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Manager of Master Planning and Scheduling

Agility Fuel Solutions, LLC • Lincoln, NE
4 days ago

Are you interested in an exciting opportunity with a Green Energy focused organization? Does the concept of “Clean Air Everywhere” energize you? If so, read on……! Our aim -- to bring world class products and testing capabilities to market which will create a level of enhanced safety within the composite pressure cylinder industry not envisioned today. Hexagon Agility is a growing company, looking for highly motivated people to be part of our team that pushes revolutionary products, services, and world class manufacturing into the market.

Job Summary:  

The Manager of Supply Chain Planning & Scheduling is responsible for developing and maintaining master production schedules across multiple manufacturing locations assuring proper planning of production priorities, capacity, materials, inventory and resource requirements.   In addition, this role must provide clear communication of requirements and capabilities to sales, purchasing, engineering, and operations and drive continuous improvement in the planning process to enable scalability as the company grows.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and supervise the development of production plans that set the overall level of manufacturing and other activities to best satisfy the current and planned level of sales, while meeting business plan objectives for profitability, competitive customer lead times, service levels, etc.
  • Capture and report on actual customer demand, trends and forecasts; conduct analysis of capacity problems, adjust capacity plans accordingly and/or advise on corrective action. 
  • Oversee and mentor the Planning Group to ensure a high level of proficiency and development
  • Ensure a consistent handoff of planning information to production via the Planner(s). 
  • Manage activities of a level loaded Master Production Schedule while maintaining targeted inventory levels. 
  • Maintain a valid capacity requirement plan that supports the master production schedule. 
  • Establish and monitor ERP system parameters, including institution of MRP quantities and due dates that meet lead time, safety stock, and lot size policies established for each item.
  • Lead weekly/monthly Master Production Schedule meetings, including monthly S&OP meeting. 
  • Liaise with Engineering, Purchasing, Operations, Manufacturing Engineering, to achieve on time delivery at optimum cost with optimum inventory levels.
  • Support product line reviews ensuring slow moving products are proactively identified and timely introduction of new products are achieved without inventory write-downs
  • Lead the development of scheduling tools to increase the level of automation and reduce the manual nature of the Scheduling function.
  • Provide guidance and expertise to develop planning team knowledge relative to plant schedule optimization. 
  • Work with Operations and Sales Management to reserve capacity as necessary.
  • Create weekly and monthly reports and KPIs. 
  • Develop and oversee the Planning Group annual budget requirements.
  • Assist in employee hiring, training, performance evaluation, retention and termination activities. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strategic thinker, strong analytical skills, able to synthesize considerable and complex data.
  • Capable of utilizing spreadsheet and ERP system data in managing the planning process.
  • Extensive, demonstrated success of implementing & operationalizing master schedules.
  • Solid, proven organizational, project management and leadership skills.
  • Change Agent – skill with enabling change, strong influencing abilities with cross-functional team.
  • Exceptional interpersonal/written communication skills; can effectively interact with all levels of management
  • Strong PC skills (Excel, PP, Word, Access, Minitab)
  • Team player able to work well across business operations and develop strong business teams.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with limited direction.

 Credentials and Experience

  • A Bachelor degree or Associates Degree in business, engineering, or other technical degree
  • 5+ years of planning and scheduling experience
  • ASCM/APICS certification in production and inventory management (CPIM).
  • Professional (CSCP) a plus.
  • Lean or Green Belt Six Sigma certification a plus. 

Other Skills/Abilities or Special Requirements

  •  Ability to sit, stand, and walk eight hours per day and carry up to 20 pounds
  • Occasional travel, both domestic and international