**Master Scheduling Manager**
As Master Scheduler at Caterpillar, you will develop and manage a facility / product group master scheduling process that is innovative and promotes maximization of efficiency and optimization of resources.
**JOB PURPOSE:** To develop and manage a facility / product group master scheduling process that is innovative and promotes maximization of efficiency and optimization of resources/assets internally while retaining enough flexibility to ensure that all customer needs are met in a timely and cost-conscious manner.Responsible for key supply chain performance indicators across velocity and order-to-delivery.
Direct Reports include Production Schedulers, Scheduling Analysts and Order Analysts.
Gathers forecast and constrained Sales and Operations Planning data, and analyzes information to develop a valid production plan and an achievable master schedule for the facility.
Incumbent actively supports the facility Sales and Operations Process, reporting performance to forecast, production and inventory plans in both dollars and units.Incumbent is the facility’s key resource for information related to facility cash flow and inventory turns goals.
The incumbent assigns and works to achieve customer delivery/promise dates by setting and managing shop priorities.This position prepares and communicates the facility master schedule, after soliciting input from other functions, both inside and outside of the incumbents facility and / or business division.Incumbent works with other functions, ie., marketing, product support, manufacturing, engineering, logistics, and external business partners.
Work with marketing/sales to develop an accurate forecast and economical inventory/customer satisfaction plan.
Develop and distribute the measurements and reports necessary to monitor progress towards goals and provide a feedback loop through which decisions can be made regarding short-term scheduling.
Develop and implement a strategy for the effective coordination of all Engineering Data Notification (EDN) initiatives, and collaborates with facility supply chain planning to ensure alignment with new product introduction, engineering and product change control processes with master scheduling and capacity planning.
Develop and refine a CRP system, which, through simulation techniques, identifies manpower, process or tooling bottlenecks and provides alternative company-wide solutions that optimize utilization of resources.
This position requires the development of complex relationships and networks of facility and external resources at all functional and organizational levels.Operates under limited direction with input and participative direction from other staff managers.
This role is involved in significant conflict resolution/management between departments and/or individuals with conflicting objectives.
+ **Knowledge and understanding of 6 Sigma project management principles**
+ **Completion of Caterpillar Leadership Training**
+ **CPS Functional Job Role Qualified**
+ **APICS CPIM or CSPC National Certification is required**
+ **Strong analytical and problem-solving skills**
+ **College or university degree, preferably in Supply Chain and/or Logistics Management or Industrial Engineering, or equivalent experience, is required**
+ **Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, organization and communication skills**
+ **Thorough understanding of company policies and procedures**
+ General product knowledge
* Minimum of five years of progressively more complex supply chain experience
* Strong knowledge of material control, supply chain planning, supply
+ Minimum of five years of progressively more complex supply chain experience
+ Strong knowledge of material control, supply chain planning, supply chain performance, logistics, global purchasing, parts distribution, inventory control, manufacturing engineering, operations or transportation
+ Demand and Orders scheduling experience required.
**Primary Location** India-Tamil Nadu-Thiruvallur
**Req ID:** 18000CDL