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Manufacturing Planner & Scheduler III at Experis

Manufacturing Planner & Scheduler III

Experis West Hills, CA Full-Time
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Experis, a ManpowerGroup company, has an exciting contract opportunity with one of our key clients, an American supplier of scientific instrumentation, reagents and consumables, and software services with a mission to enable the customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Job Description:
Manufacturing Planner & Scheduler III
Location: West Hills, CA
Duration: 6 months

The Manufacturing planner III will be responsible for planning and scheduling all aspect of production. The position will require complex analysis of data to determine the most cost effective, optimal production schedule that Manufacturing can successfully execute.
Involve with the new product introduction and transfers, includes interaction with other departments to ensure that company objectives are met for business revenues and customer satisfaction.
Individual will drive continuously process improvement to improve key metrics such as OTIF, Backorder, Schedule Attainment, & Utilization.
Strong analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills are a must.

Key Responsibilities:
The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Responsible for key performance indicators such as on-time delivery, maintaining Safety Stock levels of products and internal raw material shortages levels.
Coordinate production workflow for multiple product lines. Plan and prioritize operations to ensure maximum performance and minimum delay.
Determine manpower, equipment and raw materials needed to cover production demand.
Schedule shift according to production needs.
Monitor the progress for each function to deliver the product on time.
Address issues when they arise aiming for minimum disruption.
Obtain output information (number of finished products, percentage of defectives etc.) Prepare and submit status and performance reports (PMD).
Maintenance of MRP master data parameters for established products and new product transfers to ensure accurate signals for quantity and dates generated by MRP (i.e. production lead times, lot sizing, and safety stock) to minimize excess inventory.
Implement material master changes, product structures, BOMs and Router into production process as required.
Recalculate orders and requirements as needed by analyzing trends in demand, changes in lead time, minimum order quantities, standard batch sizes and safety stock levels.
Follow up on open orders and partial shipments and expedite as required.
Attend daily management stand -up meetings and provide regular and timely status updates on planning and production issues impacting replenishment to management.
Partner effectively with external departments including Demand Planning, Customer Service, R&D, PMO, QC/QA, Marketing, Manufacturing, Logistics to resolve issues impacting areas of responsibility.
Identify and proactively communicate inventory stock level risks to Marketing and present during SIOP meeting.
Interface with manufacturing managers/supervisors to coordinate and prioritize product availability to support customer service efforts.
Oversees the material planning aspects of new product launches, rebranding, specification changes to products.
Analyze root causes of stock outs and work with cross-functional teams to implement corrective and preventive measures.
Demonstrated knowledge of ISO/FDA, GMP, ISO Regulations and other regulatory requirements for diagnostics manufacturing.
Directs the manufacturing efforts of the organization by developing daily production schedules, taking into consideration pre-established line rates, established committed lead-times and cost effectiveness of schedules.
Proactively works with the purchasing department to identify shortages and schedule accordingly to reduce the number of shortages that impact operations.
Proactively works with production to expedite production requests as required and communicate any delays that will impact production requirements.
Control all documentation relative to the operations planning function.
Such documentation includes but is not limited to, backlog reports, lead-time analysis, shop floor orders (including rework orders), delivery performance, daily production status, pull from stock sheet, lead-time maintenance, shortage reports, and close production order reports.
Manage replenishment levels for applicable safety stocking programs.
Works with the Site PFEP (Plan for Every Part) to drive PFEP within the Value Stream Participates in PPI lean manufacturing initiatives to continuously improve process flow regarding material management.
Key areas also include capacity requirements evaluation, constant monitoring of production readiness and materials availability, continuous improvement of responsible areas and support activities related to PR1 system maintenance to ensure MRP update.
Ensure the most efficient resources utilization via continuous communication with Operations.
Drive continuous improvement initiatives across planning and our intercompany supply chain.
Establish and optimize standard work and best practices to ensure material availability to supporting rapidly growing business.
Responsible for understanding and implementing relevant company and department policies and procedures.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in a business, supply chain, data scientists or equivalent relevant experience can be considered.
At least 3 years of experience in planning and scheduling.
Recognize problems, analyze, recommend solutions, and drives continuous improvements.
Proficient with MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, & Outlook), PowerPoint.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Must be proficient in ERP System (SAP) Ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives and while maintaining a strong sense of urgency.
Attention to detail; creativity combined with strong analytical skills (the ability to view a situation logically, break it down into manageable tasks and identify alternative plans of action).
Preferred Qualifications APICS certified in Planning & Inventory Management preferable with medical device manufacturer experience a plus.
Six Sigma Certification a plus.

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