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Food Service Industry Collaboration Will Drive Supply Chain Transformation

Restaurant industry sales in the United States are expected to reach $799 billion in 2017. That’s a lot of burgers, chicken, fries, salads, burritos and milkshakes!

While top line revenue growth is moderate, the market research company NPD Group reports that U.S. foodservice traffic actually declined in 2016. One of the key factors is changing consumer tastes. Market research company Datassential found that America’s top 300 chain restaurants and convenience stores introduced a staggering 5,113 new menu items over the past 12 months in the effort to appeal to changing consumer tastes.  “What is interesting is not the types of items that are new, what’s in them,” said Jack Li, who is a member of the Datassential research team.  According to Datassential, chain restaurants have been betting on trendy ingredients including kale and quinoa, items you never would have found on a chain restaurant menu just a few years ago.

Larry Oberkfell, President and CEO of the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) sees this as a wake-up call for the industry.  “The consumer votes with their feet and if we are to win their dollar then all players in the supply chain must work together to give them what they want. And there is a lot at stake to do so.  The food service industry is the second largest private employer in the United States and counts nearly 15 million among its workforce (10% of the overall U.S. workforce).”

IFMA, together with HAVI, a supply chain management firm with deep expertise in food service, and Kinetic12, a food industry management consulting firm, are orchestrating a Supply Chain Optimization initiative. The initiative is the first of its kind in the foodservice industry and is bringing together the biggest brands and suppliers as part of the initiative.  Their collective objective is to evaluate how to optimize supply chain practices across all of the key stakeholders and to address how the movement of foods from farm to fork can bring new offerings to meet changing consumer tastes.

Read the article here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/katevitasek/2017/06/05/food-service-industry-collaboration-will-drive-supply-chain-transformation/#2153b45b5f70

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Upcoming Events

Statistical Alignment of Master Data – Vol. 2: Bigger Data

About the Speaker:

Rohit Parangath CPIM, CSCP, CLTD is the Head of ERP Processes at MilliporeSigma (Merck KGaA, Germany). He joined the company in 2007 and has held various positions in Production Planning, Sales & Operations Planning and Supply Chain Strategy.

Rohit has been involved in several mergers and acquisitions during his employ with MilliporeSigma. Other than his regular duties he also holds SAP Key User responsibilities for Production Planning, Business Warehouse, APO Supply Network Planning, APO Demand Planning and SAP Information Steward.

He grew up in Bangalore, a metropolitan city in southern India and received his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering (RVCE), Bangalore in 2003. He completed his Master of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering, focusing in Supply Chain Management, from Syracuse University, New York in 2006. Rohit received his CPIM certification in 2011, CSCP in 2012 and CLTD in 2016.

Rohit has been an APICS member since 2005 and a board member of the APICS San Diego Chapter since 2012.

What you will learn:

While Vol. 1 of this PDM series covered Safety Stocks, this episode delves into lot sizing, forecast strategy and inventory control policies.

  • Inter-dependencies between supply chain master data elements
  • Mass calculation of Supply Chain parameters
  • Using an advanced model of the ABC-XYZ analysis matrix.
  • Statistically managing outliers in your demand data.
  • Effectively analyzing lot sizing policies.
  • Alternatives to the Economic Production Quantity (EPQ).
  • Power of 2 production lot sizing policy
  • Segmental analysis of Supply Chain KPIs.

 

Tickets:

$38.00 [Non-Member]
$40.00 after 05:30 pm June 12

$28.00 [APICS Member]
$30.00 after 05:30 pm June 12

Space is limited, register today at: http://apics-sd.org/meetinginfo.php?id=109

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Education Spotlight

CLTD – Summer Wednesdays [ Carlsbad]

The APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) designation assess individuals based on a comprehensive body of knowledge, best practices and standards for those in the logistics, transportation and distribution industries.

Earning the CLTD credential makes you a recognized expert in the logistics, transportation and distribution fields. Certification demonstrates in-depth knowledge of a broad range of topics to set you apart from your colleagues — proving your high level of knowledge and skills. The CLTD will make you a more valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today’s global economy.

This 10-week (4 hours per week) course will guide students through the APICS CLTD Learning System.

The new APICS CLTD exam consists of eight content areas. To earn the CLTD certification, you must master each of the following:

Module 1: Logistics and Supply Chain Overview

  •         Logistics Fundamentals
  •         Logistics Strategy within the Supply Chain
  •         Lean Logistics

 

Module 2: Capacity Planning and Demand Management

  •         Aligning Supply and Demand
  •         Translating Demand into Capacity Planning
  •         Demand Management
  •         Sourcing and Procurement of Inventory

 

Module 3: Supply Chain Improvements and Best Practices

  •         Customer Relationship Management
  •         Order Management
  •         Customer Service Management

 

Module 4: Inventory and Warehouse Management

  •         Inventory Management in Logistics
  •         Inventory Management Methods
  •         Inventory Control
  •         Warehousing Strategy and Management
  •         Packaging and Materials Handling

 

Module 5: Transportation

  •         Transportation Fundamentals
  •         Modes of Transportation
  •         Transportation Management

 

Module 6: Global Logistics Considerations

  •         Infrastructure and System
  •         Regulations
  •         Customs Clearing and Documentation
  •         Finance and Payment Options
  •         Currency and Tax Considerations

 

Module 7: Logistics Network Design

  •         Facilities Planning
  •         Distribution Network Design
  •         Risk Management

 

Module 8: Reverse Logistics and Sustainability

  •         Reverse Logistics
  •         Sustainability

 

The registration fee for this course includes the APICS CLTD Learning System materials and on-line tools.

Please note that fees for taking the CLTD exam is separate and has to be booked via Pearson Vue.

