Planning & Scheduling Supervisor

EMD Millipore Saint Louis , MO 63150

Posted 3 months ago

Your Role: Supervise activities of planning and scheduling group to achieve targeted service levels while controlling inventory costs. Meet established objectives. Support employees in Planning and Scheduling while acting as a technical resource, business leader, and mentor.


  • Maintain and monitor the Planning and Scheduling systems (SAP and related planning databases) to ensure designs are optimized to achieve corporate business objectives.

  • Work closely with Sales and Marketing and other production/purchasing planners to ensure that Customer Forecasts and Demand Information are correctly interpreted into SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) and SAP MRP.

  • Plan and schedule MRPc as required.

  • Lead teams using process improvement methodology and APICS best practices to drive business results.

  • Use capacity models for long term business planning.

  • Maintain and monitor work performance of employees.

  • Supervise the flow of materials from bulk to finished goods (Production, QC, Packaging, Supply Chain)

  • Identify trends and propose solutions to new or ongoing Supply Chain issues

  • Ability to understand corporate objectives and leverage points to achieving those objectives.

  • Identify behavior (systemic or human) that causes discrepancies and offers solutions or provides necessary training

  • Coordinate cross functional activities to achieve targeted service levels.

  • Ensure demand planning systems are functioning as expected

  • Supervise and develop direct reports by maintaining and monitoring work performance.

  • Respond effectively to employee concerns and/or performance issues.

  • Maintain open lines of communication across the organization. Be a role model.

  • Participate in new hire interviews and effectively evaluate potential candidates to facilitate hiring of strong candidates.

  • Ensure proper scheduling techniques are used to drive operational throughput improvements

  • Implement, maintain, and analyze departmental measures

  • Serve as a technical resource

  • Identify and resolve all inquiries and problems (or delegate accordingly)

  • Support all related functions (QC, Packaging, and Operations with throughput, efficiency and quality issues).

  • Apply expertise to current/future projects (SAP)

  • Answer all inquiries in an efficient and professional manner

  • Miscellaneous duties and tasks as assigned

  • Exemplary attendance and adherence to schedule

Who You Are:

  • Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business related field or equivalent experience required.

  • CPIM and/or CSCP certification preferred.

  • Experience:

  • 2+ years Inventory Management, Forecasting or Planning/Scheduling experience.

  • 2+ years supervisory experience.

  • Proven leadership skills.

  • Knowledge and Skills:

  • Leadership, communication, organizational and problem solving skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Teamwork and training skills.

  • PC literate with word processing, database, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access abilities.

  • Strong mathematical background, knowledge of the metric system and conversion of those units of measure.

  • SAP or local planning system functionality.

  • Supply chain management, MRP, capacity planning, forecasting, planning and scheduling techniques.

  • Ability to lead cross functional teams.

Job Requisition ID: 180065

Location: St. Louis

Career Level: C - Professional (1-3 years)

Working time model: full-time

Job Segment: Manager, ERP, Scheduler, SAP, Management, Technology, Administrative, Customer Service

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Planning & Scheduling Supervisor

EMD Millipore