203699 - Manufacturing Planner & Scheduler III
CA-Bay Area
12 Months

Chipton-Ross is seeking a Manufacturing Planner & Scheduler III for a contract opportunity in Fremont, CA.

The Manufacturing planner III will be responsible for planning and scheduling all aspect of production.
The position will require complex analysis of data to determine the most cost effective, optimal production schedule that Manufacturing can successfully execute. Involve with the new product introduction and transfers, includes interaction with other departments to ensure that company objectives are met for business revenues and customer satisfaction.
Individual will drive continuously process improvement to improve key metrics such as OTIF, Backorder, Schedule Attainment, & Utilization.

Responsible for key performance indicators such as on-time delivery, maintaining Safety Stock levels of products and internal raw material shortages levels.
Coordinate production workflow for multiple product lines.
Plan and prioritize operations to ensure maximum performance and minimum delay.
Determine manpower, equipment and raw materials needed to cover production demand.
Schedule shift according to production needs.
Monitor the progress for each function to deliver the product on time.
Address issues when they arise aiming for minimum disruption.
Obtain output information (number of finished products, percentage of defectives etc.)
Prepare and submit status and performance reports (PMD).
Maintenance of MRP master data parameters for established products and new product transfers to ensure accurate signals for quantity and dates generated by MRP (i.e. production lead times, lot sizing, and safety stock) to minimize excess inventory.
Implement material master changes, product structures, BOMs and Router into production process as required.
Recalculate orders and requirements as needed by analyzing trends in demand, changes in lead time, minimum order quantities, standard batch sizes and safety stock levels.
Responsible for understanding and implementing relevant company and department policies and procedures.

At least 3 years of experience in planning and scheduling.
Recognize problems, analyze, recommend solutions, and drives continuous improvements.
Proficient with MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, & Outlook), PowerPoint.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives and while maintaining a strong sense of urgency.
Attention to detail; creativity combined with strong analytical skills (the ability to view a situation logically, break it down into manageable tasks and identify alternative plans of action).
Follow up on open orders and partial shipments and expedite as required.
Attend daily management stand -up meetings and provide regular and timely status updates on planning and production issues impacting replenishment to management.
Partner effectively with external departments including Demand Planning, Customer Service, R&D, PMO, QC/QA, Marketing, Manufacturing, Logistics to resolve issues impacting areas of responsibility.
Identify and proactively communicate inventory stock level risks to Marketing and present during SIOP meeting.
Interface with manufacturing managers/supervisors to coordinate and prioritize product availability to support customer service efforts.
Oversees the material planning aspects of new product launches, rebranding, specification changes to products.
Analyze root causes of stock outs and work with cross-functional teams to implement corrective and preventive measures.
Demonstrated knowledge of ISO/FDA, GMP, ISO Regulations and other regulatory requirements for diagnostics manufacturing.
Directs the manufacturing efforts of the organization by developing daily production schedules, taking into consideration pre-established line rates, established committed lead-times and cost effectiveness of schedules.
Proactively works with the purchasing department to identify shortages and schedule accordingly to reduce the number of shortages that impact operations.
Proactively works with production to expedite production requests as required and communicate any delays that will impact production requirements.
Control all documentation relative to the operations planning function. Such documentation includes but is not limited to, backlog reports, lead-time analysis, shop floor orders (including rework orders), delivery performance, daily production status, pull from stock sheet, lead-time maintenance, shortage reports, and close production order reports.
Manage replenishment levels for applicable safety stocking programs.
Works with the Site PFEP (Plan for Every Part) to drive PFEP within the Value Stream
Participates in PPI lean manufacturing initiatives to continuously improve process flow regarding material management.
Key areas also include capacity requirements evaluation, constant monitoring of production readiness and materials availability, continuous improvement of responsible areas and support activities related to PR1 system maintenance to ensure MRP update.
Ensure the most efficient resources utilization via continuous communication with Operations.
Drive continuous improvement initiatives across planning and our intercompany supply chain.
Establish and optimize standard work and best practices to ensure material availability to supporting rapidly growing business.
Other duties as required
APICS certified in Planning & Inventory Management preferable with medical device manufacturer experience a plus.
Six Sigma Certification a plus.
Excellent computer knowledge and in-depth working knowledge of SAP systems
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Knowledge of industry health and safety laws.
Excellent knowledge of production planning, strong organizational and time management skills.
Good at math and statistics and problem-solving skills using Practical Process Improvement tools (RCCM).

Normal office & manufacturing environment
Position may require frequent communication and walking to other areas in which designated PPE will be required
Position will require sitting and/or standing for prolonged periods of time
Employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Must be proficient in ERP System (SAP)
Must be able to manage multiple complex competing priorities and have knowledge of quality control principles.
Strong analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills are a must.

Bachelor's degree in a business, supply chain, data scientists or equivalent relevant experience can be considered.

WORK HOURS: Full-Time; Mon- Fri 9:00AM to 5:00PM.

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Tyler Harrell
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x307 or (800) 927-9318 x307

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.