Tickets

$1,700.00 [APICS Member]
$1,750.00 after 12:00 am June 14

$1,900.00 [Non-Member]
$1,950.00 after 12:00 am June 14

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Classified Ads

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SeeScan is looking for an experienced Buyer to join the Purchasing team and help ensure the timely purchasing of the company’s materials, supplies, equipment, and services. In this position you will be responsible for following purchasing processes, providing guidance on potential cost saving opportunities for materials and services, and maintaining vendor relationships. You will work with the Procurement, Production, Receiving, Quality, and Engineering teams to achieve a high level of customer satisfaction, and ensure order accuracy and overall quality. Success in this position is critically important to help us maintain our global reputation for delivering top-of-the-line products our customers can depend on.

Our ideal candidate knows how to skillfully balance attention to detail with the bigger picture to set and achieve goals quickly. They are well-organized, resourceful, efficient, and take pride in their work. A team player with a positive attitude will thrive in this role. Embodying integrity and dependability, they’ll help our organization adapt to the challenges ahead and seize opportunities for growth.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, schedule, and release production/purchase orders for requirements driven to make-to-order and make-to-stock sales/service/spare parts requirements using ERP system.  This is critical.
  • Follow and improve existing purchasing policies, including ERP parameters, to ensure quality and compliance.
  • Be an expert user of our ERP system, using best practices and sharing expertise with others.
  • Track orders and monitor critical parts list to assure that materials, tools, supplies, and equipment arrive in time to meet customer demands and production schedules.
  • Review EOQs, prepared POs, and requisitions.
  • Coordinate with R&D buyer on special projects and serve as a backup.
  • Negotiate with vendors to get the best pricing and guarantees for goods and services.
  • Maintain strong vendor relationships. Track vendor performance and provide feedback. Discover and recommend new vendors and terminate existing relationships based on performance when needed.
  • Follow environmental and safety regulations and acts in compliance with all state and federal laws.
  • Comply with and promote corporate guidelines on business ethics and safety.

 

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated project management, problem-solving skills, and keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively, managing multiple projects and shifting priorities as needed.
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of and experience using an ERP system.
  • Full proficiency with MS Office. Advanced MS Excel skills (including formulas, charts, data merges, and use of functions) are a must.

 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in a business-related discipline.
  • Minimum 6 years of purchasing experience in lieu of a bachelor’s degree.
  • APICS Certification is a plus.

 

Notes

  • Candidates who submit high-quality, thoughtful cover letters stand out.
  • Local candidates only.
  • No visa sponsorship available.
  • SeeScan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

About SeeScan

SeeScan is a 30+ year old, 250-person company focused on delivering groundbreaking, best-of-class products primarily in the plumbing diagnostic and utility locating industries. Our focus on technology, innovative spirit, commitment to excellence and casual work environment make SeeScan a great place to work!

We are a manufacturing and engineering company. We love making things. Whether we are working on products that service our main businesses or the next big thing, we are committed to engineering excellence. We believe the fun in engineering is in the problem solving, and thrive on pushing our limits and continuously improving.

As a privately held company we are free to embrace our passion for out-of-the-box thinking and technical excellence while maintaining a casual work environment. Simply put, we’re successful because we hire great people, give them a mission, and equip them to succeed.

If this opportunity is of interest, please visit http://www.seescan.com/careers/job-opportunities/to apply. Applications must include the following: salary requirement, a thoughtful cover letter, and an up-to-date resume.

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Company Overview

Teledyne Marine is a group of leading-edge undersea technology companies that have been assembled by Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. Through acquisitions and collaboration, over the past 10 years Teledyne Marine has evolved into an industry powerhouse, bringing the best of the best together under a single umbrella. Each Teledyne Marine company is a leader in its respective field, with a shared commitment to providing premium products backed by unparalleled service and support.

As part of the Teledyne Marine group, Teledyne Impulse designs and manufactures highly reliable electrical and optical interconnection systems for a broad range of harsh environment applications. We specialize in dry mateable, wet mateable, and underwater mateable standard products, as well as custom product interconnect solutions. From miniature underwater sensor connectors to large vehicle systems, Teledyne Impulse has created many innovative connection solutions.

For more information, visit our website at www.teledynemarine.com.

Teledyne is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, protected Veteran Status, genetics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  If you need assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please email  teledynerecruitment@teledyne.com or call (805)373-4545.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.  Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.  

Position Summary and Responsibilities

General Overview

The Senior Buyer performs a wide variety of purchasing activities in support of achieving organization goals. Responsible for managing assigned commodities and supplier bases for Teledyne Marine companies within the San Diego region and supporting site purchasing activities as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Independently manages critical suppliers that provide products of a highly technical nature to insure optimum performance regarding quality, price, delivery and service.
  • Negotiates high level and complicated agreements including Kanban agreements, Master Supplier Agreements (MSA); evaluates terms and conditions, memorandums of understanding (MOUs), etc.
  • Reviews engineering drawings and/or specifications to determine source selection, develops and solicits RFQs, analyzes and evaluates responses, negotiates prices and terms, awards contracts or places purchase orders.
  • Evaluates supplier performance on a monthly or quarterly basis, leads supplier performance review meetings and writes summary reports.
  • Assesses supplier and commodity risks and implements risk mitigation plans including new supplier sourcing.
  • Establishes optimal supply chain strategy, including supplier base, purchasing activities and inventory management, at a tactical level for responsible commodities to ensure continuity of material supply at the best quality and value.
  • Performs and ensures day-to-day purchasing activities are completed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Gathers and analyzes ERP output data and takes appropriate purchasing actions.
  • Leads and provides NPI project support, as needed.
  • Attends and provides input during project meetings, production whiteboard meetings, sales/planning meetings and material shortage meetings.
  • Provides input to ECOs and processes disposition.
  • Attends MRB meetings and processes supplier returns, replacements and credits.
  • Assists A/P in resolving invoice discrepancies.
  • Mentors less experienced peers through leading them on specific projects or tasks and/or performing selected purchasing administrative tasks.
  • Complies to all ISO and SOX regulations in addition to corporate and company policies and procedures.
  • Continually evaluates company processes and best practices, identifies areas for improvement & working with manager, updates procedures for review and consideration.
  • Adheres to and promotes the core values and behaviors of the organization.
  • Completes tasks and special projects as assigned.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities                                                    

