Production Scheduler

Bio-Rad Laboratories Irvine , CA 92606

Posted 2 weeks ago

Overview

This position is responsible for developing the production schedule to satisfy customer demand while carrying minimum effective inventory, and incorporating labor/machine capacities. An effective production schedule will provide production, planning, purchasing and management the information to plan operations to optimize the business and meet customer requirements. The qualified individual will be responsible for providing production with a scheduling plan consistent with the plant capacity and sales forecast utilizing the SAP APO system. The individual will evaluate and analyze data regarding processes and systems, resolve problems with production schedules and recommend procedures to avoid future problems. Strong collaboration with Production teams, Planning, and Purchasing will be critical to meeting the business goals.

Responsibilities

  • Develop production schedule to drive manufacturing schedules and procurement.

  • Conduct capacity analysis utilizing the MRP system (SAP/APO)

  • Manage inventory levels on the production plans

  • Work with buyer planners to adjust build schedules based on material and technical issues

  • Determine ability to meet requested customer dates based on capacity, cycle time and inventory lead times

  • Report production performance to plan

  • Prepare daily production Schedules and issue all work orders per production schedule

  • Create, maintain and ensure execution of production schedule

  • Coordinate activities with the Production Supervisors and team

  • Monitor production progress

  • Review demand and supply to understand bottleneck and propose alternative capacity for areas needing capacity improvement to meet demand

  • Perform ongoing analysis of weekly, monthly and future capacity to optimize production level and achieve manufacturing continuity during low and high volume

  • Read and analyze charts, work orders, production schedules and other reports / to determine production requirements and to evaluate production estimates and output

  • Work and communicate closely with multiple departments and tight deadlines

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field / or equivalent work experience; 7+ years scheduling, inventory analysis experience, and capacity planning

  • Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret product information, production schedules, and other process documentation in English.

  • Computer proficiency, specifically with SAP (APO experience), Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word, ERP/MRP system

  • Strong math and analytical skills

  • Proven people skills required, must have ability to work with others while effectively handling internal pressures

  • Excellent Communication Skills (written and verbal).

  • Organizational and problem solving skills required

  • Experience in a Lean environment - World Class Manufacturing, principals of Lean Manufacturing and APICS certification is preferred

  • MRP experience in Logistics, Customer Service, Scheduling, Sales & Operations, and Inventory

What's in it for you?

  • Competitive pay and great benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k and more

  • Opportunities for growth and training

  • Stability of a profitable 60+ year old company

  • Great work environment

  • Satisfaction in working at the cutting edge of biotech, and seeing your work make a difference in the world.

About Bio-Rad:

Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 7,800 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.

Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.

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To all recruitment agencies: Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Staffing Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


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