Planning Manager
Digital Signal Corporation (DSC) - Chantilly, VA

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Job Description:
Become an elite member of a fast growing, highly
motivated team and contribute to truly cutting edge
technology. At Digital Signal Corporation (DSC), we
develop breakthrough technology solutions. The Company
is composed of scientists, engineers, software experts,
and business leaders who invent, design, and supply
solutions to industry and government. We are seeking
highly motivated and dedicated individuals who are
interested in solving challenging problems and work well
in a fast paced environment.
DSC is rapidly growing and we have an opportunity for a
Supply Planning & Scheduling Manager- Master Planner in
our manufacturing group at our Chantilly, VA location.
Qualified candidates must be able to work well in a
small company atmosphere and have excellent
communication skills.

Position Summary:
The Supply Planning & Scheduling Manager will have the
ability, both independently and through others, to
ensure the proper execution of DSC’s supply planning and
scheduling functions, and possess a deep understanding
of the planning process and how this relates to

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintain accuracy of forecast and control order levels
for items in the MRP.
  • Determine stock levels for all line items, while
effectively controlling changes in new revision part
stock due to obsolescence or engineering.
  • Control of material stream for NPI and pilot products.
  • Input weekly forecast updates for senior management
  • Generate top level plans insuring capacity and demands
are balanced.
  • Generate master production schedule.
  • Generate production plan for all areas, in line with
MRP demand.
  • Review and maintain production lead times and update
MRP accordingly.
  • Conduct capacity planning and provide input to
manufacturing regarding anticipated machine or manpower
capacity issues.
  • Take ownership and be responsible for the manufactured
and subcontracted parts supply stream.
  • Identify and reduce excess and obsolete inventory.
  • Oversee the removal of items identified for disposal.
  • Analyze excess and obsolete items, and implement plans
for improvement.
  • Maintain current part lead times and critical item
master data.
  • Integral and key driver of S&OP process.
  • Structure and hold manufacturing planning meetings to
improve order compliance and MRP schedule adherence.
  • Generate KPI’s for OTD, Aging orders, MRP compliance,
part shortages and production schedules.
  • Generate “what if” reports as required.
  • Implement and sustain the scheduling tools. Input to
selection of ERP requirements and any additional
software to enable effective operation of scheduling
  • Run finite capacity planning and identify bottlenecks.
Assist in supply chain resolution.
  • Work closely with departmental managers to optimize
utilization of resources and identify any additional
resource requirements.
  • Produce achievable plans balancing demand and capacity
  • Optimize inventory levels (Strategic stock holding to
reduce cycle times).
  • Provide economic and effective manufacturing planning.
  • Balance capacity and demand plan.
  • Provide production schedules, for each cost centre,
ensuring capacity is planned and schedule adherence is
  • Publication of performance through KPI’s and reports.
  • Ensure all planners work in a controlled and uniform
process to insure delivery of the master production

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Education: BS or BA degree. (Supply Chain
Management, Business,
  • Minimum of five (5) years of hands on scheduling in
a complex fabrication and assembly environment.
  • Experience with automated MRP and production
execution systems.
  • Excellent computer skills (Word, MS Project, Excel,
PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook)
  • High degree of attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills and customer service
  • Determined, with a high level of initiative and
energy. Can do Attitude

Desired Qualifications:
  • (APICS) qualified.
Physical Requirements:
  • Regularly required to sit for extended periods of
time; frequently required to move about to access file
cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier,
fax, telephone, etc.; occasionally required to reach
overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 30 lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include
close vision and use of computer monitor screens a great
deal of time.
  • Ability to reach within hands and arms length, climb
or balance, and crouch.

Work Environment:
  • Individual’s primary workstation is located in an
office area with ability to frequently work in a
manufacturing/lab environment.
  • The noise level in this environment is low/moderate.
Digital Signal Corporation is an Affirmative Action and
Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a friendly,
business environment with a competitive salary and
benefits package. All job offers are contingent upon
successful completion of background and reference

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