This job has no supervisory responsibilities but may provide technical leadership to lower level buyers including carrying out lead responsibilities in accordance with applicable regulations and laws and the organization’s policies and procedures. This includes, but is not limited to training employees

Qualifications/Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or completion of a professional certificate program, such as university extended studies, APICS, AME, or ISM certification is highly preferred
  • A minimum of 8-10 years of experience as a purchasing professional in an electronics manufacturing environment, preferably high-mix environment.
  • Previous purchasing experience in PCA, metal and/or plastic fabrication is preferable
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to gather and analyze data and effectively communicate judgments/decisions based on that data to others
  • Intermediate skill in all MS Office applications
  • Demonstrated experience using ERP systems for planning and procurement
  • Demonstrated understanding of the relationship of transactions in ERP for materials movement in purchasing, planning and accounting
  • Demonstrated understanding of manufacturing documentation and interpretation of technical drawings
  • Strong demonstrated understanding of manufacturing assembly processes
  • Experience in supporting NPI projects is preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership skills that bring positive influence to peers and promote team work
  • Must possess U.S. citizenship or be a "U.S. Person". (A U.S. Person is defined as a person who is a lawful permanent resident “Green Card holder” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101 (a)(20) or who is a ”Protected Individual” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).)

 

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

The physical/Mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Office environment;
  • Sit and stand for prolonged periods of time;
  • Repetitive motion of hands, wrists, arms;
  • Occasional lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.

 

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POSITION SUMMARY:

The procurement engineering position is responsible for overseeing Supply Chain Commodity Manager activities and deliverables. This position will be the main point of contact with program management and oversee and coordinate the Supply Chain team to ensure that all of the Commodity Manager deliverables are achieved on-time to enable smooth production ramps.   This role oversees the supplier selection, BOM costing, part qualification, design for cost and manufacturability, and supplier readiness to insure a smooth ramp to production.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

These may include, but are not limited to:           

  • Acts as Supply Chain Program lead for programs in phase 1 through 4 of the company’s Lean-Product Realization Process (i.e.  Product Life Cycle). Works with Program Management to ensure that all Supply Chain deliverables are met. Program management for the Supply Chain group coordinating schedule and deliverables with Commodity Managers and Buyers.
  • Manages Quoting, Supplier Selection and Costed BOMs for programs.
  • Oversees part qualifications to ensure conforming parts and process margin prior to production.
  • Develops systems and procedures for selecting and monitoring vendors and suppliers to ensure their ability to meet engineering and quality standards and that parts and materials received meet requirements in a cost-effective manner
  • Facilitate the launching of new or improved products/processes, and the transfer of technology from development to commercialization from a Supply Chain perspective
  • Directs and guides the activities of a function responsible for interfacing with product development and supplier engineering to provide materials and components for company product manufacturing
  • Main point of contact for PMs to resolve issues, both within the Supply Chain group and cross functionally.
  • Customer facing responsibility for the Supply Chain organization. Responsible for representing Supply Chain organization in customer meetings and calls.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Education & Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a procurement engineering (or similar) role, commodity management, or similar role(s) in a fast?paced manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience sourcing, negotiating, and buying machined & sheet metal fabrication, plastic molding, PCBA's, cables, harnesses, and other components needed for complex electromechanical assemblies.
  • The candidate must have a strong understanding of the fabrication processes' associated with machined & sheet metal parts, plastic molding, PCBA's, cables, harnesses, and other components needed for complex electro?mechanical assemblies to facilitate negotiating optimum pricing, quality, and delivery. 
  • A four year degree in Engineering or a related field, or equivalent industry experience. A wide range of experience across Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and New Product Introduction. 
  • Experience in global planning capabilities.
  •  APICS CPIM Certification and experience with lean manufacturing is preferred. 

 

Job Complexity:

Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Networks with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent knowledge of product development life cycle and ability to program manage supply chain deliverables from sourcing, costing, and qualifying BOMs to ensure production readiness. Program management skills include ability to effectively communicate/publish program statuses, ability to work cross functionally at the program level, effective issue resolution skills, and ability to effectively manage supply chain resources supporting programs.
  • Must possess a thorough understanding of concepts of inventory flow throughout the supply chain.
  • Comprehensive MRP knowledge, IFS knowledge a plus.
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills with all levels of suppliers and internal customers.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, Possesses the ability to motivate and maintain effective working relationships with staff and colleagues. Possesses the ability to successfully work to reach company goals in a fast?paced contract manufacturing environment. 
  • Broad commodity knowledge including sheet metal fabrication, plastic molding, PCBA's, cables, harnesses, and other components needed for complex electro?mechanical assemblies.
  • Proficient in tolerance requirements and process capacities for fabricated parts and assemblies. Ability to work with the design team and suppliers on DFM/DFC/DFQ to ensure healthy design margins at lowest cost are achieved across all fabricated part commodities.
  • Exceptional analytical skills with the ability to analyze and summarize complex data such as bills of material, inspection data, etc..  Assess process capabilities and design margin related to part designs and tolerancing.
  • Advanced skills in using Microsoft software applications Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc..
  • Strong understanding of supply chain methodologies for managing Cost, Quality and Delivery objectives – including possessing the ability to source, qualify, assess, and audit potential suppliers
  • Possesses the ability and desire to work in a fast?paced environment; executing at both a strategic and detailed execution level. Detail oriented with strong follow?through characteristics. 

 

SUPERVISION:

Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments.

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE:

Equipment:PC, scanners, facsimile machine, voice mail and e-mail systems, and common office machines or ability to be trained. 

