Plan, schedule and procure all materials assigned in order to meet the demand of the customer and maximize production productivity.
Communicate with customers and suppliers on service, quality, inventory, and material movement.
Define and manage standard WIP and inventory levels by implementing and maintaining Kanban and FIFO systems to control the release of material and WIP to and from all responsible areas.
Participate with the production team members in achieving Key Performance Indicator (KPI) targets.
Participate in value stream daily walks and proactively work to resolve problems that arise related to material or WIP issues.
Provide leadership and direction to the value stream material coordinators who perform material handling and transactions by establishing standard work and providing training and feedback as needed. (Position is non-supervisory.)
Support Kanban cycle count activities.
Promote and participate in the use of lean techniques and practices such as 5S, material pull systems, value stream mapping, 3P, standard work, root cause problem solving, and variability reduction to eliminate waste and achieve objectives.
Utilize Excellence as the keystone of the daily activities required to deliver business results and in establishing a world-class operations organization to support current and future challenges.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Operations Management or a related field is required.
Minimum of 3 years of experience in production control planning or scheduling in a discrete manufacturing environment with experience in both MRP-driven and Lean environments utilizing Kanban-managed supply chain.
Minimum of 1 year of shop floor experience/interaction with operations in a manufacturing environment, as well as working knowledge and training in Lean Manufacturing concepts and techniques. Experience specifically with internal material or WIP pull techniques such as Kanban, Min/Max, supermarket or FIFO systems.
Certification through APICS or one of the following is preferred: Certified Production Inventory Control Manager (CPICM); Certified Integrated Resource Manager (CIRM); or Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP). Certification or training in Problem Solving, Root Cause Analysis, Corrective Action or Theory of Constraints a strong plus.
Computer skills: Ability to work in a networked environment using a Windows and/or Windows-like interface using MS Office Suite software applications, specifically Excel, at an intermediate to advanced level; ability to use Enterprise-wide ERP/MRP systems such as SAP; proficient in use of computerized inventory management systems.
Analytical and math skills: Solid ability to using root cause problem solving methodologies (such as PDCA, 5 Whys, 8D). Ability to review and compare data to identify inconsistencies and determine priorities; ability to collect, analyze and summarize information to a technical level; strong attention to detail; fact based problem solver. Basic to intermediate math skills.
Communication skills: Good English language skills both orally (including over the phone) and in writing (most commonly email); ability to effectively present data, ideas and recommendations to others at all levels; ability to comprehend verbal information and rephrase statements to clarify meaning; ability to read, interpret and comprehend complex written and verbal instructions; ability to communicate across organizational levels with quality, integrity and respect in a way that inspires others and encourages innovation and possibilities.
Time Management and Organizational skills: Flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and assignments; ability to maintain confidentiality.
Excellence Behaviors: Remain engaged, proactive and positive even in tough circumstances; own assignments and be fully accountable for their success; align actions, behaviors and conversations to what matters most; bring out the best in others and recognize the value in every person's contributions; ability to work independently and as a team member.
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