Production Scheduler/Material Planner
Company: Atkore International
Location: New Bedford
Posted on: January 15, 2019
Atkore International Group Inc. is a leading manufacturer of Electrical Raceway products, primarily for the non-residential construction and renovation markets, and Mechanical Products & Solutions for the construction and industrial markets. Our mission is to be the customer's first choice for electrical raceway and mechanical products and solutions, by providing unmatched quality, delivery and value based on sustainable excellence in strategy, people and processes.
Our business is comprised of two reporting segments, Electrical Raceway and Mechanical Products & Solutions, with total annual revenue of $1.6 B. Electrical Raceway has 2 business units, Cable Solutions and Conduit & Fittings, totaling just over $1B in annual revenue. Mechanical Products is a stand-alone business unit with about $600M in annual revenue.
Our global locations include 58 manufacturing and distribution centers in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, China, Australia, and New Zealand with over 3,600 employees.
We are currently searching for a Production Schedule/Material Planner to be based out of our New Bedford, MA facility. This role will play an integral part in meeting our customer's needs by ensuring shipments are fulfilled in an efficient and timely manner.
The Production Scheduler/Material Planner will support multiple AFC manufacturing facilities by planning plant production based on network stocking levels, establishing and maintaining plant production schedules, tracking progress of production, reviewing factors which affect production schedules, managing inventories based on min/max levels and order materials as necessary. Additional Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Develop the production schedule based on targeted inventory levels with input from Sales and Operations.
Coordinate and work with all involved departments and external customers to exceed the company departmental and customer's goals and objectives. Monitor and evaluate inventory needs of raw materials, packaging materials and supplies required for production orders.
Administer the various raw material Kanbans, both e-Kanbans and manual systems.
Request intercompany products or items from outside vendors either directly or through purchasing as needed.
Review and adjust raw material min/max levels as needed.
Backstop the master planning process and the Production Scheduling Supervisor's daily and weekly planning activities.
Reconcile inventory variances. Manage multiple work activities and frequently changing priorities.
Develop relevant performance metrics, monitor performance and issue monthly reports.
Maintain reports to reflect scheduling methods, support performance and process procedures. Review output level to established target levels and production compliance, monitor and report shortages and make management away of any potential shortages.
Manage valid priorities and control priorities using appropriate tools i.e.MS Office programs. Perform all work in accordance with established departmental work instructions.
The ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years of scheduling/planning experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Bachelor's degree preferred.
Familiarity with MRP and ERP preferred.
Capability to prioritize and plan efficiently and effectively in an ever-changing customer service environment.
Intermediate knowledge in Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel).
Satisfaction driven environment; Ability to thrive in a fast paced high volume environment.
Flexibility within a diverse organization is a must; Self-motivated, self-directed. Ability to work remote as necessary while maintaining appropriate communications with area management and internal customers.
Ability to direct work flow, manage others and be an effective decision maker.
Attention to detail; Organized; Self driven, self-starter.
Ability to develop processes.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to handle multiple tasks accurately and meet deadline in a fast paced environment.
Ability to build relationships and work well in a team oriented environment.
Leadership skills and willingness for advancement.
Our Culture Drives Value
Atkore's culture is created from the disciplined use of the Atkore Business System (ABS), which is a critical part of our mission and a foundational system based on excellence in People, Strategy, and Processes, tied together with Lean Daily Management (LDM) to manage and sustain the business we have today, and Strategy Deployment Process (SDP) to create the business we aspire to become.
Having the right talent in the right roles enables successful ABS execution, improves our customer's experience, and delivers breakthrough results. Said another way, that's how we win!
Great Leaders Drive Value
Atkore is committed to creating an engaged and aligned workplace that helps drive an accountable and performance-based culture. Our team possesses a willingness to Strive for breakthrough results, Stays focused on being standout leaders, and fully Supports decisions of the Company after robust debate. We consistently Live the Atkore mission, Learn our strategic priorities and Link behaviors to those priorities, all in a way that's consistent with our core values. Together, we build stronger leaders and improve customer satisfaction which positively increases the overall value of the enterprise.
Atkore Delivers Value to You
By joining Atkore, you can expect to receive a competitive salary in addition to a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, as well as life, accident and disability insurance. In addition, Atkore offers wellness programs and employee assistance resources to help employees achieve a healthy work-life balance.
Our dedicated employees are recognized for their commitment to our customers and making our company better than it was the day before.
Atkore International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Atkore International is a diverse company that believes its employees are the foundation for investing in its future, through the understanding that awareness and acceptance of our individual difference enhance inclusion and promote engagement and alignment. Diversity and inclusion are keys to growing our business and providing a work environment that fosters contributions by all employees.
Join our team and align yourself with an industry leader!
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information.
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