Coating Master Production Scheduler

Avery Dennison - Quakertown, PA3.9

Job Description

The Coating Master Production Scheduler is an integral role in our Service, Materials, and Logistics team overseeing the Coating planning team. In this role you will report directly to the SM&L Manager, and you will be responsible for overseeing the daily workflow and development of the Coating planning team members, the ongoing scheduling activities to support the Coating business unit, as well as WIP inventory management. Additionally, you will own key initiatives and projects focused on improving service, scheduling and planning as it affects the Coating business unit.

Primary responsibilities and essential functions:
Daily scheduling for all Coating assets to optimize customer requested dates, Coating campaigns and manufacturing capacity.

Works with customer service, sales, supply chain as needed to resolve customer order issues.

Provides machine capacity planning as needed to support the business. Identify and communicate bottleneck areas and provide assistance to manage over / under capacity situations

Provides leadership for WIP management to minimize obsolescence and improve inventory turns

Participates in physical inventory process

Monitors stock programs and works with division resources to adjust planning parameters as necessary.

Daily management and reporting of Coating metrics including stocking levels, and capacity

Lead projects to implement Coating pull planning, WIP inventory management, service improvements

Provide support for product transitions and new product introductions.

General operations responsibilities:
Health & Safety: Consistently works in a safe manner with regard to self, co-workers, and manufacturing systems. Performs general housekeeping tasks and waste removal within department/group and assists other areas as required.

Enterprise Lean Sigma (ELS): Continuously reviews current processes and searches out improvement methods to improve product/process quality and reduce waste, rework, and unnecessary work that adds no value to the work or process. Supports safety, quality, and continuous improvement initiatives.

Teamwork: Assists and supports other team members in meeting department and site goals. Participates and shares in performing all tasks necessary to run the facility. Contributes and participates in team decision-making. Provides support in project work and other special requests.


Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Logistics Management

2 years previous scheduling, planning, or Supply Chain experience required.

Strong communication skills and the ability to build relationships with all functions and levels of the organization

Results oriented focus and ability to take ownership to resolve issues.

Flexibility and willingness to initiate change.

High customer focus: ability to proactively identify and meet customer needs.

Ability to interface with cross-functional groups to define and execute overall requirements.

Ability to use ELS problem solving tools to identify root cause. (A3 Thinking)

Ability to work well with all levels of management and employees.

Familiarity in process documentation and improvement.

Understanding of applicable computer systems, such as Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes and planning and business systems (MFG/pro, CLS, LOGILITY).

APICS certification preferred.


Additional Information

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.