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Production Planning Section Manager

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Supply Chain & Procurement
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WD30103950322 Requisition #
What you will do

Our Production Planning Section Manager will be responsible for leading the production planning group to effectively create and maintain an efficient production schedule that meets customer requirements while minimizing cycle times and effectively utilizing inventory.

How you will do it
  • Oversee and mentor the Planning Group to ensure a high level of proficiency and development.
  • Create level loaded Master Production Schedule while maintaining targeted inventory levels.
  • Ensure a consistent handoff of planning information to the production via the Material Planner(s).
  • Maintain a valid capacity requirements plan that supports the master production schedule.
  • Identify and manage bottlenecks and capacity issues with the Production Management team, co-ordinate internally and externally the resolution of the issues.
  • Establish and monitor ERP system parameters, including safety stock levels for finished goods and raw material inventories.
  • Lead weekly/monthly Master Production Schedule meetings.
  • Liaise with Engineering, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering, Sales and Customer Services to achieve on time delivery at optimum cost with optimum inventory levels.
  • Review and action exception messages on a weekly basis.
  • Lead the development of scheduling tools to increase the level of automation and reduce the manual nature of the Scheduling function.
  • Provide guidance and expertise to develop plant team knowledge relative to plant schedule optimization.
  • Create weekly/monthly reports and KPIs.
  • Maintain a high standard of professional knowledge, ethics and practices when dealing with customers, suppliers, peers, subordinates, supervisors and other key stakeholders of the company.
What we look for
  • Operations Management diploma, or experience in a technical field along with at least 3-5 years of experience in planning/scheduling in a customized / engineered to order manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of SAP experience as production planner
  • Good at math and statistics
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Good understanding of the industry market trends and conditions
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills
  • Strong regard for product quality and safety standards
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in Excel + Power Pivot / Power Bi
  • Data/cost/customer-driven.
  • Fast decision making.
  • Minimum of three years of leadership experience.

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