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Master Scheduler

Company: Bruker Corporation
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:


As one of the world s leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker covers a broad spectrum of advanced solutions in all fields of research and development. All our systems and instruments are designed to improve safety of products, accelerate time-to-market and support industries in successfully enhancing quality of life. We ve been driving innovation in analytical instrumentation for 50 years now. Today, worldwide more than 6,000 employees are working on this permanent challenge, at over 70 locations on all continents.


The primary function of the Master Planner and Scheduler (MPS) for the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) Operations team is to create and manage the master build plan required to meet customer orders for AFM systems and products. The MPS will analyze material and manufacturing conditions, along with sales forecasts and usage history, to create, organize, adjust and control the ERP/MRP master schedule and monthly operations plans. The MPS identifies, leads, and executes materials organization, scheduling, and manufacturing activities needed to ship AFM products on time and per customer orders. The Master Planner and Scheduler is an important channel of communication between Bruker s Sales and Service departments, and the AFM Operations team, and must work effectively with them to establish clear communication and decision-making procedures to ensure the integrity of the master schedule.


Development and implementation of the Master Schedule (10%)

* Support VSMs in maintaining an achievable build & ship plan, with a focus on minimizing costs and internal lead-time

* Provide input to VSMs on Customer Commit Dates based on material and capacity constraints

* Establish Customer Commit Dates for assigned part, upgrade, and Service orders based on material and capacity constraints

* Develop manufacturing plans from the Master Schedule, adjusting and controlling it to meet sales and forecast numbers

* Evaluate consumption of AFM Options to create and update rolling 1-year forecast

* Create and complete production orders in SAP

* Evaluate forecast versus order requirements and implement corrective actions as required

* Work with Manufacturing Management and GSM to continuously improve forecasting accuracy

* Develop and improve processes, as required, to support creation of an accurate Master Schedule, including capacity and build plans

Leadership, management, prioritization, communication, and direction for scheduling and planning activity in the Operations group (30%)

* Take direct responsibility and hands-on involvement in the execution of responsibilities and duties

* Execute duties with a cooperative team approach with all Company personnel

* Interface as required with internal customers and internal suppliers to resolve issues and ensure Company goals are met

* Provide input to Manufacturing Management on capacity planning

* Identify critical shortages, and work with GSM and Operations on appropriate mitigation plans and resulting adjustments to master schedule

* Resolve all work order discrepancies within 1 business day and assigned MRB issues within 5 days

Ensure the Accuracy and integrity of Operations data in SAP (20%)

* Maintain Re-Order Point parameters and optimization in cooperation w/ GSM on make parts based on factory usage patterns

* Utilize the ERP system in planning and translating demand and supply requirements for work orders

* Reconcile work order variances and implement appropriate corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence, and, where applicable document and report root cause(s) to Finance

* Track demand trends and make appropriate proposals to management to avoid stock-out situations

* Notify Manufacturing Management and Manufacturing Engineering of routing/BOM discrepancies

Support Specials, New Product Introduction, Service Depot Replenishment, Repair Center, and other projects (40%)

* Review the lead time, planning parameters, routing, BOMs for Specials

* Support on time delivery of demo systems as appropriate

* Support New Product Introduction (NPI) teams by providing input on material availability and Manufacturing capacity as relevant to the project timeline, gate exits, and market launch

* Review Service depot footprints and develop replenishment plans to meet Service expectations

* Support Repair Center inventory location

* Review and provide input to Engineering Change Orders. Where applicable, develop an implementation plan that considers Operations issues such as impact on WIP and current inventory.

* Perform other duties as assigned



Must be able to lift -50 lbs. May be required to occasionally work in a clean room.


* A minimum of 5 years of Planning/Scheduling experience with SAP is required

* Strong problem solving, negotiation, and people skills are a must

* Ability to effectively and professionally work under pressure, in a team-oriented environment, with frequent changes in deadlines and priorities

* Must have good judgment, decision-making, communication, and interpersonal skills


* Bachelor s degree, preferably in a business discipline

* Minimum of 5 years of planning, or equivalent, experience in a manufacturing environment. Additional experience in a purchasing environment is a plus.

* Experience and working understanding of Engineering Change Orders, BOM s, and work order management

* Supply planning or supply chain certifications (CPIM, APICS, etc.) strongly preferred

* Familiarity with DMAIC methodology preferred

Bruker Corporation offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including medical, dental, 401(k), paid vacation, holidays and tuition assistance (as applicable)

Bruker is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

Certain positions at Bruker require compliance with export control laws and a result, all interviewed candidates for all positions will be screened pre-interview to determine their eligibility in light of export control restrictions.


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