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Job Type: Contract
Location: NY
Posted: 8/30/2022
Our technology product client is looking for an experience Master Scheduler/Production Planner to create schedules and coordinate materials and workforce to build the company's products on-time, and at the highest level of quality.   The role includes evaluation and analysis of data, coordination with sales, production and materials teams, and proactively resolving issues to ensure delivery of finished goods and service product.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Create daily, weekly and monthly build schedules for the production lines in Reach’s manufacturing plant and depot level service centers.
  • Working directly with Customer Service, Sales Operations, Sales, Product Management and Operations Management to determine appropriate production and shipping schedule attainment to best meet customer and sales demand. 
  • Based on factors such as raw material availability, production line capacity, standard lead time commitments, on time delivery, and emergent needs of the business both from a sales operations and production operations perspective, be the direct interface for the Sales, Inventory, Operations, and Production (SIOP) forecast inputs and the output of a production operations schedule.
  • Help resolve and countermeasure line-down situations
  • Work directly with purchasing / procurement team to ensure best practices and greatest leverage in sourcing from low cost regions, supplier assessment and management, etc
  • Support and sustain Materials Lean Conversion by implementing VMI, Kanban, just-in-time, postponement and other materials strategies to reduce FG and WIP inventory while improving delivery to our customers
  • Manage the control of inventory through cycle-counts and root cause analysis of discrepancies
  • Establish and maintain materials 5S (Kanban card management, labeling, inventory audits, etc)
Requirements
  • Experience with ERP system fundamentals - ideally experience with Oracle R12 ERP or similar environment
  • 1 to 3 years of advance planning (finished goods / final product) experience.
  • 2 to 5 years of procurement, production raw materials planning, or analyst experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proven ability to problem solve complex issues that arise from inventory, capacity and / or ERP systems.
  • High level of proficiency in Excel (advanced formulas, pivots, if/then)
  • Knowledge of mathematics and statistical data analysis
  • APICS or CPIM certification a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to be a Continuous Improvement change agent a must
  • Ability to be effective in a fast paced, metric driven environment
  • Solid understanding of materials flow and inventory signals (MRP, Kanban, Min/Max)

Timing - as soon as identified - expected through year end 

Location - required on site 5 days/week, Seattle/Everett area (local or regional candidates preferred)