Scheduler/Planner - Norwood, MA
Instron® is a global organization that designs, manufactures, sells and services materials testing systems. Instron is a clear global leader in materials testing applications and its leadership in the marketplace is continually expanding. You will find that our established strength, commitment to our core values and team focus provides an engaging work environment and offers exceptional opportunities for personal and career development. This position is based at Instron’s Electro-Mechanical (EM) equipment division located in Norwood, Massachusetts.
Responsible for planning and scheduling EM orders in Norwood. Communicating with and supporting the global sales team in terms of manufacturing’s ability to fulfill customer needs. This is a key role linking sales, supply chain and production, therefore proactivity is needed to keep abreast of the external situation and understand, and act upon its impact on the internal resources and facilities.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
Represent manufacturing in the MOCT process. Ensure orders are scheduled and acknowledgements provided within agreed timeframes.
Based on business activity level, provide sales and business teams lead times for products.
Liaise with supply chain and production functions to ensure lead-times are maintained at a competitive level. Use macro level activity trending to recommend changes to resource levels.
Facilitate and encourage use of toolbox i.e. MRD, kanban, in-lining and USa in production. Demonstrate continual improvements in various aspects of the job.
As member of the manufacturing team, serve as voice of quality.
Ensure ERP system is used and maintained effectively, to enable global visibility of manufacturing activities.
Encourage safe working practices to ensure the safety of personnel and equipment in line with applicable safety regulations. Voice the need for a safe work place on daily basis.
Manage areas of responsibility to ensure continuity of service levels.
Develop and maintain a web based informational chart for product lead times.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:
Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar production planning role within a medium/high volume capital equipment manufacturing environment.
Degree in manufacturing discipline or equivalent education in numerate subjects.
Demonstrates and promotes of Instron’s Values & Behaviors in terms of transparency, inclusion, respect, courage, ownership and curiosity.
Proficient with MS office tools and ERP systems.
Analytical, methodical and accurate, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Working knowledge of effective and modern material replenishment techniques.
Demonstrated people management & team working skills.
Self-directed, highly motivated & achievement-oriented person.
Familiarity with International Quality Management Systems
Excellent communication skills
Take this opportunity to join a successful and enthusiastic global team where you can make a significant impact immediately. Enjoy a competitive salary and generous benefits that includes health, dental, life and LTD insurance, 401k (with match), and a 100% tuition reimbursement program. Instron is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.