1+ months

Principal Production Planner/Master Scheduler

Boulder, CO 80305
Principal Production Planner/Master Scheduler


Boulder, Colorado, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Dec 26, 2019

**Careers that Change Lives**

Your dedication to quality is important to our customers and, most importantly, to their patients. As animportant member of Materials team in our Boulder, CO Manufacturing facility, the Principal ProductionPlanner/Master Scheduler will develop the master production plan to satisfy customer demand while carryingminimum effective inventory.

The Minimally Invasive Therapies Group strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, fastercomplication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions.

SURGICAL INNOVATIONS sets the standard for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) by creating innovative surgicalproducts and services that focus on obesity and diseases and conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, lung,abdominal wall, pelvic region, and the head and neck.

**A Day in the Life**

You will provide the product line(s) with a monthly production plan consistent with the capacity and salesforecast. Working in conjunction with Operations Management and Product Line Manager, the Principal ProductionPlanner Master Scheduler will determine the desired inventory levels including safety stock levels. The salesforecasts, new business opportunities, customer expectations, and internal supply constraints will be used todevelop production plans. You will partner closely and collaborate with the Product Line Manager, Operations,Sales, Customer Service, Purchasing, and Management to support business goals.

You will:

+ Develop the Master Plan for designated product lines in the Advance Planning / ERP/ and or Excel whereapplicable through the SIOP process.

+ Provide input to finance on operating plans for SIOP process concerning incoming volume and capacity

+ Create a Master Production Plan for designated products, including manufacturing lead times.

+ Communicate changes to production floor to fulfill production schedule.

+ Issue work order releases, purchase order requisition releases.

+ Coordinate with Line Supervisor to make adjustments to production schedules daily/weekly as needed to meetbusiness and customer needs. Communicates demand information across a facility so that everyone is aware of volume and metrics.

+ Perform supply demand analysis each quarter, highlighting areas of concern for the next 12 months.

+ Schedule all customer orders within 48 hours of booked status.

+ EO evaluations base on company parameters, ECO Evaluations and approvals when necessary.

+ Assist in the development of inventory targets and manages production plans to achieve targeted inventory levels a unit basis.

+ Maintain finished goods inventory at target levels and insure high service levels, i.e. product availability.

+ Project finished goods inventory levels on a quarterly basis. Achieve desired Product inventory turn targets.

+ Monitor actual output versus Master Production Plan. Identify gaps and drive solutions, including a metric inproduction performance to the CRD and SSD

+ Work in conjunction with Warehouse Management, reconciles inaccuracies with customer shipments anddeliveries.

+ Maintain various reporting systems for key metrics ensuring that documentation is accurate and timely.

+ Support meetings to review service levels, performance against schedule, inventory strategy, supply plan to meet demand, and resource implications. Update Production Plan as necessary.

+ Support the cycle count process and annual physical inventory process if needed.

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelors degree required

+ Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience

**Nice to Have**

+ APICS certification

+ Experience using MRP/ERP systems, especially Advance Planning Systems

+ Five+ years production planning and scheduling experience in a mix - model manufacturing environment

+ Experience in managing manufacturing processes as related to scheduling activities.

+ Sound knowledge of supply chain processes and procedures including manufacturing planning, demand, and replenishment processes.

+ Proficient in Microsoft Office (Advanced Excel desired).

+ Strong negotiation skills with the ability to reason and influence at all levels.

+ Strong communication, organization skills.

+ Strong problem solving and analysis skills.

+ Ability to understand customer demand and how to alter production to meet demand as well as an ability to manage complexity and resolve conflicts that arise from balancing multiple priorities.

+ Lean/Six Sigma experience

**About Medtronic**

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)
It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


Posted: 2019-12-31 Expires: 2020-04-05

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