Reporting to the VP Operations, the Master Scheduler plans, prepares, issues, and controls production schedules to ensure a controlled flow of finish products timed to meet customer requirements (forecasts).
The Master Scheduler also make sure to optimize manufacturing capacity utilization by properly loading our external manufacturing facilities.
Moreover, the Master Scheduler assures the coordination with the sourcing group responsible to execute the Material Requirement Plan (MRP) and makes sure any change in Supply & Demand are properly reflected in both our Master Production Schedule (MPS) and our Material Requirement Plan (MRP).
Along with his team, the Master Scheduler is responsible to issue a proper flow of work orders to production and align production priorities to changing customer needs while assuring proper communication of finished good availability to the interested internal departments (Customer Service, Sales, Distribution, etc.).
Analyze forecasts and raise any planning / manufacturing concerns through S&OP
Build Master Production Schedule (MPS) that meets both customer demand and capacity constraints
Runs MPS & MRP periodically and assigns proper ship dates to new orders based on material & manufacturing capacity availability
Reviews FG EOQ's and safety stock to drive effective inventory levels to ensure high on-time line ship complete
Coordinates with production planner to execute the production schedule on both weekly and monthly basis
Analyze sales order variations and adjust manufacturing schedule accordingly (manual in Momentis, messages in D365)
Coordinate effective communication with customer service on any delays affecting on-time delivery
Coordinate revision and tracking of all work order to ensure they are on time and the factories are level loaded
Adjusts work order start dates and / or quantities to utilize resources effectively and efficiently
Updates and finalizes resource planning looking 3-12 weeks out
Expedites operations and alters schedules to meet unforeseen conditions
Utilizes systems in place to retrieve data to make good sound business decisions
Lead the production planning team (Production Planner and the Planning Coordinator) to deliver the above objectives
Education : Bachelor's degree preferred and 5-10 years of production management experience
Interpersonal Skills : Must be able to speak with employees, department managers and senior leadership
Leadership Skills : Must be able to inspire, motivate, and keep employees engaged
Problem Solving Skills : Must be able to quickly ascertain a situation and be decisive in solving it
Time Management : Must be able to manage time efficiently often under pressure
Works with a positive attitude, demonstrates confidence and is as a team player who works cooperatively and effectively with others.
Joseph Ribkoff is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.