3557 Planner/Scheduler II
The Planner/Scheduler converts the master production schedule into a feasible detailed production schedule/materials schedule for the manufacturing site.
As a key interface between Master Scheduling, Global Planning and site Operations and support teams, the Planner/ Scheduler is a team-player who collaborates with stakeholders to propose and make decisions to optimize the utilization of work center capacity and/or availability of raw materials while removing barriers to achieve the MPS.
Using critical thinking and a continuous improvement mindset, the Planner/Scheduler takes a proactive approach to engage stakeholders in driving scenario analysis and resolution of problems. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, forecasting, scheduling, MRP review, automated system utilization, project management, continuous improvement, network collaboration, team facilitation, participation in operations meetings, driving departmental Class A activities and overall materials planning and production scheduling management for the facility.
Perform all detailed scheduling, materials planning and forecasting activities to support the achievement of the Master Production Schedule and to build appropriate safety stock levels.
Manage all planned/process orders and purchase reqs/orders for specific MRP controllers or work centers in a timely manner.
Independently resolve order management issues and escalate as required.
Working as a team, coordinate the production, materials and maintenance scheduling activities to drive alignment and resolve constraints.
Drive adherence to planning and scheduling timefences.
Company Confidential Coordinate planning and dispensing activities with multiple groups across sites.
Drive or participate in continuous improvement projects more than 15% of time to streamline and document scheduling processes, while eliminating waste in the order management process.
Conduct scenario planning, substantiate results and provide recommendation on best path forward.
Coordinate and drive projects to support Materials Management, FOS and Manufacturing. Independently communicate and resolve materials and detailed scheduling issues.
Develop and track metrics for production and materials scheduling, forecasting, order management, schedule adherence, and inventory accuracy.
Conduct root cause analysis and implement issue resolution.
Drive or support Class A re-certification efforts for the Site Scheduling department.
Support improvements to SAP APO, R/3, automation systems and other business system development. Identify methods to leverage ERP systems and remove unnecessary spreadsheets and manual tools.
Ensure all processes are documented and provide cross-training and documentation for exception scenarios.
Actively participate as a vocal member in required meetings, including DCT, WST, wWST, LTT’s and other required meetings.
Coordinate team to align, drive actions and resolve constraints to achieve the MPS.
All employees with jobs that require access to the Warehouse (TSA) Security Threat Assessment (STA) must be able to pass the Transportation Security.
Follows established safety and environmental guidelines and procedures for all work performed. Immediately reports safety and environmental incidents including injuries, illnesses, near misses, and safety suggestions.
Fosters a positive safety culture in which no one gets hurt.
Education & Experience:
Bachelors degree or APICS certification
2+ plus years of related planning or scheduling experience
Familiar with GMP procedures and concepts.
Knowledge of planning concepts such as APICS body of knowledge and world class manufacturing.
Experience in materials planning and production scheduling with a strong attention to detail while working in a fast paced and changing process manufacturing environment.
Ability to plan and schedule activities effectively while proactively identify potential issues to drive to resolution.
Fundamental knowledge of inventory, planning, and scheduling principles.
Strong ability to make independent decisions while taking into account varying perspectives in a fast paced and quickly changing environment.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong facilitation and project management skills.
Demonstrated leadership qualities and ability to build relationships with teammates, internal and external customers. SAP APO / ERP experience preferred.
Advanced skills in MS Office (Excel/Word) preferred.
Ability to think outside of the box and have a continuous improvement mindset.