The Master Production Scheduler/Planner 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 production plan consistent with the plant capacity and sales forecast. The planner is responsible for determining the desired inventory levels for finished goods. The sales forecasts, new business opportunities, customer expectations, and internal supply constraints will be used to develop production plans. Strong collaboration with the Business Managers, Operations, Sales, Customer Service and Management will be critical to meeting business goals.
Create a Master Production Plan for production departments. 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 emails to the departments weekly.
Perform supply demand analysis each quarter, highlighting areas of concern for the next 6 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.
Perform satisfactory review of inventory levels on a quarterly basis. Achieve desired corporate inventory turn targets.
Insure coordination with plant schedulers to execute Production Plan on a weekly and monthly basis.
Monitor actual output versus the Master Production Plan. Identify gaps and drive solutions, including production performance metrics to the requested production schedule.
Review sales forecast with business manager 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.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Experiences:
Education Level: BA/BS degree
Preferred Areas of Study: Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Operation Research
Experience in managing manufacturing processes, productivity, and efficiency measurements
Experience using MRP / ERP systems, especially Advance Planning Systems
Experience in utilizing Kanban production methods
APICS certification (CPIM or CSCP)
Sound knowledge of supply chain processes and procedures including manufacturing planning, demand, and replenishment processes.
Strong negotiation skills with the ability to reason and influence at all levels.
Strong communication and presentation skills.
Strong problem solving and analysis skills.
Ability to manage complexity and resolve conflicts that arise from balancing multiple priorities.
Proficient in MS office applications.
Working environment is in an air-conditioned shared office space with frequent work in an unheated/air conditioned manufacturing/warehouse setting
Safety glasses with side shields and safety footwear are required in the production area
Position requires the ability to sit, reach, stoop, and walk long distances within a warehouse/manufacturing setting
Position may require being seated for long periods of time
Occasional travel may be required
Safe Fleet does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry veteran status or any other status protected by law.