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Master Scheduler

Company: Valmont Industries, Inc.
Location: Brenham
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

2551 Valmont Dr Brenham Texas 77833-5418Why Valmont -Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.A Brief Summary of This Position: The Master Scheduler is responsible for developing and managing the master production schedule in order to balance effectively the customer demands and supply capacity. - Schedule is segmented by daily, weekly and monthly buckets. - Planning horizon for this position is 0 - 12 months. - This Individual Contributor's responsibilities include planning, scheduling and coordinating execution of the master production schedule by reviewing and releasing shop orders, inter-site orders, and supplier schedules in alignment with the sales and operations plan. - This position is responsible for aligning resources with demand based on capacity planning and shop floor control principles. - Master Scheduler areas of responsibility may include more than one production area or factory location. - It is important to understand the needs of operational teams at each scheduled area to align production schedules for efficient utilization of resources. - Position releases and expedites purchase orders and supplier scheduled orders according to existing strategy and previously negotiated prices. This position manages inventory stock planning, work-in-process inventory (WIP), and finished goods inventory. - Reporting on production and supplier progress to goals is required. - Creating and executing any required action plans to close gaps. - Demonstration of the core values of the Valmont Way is also required.
Essential Functions:

  • This position reports to the Materials Manager and has no direct reports
  • Create schedules and communicate plan effectively to key stakeholders
  • Align schedules in support of customer demand, key performance metrics, division guidance for planning horizons and S&OP guidance
  • Investigate material usage and availability for the master production schedule. - Ensure material and component supply plans support the schedule. -
  • Coordinate rejected material activities through the department. - Ensure rework is scheduled and completed timely.
  • Reconcile supplier invoice discrepancies. - Periodically review for compliance with agreed upon terms and prices.
  • Review ECN's (Engineering Change Notice) for new or change to existing materials. - Coordinate transition to new material and manage inventory levels
  • Identify, negotiate, and resolve conflicts with respect to material and capacity availability and order-promising integrity
  • Maintain scheduling and inventory parameters, such as lead-times, lot sizes, safety stocks, delivery times and order file data
  • Create a level supply schedule that satisfies customer demand with optimum inventory levels and efficient resource utilization
  • Assist demand management in setting priorities when demand outstrips the division's supply of products or the resources necessary to build the requested product
  • Work with S&OP to understand competitive lead times. - Seek ways to reduce internal and external lead times to achieve competitive lead times
  • Produce shop schedules that have both validity (they meet or exceed customer demands) and integrity (they can be executed by the shop)
  • Summarize daily and weekly master schedules for released and firm planned orders and compare these to the production plan to ensure that the master schedule is within S&OP policy
  • Contribute to a positive work environment and coordinate with other planning team members to align processes and goals
    Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
    • Preferred Bachelor's degree in a relevant field OR Associate's degree with 3+ years of experience OR 5+ years of relevant experience
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook
    • APICS CPIM, CFPIM, SCOR-P or CSCP certification, or successfully complete certification within 18 months of hire date
    • Knowledge of Lean manufacturing and planning techniques
    • Strong attention to detail and quality of work
    • Ability to aggregate, organize and process, facts, data and other information to define a problem and develop effective solutions.
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
      Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:
      • A Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management or related field
      • Prior experience setting up and planning in a mixed model environment including make to stock, engineer to order, and configure to order methodologies
      • Demonstrated abilities in visual scheduling and inventory optimization
      • Prior experience with master scheduling utilizing - methodologies for make to order and configure to order business
      • Leads by example and earns the respect and trust of co-workers, customer, and other stakeholders
      • Sets aggressive targets, accepts consequences of actions, and holds others accountable
      • Thinks globally about the entire business and committed to supporting the needs and goals of an integrated global organization
      • An understanding of priorities and balances short-term and long-term requirements
      • Communicates openly and honestly in a clear and concise manner on an ongoing basis
      • Knowledge of mathematics and data analysis
      • Knowledge of Lean planning, scheduling, and Kanban toolsValmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. -Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
        If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment email

Keywords: Valmont Industries, Inc., College Station , Master Scheduler, Other , Brenham, Texas

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