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Manager, Planning & Scheduling

Manager, Planning & Scheduling


The Supply Chain Manager will be directly responsible for the management of Purchasing, Shipping & Receiving and Production Control including Planning, and warehousing. The Manager will be the in-house expert on ERP systems and lead the organization to increase efficiency through the use of the system. This position will be responsible for achieving performance to metric-based objectives for On-Time Delivery, Quality, Inventory availability/physical integrity/obsolescence, as well as cost reduction of raw materials and PPV. 

The Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for but not limited to the following job duties:

  • Manage the department’s adherence to Standard Operating Procedures required to meet Oerlikon AM Medical compliance for product and practices.
  • Provide analysis of product cost structure to identify areas for COGS improvement, and strategies for execution on those opportunities.
  • Build and maintain appropriate department infrastructure and skill sets necessary to execute the primary responsibilities of the departments.
  • Lead the organization in the utilization of the ERP system. Assist with implementation, execution and upgrade of ERP/MRP or other systems as required.
  • Manage the Master Schedule function to plan customer orders and meet customer expectations for on-time-delivery, lead time and quality.
  • Develop and manage department budgets, Purchasing activities, and Inventory levels to support production plans.
  • Direct and manage the maintenance of Raw Material Inventory and Finished Goods Inventory to at least 98% count and valuation compliance.
  • Partner with Operations to manage Physical Inventory activities.
  • Partner with Inventory/Shipping & Receiving resources in maintaining neat and organized Raw Materials Inventory.
  • Develop procedures for coordination of supply chain management with other functional areas such as Sales, Finance, Production or Quality Assurance.
  • Participate in the coordination of engineering changes, product line extensions, or new product launches to ensure orderly and timely transitions in material or production flow.
  • Develop material costs forecasts or standard cost lists.
  • Appraise vendor manufacturing ability through on-site visits and metrics
  • Monitor supplier performance to assess ability to meet quality and delivery requirements.
  • Implement new or improved supply chain processes.
  • Define performance metrics for measurement, comparison or evaluation of supply chain factors such as product cost or quality.

We expect

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following qualifications, expertise and proficiency with the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or technical field of study; APICS certification a strong plus.
  • At least 10 years’ previous experience managing materials sourcing, purchasing and logistics functions.
  • Experience with the design and use of ERP/MRP systems is a must.
  • Must have strong leadership, communication, continuous improvement, and organizational skills.
  • Must have a high degree of integrity and predisposition for results.
  • Must have the ability to multitask and work under aggressive deadlines.
  • Must demonstrate analytical and quantitative thinking with problem solving skills.
  • Must have experience developing and managing department budgets.
  • Must be proficient with Outlook, Excel and other Microsoft products.

About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in Surface Solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. The Group is committed to investing in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance, improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 15 000 employees at 186 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.85 billion. Sustaining growth and improving profitability in 2018: order intake to increase up to CHF 3.4 billion, sales to around CHF 3.2 billion, and the EBITDA margin to improve to around 15 % (after investments).

Oerlikon AM is spearheading the revolution that is Additive Manufacturing. We have gathered together a dynamic team with deep industrial knowledge, backed with state of the art facilities worldwide, built specifically for AM. We can provide AM solutions in metal alloys, ceramics and plastic materials. We can support our own AM printing capability with our own metal powder production, research and development, component design, application engineering and finishing. We are pioneering AM for all scales of manufacture from 1 part to series production runs lasting decades, and across all industries.. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team!

We have a great benefits package including medical insurance, dental and vision, tuition reimbursement, health and wellness benefits, retirement security contribution and 401(K). If you want to operate in a business environment that gives you the freedom to imagine what is possible - please send us your application!

Statement of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action: Oerlikon AM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. It is the policy of Oerlikon AM to provide for and promote equal employment opportunity in employment compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, Vietnam Era Veteran status, genetic predisposition, or carrier status. Oerlikon AM is committed to assuring equal employment opportunity and equal access to services, programs and activities for individuals with disabilities. It is the policy of our company to provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability to enable such individual to perform the essential functions of the position for which he/she is applying or in which he/she is employed. Further, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation for religious observers.

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