Production Planner & Scheduler

Production Planner & Scheduler (Direct Hire)

Peoria, IL

Job Requisition: 6392

Description for Production Planner & Scheduler:
Production Planner & Scheduler is to successfully meet the facility and corporate goals & objectives, while managing all Production Planning & Scheduling within the facility. The Production Planner & Scheduler performs under general supervision, all functions related to coordinating daily production requirements with regard to planning and scheduling of production.

Responsibilities for Production Planner & Scheduler:
  • Create, monitor, analyze, plan and execute daily production schedules for Production parts in accordance with the standard best practices.
  • Setup and modification of new/existing parts and routing in CMS.
  • Develop production schedules in accordance with sales forecast, plant, and employee capacity, and new business opportunities.
  • Single point contact for internal & external customers. 
  • Participate and co-ordinate Daily Cycle Counting of Inventory and periodical Physical Inventory.
  • Responsible to maintain parts inventories to support production requirements.
  • Ensuring right consumption of raw material as per the BOM and accountable for raw material consumption. 
  • Notification of any spikes or changes to customer demand and initiate appropriate next steps with related stake holders. 
  • Coordinate parts changes with Sales, Engineering, Production, Accounting and Materials.
  • Responsible to ensure no parts shortages, obsolescence or excess inventory. 
  • Schedule the production process and departmental activities relating to material, employee, and equipment availability.
  • Efficiently assign production to minimize company costs and meet delivery deadlines.
  • Review production specifications, identify, and report plant capacity constraints.
  • Resolve production, manpower and material shortage problems quickly in an order of priority.
  • Schedule training programs for staff to develop themselves on the job and meet production goals.
  • Use CMS to generate reports and schedules.
  • Create and publish Weekly Customer Releases and delivery reports. 
  • Create and publish Weekly reports of Material Yield, Earned hours, Capacity planning and down time hours for all production departments.
  • Early communication of parts/material shortages and take next steps actions.
  • Develop daily and weekly production status reports for Materials Manager.
  • Coordinate with production, purchasing and finance teams to develop and maintain scheduling parameters.
  • Order and stock adequate materials to avoid any shortages.
  • Oversee routine equipment maintenances to avoid outages and repairs during production.
  • Support organizatiomanagemenof shop floor material flow(internal logistics).
Requirements for Production Planner & Scheduler:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Materials Management, Supply Chain, or related field.  
  • Requires a minimum of 5 to 7 years of relevant experience in materials planning, scheduling, forecasting, logistics, supply chain ideally within a low volume/high mix manufacturing environment. 
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills. 
  • Strong ERP/MRP systems knowledge, prior experience with CMS an asset. 
  • Experience with lean concepts/tools such as Kanban, JIT and Kaizen. 
  • Understanding of production flow principles and manufacturing processes. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with many levels and types of people. 
  • Good written, oral and presentation skills. 
  • Problem solving & decision-making skills. 
  • CMS working knowledge is preferred. ERP & MRP knowledge required and Computer proficiency required in Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Hands-On, Roll-Up-Your-Sleeves personality 
  • Bias for action – reacts promptly to issues with appropriate actions/responses 
  • Ability to thrive in a “Lean and Mean” resource conscious organization 
  • Capable of managing multiple challenging assignments concurrently; moving swiftly and decisively, but collaboratively and effectively with others 
  • Effective problem solver 
Requirements for Production Planner & Scheduler:
  • APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CIPM) certification
  • Lean Manufacturing / Six Sigma knowledge
*Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

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