The Master Scheduler Manager is responsible for aligning with the "Sales and Operations Planning" output and managing the execution of the master production schedule across Rockwell North America standard product plants. Manages staff of master schedulers who plan and establish production schedules, monitor material inventory in Global Rockwell Automation Distribution Center, track progress of production, and review factors which affect production schedules. The monthly master schedule is what drives the forecast for purchased materials. Establishing the master schedule will involve working closely with the Demand Managers, Production Control Analysts, and Central Material Analysts to coordinate manufacturing plans that achieve the company objectives relative to customer service, resource/capacity utilization and low inventory investment.
Major responsibilities Manage a team of master production schedulers. Additionally, as part of our matrix organization structure, this role will provide leadership to create standard processes to be implemented and practiced across all the global master production scheduling teams.
- Ensure that the North America Master Production Schedule team meets their service and inventory goals and are aligned with the Materials Organization.
- Accountability for ensuring master production schedulers develop and maintain master schedule / rough cut capacity plan that is derived from the S&OP output and is structured into weekly capacity-constrained buckets for each assigned work cell. This will involve developing strong relationships with Plant Managers, Production and Inventory Control Managers and Regional Material Managers to understand BU relationships and product strategy objectives to ensure integration into assigned manufacturing facility strategies and supply plans.
- Working with Supply Chain partners to drive holistic continuous improvement through collaboration resulting in increased Customer loyalty, reduced inventory entitlement, and productivity.
- Ensure the Master Production Scheduler is working on the following aspects of the business:
- Managing Planned Manufacturing orders such that the aggregate output each week is in line with the S&OP.
- Working with Demand Managers to determine:
- Proper mix of products to be produced
- Material Planning Support for new product introductions
- Achievable product phase out plans to minimize excess and obsolete liability
- Working with the Production Control Analysts and Manufacturing Engineers to thoroughly understand and advise on managing short term/long term capacities to minimize the cause for past due orders and / or overtime.
- Working with the Production Control Analysts to help balance and coordinate the manufacturing orders based on material/capacity availability.
- Working with plant leadership and Finance to understand the impact master scheduling has on the plant's financials.
- Working with the Demand Planners to develop and provide a monthly updated Supply Plan communicated in units covering the expected demand for each product family that the individual is responsible for over an 18 month period.
- Tracking, analyzing and reporting the pertinent KPI's, as well as, suggest and implement plant-specific improvement activities (i.e. Must monitor actual performance against the MPS and production plan, and provide a summary of operation results for management).
- Bachelor's Degree
- Legal authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.
- Bachelor's Degree, preferred in Business, specializing in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, or Business Administration.
- A minimum of three years of experience in manufacturing scheduling, analyzing data relating to product forecasting, master scheduling, asset management, or shipment forecasting
- Travel is up to 30% (Domestic & International). This position requires limited travel to other Rockwell Automation locations to support assigned business unit segment.
- APICS - CPIM certification.
- SAP Experience.
- Minimum 2 years of supervisory/managerial level experience.
- Global business proficiency and understanding.
- Interacts with the global team members well and is a team player.
- Proficient software and PC skills, with a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio.
- Strong leader, comfortable in leading cross functional and multi-cultural teams.
- High energy, driven and enthusiastic about opportunities to establish and implement new approaches.
- Possess well-rounded knowledge in Supply Chain, Materials Planning and Logistics.
- Ability to manage several projects / initiatives simultaneously, utilizing time management and work prioritization.
- Proven experience working in complex environments; and managing conflicting demands and expectations.
- Excellent presentation and communication skills (written and verbal) to various levels of the organization.
- Proficient in dealing with language and cultural barriers.
- Capable of capturing and transforming an idea/concept into business opportunity and deliver positive results.
- Capability to process large amount of data / information and make decisions.
- Attract, develop, and retain talent. Ability to staff and develop a high-performing and motivated team.
- Strong interpersonal skills, independent problem resolution, proven leadership ability necessary to be effective across functions and levels, and the ability to manage the requirement of others not directly supervised.
- Ability to effectively make decisions with limited time and information -can determine decision making criteria based on priorities.
- Ability to collaborate effectively across multiple disciplines with internal and external resources.
- Strong analytical capabilities, with a basic understanding of statistical analysis techniques.
Operations & Engineering Services
Supply Chain and Operations
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Cleveland - Ohio, Milwaukee - Wisconsin
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