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Production Planner/Master Scheduler

At Bossa Nova we create service robots for the global retail industry. Our robots’ mission is to make large scale stores run efficiently by automating the collection and analysis of on-shelf inventory data. We drive autonomously through aisles, navigating safely among customers and store associates. If we were a self- driving car we’d be operating at level 5 autonomy.

Oh, we should add, it’s real, happening today, you can meet our robots in some of the world’s biggest retailers.

Position: Production Planner/Master Scheduler

Location: Columbia, South Carolina

Responsibilities

  • Create a rolling 12-month Master Production Plan for products. Utilize the production capacity, taking into consideration the sales forecast, historical sales, and new business opportunities
  • Conducts weekly scheduling meeting to review previous production performance and to gain alignment around future production requirements.
  • Perform supply demand analysis each quarter, highlighting areas of concern for the next 12 months
  • Make delivery commitments to Sales and corporation for products
  • Develop inventory targets and manage production to achieve targeted inventory levels on both a cost and unit basis
  • Maintain finished goods and spares inventory at target levels in ensure high service levels
  • Ensure coordination with contract manufacturing partners to execute Production Plan on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Monitor actual output versus the Master Production Plan. Identify gaps and drive solutions, including a metric on production performance to the requested production schedule
  • Review sales forecast with business on a monthly basis, and suggest modifications consistent with knowledge of current or historical demand.
  • Monitor and publish key performance indicators for production output
  • At a minimum, conduct readiness meetings on New Products as well as revision changes to the product
  • Manage the Deviation/ECN/Purge processes with the CM partner

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Industrial Engineering, Finance, or other related degree
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in manufacturing environment, and 3 + years in manufacturing production planning or master production scheduling
  • Proficiency with creating and using spreadsheets, and using work-related software to the fullest capabilities
  • Basic understanding of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and of ERP systems
  • Program or project management experience a plus
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Excellent Written and Verbal communication skills.
  • APICS certification, Inventory Control, and experience preferred
  • Strong sense of urgency
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