Master Production Scheduler

Supply Chain / Demand Planning Cumberland, Maryland


Position at Hunter Douglas Fabrication Co


Posted 9/13/2022                          

Master Production Scheduler



Do you have experience with the production of a custom product?  Particularly an artisan custom product with extensive variations available, a quick delivery time, and high quality standards?  Have you ever wanted to live in a small town with proximity for big city culture?  We need you in our Cumberland, Maryland facility!  This role will be responsible for planning systems integrity, analysis of weekly demand, capacity planning, material planning, plant fill rates and the overall scheduling operation in a multi-site planning environment.  We will rely on your organization skills and deep understanding of the processes that drive a supply chain, as well as production constraints at the manufacturing facilities.


How will you delight our customers?

  • Responsible for the weekly plant planning demand/capacity cycle. This includes the analysis of the demand input, capacity planning, and initiation of corrective/preventive actions, validation of demand output and communication and transfer of the output to the scheduling team
  • Create weekly schedule based on total backlog that identifies the ATB (available to build quantity) based on material shortages.  The schedule will be used to coordinate staffing for future weeks and set expedite priorities. 
  • Responsible for maintaining plant planning systems data integrity and functionality
  • Organizes and facilitates a weekly demand/capacity planning meeting with the Supply Chain team and Production Assistants
  • Organizes and facilitates monthly Capacity Review Meetings with Supply Chain as part of the Supply Agreement Meeting process
  • Manages recovery and communication related to backorders
  • Responsible for the development and/or maintenance of plant determination by product configurations within SAP
  • Establishes and/or communicates key scheduling metrics (schedule attainment, etc.)
  • Applies scheduling and inventory management principles within a high volume high mix manufacturing environment
  • Work within SAP MRP system for key planning activities
  • Will tie out monthly capacity and labor plans with material and labor resource availability
  • Develops standard work training documents, and provides training on systems and supply chain functions
  • Applies various scheduling concepts (ABC, Kanban, Trigger Points, Min Max, Heijunka, EOQ)
  • Work with material / network planners to synchronize supply with department schedules
  • Coordinates material cut overs and timing of inventory phase in / phase out
  • Analyzes production performance to identify opportunities requiring support team focus
  • Applies project management techniques to meet goals and objectives (Scope, Track, Execute)
  • Works proficiently with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Can achieve results through influencing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

What will you have?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, or Operations Management.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of hands on experience in master production scheduling 
  • Demonstrated experience with master scheduling tools such as SAP or other ERP systems
  • Expert in MRP, ERP, SAP and rough cut planning processes
  • Exceptional computer skills; ERP, Business Intelligence systems or equivalent and Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Good understanding of S&OP process
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively communicate across multiple departments and through multiple levels of the organization
  • Solid analytical skills in forecasting and anticipating production needs and capabilities
  • Demonstrated influencing, negotiating and conflict management skills
  • Excellent collaborative management skills
  • Strong working knowledge of effective supply chain performance including supply planning, customer service, supplier and asset management
  • Strong passion for creating process and systems improvement
  • CPIM or CSCP certifications from APICS

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Hunter Douglas we are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Benefits of working for Hunter Douglas include:

  • 5 days of PTO accrued in your first year, 9 paid holidays, 40 hours of Maryland Paid, Sick, Safe, Personal Leave and 6+ weeks paid parental leave.
  • Medical (Cigna), HSA and FSA flexible spending accounts,  dental ( Delta Dental), a vision plan ( VSP), STD, LTD, and Company paid  employee AD&D, life insurance.  Home and Auto, Legal, and Pet Insurance options.
  • 401(k) with 6% company match and annual retirement contribution, and a college investment savings program.
  • Employee development including education tuition reimbursement
  • Robust wellness program with monthly company wellness challenges.
  • Generous discount on window coverings, charitable contribution match, employee assistance program, adoption assistance, dependent scholarships

Hiring Range:  $50k-$73k+ depending on experience, discretionary bonus eligible.