Position Summary The Master Scheduler is responsible for planning, organizing, and controlling the monthly master schedule. It is a planned build schedule in weekly capacity-constrained buckets that is derived from the Sales and Operations Planning output. The monthly master schedule is what drives the forecast for purchased materials. Establishing the master schedule will involve working closely with the Demand Managers, Production Control Analysts, and Central Material Analysts to coordinate manufacturing plans that achieve the company objectives relative to customer service, resource/capacity utilization and low inventory investment.
Managing Planned Manufacturing orders such that the aggregate output each week/day is in line with the S&OP.
Working with Demand Managers to determine:- Proper mix of products to be produced
Material Planning Support for new product introductions
Achievable product phase out plans to minimize excess and obsolete liability
Working with the Production Control Analysts and Manufacturing Engineers to thoroughly understand and advise on managing short term/long term capacities to minimize the cause for past due orders and / or overtime.
Working with the Production Control Analysts to help balance and coordinate the manufacturing orders based on material/capacity availability.
Working with the Demand Planners to coordinate the monthly production of safety stock or targeted finished goods inventories using the planning strategy specified in the materials planning playbook. (Rockwell Automation: A Guide for Materials Planning).
Working with the Demand Planners to develop and provide a monthly updated Supply Plan communicated in units covering the expected demand for each product family that the individual is responsible for over an 18 month period.
Working with plant Finance to understand the impact master scheduling has on the plant's financials.
Tracking and managing the accuracy and effectiveness of the master schedules to rationally adjust forecast and to continuously improve the overall master scheduling process.
Tracking, analyzing and reporting the pertinent KPI's, as well as, suggest and implement plant-specific improvement activities (i.e. Must monitor actual performance against the MPS and production plan, and provide a summary of operation results for management).
Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field, or equivalent.
A minimum of three years of experience in manufacturing scheduling, analyzing data relating to product forecasting, master scheduling, asset management, or shipment forecasting.
Ability to effectively make decisions with limited time and information can determine decision making criteria based on priorities.
Ability to collaborate effectively across multiple disciplines with internal and external resources.
Strong analytical capabilities, with a basic understanding of statistical analysis techniques.
Strong interpersonal skills, independent problem resolution, proven leadership ability necessary to be effective across functions and levels, and the ability to manage the requirement of others not directly supervised.
Proficient software and PC skills, with a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio preferred
Ability to plan and organize work to effectively perform assigned tasks in a timely manner..
Global business proficiency and understanding.
Interacts with the global team members well and is a team player
APICS CPIM certification preferred.
SAP Experience preferred
Key Competency Requirements
Strong team leader/contributor, comfortable in leading cross functional and multi-cultural teams.
High energy, driven and enthusiastic about opportunities to establish and implement new approaches.
Possess well-rounded knowledge in supply chain, materials planning and logistics.
Exceptional problem solving and project management skills.
Excellent presentation and communication skills (written and verbal) to various levels of the organization.
Proficient in dealing with language and cultural barriers.
Capable of capturing and transforming an idea/concept into business opportunity and deliver positive results.
Other Skills & Knowledge
Travel This position may have limited travel to U.S. and international Rockwell Automation locations.
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