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The Timken Company

Demand Planner / Master Scheduler

The Timken Company - Downers Grove, IL

Post Date:05/25/18

Company:The Timken Company



Job Type:Full Time


Education:4 year degree


Experience:5 - 10 years

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Demand Planner/Master Scheduler

The Demand Planner/Master Scheduler works directly with Supply Chain and Manufacturing to develop and issue production schedules in line with known demands. Works with Sales and Product Management to develop and manage forecast for long range material planning while considering current inventory, obsolescence, lead times, product life cycles and production capacity.

Essential Responsibilities:

Identify and implement system and process improvements within the supply chain to enable overall business process improvement.

Further develop existing forecast and supply programs to improve current days of inventory and cash cycle.

Improve forecasting tools and procedures through application of innovative ideas and projects.

Analyze inventory levels and product demands to determine reorder levels and safety stocks that will ensure product availability and minimize inventory costs.

Drive, promote and develop positive communication with Marketing and Sales to improve forecast accuracy.

Develop and maintain Forecast, master schedule and procurement plan based on history, seasonality and sales opportunities.

Review and update forecast, production schedules and material requirements.

Proactively review material supply and demand to determine push/pull actions appropriate to impact manufacturing MPS and supply MRP exception messages.

Coordinate and plan materials requirements for new product introductions, including review of new BOMs and cut-in dates for build verification and production units.

Work cooperatively with the Sourcing Engineer, Inventory Specialist and Contract Manufacturers to implement Pre Engineering Change Orders for products or projects not yet released.

Assess impact to materials availability and production schedule from customer sales opportunities that may be affecting demand for product over and above the plan.

Review material shortages, stock outages, and safety stock levels while working with Contract Manufacturers, Purchasing and Manufacturing to meet customer requirements. Propose changes when needed,

Assist in the resolution of MRP and planning discrepancies.

Work cooperatively to implement innovative inventory efficiency programs.

Work closely with Buyers, Inventory Analyst and Contract Manufacturers to determine the appropriate levels of safety stock for Finished goods and components to minimize lead times.

Basic Qualifications:

4-7 years of manufacturing, forecasting and scheduling experience in a multi-facility environment

Bachelors in Business Administration, Supply Chain, or Management Information Systems preferred

APICS Certification preferred

Experience in ERP systems

Superior communication skills both verbally and written

Inventory management, including ERP inventory control

Strong customer service skills

Excellent math skills

Action oriented

Integrity and trust with strong work ethic

Strong organization skills and attention to detail

Strong time management and prioritization skills

Problem solving and troubleshooting skills

Proficient in MS Excel, including advanced spreadsheet creation and manipulation

INFOR XA experience preferred

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The Timken Company


Demand Planner / Master Scheduler The Timken Company - Downers Grove, IL, United States


Location: Downers Grove, IL

Company Profile:
As a global industrial technology leader, we apply our deep knowledge of metallurgy, friction management and power transmission to improve the reliability and efficiency of machinery all around the world. We engineer, manufacture and market mechanical components and high-performance steel. Our bearings, engineered-steel bars and tubes -- as well as transmissions, gearboxes, chain and related products and services -- support diversified markets worldwide.