include use of and maintenance of master data in ERP/MRP systems.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Develop and manage Production Schedules to maximize the company's throughput, efficiency and effectiveness and communicate demand and changes to Production Team daily
Optimize the flow of raw materials and Work in Process throughout the plant to minimize inventory levels, minimize transaction volumes and continuously improve efficiency in relation to production schedules
Synchronizes production schedules between departments
Follow-up that schedules are being followed and communicate with planning
Responsible to identify and trigger modifications needed to Bills of Materials and Routes and lead-times and other master data to keep the finite forward scheduling system effective and efficient.
Proactively identify, communicate and de-conflict scheduling issues
Monitors capacity levels for each resource and recommends equipment and staffing level changes to support growth trends
Works with Plant Manager to justify and obtain approval for appropriate changes
Keeps Plant Manager apprised of issues and seeks guidance as appropriate
Assumes additional responsibilities as needed
Supports safety and quality goals throughout the facility
Support continuous improvement projects
Provide reports/metrics to management as required
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Supply Chain, Business, or Engineering
Supply Planning Certification CPIM, CSCP or CPSM helpful.
Minimum 5 years of experience hands-on Production Planning and Master Scheduling
Previous experience developing Master Scheduling methods and work-flows
Experience using lean manufacturing pull systems. level loading, and capacity planning tools preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent communicator with the ability to be both deeply analytical and provide executive level messaging and communications
Super-user of Excel (macros, algorithms, SQL statements), and Infor Syteline
Ability to read an engineering drawing and bill of materials
Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and work independently with little supervision.
Ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relations