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Material Planner Scheduler

POSITION
Summary:
The Material Planner Production Scheduler will have primary responsibility for the coordination of the daily production schedules to support the Sales objectives for the Business Unit. This includes, but is not limited to, the responsibility for coordinating department run rate, shop floor work orders, and scrap minimization. The Material Planner/Scheduler works closely with the Production Managers, Shipping/Receiving, Manufacturing Engineers, and Customer Service Representatives to ensure the achievement of production and inventory goals.
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS AND SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Interacts with Buyers at Intercompany Franchises (Intercompany PO processing, order confirmations, open order reporting).
Coordinates and manages the implementation of Production Business Plan to support Divisional Sales Objectives.
Creates production schedules and coordinates meetings with production manager and supervisors to follow up on performance to schedule
Enters all POs in the system within the specified timeframe
To effectively process allocations, shipment scheduling, send all the necessary paperwork to shipping and to be proactive in the handling label/packaging changes.
Initiate and follow up the ECR (Engineering Change Request) process for any new items or changes when needed.
Follow the Internal Complaint process and to initiate the necessary service/product complaints when needed.
Follow the company returns policy and to work with the Returns/Quality Department to expedite credits or any other issues.
Maintain active communication with the customer to ensure customer satisfaction.
Works closely and communicates with Customer Service, Production regarding daily scheduling issues.
May manage Raw Material Inventories, WIP and Finished Goods to support validation schedules, production schedule, Customer Service, and inventory objectives. Notifies Supervisor and Production Manager of any shortages.
Works with Purchasing to expedite components to meet schedules.
Provides input to Production Manager regarding material availability, spikes in production requirements, work load by work center, overtime and any unusual business requirements.
Routinely checks Kanban stock bins for adequate supplies of components and subassemblies required for specified production. Notifies Purchasing Agents when necessary.
Completes Production and Lean Metrics Report as required at end of each production day.
Follow established company policies and all established health and safety policies.

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