Master Scheduler
Job Details
ID - Hayden, ID
Full Time
Supply Chain

Reporting to the Director of Supply Chain, the Master Scheduler will be responsible for planning the manufacturing facility to meet customer shipment requirements and maintain business objectives for lean manufacturing. This role translates customer product demand schedules into achievable manufacturing schedules that insure on-time delivery, build to schedule, level loading, inventory turns, etc. that are aligned with company goals. This role has constant interface with every level of the organization (Program Management, Production, Purchasing, Engineering, etc).


• Develops the overall master schedule in a way that prioritizes manufacturing operations based on customer need and operation efficiencies. Optimize use of MRP system for increased efficiency across multiple levels of organization. Systems expert.

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

• Generating capacity feasible production plans – and identifying overtime needs or capacity change requirements.

• Mentor direct reports and provide guidance on priorities, problem solving and conflict resolution. Foster a positive team environment centered around teamwork and accountability.

• Provide input to a cross-functional, fully integrated SIOP process that incorporates capacity planning, scheduling, inventory, material and associated cost elements.

• Monitors/reports on Manufacturing attainment to the production plan and expedites as required - communicates on-time delivery issues to Program Management as issues arise.

• Manages MRP data and ensures optimization of output – continually improves scheduling methods/systems to meet inventory, production efficiency and on-time delivery goals.

• Coordinates with purchasing, production, engineering, quality and customer programs to achieve customer required delivery dates.

• Manages change activity at the work order level and works with manufacturing to ensure timely and accurate material management/reporting practices and procedures.

• Improve forecasting tools and procedures through application of innovative ideas and projects. Assess impact to materials availability and production schedule from customer sales opportunities

• Assists with NPI projects (i.e. new product/customer ramp-up plans).

• Drive, promote and develop positive communication with Customer Programs to improve forecast accuracy.

• Provides regular and proactive input to the associated function leaders in the areas of capacity planning, surge capacity needs and consumption, forecasting accuracy and cost savings opportunities related to production scheduling.



• Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university or an equivalent combination of formal education, on-the-job training, and/or work experience.

• Working knowledge of MRP, inventory management and bills of material (experience with Sage ERP system a plus, but not required).

• Proficient with MS Office applications – advanced knowledge of Excel required.

• Organized and able to manage multiple changing priorities while meeting deadlines.

• Knowledge and understanding of best practices and technology trends in the supply chain field including lean methodologies.

• Strong verbal and written communication skills.

• Ability to interface effectively with personnel at all levels.

• Excellent problem-solving skills and demonstrated analytical ability.

• Detail oriented, self-motivated, and excellent organizational skills.

• Must be able to work well under pressure

• APICS Certification desired



PHYSICAL DEMANDS                                                                          Lift/Carry

Stand                                                    F                                                              10 lbs or less                      O

Walk                                                      F                                                              11-20 lbs                              O

Sit                                                           F                                                              21-50 lbs                              O

Handling/Fingering                          F                                                              51 – 100 lbs                        NA

Reach Outward                                 O                                                             Over 100 lbs                       NA

Reach Above Shoulder                  O                                                             Push/Pull

Climb                                                     NA                                                          12 lbs or less                      O

Crawl                                                     NA                                                          13 – 25 lbs                           O

Squat or Kneel                                  O                                                             26 – 40 lbs                           O

Bend                                                     O                                                             41 – 100 lbs                        NA

N (Not Applicable)          Activity is not applicable to this occupation.

O (Occasionally)               Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 – 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently)                   Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 – 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly)                   Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)