Master Production Scheduler



The Master Production Scheduler is responsible for developing and implementing the master production plan to satisfy customer demand while carrying minimum effective inventory.


This position is responsible for providing the plant with a weekly production plan consistent with the plant capacity and sales forecast.  The planner is responsible for determining the desired inventory levels for finished goods and supporting materials including safety stock levels.  The sales forecasts, new business opportunities, customer expectations, engineering releases, historical consumption and internal supply constraints will be used to develop production plans, weekly, for a rolling 12 month period.

The Master Production Scheduler will evaluate sales forecasts, historical data, desired service levels, and sales order backlog to develop, recommend and implement master production plans, stocking parameters, and inventory control procedures to fulfill sales and operations plans, while optimizing the utilization of inventory investments and labor resources. Evaluate and approve new product releases and design changes to insure adequacy of data and compatibility with business requirements, and plan for and provide interdepartmental coordination within affected areas of the organization. Perform detailed production planning and scheduling activities to insure the timely execution of production plans.


Manage SAP ERP master data for production

Generate and maintain the Master Production Schedule using a variety of inputs such as sales orders, historical data, sales forecasts, and inputs from the Sales & Operations team

Load and maintain demand forecasts and develop production schedules to support them.  Controls the inventory of assigned production parts/materials in accordance with management objectives and to ensure total customer satisfaction within required timeline, quality standards, and total cost constraints

Compile Rough Cut Capacity Plan and maintain production capacity parameters

Analyze and provide feedback to appropriate departments on material status / requirements for fulfilling customer demand

Provide lead times to the Customer Service team regarding Available To Promise date for customer demand fulfillment Check availability of inventory prior to firming/releasing work orders using system queries and reports.

 Administer appropriate lean production strategies including production Kanbans, etc.

 Manage material and production exceptions to meet consistently meet customer requirements on time

 Collaborate with multiple suppliers and distribution locations to ensure proper inventory levels for finished goods and components

 Develop, improve, and monitor reporting processes & systems to control the supply chain functions

 Collaborate with Strategic Procurement, Project Management and Customer Service teams to optimize supply chain and logistics solutions in order to maximize On Time Delivery to customer request and delivery promise, while minimizing inventory investment.

 Make recommendations to management regarding improvements in the supply chain processes to better enable the company to be efficient, optimize total cost of ownership, and improve delivery performance to customers.  Expedites requirements as needed.

 Performs other duties, as assigned.


 Four-year degree in Business Management, Supply Chain Management, or related fields.

 3-5 years of scheduling & planning in a manufacturing environment

 APICS CPIM certification

 Strong computer skills, with emphasis on using MS Outlook, MS Word, and MS Excel, Adobe Distiller, Auto-CAD.

 Experience with an enterprise-wide information system such as SAP.

Specifically working with the MM, and PP modules.

 Excellent time management and organizational skills.

 Strong customer service-oriented interpersonal communication skills.

 Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions (P/D/C/A).

 Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail

 Must exhibit a professional business demeanor and be capable of handling stressful and demanding interpersonal interactions, while working flexible hours dependent upon workload.

Desirable but not Essential:

 APICS CSCP certification

 Two years of experience with advanced planning systems such as SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards or related system in master data administration, order entry, scheduling, and/or warehouse administration

 Mechanical and electrical technical aptitude; specifically the ability to read and understand technical drawings and apply such knowledge in day-to-day business.


Swisslog offers challenging work in a globally networked environment as well as competitive base salary, comprehensive benefits including health/dental and above-market 401K!


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Kathy Johnson

Sr. Corporate Recruiter