Planning & Scheduling Supervisor

Job Locations US-WI-Schofield
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


The Planning and Scheduling Supervisor will lead Buying, Planning and Production Scheduling initiatives to support our manufactured brands. This position will work cross functionally to establish operational efficiencies through Buying, Planning, and Scheduling, enabling the business to meet customer satisfaction. Will lead supply & demand planning and report on actual customer demands, trends and forecasts and adjust internal planning and scheduling strategies accordingly.


Duties to include (not limited to):

  • Drives continuous improvement, high product fill rates, and streamlines workflow in a dynamic fast paced environment
  • Develop forecasting and consumption models to improve planning accuracy
  • Long range planning while considering inventory levels, lead times, product life cycles, and production capacity
  • Ensure alignment of supply and demand plan to support the Master Production Schedule
  • Utilize capacity planning tools with the objective of maintaining, raising, or lowering inventories or backlogs, while keeping the workforce relatively stable
  • Development of planning horizon sufficient to plan the labor, equipment, facilities, and materials required to accomplish the production plan/forecast
  • Strategically identify inventory stocking plans by region to support a make-to-stock and make-to-order model for our manufactured brands
  • Work closely with Customer Service, Manufacturing, Engineering, and Quality to resolve issues, as required
  • Identify and strategically resolve product availability issues as needed
  • Support key initiatives relative to the business plan, the distribution plan, the inventory plan and the production plan
  • Focus to maximize profit while producing the highest quality product at the lowest landed cost
  • Engage in operations planning, master scheduling, and materials requirements planning


The Planning and Scheduling Supervisor will possess and/or demonstrate the ability to:

  • Strategic thinker, strong analytical skills, able to synthesize considerable and complex data
  • Hands-on work with spreadsheets and model setups are required in this role
  • Ability to think critically and use modern technology in the buying, planning, and scheduling process
  • Familiarity with today’s best practices, processes, and concepts of buying, planning, and scheduling
  • Effectively communicate at all levels within the organization
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet expected goals on time
  • Highly developed planning and organizational abilities
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with limited direction
  • Demonstrated ability to influence teams and programs regarding quality, productivity and customer service
  • Good supervisory skills and the ability to make critical decisions and use cost-effective methods in manufacturing process. Enthusiasm and a positive approach to problem-solving


Education / Experience:

  • BS in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering or related fields
  • Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Access proficiency required
  • Supply Chain Planning and Scheduling experience in a manufacturing environment is required
  • APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) or APICS Certified in Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) a plus
  • Lean or Green Belt Six Sigma certification a plus


Reports to: Manager of Planning & Scheduling


Conclusion: The Planning and Scheduling Supervisor will exemplify the high standards that have come to be associated with WSC. As an employee cutting across all departments and levels of the organization, the Planning and Scheduling Supervisor will demonstrate communication excellence, politeness, honor, integrity and the willingness to do what our competition will not.


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