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Master Production Scheduler for manufacturing plant

Company: Gables Search Group
Location: Providence
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:


The key function in this role is to lead the monthly Sales & Operating Plan meeting and coordination to comprehend demand signals, work with planning, manufacturing operations, and other cross-functional departments to develop short- and long-term demand-supply plan and achieve execution excellence. You will motivate, lead, and guide planners to continue to develop process and tools used across the enterprise for planning efficiency, increased collaboration with internal and external partners and ensure the translation of demand into supply plan to seamlessly serve business expectations. You will work with sales and customer service to prioritize order fulfillment and achieve on-time delivery goals. Resources are focused on continuous improvement of the movement of materials through production processes, and the establishment of key performance metrics and benchmarks to monitor actual performance against goals.


  1. Lead and manage the monthly Sales & Operating Plan meeting and management of the Master Production Schedule (MPS) to optimize the production plan.
  2. Manage day-to-day increases/decreases to the schedule following discussions with Materials, Manufacturing and Customer Service personnel to fulfil the weekly and firm period MPS plan (Schedule Attainment). Coordination of information flow between planning, warehouse, and production team.
  3. Generate all reports and communication at different levels as required.
  4. Perform daily planning across multiple value streams to optimize output with reduced changeovers and waste.
  5. Work closely with Sales and Marketing to establish Sales forecast in support of the S&OP process.

6.     Work closely with Manufacturing to support inventory levels / Manufacturing plan.

7.     Work closely with Manufacturing and New Product Development.

8.     Update / Execute the MRP roll up monthly or as needed. Work closely with Materials group to maintain proper inventory levels of all components in support of the Master Production Schedule.

9.     Align MPS with MRP FG Code strategy, maintaining SAP parameters according to changes in demand, ECN, etc.

10.  Coordinate manufacturing activities to develop a balanced schedule, fully utilizing essential lean tools and kaizen continuous improvement to achieve excellence.

11.  Develop and implement lean strategies to improve operation, quality, cost, and inventory control, using tools such as pull systems, JIT, set-up reductions

12.  Participate, coach, and lead continuous improvement efforts

13.  Leadership and development of the team

14.  Proven effective establishment of Master Production Schedule. Ability to work under limited supervision.

15.  Strong computer skills and competent use of Microsoft office products particularly Word and Excel; working knowledge of Inventory Management / Material planning / ERP Systems (SAP).

Excellent organization skills and the ability to plan, prioritize and organize a diversified workload.

Education /Skills /Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience as Production/Materials Planner
  • Strong Computer skills (SAP, MS Office, and Power BI tools)
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken
  • Extended knowledge of planning processes (MRP, MPS, S&OP)
  • APICS qualification highly desirable
  • Basic knowledge of Lean Production (Value Stream Mapping, Material Replenishment and Flow, PFEP, etc.)
  • General knowledge of Operations / Manufacturing processes in automotive plants.
  • Project implementation/ Management
  • Capability to drive and sustain performance improvements
  • Product understanding and business acumen.

Keywords: Gables Search Group, Providence , Master Production Scheduler for manufacturing plant, Other , Providence, Rhode Island

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