Software Knowledge:  Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

EFFORT REQUIRED:

Physical Activities:  On a continuous basis, sit at desk for a long period of time; write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means. Intermittently answer telephone. Some walking and lifting up to 20 lbs. may be required.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

TRAVEL:

This position may require limited travel – 15%

**to apply, please send your resume to jennifer.mauser@dkengr.com

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Stone Brewing is in search of an exceptional senior level Production Scheduler with broad expertise in all facets of supply chain including production planning, scheduling, MRP, and inventory management.

In this role, you will create and maintain the brewing and packaging schedule at our Escondido, CA facility but will also work closely with the Richmond, VA facility. This individual will have the opportunity to implement, sustain, and improve MRP capabilities across the supply chain while ensuring inventory is properly balanced so that our fans receive the freshest beer possible.

You will work closely with Planning, Procurement, Production, Engineering, Distribution, and Customer Service teams to maintain production scheduling activities at the brewery, which includes balanced schedules for the packaging line, kegging line, and brewhouse operations, as well as resolving constraints and maintaining excellent communications between stakeholders.

In short, you will help our beer, our company, and fans be amazing!

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for creating and managing the production site’s master schedule and then executing resulting schedules for packaging operations and brewing operations
  • Utilize Microsoft Dynamics AX master planning/scheduling/procurement features and ensure system inputs are up-to-date and accurate (cycle times, capacity constraints, BOMs, yields, etc.)
  • Ensure alignment with dynamic sales & inventory targets, lead times, launch dates, ingredient inventories, and external/internal orders
  • Coordinate schedules with Production and Engineering/Maintenance to ensure alignment with work schedules and capacity constraints
  • Recommend, develop, and maintain Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to support objectives
  • Create/maintain daily operations reports and report on plan vs. actuals
  • Lead daily and weekly planning/scheduling meetings to ensure the flow throughout the facility is achievable and reliable
  • Interface with IT/Project Management on enhancements to systems and business processes
  • Provide analytical support for out of stock issues and recommend opportunities for improvement through root cause analysis activities
  • Perform ad hoc analyses per department requests and develop capacity models for brewing and packaging operations
  • Examine production specifications and capacity data, and perform mathematical calculations to determine production processes, tools, and human resource requirements
  • Plan and forecast for future inventory levels based on sales forecast, current inventory levels, and outstanding purchase orders
  • Identify and eliminate obsolete and excess inventory
  • Works with Sales, New Beer Release, Procurement, and Distribution/Logistics to ensure inventory optimization across all Distribution Centers

 

Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university, preferably in Supply Chain, Manufacturing/Operational Management
  • Experience: At least 7 years of related experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably at a large batch production environment such as a brewery, winery, distillery, dairy, pharmaceutical company, or oil company; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Computer Skills: Proficient with MS Office Suite: (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook). Brewing knowledge and/or experience preferred.
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: APICS certification or similar educational credentials in combination with relevant work experience is required.
  • Travel Requirements: occasional travel required to other Stone building locations

 

Stone Brewing Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to workforce diversity. M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply.

Pre-employment drug screening, physical, and background check are required.

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We are in search of an exceptional Senior Planning Manager who brings deep experience in multiple facets of Supply Chain, Master Scheduling, Material Planning and Management, Procurement, and Product Management in a multi-site Consumer Packaged Goods environment to be responsible for defining, establishing, and leading the formal S&OP process at Stone Brewing Co.

Working under the supervision of the Director of Operations and Programs, and with multiple stakeholders, you will be the designer, architect, and ongoing leader of the Sales & Operations Planning function, and as such, you bring all the relevant expertise to define processes, identify tools, and recruit key positions into the function, including at least one Master Scheduler.

Through ongoing collaboration with our Brewery Operations, Sales, Finance, Procurement and other senior management from various functions across multiple global sites, this individual will be responsible for aggregate supply and demand balancing, including perpetual management of long range material and capacity plans, establishment of long range production plans that will support planned sales growth and inventory objectives, and identification of critical material or capacity constraints that may lead to strategic acquisitions or partnerships to ensure uninterrupted supply of Stone beer to our fans.

You will support key initiatives by driving cross functional improvements across multiple sites, enabling the company to better deliver, delight its customers, and grow. In short, you will help our beer, our company, and fans be amazing!

Responsibilities include:

  • In close collaboration with Sales, Production, Finance, and other key stakeholders, perpetually manage and drive the ongoing S&OP process of balancing supply with demand at the aggregate level, providing the framework for the successful development and execution of valid Master Production Schedules.
  • Develop the processes, tools, and expertise necessary to manage aggregate constraints across a multi- site production, distribution, and order fulfillment environment, incorporating feedback from Sales, Production, and other key stakeholders to continually adjust aggregate plans as necessary to optimize inventory and order fulfillment within the limits of existing constraints.
  • Identify long-term critical aggregate constraints in capacity, materials, and inventory and recommend strategies to address them. Lead communications across multiple sites to ensure all relevant constraints are identified, quantified, and reflected in aggregate planning.
  • Ensure aggregate constraint management strategies are effectively translated into the Master Production Schedule, Material Requirements Planning, Distribution, and Inventory Management detailed plans.
  • Support the Senior Beer Release Manager in identifying and quantifying trade-offs within the portfolio of beers, quantify recommendations for portfolio changes, and ensure effective communication of life cycle management decisions to Sales, Production, and Finance.
  • Provide insight and feedback to the sales forecasting processes. Design, develop, and manage all relevant reporting, planning, and dashboard tools.

