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Master Scheduler

Company: Integra LifeSciences
Location: Plainsboro
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Overview Responsibilities The Master Scheduler plays a key role in the success of our supply chain and operations by overseeing and coordinating all scheduling activities for the manufacturing, testing, release, and shipping of new product introductions (NPIs), sub-assemblies, and finished goods to fulfill our customer commitments. This individual is responsible for developing the production schedule and tracking progress, identifying and mitigating schedule risks, while coordinating cross-functional support activities / constraints. The Master Scheduler ensures proper supply related data maintenance and reporting among internal and external SCM teams. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Primary responsibilities: Plan, prepare, issue and control the production schedule to support the manufacturing of skin, medical, and private label NPIs, sub-assemblies (SAs), and finished goods (FGs) to meet customer demand, delivery commitments, and production requirements.Foresees and escalates scheduling interruptions, constraints, or capacity issues and works cross-functionally with manufacturing, planning, procurement, project management, quality systems (QS), quality control (QC), quality assurance (QA), analytical and micro labs, warehouse, engineering, maintenance / calibration, product development (PD), and facilities to resolve and minimize impact to the production schedule.Issue / reconcile daily task sheets by department / function based on the production schedule.Tracks progress against the production schedule and work-in-process (WIP), optimizing and rescheduling when needed - considering constraints, capacity issues, and NCs, interfacing with cross-functional teams to align on the production schedule.Chair daily cross-functional operations meetings to monitor progress against the production schedule and escalate issues to appropriate groups to resolve / mitigate.Work with engineering, PD, facilities, and maintenance / calibration to coordinate engineering, validation, re-qualification, equipment and building utility preventative maintenance (PM) and corrective maintenance (CM), instrumentation calibration, shutdown, continuous improvement (CI), and production suite breach activities.Track Non-Conformances (NCs), monitoring impact on product availability, working closely with planning and QA to prioritize NCs.Coordinate with analytical, micro, and QC to schedule product testing and track results including outside laboratories.Expedite manufacturing work orders (WOs) that are needed in less than the normal lead time to improve the shortfall between the current plan and the requirements to meet or exceed our customer expectations.Acts on signals from ASCP, planned order recommendations, order release actions, and exception messages from Oracle, rescheduling WOs in the case of capacity / supply constraints, material / labor shortages, backlogs or schedule interruptions.Develop, implement, and support planning continuous improvements, providing input and recommendations on improving supply chain strategies, policies and practices, to achieve cost reductions, quality improvements, productivity increases, inventory integrity, and overall best-in-class SCM.Be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for line capacity, capacity models, lot genealogy, and the manufacturing / material process flow, serving as a partner to manufacturing.Develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external customers to support manufacturing operations.Support and participate in cross-functional teams.Performs other related duties as assigned. Qualifications The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required for his position. Education: Bachelor's degree: SCM, business, economics, or sciences background (relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of degree).Experience: 7+ years of experience working in supply chain, production control, and / or manufacturing.Strategic thinker, detail oriented, strong analytical skills; must have good communication, organizational, and leadership skills to work with various departments in the organization.Experience using Oracle is highly desirable.Extensive knowledge in analyzing and solving problems in a disciplined fashion, ensuring clear understanding of the root cause(s) and efficient recommendations for resolution.Possess team-focused attitude and work in team-oriented environment.Creative / innovative mindset, with demonstrated ability to 'think outside the box'.Demonstrated computer skills. Advanced MS Excel user.Ability to work on multiple projects with limited direction.Ability to utilize a computer, telephone and copy machine as well as other general office equipment. Strong computer skills are required. In an effort to minimize the spread of the coronavirus and to protect our employees, all new hires in the US and Puerto Rico will need to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to be considered for employment with Integra LifeSciences, unless eligible for an accommodation as provided by law.

Keywords: Integra LifeSciences, Trenton , Master Scheduler, Other , Plainsboro, New Jersey

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