Job summary: The Scheduler will coordinate schedules and inventories to ensure efficient and effective operation of the assigned department or facility.
Responsibilities Serves as a primary point of contact for and liaison with sales, logistics, and manufacturing departments. Communicates with customers about their products and schedules according to their needs for sales and inventory. Collaborates with these departments to establish schedules and plans that allocate available resources to best serve client or customer needs. Periodically compares current and anticipated orders with available inventory of raw materials; uses judgment to anticipate demand for and to acquire additional supplies as needed. Negotiates with outside supply vendors; ensures accurate and timely delivery of orders. Integrates sales orders with master schedule; coordinates availability of raw materials, supplies, equipment, and staff as needed to meet delivery dates. Maintains master distribution schedule for the assigned facility; revises as needed and alerts appropriate staff of schedule changes or delays. Participates in periodic forecasting meetings with sales, and other related departments; leads additional planning meetings with sales, production, shipping, purchasing, and customer service staff. Performs other related duties, as required.
Skills: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Thorough understanding of the business and supply chain.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Extremely proficient with production planning systems.
Physical requirements: Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
Equal Opportunity Employer