 

Required Experience:

 

  • 10 years Supply Chain Planning and Inventory Management experience in a multi-site production and distribution environment, ideally with at least 5 years in a Sales & Operations Planning leadership (or equivalent) role.
  • BS / BA in relevant discipline required, MBA or equivalent preferred.
  • APICS CPIM and/or CSCP Certification, or equivalent training in Supply Chain Management.
  • This position plays a key role in the organization working closely with Sales, Production, and Finance departments to identify issues and constraints, deliver crisp and clear assessments and recommendations, and drive consensus on difficult issues, so strong leadership, communication skills, and personal gravitas are critical qualifications.
  • Candidates for this position have strong demonstrated strategic thinking ability and deep S&OP /Supply Chain experience in a global manufacturing company.
  • Background in Forecasting, Supply Chain, Master Scheduling, Material Planning and Management, Procurement, Product Management reflecting increasing levels of responsibility over time.
  • Must have experience with multi-site planning systems and environment.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to collaborate with multiple levels of management as well as departments to design and execute the planning processes.
  • Must have excellent computer skills (Excel and PowerPoint specifically) and excellent presentation skills.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills, impeccable communication style, and creative problem solving skills.

 

Stone Brewing Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to workforce diversity. M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply.

Pre-employment drug screening, physical and background check are required.

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We are looking for a strong and fearless leader to join our talented team at Stone Brewing.

We are in search of an exceptional Procurement Director of Supply Chain. In this role, you will develop and lead a world-class production Sales & Operations Planning and procurement program. Drive and own Production Scheduling, Planning, Sourcing, Procurement, and supplier management, and implement a process improvement mindset. Identify and recommend operational enhancements and own the metrics and reporting of all related activities. Manage the company’s suppliers of direct materials, indirect materials, and MRO purchases, initiate new supplier prospecting, manage supplier evaluations, lead negotiations, and perform comprehensive category spend analysis to reduce category spend, overall margin performance and best competitive performance.

A qualified candidate has cross-functional experience, is a seasoned operator, influencer, and collaborator, with a demonstrated history of building Purchasing functions, to include creation and development of relevant roles, processes, and tools.

Responsibilities:

  • Own and execute Material Requirements Planning (MRP), production planning, schedule (brewing and packaging) and change management throughout the operation. 

  • Work collaboratively across the organization to understand needs/opportunities, then develop and lead the implementation of purchasing strategies to address direct, indirect, and MRO spend opportunities. 

  • In close collaboration with global Sales, Production, Finance, Distrubtion, and other key stakeholders, perpetually manage and drive the ongoing global S&OP process of balancing supply with demand, providing the framework for the successful development and execution of valid Master Production Schedules centered around customer experience

  • Develop long-range planning initiatives for production control group, which include continuously evaluating the plant's needs, capacities, capital, expenses, etc. to meet growth or performance goals.

  • Formalize, consolidate, and standardize company-wide purchasing processes, tools, and controls.  Establish policies and procedures for Purchasing to ensure common best practices and procedures.

  • Perform comprehensive category spend analysis, identifying opportunities for improvement, and leading initiatives to execute and implement improvements.

  • Drive continuous improvement in supply base in line with commodity/category strategy. Utilize formal benchmarking methods to determine best in class processes.

  • Lead the transformation of sourcing strategies with the objective of optimizing total cost while improving service levels. 

  • Manage purchasing processes within the ERP system and ensure no rogue spend or out of system issues.

  • Establish and maintain regular cadence for review and update of strategies, negotiation roadmaps, supplier scorecards, lead times, capacities, contracts, and performance metrics for total cost, quality, and delivery to ensure effective category management, visibility and progress.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA and background in Lean Six Sigma preferred.

  • Minimum of 10 years of leadership experience in Supply Chain roles, with specific experience in defining, developing, and maturing Planning and Purchasing organizations, processes, and tools.

  • Relevant certification(s) strongly preferred (ISM, APICS, CPM, CPSM, SPSM). PMP, PMI equivalent credential/training and blackbelt or greenbelt training/certification desired or a combination of demonstrable equivalent experience/training.

  • Demonstrated results managing purchasing and planning functions developing strategies and programs

  • A demonstrated ability and proven track record in driving process, efficiency, and growth improvements/results.

  • Strong leadership, team member, and staff/team development and motivation skills.

  • An effective manager with strong execution skills that is entrepreneurial, astute, and has a passion for getting into the details where appropriate to make effective decisions and drive results.

  • Big picture thinker, strategic, but able to distill functions and business interactions into tactical/detailed process and workflows in order to drive improvements and efficiency gains.

  • Demonstrated analytical skills, change management, and financial acumen.

  • Solid grasp of project management skills. Proficiency with project management tools including Microsoft Project, SharePoint, etc.

  • An effective and persuasive communicator with outstanding presence and presentation skills that constantly strives for simplicity and clarity.

Stone Brewing Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to workforce diversity. M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply.

Pre-employment drug screening, physical and background check are required.

 

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Infantino, an international company, specializing in design, development and distribution of infant and toddler toys to retailers such as Target, Amazon and Walmart, is searching for an exceptional Demand Planner to join their Supply Chain Team. The Demand Planner position is responsible for managing forecasts, analyzing trends and developing and executing inventory plans which will enable the company to meet sales and service objectives.

Responsibilities:

  • Independently analyzes current and historical customer order information and retailer POS to develop SKU level demand plan

  • Scrutinizes Infantino sales data and retailer POS to identify trends and issues within the forecast, communicates root cause of error and recommends adjustments to forecast, in an effort for continuous improvement

  • Reviews current forecasts against inventory receipts to ensure proper inventory fill rates to retailers

  • Collaborates with Supply Chain, Sales and Finance to minimize financial impact of excess and obsolete finished goods and recommends future SKU rationalization

  • Communicates regularly with sales, customer service and distribution center personnel to manage retailer shipments against forecasts. 

  • Assists in execution and management of supplier purchase orders and blanket purchase orders in conjunction with usage and forecasted requirements.

  • Heads S&OP monthly meeting and generates forecast summary/change and weeks of supply reports for review by Sales & Finance

  • Creates and maintains standard operating procedures for demand planning processes, Oracle forecasting module & ASCP

  • Manages inventory, safety stock levels, and turns

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 4 to 6 years of forecasting/demand planning experience

  • APICS coursework/certification required

  • Proficient with MS Office including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint. Advanced Excel skills required.

