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Master Planner in Wooster, OH at Schaeffler Group

Date Posted: 1/24/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Master Planner is responsible all Supply Chain-relevant functions in the plant (Capacity-Demand Standards, Customer Contact, Data Management) and thereby ensures a balanced and coordinated fulfillment of all supply chain tasks in Business Unit Transmission Technologies in Schaeffler Group North America at the Wooster, Ohio facility 

Capacity Planning:

  • Specified cross-segment methodology for the elements of consistent planning (Setup Wheel, MTZ, etc.)
  • Setting parameters and assuring the maintenance of master data (work station related) in the system.
  • Ensure system-OEEs
  • Check the setting of actual shift models
  • Resolve cross-segment bottlenecks

•         Collaborate/support the following tasks in capacity planning:

o   Machine layout – type allocation

o   Parameterization and maintenance of master data (model based) in the system

o   Definition of inter-plant methods for determining bottlenecks

o   Bottleneck control in purchasing

Demand- Capacity Balancing:

  • Develop inter-plant methods/processes for conducting supply chain meetings (preparation, agenda, procedure, corrective action documentation, action controlling)
  • Enforcing the application of supply chain standards
  • Assure coordinated, cross-segment supply chain schedules.
  • Assure the provision of up to date reports for the product lines.
  • Assure internal (SLT) demand plausibility.
  • Checking capacity-relevant master data (workstation-related)
  • Adjust capacity-relevant master data (workstation-related) in the system.
  • Check the supply situation of internal and external suppliers.
  • Assure dissolution of cross-segment bottlenecks (internal/external)
  • Assure implementation of corrective actions that have been initiated within the plant.
  • Monitor delivery schedule adherence along the supply and production chain, conduct deviation analyses.
  • In case of cross-segment bottlenecks and escalation of deadlines and quantities, represent Production to Sales, SCM, and in extreme cases, the customer.
  • Assure the implementation of corrective actions from the supply chain meetings within the plant.

•         Collaboration/ support of the following tasks within the supply chain:

    • Implementations of corrective actions from the monthly supply chain meeting that apply outside of the scope of the plant.
    • Clarify implausible demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, have close visual acuity and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to maneuver objects, tools.   The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop, bend, push, pull, kneel, or crouch.   The employee must regularly lift and move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 65 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

The Master Planner must provide oversight and direction to employees in accordance with Schaeffler policies and procedures as well as assist employees in setting goals. This position must lead employees by creating training and development plans, coaching employees, and providing feedback in regards to employee performance, quality, and safety. The Master Planner will be required to mentor and empower their employees to foster a team environment and have strong conflict management skills, be able to maintain employee work schedules, manage multiple projects at once, and have ability to make quick effective decisions.  Due to the fact that this individual will interface frequently with both local and international Schaeffler associates, as well as with external customers; excellent communication skills are critical.  Travel may be required for this position.

This position is required to know and understand the current specifications of the Quality Policy and procedures, as well as the Safety and Environment Policy and procedures and contribute to the achievement of the company objectives.  In addition to the duties listed above, the position holder must carry out tasks assigned by his supervisor that are essentially related to his duties.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Requirements

Technical:                 -  Superior knowledge of Processes and Procedures of  complete Supply Chain methods and instruments

                                                  -  Superior knowledge of the automotive  manufacturing industry

                                                    -  Business acumen

                                                         -  Instruments of Quality management and MOVE

                                                    -  SAP & Microsoft Office

                    Interpersonal:          -  Strong leadership skills

                                                    -  Excellent communication ability (written & verbal)

                                                    -  Extremely self-motivated & driven to achieve results

                                                      -  Constructive assertiveness and conflict management

                                    -  Strong process-orientation

                                    -  Methodical approach to work

                                    -  Analytic thinking and judgment


                                   -  Capability for evaluating, presenting and applying complex technical and logistic topics

                                   -  Goal and result orientation

                                   -  Moderation and leadership of interdisciplinary teams

                                   -  Motivation and persuasion capabilities

                                   -  Entrepreneurial thinking and dealing

                                   -  Skilled negotiator

                                   -  German language skills a plus

                 Educational:              -  Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering                                                                               related field