Production Planner/Master Scheduler

  • Zones
  • Carol Stream, IL, USA
  • Jan 21, 2020

Job Description

As a rapidly growing global provider of IT solutions, we’ve expanded from Seattle to Sydney and beyond – with reach in over 80 countries around the world. Today’s top brands count on Zones and our world-class partners – Microsoft, Apple, Cisco, Dell, Lenovo, and more – to transform their enterprises. To support this transformation, Zones offers products and services across four Solution Environments: Workplace Modernization, Network Optimization, Data Center Transformation, and Security Fortification. Position Overview Develop and maintain the schedule to deliver on agreed customer service level and expectation. Develop the plan to ensure effective utilization of resources. Enable dynamic organization response to customer order changes and production challenges. Improved Logistics and Integration demand and supply management through Production Planning and Scheduling Improved resource utilization, and production issue management and coordination Key Responsibilities Pipeline Planning and Coordination Pipeline management of planned orders and projects for Logistics and Integration Main point of contact for deployment planning and rollout coordination Production Scheduling Create and maintain production schedules Management of capacity and demand Generate production schedule performance reports Responsible for optimizing projects, final assembly, and integration lab Shift and Resource Utilization Determination of shift changes and overtime Recommend shift staggering and resource optimization based on demand Production Issue Management and Coordination Identifies and communicates potential risk against production plan Identify problems and coordinate quick response to help improve processes. Ensure that customer deadlines are met Key metrics that will measure and define success for this role Performance against Customer schedule / required delivery date Performance against SOW/Contract deliverables Customer Satisfaction Communication Balanced Capacity, Utilization & Quality Metrics Education / Certification College Degree PMP, SCRUM, Lean Sigma are preferred but not required Required Experience Strong understanding of the production process and be able to generate and maintain effective daily and weekly schedules. Experience with developing production schedules, solving production problems, improving processes, and fulfilling customer expectations. Proficiency with scheduling systems, and the abilities to create and understand reports in order to make production decisions. Effective communication and collaboration skills to enable team based solutioning. Zones offers a comprehensive Benefits package While we’re committed to providing top-tier solutions, we’re just as committed to supporting our own team. Our employees enjoy a variety of comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, a 401(k) plan with matching provision, paid time off, and much more. And as a Minority Business Enterprise, a Corporate Plus member of the Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council, and an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, our community is just as diverse. At Zones, work is more than a job – it's an exciting career immersed in an inventive, collaborative culture. If you’re interested in working on the cutting edge of IT innovation, sales, engineering, operations, administration, and more, Zones is the place for you!