  • Planning experience using Oracle ASCP is strongly preferred.

  • Strong statistical & analytical skills with the ability to solve and interpret problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions

  • Strong project management skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment

  • Team player with the desire to participate in events that 'give back' to the community.

 

If you’re interested in working in a fast-paced global company and meet the requirements above, please send your resume to: resumes@infantino.com

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About Ameditech

Ameditech is a major US manufacturing facility that develops and delivers reliable, high quality drugs of abuse testing products. As an Alere Inc. subsidiary, Ameditech is managed by dedicated staff committed to excellence ensuring end

users obtain effective test devices. Ameditech considers quality fundamental to the work that is undertaken by all personnel. Through product development and manufacturing, supplier management, and regulatory compliance, Ameditech is an essential element of the Alere group of companies

The Opportunity

The Master Scheduler is a newly created function within our Supply Chain/Ops organization.  The team seeks a strong, technical leader with a proven track record of success developing and implementing new systems and processes.  As a member of the Operations team, the Master Scheduler is responsible for the generation of master production schedule from which the Planners and Buyers establish their work orders, purchase orders, and manufacturing schedules.  Establishes priorities across product lines based on customer and business strategy needs.  To generate the master production schedule, this person analyzes historical product demand, the actual sales situation, and Marketing/Sales forecasts, interacting with Sales personnel on a regular basis and utilizing information from them to generate demand forecasts.  The incumbent will monitor actual sales volume against the site’s business plan and is instrumental in driving the Supply Chain. 

In this opportunity, you will serve as a key leader in driving organizational success within this high visibility, cross-functional group, taking ownership while being responsible for ensuring compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) associated with the above functions. Alere is a world leader in rapid diagnostics at the point of care. Join our One Alere team in this unique career opportunity to leverage your expertise and background in the Medical Device industry.

General responsibilities

  • Analyze historical and forecasted sales and use them to establish a Master Production Schedule for top level loading into the MRP system.
  • Interact with Marketing and Sales personnel to generate end-user rolling forecasts and annual business plans.
  • Interact with Alere’s U.S. and foreign distributors to establish product need dates, and coordinate with Customer Service and Distribution departments.
  • Understand customer needs and business strategies to establish manufacturing priorities across product lines.
  • Generate overall capacity analyses and work with: Planners to level-load work centers; the Engineering group to prioritize implementation of capital equipment or improvement and Suppliers to ensure sufficient raw materials can be provided.
  • Interacts with manufacturing personnel to discuss production and scheduling.
  • Establish and maintain optimal inventory levels of finished goods at the distribution centers, including replenishment orders for those distributors.
  • Alert Operations management of any potential problems related to product availability and capacity constraints and initiate appropriate preventive actions
  • Conduct regular meetings to keep management apprised of critical product supply & demand issues.
  • Distribute monthly reports pertaining to sales vs forecast and overall inventory levels.
  • Reconciles inaccuracies with customer shipments and deliveries.
  • Has the ability to adequately act as a liaison between vendors, customers and laborers as well as other departments within the company.
  • Carries out duties in compliance with established business policies.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the development, implementation and effectiveness of Alere Quality Management System per ISO, FDA, and other regulatory agencies.
  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal/external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company’s policies and practices.
  • Understands and is aware of the quality consequences which may occur from the improper performance of their specific job. Has awareness of device defects that may occur in their area of responsibility, including product design, verification and validation, manufacturing and testing activities.

 

Education & Experience Preferred   

  • BS/BA degree or equivalent, or Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM).
  • APICS certification desirable 

 

Preferred Experiential Background: 

  • Minimum six years’ experience in production planning and inventory control.
  • Strong analytical/mathematical skills or knowledgeable in statistics.
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of MRP2/ERP system
  • Strong interpersonal skills, working well in a team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to use a computer and various database programs—including Microsoft word and Excel—proficiently.

 

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Position Summary:

The Associate Director, Demand Planning is responsible development of a global demand plan including all forecasting and demand management activities associated with internal and external customers, and products. This role coordinates activities among internal functional groups, and shares information with business partners to identify and resolve forecast variances.  The person will drive accountability to assumptions, and carry new information through the process, creating a learning organization.  The role will also aid in the implementation of demand-planning process improvement initiatives and drive Demand Planning Maturity. While this position has a centralized focus on demand, it requires a broad-based view of supply chain planning and financial planning activities.  This role leads the Demand Review cycle in the Global S&OP process and helps prepare key demand messaging to the Executive Sales and Operations Planning Leadership.

The Demand Planning group is the integration point for the sales and commercial organization, leading the demand planning process for assigned areas, creating and presenting a formal demand plan to executive team, and leading to a consensus forecast.

Responsibilities:

  • Forecasting scope covers commercial SKUs (1000+ SKUs accounting for $2B+ per annum of revenue), and internally consumed parts
  • Global remit, covering our AMR, EMEA, APJ, and China regions
  • Lead the development of demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function using quantitative models and driver based models.
  • Ensure that the demand forecast is shared/received in the format, level of detail and timing required by all customers and supply chain partners, with documented assumptions.
  • Influence and collaborate with key partners in marketing, sales, finance, and customers and address input gaps as identified by forecast error review and other means.
  • Assist in the development of annual plans, and reconcile annual plans with demand plans. Communicate any gaps between the plans.
  • Identify S&OP KPIs impacted by demand-planning activities and outputs, and  determine methods to address and correct any demand-planning group behaviors that adversely affect S&OP KPIs
  • Work with various cross-functional teams on projects such as new product launches, line extensions and product discontinuations. Demonstrate sound business decision making that's aligned with company goals.
  • Collaborate with external business partners to identify and resolve discrepancies between forward-looking sales forecasts and demand forecasts.
  • Evaluate buying patterns of key customers, and predict how the company should react to NPI, EOL, warranty, availability, demand shifts, promotions, events and competitive products release.
  • Uses segmentation analysis to drive differentiated demand planning process and tool deployment so support segment requirements.
  • Develop statistical forecast using Rapid Response or other stats forecasting tools. Understand statistics and able to fine-tune stats models.
  • Develop and maintain complex forecasting models that delivers business insights
  • Review historical sales trends, manage outlier data points, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
  • Create a historical trend for internal demand, obtain input on forward internal forecast, and create a total demand plan.
  • Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing and Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts.
  • Drive the design and implementation of demand planning tools.

