Manager, Corporate Material Planning

Location
Duluth, MN, US
Salary
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Posted
Aug 03, 2017
Role
Manager
Job Type
Long-Term
POSITION SUMMARY:

The Manager of Material Planning lead the production planning process and implement key business process and systems functionality improvements. The Manager is responsible for establishing, reviewing and maintaining the master production schedule in alignment with the Sales, Inventory, and Operations (SIOP) consensus plan. Establishing the master schedule will involve working closely with operations leaders, material planners, production control planners, and others to coordinate manufacturing plans that achieve the company objectives relative to customer service, efficient resource/capacity utilization and inventory investment. The Manager will be responsible for analyzing scenarios that balance demand and supply while optimizing inventory and minimizing the impact of demand volatility.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Translate the monthly SIOP consensus plan by product family to a detailed weekly master production schedule (MPS) with a 12-18 month planning horizon into the ERP for weekly MRP generation.
  • Incorporate inter-company demand and backlog into SIOP supply planning process to ensure capacity and resources are available to meet demand requirements.
  • Monitor and drive resolution and corrective action of MRP processing errors.
  • Support customer service with exception request analysis and expediting resolution.
  • Create and publish daily/weekly/monthly factory schedule adherence, capacity, and inventory reports.
  • Serve as a factory subject matter expert (SME) for ERP production planning and scheduling modules.
  • Identification and resolution of Constraints - Capacity, Resource & Material.
  • Facilitates long term capacity assessment and development of countermeasure/action plans.
  • Conducts a demonstrated lead-time analysis and measures gap to published lead times. Drives corrective action plan and reviews and updates published lead-times.
  • Data analysis and reporting of key performance indicators such as: delivery performance, backlog, performance to master schedule and inventory turns.
  • Drives continuous process improvement, strives to improve efficiency, likely to challenge processes where favorable alternatives may be available.
  • Timely management of exception messages generated by the ERP system.
  • Maintain data integrity of ERP planning parameters. Parameters such as lead times, lot sizes, safety stocks, delivery times, and order file data for all master scheduled Items
  • Provide training on master production scheduling procedures and processes.

REQUIRED SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE:
  • BS/BA degree in Business or Supply Chain required, MBA preferred
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in analyzing data relating to product forecasting, master scheduling, or shipment forecasting.
  • APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) required or hiring commitment to obtain in first 18 months of employment.
  • Experience with rate-based or flow line (non-MRP) and job shop manufacturing environments.
  • Experience in operations, inventory management, MRP and lean manufacturing processes.
  • Experience with visual management systems.