Ref No.: 18-02393
Location: Torrance, California
**This is a Direct Placement Position**
As a Senior Planner, you will be responsible for production planning and control of models and parts, as well as special planning requirements such as raw materials, start up production programs, or interfacing with prototype programs, and also training Program Analysts.
Essential job functions: Here's what you can expect day-to-day:
• Planning, coordinating, scheduling, and suggesting changes to program plans.
• Providing delivery information for Master Scheduling, Engineering, Program Management and Contracts based on lead time computations, parts availability and capacity/schedule constraints.
• Work with Engineering to identify change effectively and communicates the impact on schedules.
• Monitor flow of parts and initiate kit pulls to Assembly and Test and spare parts releases.
• Prepare new program or prototype project schedules as necessary.
• Coordinate with Manufacturing Supervision to provide a workable schedule and assists in correcting work center load imbalances.
• Responsible for monitoring total scope and progress of program plan.
• Influence and persuade all levels of employees in order to implement a successful program plan.
• With the aid of MBS MRP establish and maintain systems and procedures relating to obtaining and controlling of engineering parts.
• Analyze part requirements, orders, schedules, reschedules and expedite assigned items as necessary based on review of manually generated reports or MRP/data processing outputs.
• Input/update part planning information for assigned parts.
• Inform appropriate personnel of items not on schedule and potential impact of delay.
• Provide all pertinent data to accounting for termination's/cancellations and obsolescence analysis.
• Provide inputs required for the proper loading of Bills of Material for new programs.
• Work with Assembly and Test Management to develop a "Kit " delivery schedule which will balance the Assembly and Test work load and insure on time delivery to customers daily delivery schedules.
• Prepare and update reports and action plans for responsible programs and presents to Manufacturing Management, Program Management, Purchasing, Contracts, Quality, and Engineering. On occasion will prepare the same type of information and present to customers.
• Participate in periodic physical inventories.
• Train new employees and assists in overall training/education needs
Required skills: • Excellent communication and leadership skills. You will be a key part of our production team, ensuring that materials and production communicate effectively in order to facilitate on-time delivery.
• Strong new product development skills are highly desirable.
• Excellent computer skills and ability to data mine.
• Must be able to do thorough analysis and make professional presentations to upper management.
• 3-5 years' experience in a similar role
• Demand Driven MRP and SAP systems is a plus.
Education: • Bachelors' Degree Required