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Production Planning Supervisor

Company: ILC Dover
Location: Frederica
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary:

The Planning Supervisor is responsible for supporting the manufacturing function by generating the master production schedule, determining production requirements, and generating schedules to meet customer demand and quality requirements. Long-term demand planning, handling expedited customer requests. (production planning) plus generation and maintenance of component inventory stocking levels to support production needs (material planning) are the primary objectives of this role.

*Essential Responsibilities:

  • Ownership of Production Readiness Review - ensuring capacity (labor and machine), materials and design are available to meet customer requested dates
  • Regular review of acceptance process including alignment resolution and investigation ending with the organization's commitment to the customer
  • Adjust the production plan for best results (opens job orders with optimal timing)
  • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining transactional accuracy in the ERP system for inventory control and material usage in production
  • Responsible for reviewing any variances encountered during the production process
  • Regular communications with material handling team, customer service reps, operations supervisors, engineers, and shipping teams to ensure alignment
  • Manage production work orders to define the production plan in support factory procurement strategy (including generation of production order paperwork)
  • Maintain & analyze all production planning performance metrics - on-time start, on-time completion & delivery, lead-time compliance, aged work orders, labor, and material variances; identify, communicate, and resolve issues for best results
  • Work with Principal Planner and purchasing to understand longer term demand requirements and ensure raw material supply plan can support business plan
  • Align production schedule to material requirements planning to ensure zero stock outs
  • Conducts complex work important to the organization; contributions effect overall success - failure would result in significant impact to the organization
  • Works without daily management oversight, with significant latitude for independent judgement for their department and direct reports
  • Represent value stream on cross functional teams (including all business transformation initiatives)
  • Will demonstrate cross functional knowledge of multiple business units
  • Acts as back up for Plant Materials Manager

    *This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

    • Must be able to work on government contracts directly or access shared data resources (U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S.)
    • Bachelors Degree preferred in Supply Chain, Business Administration, Operations Management, or related field; comparable combination of education and experience will be considered
    • Level of Experience: 10+ years of experience in Planning and 3-5 direct supervisor duties
    • APICS certification and/or Yellow Belt, Green Belt or Black Belt preferred
    • Must have strong working knowledge of the flow of data through entire process - from design conception to shipment of product
    • Experience in a regulated, lot-controlled manufacturing environment required
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively work in cross-functional teams in a lead capacity or as a participant
    • Proficient with ERP systems and implementation of ERP Systems
    • Experience or training with Lean and Visual Factory manufacturing tools
    • Demonstrated analytical skills, problem solving and learning ability
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with all levels of team membership
    • Ability to work within defined process and identify process improvements, drive improvements and sustain improvements; Ability to get results through process
    • Demonstrated comprehension and experience with various business models and their effect on supply chain structure, planning and execution

      Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outdoor weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

      Physical Demands: The physical 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.

      The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Keywords: ILC Dover, Wilmington , Production Planning Supervisor, Professions , Frederica, Delaware

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