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Finite Production Scheduler - Finished Products

Company name
Clearwater Paper Corporation.

Shelby, NC

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Schedule manufacturing site Production units, and support equipment for a specific manufacturing operation, in a manner that covers sales orders with expected service levels and to meet internal needs with the lowest possible inventory and cost.  While this position reports to a central MPS the person has a dotted line reporting relationship to the mill manager and actively participates in mill leadership meetings.
Production Unit Scheduling

Demonstrate high energy and urgency in a fast pace environment to resolve issues quickly
Firming, converting and releasing of production orders to meet inventory targets and customer orders
Follow-up and close monitoring of exceptions and critical /rush orders
Partner with operations to enable the mill to meet stated production and service metrics
Collaborate with operations to minimize unit changeovers and maximize their efficiencies 
Use work-related software (JDE/VCP) to their fullest capabilities 
Plans and establishes production schedules to meet customer service level agreements (SLA\u2019s)
Develop production schedules that minimize both operational and transportation costs while meeting customer delivery deadlines
Communicate clearly to the appropriate parties about deviations and delays to the schedule and customer orders

 Inventory Management

Work with packaging buyers and paper planners to review raw materials inventories to ensure that they are available for current schedules and if necessary help develop a plan to obtain the needed raw material
Responsible for notifying packaging buyers, paper planners, customer service and transportation of schedule changes within the locked period
Release product transfers daily to the appropriate warehouses
Responsible for reviewing and monitoring the inventory health report.  Takes action as needed to keep inventory in a healthy range

 Other duties

Schedule outside converting and perform the associated transactions, as needed
Balances customer service needs with operational efficiencies
Attend operations meetings to review schedules and participates as an active member of the mill leadership team
Coordinate and lead meetings with production departments, deployment planner and customer service representatives regarding production schedules and to mitigate issues
Provide backup and vacation relief for other planning department positions
Actively drive and participate in continuous improvement activities

Required education and related experience:

Bachelor\u2019s degree, preferably in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Material Management or Operations Management
Two to five years\u2019 experience in manufacturing, preferably with a production planning  / purchasing / projects or order management background
Demonstrated understanding of the demand triggers in manufacturing and their interdependencies (sales, production, work orders)
Demonstrated knowledge of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, preferably JDE/Oracle and understanding of master data in an integrated system

Skills and Abilities (technical/professional skills, expertise and qualifications):

Must have the ability to communicate and interface effectively with internal work groups
Advanced Microsoft Office skills required
Highly motivated and results-oriented with ability to work under pressure
Team player, positive attitude, excellent initiative and problem solving abilities
Proven analytical thinker; shows ability to analyze complex and sometimes conflicting data in order to reach logical conclusions
Strong organizational skills and proven ability to multiple tasks simultaneously

Illustrative Essential Functions:

Primarily office environment
Keyboarding; long periods of sitting and viewing computer monitor
Must wear required Personal Protective Equipment in the manufacturing environment


Company info

Clearwater Paper Corporation.
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Company Profile
We are the country's largest provider of private label tissue to retail grocery chains and a world-class manufacturer of high-quality bleached paperboard. We help customers strengthen brands and capture market share. We are also an active corporate citizen in the communities where we work and live. Get to know more about us here.

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