 

Requirements:

  • 7+ years of demand planning experience, preferably with SAP/APO, or Kinaxis/Rapid Response
  • 5+ years of operational supply chain exposure.
  • High levels of personal integrity when conducting the professional affairs of the organization, and dealing with sensitive and confidential data relating to risk and cost
  • Strong communication skills, with a proven ability to understand key concepts and communicate with business stakeholders
  • Strong analytical, data-processing and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in process formulation and improvement
  • Proficiency in working in a fast-paced, complex, dynamic, multicultural business environment
  • An understanding of strategic business objectives and the ability to drive results toward those objectives
  • Meet deadlines and work under pressure, with limited supervision
  • Build relationships based on trust and confidence with key internal and external customers
  • Data gathering, and quantitative and qualitative data analysis, including business process metrics and measures linking to business KPIs
  • Knowledge of finance, sales, marketing and R&D functions
  • Well-organized and a high level of attention to detail
  • Good understanding of statistics and statistical modelling
  • Knowledge of ERP/MRP, BI Tools, CRM systems. Experience with SAP a plus
  • Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint.

 

Education:

  • BA/BS in Marketing, Analytics, Supply Chain, Operations, or Business. MBA preferred.

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Zodiac is a leading global manufacturer of pool and spa products. Applying our rich heritage of innovation excellence to product engineering, we develop some of the world's leading solutions for the most technologically-advanced, energy-efficient, and clean swimming pools and spas. Through our best-in-class products, Zodiac is the provider of choice for millions of people worldwide and is an industry leader in pool automation and web-enabling our pool products.

Zodiac is headquartered in Vista, CA, which is also home to its largest manufacturing plant and distribution facility. The business’s other facilities are in Salt Lake City, Utah (Cover-Pools®), Orlando, Florida and Ontario, Canada.

Be part of the team that’s vision is to exist to create the perfect pool experience by designing innovative solutions that increase comfort, enjoyment and peace of mind.

SUMMARY

We currently have a full time opening for a Buyer Planner in our Vista, California headquarters.

Zodiac Pool Systems is looking for a result driven and oriented Buyer Planner with the following knowledge, skills and abilities needed:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Demonstrate the ability to manage conflict by identifying and handling conflicts in a sensible, fair and efficient manner.
  • Ensure the alignment of the materials management strategy with the business strategies driving sales, marketing, finance and manufacturing.
  • Demonstrate the ability to consistently deliver products and services to meet customer needs.
  • Assist manufacturing with process improvement and lean initiatives.
  • Manage the purchasing cycle, including generating requisitions, PO creation, PO follow-up, goods reception and final payment.
  • Monitor supplier performance with a system that monitors, measures and provides feedback on supplier performance.
  • Understand the different classes of inventory (raw materials, WIP, finished goods, MRO, service parts, damaged and obsolete).
  • Understand the importance of safety stock and the roll this stocking strategy plays in this roll.
  • Develop partnerships with suppliers who provide a value proposition in areas including product development, operations integration and efficiencies, flexibility and others.
  • Collaborate with Outsourcing department in a supplier rating program that monitors and measures performance while providing timely feedback to the supply partners.
  • Analyze PPV and work as a team with Outsourcing to make recommendations to reduce product cost.
  • Be capable of managing MRP exceptions and advice production planning of constraints.
  • Knowledge on JIT, Kanban, and VMI programs.

 

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's Degree in Operations/Supply Chain/Business Management preferred or equivelent experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of demonstrable purchasing and/or materials management experience.
  • Excellent understanding of MRP/ERP systems.
  • Critically evaluate the MRP system from a global standpoint, and in coordination with planning, continually improve the MRP accuracy and effectiveness through exception management.
  • Analytical, data driven approach with an attention to detail.
  • Logistics experience (incoming domestic and international).
  • Oracle experience preferred.

 

If you meet the requirements above and would like to apply for this position, please visit http://www.zodiac.com/en/united-states/company/careers

Zodiac Pools is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and dedicated to a diverse work force. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.

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Basic Functions:

 

  • Develop SKU-level financial and operational forecasts at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function. Develop New Product forecasts, End of Life forecasts, and understand impact of product cannibalization and Life Cycle changes.
  • Review historical sales trends, research and interpret demand drivers, understand market forces, prepare forecast data, develop and administer statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
  • Interact with Sales, Marketing, Development Engineering, and customer finance to understand and interpret demand forecast drivers, to determine their impact to future forecasts.
  • Coordinate a collaborative and consensus approach (S&OP) by working with Sales, Marketing, Development, and Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts.
  • Use and maintain the Demand Planning software as the primary forecasting system tool.
  • Provide input to the Supply Planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs.
  • Closely coordinate and communicate Forecasts with supply planning, inventory management, and distribution functions where appropriate.

