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Production Planning Manager

Company: Excelitas Canada Inc.
Location: Boulder
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

We are looking for a Production Planning Manager for our Optics Manufacturing Company in Boulder. The primary responsibility of this position is to develop and execute production planning strategies to meet customer demand. Successful execution requires seamless coordination of efforts throughout the planning team and leadership of planning personnel to drive change and improvement in customer experience and metrics. This position is responsible for prompt communication of changes in delivery schedule to the Executive Leadership Team, Product Development Team, and Customer Service team and advocating customer needs within the organization. Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead weekly BCM meetings with internal stakeholders to ensure requirements to Cash Call commitments are met.
  • Collaborate with Product Management, internal business units, and assigned planning personnel to develop and implement strategies that align with customer requirements through SIOP
  • Manage production readiness and assurance of supply in support of Prototype/NPI schedule.
  • Provide leadership to the planning team by creating a succession and retention plan that includes mentoring and training through development plans and performance reviews.
  • Participate in monthly cadence initiatives that include: WIP and Scrap Reduction, Meeting Inventory AOP targets, and improving clocking performance.
  • Monitor key performance indicators (KPI) in support of continual improvement in the performance of customer on-time delivery (OTD), capacity utilization, throughput time, and finished goods inventory objectives.
  • Work closely with Product Line and Production Managers and planning personnel to establish production schedules based on capacity availability (G2/MRP meetings).
  • Support cost reduction initiatives through effective and efficient capacity utilization.
  • Proactively identify constraints or potential issues by developing tactical and strategic solutions and identifying risk mitigation strategies.
  • Establish & communicate sales order delivery schedules based on the manufacturing production schedule.
  • Communicate productivity and velocity performance against planning goals in daily Tier 1, 2, and 3 production meetings
  • Lead through others to ensure data integrity for planning attributes/parameters, routings, yields, excess and obsolete inventory is minimized, change order process is quick, accurate and efficient, etc.
  • Plot, trend and analyze data to ensure actions/strategies meet objectives and improve organizational performance and customer experience.
  • Follow and support the company's Environment, Health, and Safety culture by being aware of and reporting any concerns as well as carrying out work in a safe manner. Qualifications:
    • A./B.S. or equivalent. Supply Chain, Operations, or Materials emphasis preferred.
    • 7 + years of related experience in production/capacity planning in a high-mix, low volume environment
    • 5 + years in a leadership role within a manufacturing environment
    • 7+ years of people management experience
    • Experience with M2M / SAP ERP software a plus
    • Computer proficiency with MS Office and Power BI applications required
    • APICS certification required
    • Detail-oriented, action-focused, and demonstrated ability to lead through others
    • Experience in capacity planning and constraint-based planning
    • Experience with Demand Flow planning desiredBenefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Paid Time Off, Holiday Pay, Tuition Reimbursement, Long term, and Short-term disabilityPay Range: $95,000 - $110,000 annually, depending on experienceEffective January 4 th , 2022, it will be mandatory for every Excelitas employee to be adequately vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemption requests from this vaccination requirement will be considered to accommodate medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs.This position requires the use of information, which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) -Visa sponsorship is not available for any position at Excelitas -Minorities/Females/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation #LI-IV1 Requirements The primary responsibility of this position is to develop and execute production planning strategies to meet customer demand. Successful execution requires seamless coordination of efforts throughout the planning team and leadership of planning personnel to drive change and improvement in customer experience and metrics. This position is responsible for prompt communication of changes in delivery schedule to the Executive Leadership Team, Product Development Team, and Customer Service team and advocating customer needs within the organization. PLEASE READ AND AGREE TO THE STATEMENT BELOW TO PROCEED AND SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION FOR THIS ROLE:Thank you for your interest in Excelitas. We respect your privacy . We need your consent to save your contact information and CV and for you to confirm that we can contact you in the future. Please know that Excelitas will never share or sell your contact data.Declaration of Consent under Data Protection LegislationI consent to the collection, processing and use of the data submitted here by Excelitas Technologies Corp. and its affiliated companies under the condition that such use is limited to recruitment opportunities. I understand that the information I provide shall be retained for a period no longer than one year, after which time it will be deleted. YES, I AGREE to the storage and use of my data by Excelitas to contact me for the purpose detailed above.

Keywords: Excelitas Canada Inc., Boulder , Production Planning Manager, Executive , Boulder, Colorado

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