Production Planner/Scheduler

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This is a career-building opportunity for someone with expertise in Production Planning in a Manufacturing environment. It&rsquo;s a chance to be part of a growing global organization right here on Long Island as the first Scheduler for the team; a chance to have your voice heard and make an impact by introducing and implementing rigor and process.</span></p>

Bay Shore, Long Island, NY


<p>Array is a leading global provider of end-to-end retail merchandising services.</p> <p>For over 35 years, we have been delivering innovation in point-of-purchase displays, self-service systems, retail fixtures and environments.</p> <p>Our clients benefit from our unparalleled range of in-house design, development and project management services; global manufacturing capabilities; comprehensive logistics and installation; complete follow-up services and our promise of continuous innovation.</p> <p>We have a robust, global operating footprint, serving customers across North America, Asia, Latin America and Europe.</p> <p>Using our unique knowledge of the retail industry and its customers, we play a critical role in developing and enhancing the in-store experience for the world&rsquo;s premier retailers and consumer product manufacturers.</p>

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Overview: <p>Array is transforming. Every day we become a stronger global company. With over 1500 employees and exponential growth, we are redesigning how we better serve customers and scale our business. We are building &nbsp;on strength acquiring new businesses and talent to increase our capacity and capability to innovate and accelerate rapid growth.</p> <p>A leader in the retail display and in-store merchandising services industry, we work with top brands like Est&eacute;e Lauder, Sephora, Ulta Beauty and L&rsquo;Or&eacute;al to name just a few. Experts in our field with over 35 years of experience, we are transforming our business process leveraging our deep industry knowledge and design innovation.</p> <p>As we expand around the world, we are looking for critical thinkers who are data driven and have a strong voice to help us steer towards the future and carry out our vision. Joining us now is a chance to lead our transformation, to make a mark and chart our future and your own career.</p> <p><strong>Who we need</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Reporting to the onsite Production Manager, we are adding an experienced, goal-achieving, deadline oriented Production Planner/Scheduler to our team. A Production Planner/Scheduler to plan and prepare production schedules for manufacturing and assembly of part components or displays/merchandising units. This is a career-building opportunity for someone with expertise in Production Planning in a Manufacturing environment. It&rsquo;s a chance to be part of a growing global organization right here on Long Island as the first Scheduler for the team; a chance to have your voice heard and make an impact by introducing and implementing rigor and process.</span></p> <p><strong>What&rsquo;s in it for you</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Empowerment. </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">You want to build out your role and define not just your own priorities but that of the team. You want to drive the production process, applying your passion for operations in this new role. &nbsp;You want the autonomy to make decisions and the trust that you will do your job effectively. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Impact and exposure. </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">You are looking for a company you can commit to; one where you can build your career into a Production/Control Manager role and beyond. Joining us now during this exciting time of transformation is an opportunity to make an impact through structure, discipline and effective leadership.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Challenges. </span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">You want to step up to the plate and meet and overcome resistance as you lay out realistic expectations, build internal relationships and increase efficiencies on the floor. You are ready to face a new scenario, new issues and news solutions every day.</span></li> </ul>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>What our new Production Planner will do:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Analyze. Examine production specifications and departmental capacity data and perform mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, machines, and capacity resource requirements.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lead. Conduct daily/weekly production meetings with production and material planning team, to ensure on time delivery. Facilitate forecast review meeting with production, sales, and material planning team. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Create master production schedule. </span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Develop master production schedule in weekly increments. Establish sequence and lead time of each operation to meet shipping dates according to seasonal sales forecasts and customer orders. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Prepare 16 weeks out Level load plans for Models Shop, Metal Fabrication, Woodwork, Injection Molding, Vac-Forming, Graphics, Machining and Assembly departments on a weekly basis. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Plan and schedule daily/weekly workflow for production departments according to previously established manufacturing sequences and most recent lead times. The scope of scheduling extends to sub-assembly level. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Perform 4 to 6 weeks out workload versus capacity comparison for all work centers to help level load production and to estimate labor requirements.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Provide a copy to materials planner.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Review with the team to initiate planning activities. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ensure Master Production Schedule is up to date and accurate and reflects correct ship quantities and shipmates. </span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Review and update. Confer with Department supervisors to determine the status of assigned projects. Review performance with production team during the weekly meeting. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Expedite operations. Coordinate with Materials Planner, Purchasing, Production Team and Logistics when changes need to occur on the schedule. Alter schedules to meet unforeseen conditions. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Measure and report. Monitor and develop KPIs to ensure on time delivery of internal suppliers. Prepare and publish production reports on weekly and monthly basis including on-time-delivery, capacity utilization and level load reports. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Communicate and collaborate. Work with production, project management, warehouse, internal suppliers and shipping to help expedite rush orders and &nbsp;to ensure products ship on time.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Introduce and implement standards. Participate, support and sustain 5S, Safety and Continuous Improvement initiatives.</span></li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>So, how do we know you are the new Production Planner? You have:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The education. Diploma or degree in Engineering, Business or a related field. ERP certification in production planning module is preferred.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The experience. 4+ years in production planning including at least 2 years hands-on experience planning in ERP/MRP systems. Exposure to a Lean manufacturing environment is preferred. Experience in a supervisory capacity is an asset.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The accuracy and the innovation. Strong attention to detail, highly organized and capable of calculating intermediate math equations accurately. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The drive and motivation. Commitment to delivering quality results and overcoming obstacles in a time-sensitive environment. Ability to prioritize multiple work streams while remaining calm in a fast-paced department.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The leadership and interpersonal skills. Ability to gain the trust of a team and guide their work. Excellent verbal and written communication. The ability to build relationships and the comfort to reach out to internal and external contacts to request information. Experience writing routine reports and correspondence. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The technical skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word; MS Access is a benefit. Exposure to Sage Software is a bonus.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>The Array way.</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Whether you are working in the engineering department in Long Island, the design studio in Toronto or around the world on the manufacturing floor, Array is a place that invests in our people and recognizes their success. We believe in open, honest communication and the input of all of our employees. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">At Array, we foster a culture of mutual respect, innovation, collaboration and pride. From encouraging calculated risks that lead to innovation to providing access to education, on-site learning and the best technology and materials, we promise to provide a safe, creative, ethical and nurturing environment to build a dynamic career.</span></p> <p><strong>Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Array is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.</span></p>