Production Scheduling Manager

  • 51499
  • 07 Aug 2019
  • Carpentersville, IL
  • Distribution
  • $75,000 - $90,000

Job Description

Production Scheduling Manager


Overview of position:


The Production Scheduling Manager reporting to the Vice President, Materials, will manage and oversee the production schedules, to ensure metric based, high performance, customer focused results. The role will lead the planning of demand, capacity, inventory, and other production drivers, and develop strategies to optimize use of resources, along with shop order and customer order execution. The PS Manager will coordinate communication and data flow between manufacturing, supply chain management and sales, ensuring production schedules are properly aligned with desired business objectives.



  • Prepare and release executable production schedules

  • Work with Manufacturing to create finite capacity production schedules

  • Review and update part planning parameters, to insure customer on time deliveries, while optimizing inventory turn performance. Play a leadership role for phase in and phase out of finished goods and components. Identify and take action on inventory obsolescence and inventory control.

  • Provide reporting that aligns with company goals and objectives

  • Manage a staff of two product focused production schedulers. 


  • Mentor planners and schedulers on forecasting, inventory planning and scheduling techniques

  • Lead by example, with strong listening and communication skillsets

  • Expand and exploit the use of our ERP system, continuously improving our planning and order execution processes 


  • Education - Bachelor’s degree required; emphasis in Supply Chain Management preferred.

  • Mid-tier ERP system experience in a manufacturing environment required, IFS preferred

  • CSCP APICS certification preferred 


  • Seven or more years of supply chain experience

  • Five or more years of working with a ERP system, creating MRP/MPS production schedules

  • Experience preparing production schedules in a fast paced, short lead time manufacturing environment

  • Management experience preferred

  • Expert –level skills with MS Office, emphasis on excel and word