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.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
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:
Bachelor's Degree in Business related field or equivalent experience required.
CPIM and/or CSCP certification preferred.
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