Manager Planning and Scheduling
Elkay Manufacturing Company - Broadview, IL

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At Elkay, we pride ourselves in our exceptional employees, our valued customers, our high quality products, and our commitment to being in business forever through continued process improvement and innovation. As a financially stable, privately-owned company, ethics, values, integrity and trust remain the driving force in our culture.

It’s Elkay’s people who really give us our edge. Our employees’ commitment to delivering ever-higher levels of excellence drives our reputation for quality and integrity. It also fueled our growth from a three-person shop in 1920 to one of today’s leading international manufacturers of plumbing, water dispensing, and cabinetry products. For a career filled with challenges, growth and rewards, talk to us about joining the Elkay family.

The talented Manager of Planning and Scheduling we hire will lead and manage the planning team in the development of manufacturing plans from the Master Schedule and adjust and control the plan to meet sales forecast and the shipping schedule. Work with multiple manufacturing plant Schedulers to develop best practices utilizing Oracle Production Scheduling. Develop the master inventory plan and monitor to ensure the appropriate inventory levels are set and maintained.

Establish the manufacturing plan that delivers the appropriate inventory levels (Raw, WIP and Finished Goods) and production plans, with consideration for demand, re-supply or delivery lead time, storage capacities, shelf life, cost of stock and other factors. Manage inventory levels and coordinate inventory pre-builds to compensate for periods of capacity limitations.

Develop recommendations for senior management regarding production and inventory plans based on sound independent analysis and consideration of multiple variables and cost impact.

Proactively perform root cause analysis, carefully analyzing system data. Develop solutions and drive optimization of the operations and supply chain. Provide periodic assessments including manufacturing capacity for major capital strategy decisions, new product capacity evaluations, production alternatives, and implementation strategies to support new product introduction timing as well as sustainment product.

Work with Plant Managers and Engineering to develop best practices in finite capacity scheduling and development of accurate routings and BOM structures.

Establish/enhance metrics surrounding planning and scheduling to align with overall organizational strategy.

Project lead in the enhancement of all Oracle planning (ASCP) and production scheduling (PS) systems. Identify and implement process improvements and functional technology needs to further optimize the planning and scheduling areas.

Manage the daily activities of the ASCP planners to ensure accurate data attribute settings, proper utilization of all planning tools and synergy between the planning function, sales and execution of the plan at multiple sites.

Required Skills

Required Experience

Seven plus years of planning and scheduling leadership experience required in manufacturing/distribution environments

Bachelor's degree in business or related field required, advanced degree preferred

Production planning or supply chain certifications (CPIM, APICS, CSCP, etc.) preferred

Knowledge of supply chain management, inventory, operations and production control essential

Prior experience with Oracle Value Chain Planning modules required

Strong analytical skills essential

Advanced PC skills, with emphasis on spreadsheet skills and ERP/MRP experience

Demonstrated strong problem solving skills

Ability to effectively and efficiently work in a team orientated environment, with frequent changes in deadlines and priorities

Must have strong written and verbal communication skills in order to effectively communicate with various departments and levels within the company

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Elkay is an industry-leading manufacturer of custom and semi-custom cabinetry, sinks, faucets, water coolers and commercial kitchens. We are...