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Master Scheduler                                                                        REQ: 20000092

Position Overview:

Entrust Datacard is seeking a Master Scheduler to join the Supply Chain Planning team. This position will take ownership of transforming the sales forecast into the material plan. The Master Scheduler is responsible for planning, scheduling, coordinating and monitoring products through the complete production cycle. The position will perform the responsibilities detailed below and other duties as assigned. The role will report to the Senior Manager, Sales and Operations Planning.

  • Is the key Operations liaison to Sales, Finance and Supply Chain regarding the implementation and execution of the Sales, Inventory and Operations Plan (SIOP)
  • In collaboration with Production Planning and Manufacturing, evaluates, plans and prioritizes long-term and short-term production capabilities to meet business objectives
  • Frequent communication with sales regarding production schedules, capacity, expediting/de-expediting, and order prioritization pertaining to the production schedule
  • Highlights significant issues of delayed customer shipments, production problems, inventory shortages, revenue risk, and current status to management
  • Coordinates solutions to operational constraints to ensure on-time delivery of product
  • Utilizes forecasting techniques and experiences to convert the sales forecast into the material plan
  • Participates in monthly SIOP meetings.  Develops metrics to improve communication across functions
  • Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability and report findings to management. Updates the Product Lead Time status as required
  • Maintain surveillance over inventory for asset management purposes as well as maintain sufficient inventory to satisfy company production and sales effort
  • Function as resource to and influence Sales, Finance and Operations departments as it relates to macro level schedules and large sales opportunities.
  • Responsible for the accurate entry and maintenance of Master Schedules into the GAINS ERP system
  • Coordinates New Product Introduction and legacy product End of Life, optimizing customer satisfaction and inventory obsolescence costs
  • Influences Bill of Material design for new products so as to ensure optimal forecasting, ordering and scheduling

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or related field
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in master planning/production control/supply chain management
  • Experience working with the basic inputs and outputs of the Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning process
  • Understands Bill of Material Design and is capable of working cross-functionally to optimize BOM design in support of sales forecasting, customer ordering, factory scheduling and MRP
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience utilizing major ERP systems (e.g. Oracle, SAP)
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office applications
  • Must be able to lawfully work within the US and have unrestricted work authorization for US

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • GAINS ERP experience
  • APICS certification
  • Detail oriented with solid analytical skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
About Entrust Datacard:

Our growing company relies on curious, dedicated and innovative colleagues to anticipate the future and provide solutions for a more connected, mobile and secure world. Entrust Datacard technologies and expertise help government agencies, enterprises and financial institutions in more than 150 countries serve and safeguard citizens, employees and consumers. Each year, our solutions secure billions of transactions — and every day, our technologies issue and manage more than 10 million secure identities. How do we do all of this? Together.


Join us. Together we’ll create solutions for a more connected, mobile and secure life.

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Entrust Datacard Corporation is an EOE/AA/Veteran/People with Disabilities employer.




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