Nov 03, 2019

Production Planner and Scheduler

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Elkhart, IN, USA
Full-Time Other

Job Description

Manufacturing Company

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
As the Production Scheduler, you will create daily and weekly production schedules and make recommendations to effectively schedule employees in order to ensure all deadlines are met.
  • Create and maintain production schedules.
  • Monitor execution of job orders and adjust job schedule to meet the deadlines.
  • Use workers and resources in the most effective manner.
  • Provide quick responses to production issues.
  • Identify problems and provide recommendations to improve processes.
  • Use software to generate reports and schedules.
  • Control stock level to prevent manufacturing interruption.
  • Improve cash flow by reducing production cycle time
  • Plan and promote improvement activities for cost effectiveness and excellent customer service.
  • Evaluate system performance and recommend improvements.
  • Attend/initiate daily meetings to prioritize and plan production activities to maintain on-time delivery.
  • Suggest the equipment, materials and personnel needed to meet production schedules.
  • Coordinate with Department Manager to develop company policies and procedures.
  • Perform inventory management for timely delivery and for minimizing transportation charges.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Education: Two year degree in Business or related field required. Bachelor's Degree a plus.
  • Experience: Three or more years' experience as a production scheduler. Experience in a manufacturing environment is a plus.
  • Functional Skills: Ability to consistently produce accurate work under fluctuating schedules and priorities.
  • Technology Aptitude/Skills: Proficient in Outlook calendaring, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and excellent presentation skills. Experience using ERP systems, especially Advance Planning and Scheduling Systems.
  • Language Skills: Able to read/write/speak English fluently.
  • Leadership/Behaviors: “Can-Do”, positive attitude and ability to work independently and as a high performance team member. Collaborative, supportive, detail-oriented and organized; ability to influence key decision makers; ability to review large amounts of data to analyze trends and prepare summaries to support proposals; innovative, able to step outside of the box and propose new solutions; compliance oriented and self directed.
  • Culture Match Behaviors: Conceptual thinker who can take a vision and create better processes and solutions. Enjoys collaboration, being a team player and participating in continuous improvement activities.
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