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Production Scheduler

Newburyport, MA 01950

Posted: 04/26/2019 Industry: Other Area(s) Job Number: 213

Schulte Staffing is currently seeking an experienced Production Scheduler for a growing company in Newburyport, MA. Our client is a leading manufacturer of packaging products for a variety of industries.

Oversees and executes the planning of manufacturing. Plans, coordinates and executes production scheduling activities necessary to meet the company’ s finished goods production and inventory goals.  This person will maintain  and control raw material and finished goods inventory. 

Job Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the prioritizing and scheduling of all production activities ensuring materials, manpower, and machinery availability for timely order completion.
  • Ensure on-time delivery of products and information to customers.
  • Work with sales, customer service, and plant operations to assign average forecasts, seasonal profiles, status codes, and other planning system parameters.
  • Communicate with customer service/sales staff for all pertinent information which might affect the planning, manufacturing, or shipment of the product to the customer.
  • Review customer orders, compare to forecast and plan, and control " drop-in" orders, " pull-up" orders and cancellations.
  • Ensure that component parts arrive on the production floor as scheduled and track the orders as they are completed for all items.
  • Coordinate new product launches, including analysis of forecasts, monitoring successes, and failures.
  • Coordinate new and existing product samples and trials.
  • Analyze and adjust lead-times, forecasts, and all other parameters of assigned vendors.
  • Oversee and coordinate physical inventories and cycle counts.
  • Monitor and manage component and finished goods inventories and review shortages, excess and obsolete items.
  • Control custom-made stock to eliminate obsolescence.
  • Work with material handling personnel to minimize materials issues and streamline product flow paths.
  • Seek out waste and excess cost and develop and implement cost reduction methods and strategies.
  • Prepare management reports on plans and activities.

Experience/Knowledge/Skills Requirements:
  • Experience using software-based production scheduling and materials management systems.
  • Release work orders to shop floor and data  center.
  • A good understanding of lean manufacturing principles is preferred.
  • Should have strong converted-paper product knowledge or ability to learn product offerings.
  • Strong team player. 
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Good problem solver with a systems-oriented thought process.
  • Should be detail-oriented with strong analytical skills.
  • Must have good organizational skills.
  • Strong PC skills required, including MS Office software.  
  • Ability to set, prioritize and communicate goals.
  • Ability to handle emergency or unusual situations effectively.
  • Must display a high level of maturity, integrity and sound judgment.
  • Must be highly motivated with the ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.

Marcela Mayorga

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