Publish Date: June 13, 2021
Location: United States
State: North Carolina
The Production Scheduler/Bulk Planner has the general responsibility of scheduling the Production Filling Lines based on feasible filling plan requirements, scheduling bulk production based on filling requirements and purchasing components and raw materials needed for filling. The incumbent will make efforts to schedule in a manner that optimizes operating efficiency and resources, as well as minimize the expiration and disposal/waste of Bulk product.
Understand and promote all safety requirements and procedures including improvements and observations.
Create filling plan based on MRP that fulfills the planned quantities and sequence production to optimize resources and minimize changeovers.
Create a bulk schedule that supports the filling plan and allows for proper hold time prior to filling.
Create Production Orders using SAP MRP for both filling and bulk and assemble Production Order folders with required documentation enclosed.
Verify that all components and bulk are available for filling. Verify that all raw materials are available for bulk production.
Sequence production in SAP and use scheduling module to create weekly production schedule for bulk and filling. Attend pre-Scheduling and Scheduling meetings to present schedule to line leads.
Maintain SAP master data for bulk and WIP item numbers for designated production lines.
Use SAP tools to order components within established lead times to support filling schedule. Use MRP to convert Purchase Requisitions to Purchase Orders. Manage delivery dates of components in SAP.
Develop relationships with Shift Leads, Line Owners and materials management to communicate issues effectively and get feedback on how to improve sequencing of production orders.
Develop relationships with suppliers to communicate issues effectively regarding delivery dates and changes to component needs. Provide forecasts as needed. Request and review open order reports from vendors. Provide feedback to Global Strategic Sourcing regarding supplier performance.
Develop relationships with Supply Planners to communicate issues relating to product availability for packout at 900 due to component or raw material delivery delays.
Develop relationships with Supply Chain Leads to support new product trials, launches and changes to existing products to ensure availability.
Investigate and reconcile issues with goods received and invoicing by vendors. Approve invoices in iDMS for payment by P2P.
Attend and participate in Daily Production Meetings.
Manage Bulk expiration dates for assigned production lines. Coordinate retesting or disposition with Compounding, Process Engineering and Quality.
Manage component run-outs and scrap through NOC and NODD processes.
Schedule all trial fills, sales sample fills and pilot batches on your lines. Coordinate with appropriate personnel from Engineering, R&D, Supply Chain Leads, Change Management and Quality to ensure all areas are represented to support the project.
Address weekly production order issues and anomalies, revise Production Orders and schedules as needed due to business demands or inventory discrepancies and communicate changes to key stakeholders and departments.
Identify root causes in schedule attainment failures or misses and work with other department personnel to identify and analyze the root cause. Develop improvements to avoid future failures.
Support GME pillars by submitting quarterly improvements and participating on Focused Improvement teams when required.
Contribute to the success of monthly PET metrics.
Perform other duties assigned by Manager.
Key Skills, Abilities and Experience Required
1. BA/BS Degree. (An Associate’s Degree along with demonstrated scheduling experience, diversified procurement and negotiation experience in a manufacturing environment will also be considered).
2. Requires a general MRP knowledge of purchasing principles, procedures and negotiating techniques generally acquired through three to five years of purchasing experience, preferably in consumer personal goods.
3. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Excellent demonstrated verbal and written communication abilities.
4. Demonstrated success working in a fast-paced and demanding manufacturing environment. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other team members.
5. Strong computer skills in SAP and Windows Office Suite (Excel, Word, Teams etc.).
More about Product Supply (PSO)
The Product Supply Organization (PSO) is an inclusive, diverse global community of leaders. Our team is responsible for sourcing, making and shipping some of the world’s most trusted household products. In our organization, safety is paramount and innovation a must. Join us if you want to keep growing professionally and make an impact in the lives of millions of homes.