 

Job Functions: 

  • Create statistical forecasts:
    - Gather, analyze and validate data
    - Execute statistical modeling software
    - Review resulting statistical forecast model
    - Apply error analysis techniques to improve forecasting
    - Summarize/aggregate statistical forecasts

- Seek out new data relationships and leverage them for improvements

  • Review sales plans, Marketing Promotions, Financial Annual Operating Plan updates or Latest Estimates and demand drivers:
    - Present, solicit, and assess feedback on the various forecasts from Sales, Marketing, and Finance
    - Recommend adjustments for operational forecasts
    - Review promotional plans with Sales/Marketing
  • Achieve consensus for operational demand forecasts by facilitating a collaborative planning process with sales, marketing and finance personnel:
    - Prepare relevant material to facilitate research, discussion, and to empower decision-making.
  • Maintain demand planning system and software
    - Enter and modify data and ensure the correctness master and dynamic data
    - Monitor, understand, and leverage FC Error data to improve Forecasts
  • Identify relevant market-related data and competitive intelligence
  • Prepare and maintain relevant reports pertaining to demand planning processes and procedures
  • Work tightly with cross-departmental groups to coordinate flawless launch planning and execution for new product introduction

 

Additional Functions:

  • Drive process improvements and standardization by either streamlining existing or introducing a new process where one doesn’t exist.
  • Display mastery of Demand Planning Software
  • Regularly and consistently support Associate Demand Planners and Demand Planners
  • Meet monthly with Purchasing, Production Planning, Marketing, Sales, and Finance to review product line FC error
  • Meet Monthly with Purchasing, Production Planning, Marketing, Sales, and Finance to reach consensus on Strategic/Tactical Revenue Goals.
  • Manage several different types of BOMs in SAP.
  • Take charge of S&OP processes on your product lines, including coordinating gathering data from Finance, Sales, Marketing, and the International Planning team.
  • Partner with Set Planning to ensure build and replenishment needs are supported with appropriate planning, and are appropriately scaled to meet a single monthly revenue goal across all materials.
  • Partner with Set Planning to aid in completing complicated set consolidation projects, and launching new set configurations.
  • Drive new-hire training and onboarding improvements for Associate Demand Planners and Demand Planners
  • Actively participate in new-hire training, and onboarding for Associate Demand Planners and Demand Planners
  • Mentor Associate Demand Planners and Demand Planners
Perform duties in compliance with applicable FDA and state regulations as well as standards including, but not limited to, ISO 13485. 

 

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 4 to 6 years of related planning experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Proficient and accurate with Microsoft Office products including Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Advanced Excel and Access skills required for success in this position. 

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations in English. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. 

Ability to solve and interpret problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is required to walk and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. 


Preferred Qualifications

Strong statistical, analytical and problem solving ability. Entrepreneurial spirit is a must. Experience working with detailed product line forecasts and familiarity with the sales and operations planning process (S&OP). Strong project management skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities.  Experience with low volume, high mix product lines highly preferred. APICS or IBF certification preferred.

SAP experience in MM, PP, and SD preferred. Experience with Cognos preferred.

Skills relative to Forecasting; Standard Deviation, Forecast Error, Bias, regression analysis, seasonality, cyclicality, etc. are highly preferred. 
https://nuvasive.avature.net/careers/JobDetail/Demand-Planner/2922 

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The Production Planner plans, schedules, coordinates and tracks the flow of hardware and material throughout the manufacturing process, including fabrication, assembly, test and shipment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and DUTIES:

Generates schedules, flow sheets and other tools for the tracking of work in progress (WIP). 

  1. Coordinates incoming customer-supplied parts and assignments of MIT number with Program Managers, Quality Assurance, Engineering, Production, Stockroom, Shipping & Receiving and coordinate customer source inspection of hardware. 
  2. Monitor kits through routing operations, QA inspections; issue and expedite kits, kit splits, kit scraps, kit re-generations as required; flag production problems and coordinate resolution through appropriate support and management. 
  3. Ensure the generation of pick lists, travelers, packing slips and other shipping paperwork, as necessary.
  4. Provide drawings, instructions and procedures to the manufacturing areas as required; maintain configuration control of production hardware; perform Traveler Change Orders (TCO)/Engineering Change Order (ECO)
  5. Writes rework instructions for kit splits and routing changes.
  6. Participate in safety training and actively comply with safety policies and practices.
  7. Improve and maintain 5S in assigned area; make suggestions for improvements.
  8. Participate in Lean/Six Sigma activities in own work area as well as events for other areas to enhance cross-functional problem solving.
  9. Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

DISTINUGISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

  1. Coordinates and follows through with rework instructions for travelers with support of engineering and manufacturing personnel;
  2. Performs work using SAP information system to track production control work orders;
  3. Attends and represents Materials department in program status meetings;

 

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

(The following qualifications can be acquired and demonstrated through experience, education and/or vocational training as noted or as appropriate.)

  • Five (5) years of experience in production control, materials, scheduling and/or manufacturing preferably with at a minimum of three (3) years in PC or materials management; experience in production control planning in an ERP environment and/or SAP, a plus; Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations Management or related field, required;
  • Communication skills: ability to receive messages by telephone, in person, electronically and in writing; ask questions and rephrase statements to clarify meaning; ability to read, interpret and comprehend complex written and verbal instructions as well as technical publications such as operating and maintenance instruction and procedure manuals; communicate across organizational levels; ability to write reports and correspondence clearly and concisely; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from individuals and managers, internal and external customers, and the general public; ability to communicate with quality, integrity and respect in a way that inspires others and encourages innovation and possibilities;
  • Math skills: ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs;
  • Analytical skills: review and compare data to identify inconsistencies and determine priorities; ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form;
  • Computer skills: working in a networked environment using a Windows and/or Windows like interface using Power Point, Excel and Word software programs; working knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system such as SAP;
  • Time Management and organizational skills: flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and assignments; ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Excellence Behaviors: remain engaged, proactive and positive even in tough circumstances; own assignments and be fully accountable for their success; align actions, behaviors and conversations to what matters most; bring out the best in others and recognize the value in every person’s contributions.

 

SECURITY:

Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance which requires US citizenship

Contact Information:

Ralph Rodriguez

Ralph.Rodriguez@cobham.com

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