Production Planning Manager

Production Planning Manager

Company Description

At KMC Systems/Elbit Systems of America (ESA), we spend our days working on exciting and meaningful innovative solutions that protect and save lives. From providing solutions for our warfighters and commercial pilots, to providing lifesaving medical instrumentation and homeland security technologies, the employees of Elbit Systems of America understand the value of their work and why we do what we do each and every day. We are looking for extraordinary people to join us in making a difference in the lives of others.

We are currently recruiting for a highly talented Production Planning Manager -- but we are looking for more than an impressive skill set….We are looking for the type of person who respects others for their knowledge, skills, and experience as individuals and as team members. If you are the type of person who has high integrity and would thrive in an inclusive environment of camaraderie and friendship with your fellow teammates, we’re pretty confident you’ll love it here.

Job Description

  • Manages a team of highly technical and systematic Production Planners and Schedulers to provide clarity to internal and external teams in competing priority and capacity constrained situations
  • Builds systematic tools and processes to prevent issues and recommend solutions for current constraints and delays in the supply chain
  • Creates and leads the execution of a timed, technical, multilayer departmental strategy to evolve the Team’s processes and performance.
  • Creates and oversees the Site-Level Master Production Schedule with close attention to Customer KPI’s, Growth, Variances and impact on Capacity, Labor, and Inventory.
  • Leads team to plan and schedule production to fulfill requested demand on time and in full at lowest possible costs
  • With the Master Scheduler, coordinates the demand planning and fulfillment process and makes appropriate adjustments to balance capacity, adjust production plans and maintain inventory levels.
  • Oversees and ensures effectiveness of the Master Production Scheduling process.
  • Leverages relationships with key internal partners to navigate optimal supply chain solutions amidst complex, fast pace changes in the business
  • Works closely with cross-functional departments to resolve planning and scheduling conflicts, constraints, bottlenecks and excesses/waste to drive decisions and yield alignment.
  • Ensures the Master Production Schedules and Production floor Schedules are well integrated and aligned.
  • Works with purchasing team to set targets, monitor inventory turns, optimize levels (stocking strategies), and address inventory discrepancies
  • Participates in S&OP Meetings to align the Supply Planning Teams to one consensus plan.
  • Communicates/shares SI&OP presentations to align cross-functional teams and drive aligned business plans to improve Supply Planning, increase Service Levels, optimize inventory levels, and achieve Financial Target
  • Continuous Improvement: Measures, monitors, and drives actions to both operationally and systemically improve the Supply Planning, Inventory and Customer Service KPIs (ie. OTD, Past Due, FPY, and Inventory Turns).
  • Oversees ERP Planning execution activities
  • Leads and manages the development of ERP reporting solutions/systems for managing and tracking execution throughout all departments of the vertically integrated manufacturing plant
  • Leverages automatic ERP planning system parameters to adjust for changes in production plans as needed
  • Ensures ERP automation tools are delivering production efficiency and maximizing service level
  • Proactively analyzes supply chain data and dashboards to ensure priorities and focus are in line with delivering key performance indicators
  • Monitors workload portfolio to ensure utilization of people and equipment in every production area of the manufacturing plant
  • Provides weekly and daily KPI reporting and key leading indicators for ongoing success to leadership team
  • Leads the process of providing daily/weekly/monthly production schedules.
  • Leads weekly - 3 month rolling backlog production reviews to ensure schedule adherence and material requirements are meet. If needed, works with the stakeholders to resolve issues, and drives cross-functional operational and systemic improvement/recovery plans to completion.
  • Promotes collaboration, alignment and problem solving; flagging key priorities, obstacles, impact and countermeasures, and following up by monitoring progress
  • Acts as main point of contact and liaison between Operations and Account/Program Managers
  • Supports Program Management Proposal Process; where appropriate, providing risk/opportunity input
  • Collaborates with NPI teams to understand New product releases, schedule delays, priorities and track execution to meet program schedules
  • Provides Master Scheduling and Capacity Planning support for new business proposals

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