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WBK Operations Planner/Sr. Ops Planner

WBK Operations Planner/Sr. Ops Planner

Country:  United States
City:  Westbrook
State:  Maine
Location:  Mill Westbrook
Department:  Logistics
Posting date:  May 24, 2024

Sappi North America
Sappi Westbrook near Portland, Maine is where our history began in 1854 with the S. D. Warren Company. It is the site of the first coated papermaking facility in the US and the place where Sappi North America first developed its reputation for quality and innovation. The Westbrook Mill manufactures Casting and Release papers used in a myriad of diverse applications, including the fashion, automotive, aerospace and flooring industries. Our vegan-leather and natural textures can be seen in many products around the world ranging from shoes to handbags and car interiors to countertops.

Sappi North America
Sappi Westbrook near Portland, Maine is where our history began in 1854 with the S. D. Warren Company. It is the site of the first coated papermaking facility in the US and the place where Sappi North America first developed its reputation for quality and innovation. The Westbrook Mill manufactures Casting and Release papers used in a myriad of diverse applications, including the fashion, automotive, aerospace and flooring industries. Our vegan-leather and natural textures can be seen in many products around the world ranging from shoes to handbags and car interiors to countertops.

Overview:

 

This role manages the block production plan for both special making and make-to-stock orders across paper making resources at a SNA manufacturing site. This role equates to the master scheduler for products on a given paper machine or through the required papermaking process route. This position sits at the manufacturing site. 

 

Responsibilities:

 

Master Production Scheduling

 

  • Optimizing our machine resources through design and implementation of a Master Production Scheduling (MPS) process, managing supply orders through the planned, fixed, and frozen for release process steps.

  • Management of scheduling / production bottlenecks by maintaining PM blocks for web and sheet products

  • Steering manufacturing requests to most cost effective (manufacturing and distribution) resources and to most cost effective time slots.

  • Minimize "lost orders" and controlling order feasibility (meet the required delivery-time and volume)

  • Insuring synchronization of  APO and MICS to support Available To Promise (ATP) Process

    Securing scheduled capacity to achieve inventory service targets.

  • Block creation and monitoring from forecast to mill transition with appropriate product mix, profitability and maintaining mill direct program commitments.

  • Provide analysis and reporting for Mill Operations Planning including any metrics, KPIs, and identification of improvement initiatives.     

     

    Order Status Monitoring and Communication

     

  • Regular communication with all members of Inside Sales, Sales Operations, Mill Planning, Distribution and Operations Planning to monitor backlogs and order status as appropriate.

     

    Inventory Support

     

  • Working with Inventory Planners and Supply Chain leadership to identify, design and implement more efficient and effective inventory service for stock items the Operations Planner supports.

     

    Operations Planning Process Improvements

     

  • Participation in and leading Mill and Operations Planning process improvements.

  • Provide and participate in department cross training.

  • Participate in specific customer action team efforts

  • Support and participate in corporate Lean Six Sigma improvement efforts

     

 

Education/Experience

 

  • 1 to 3 years of production scheduling experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.

  • Experience in Supply Chain is a plus

     

     

    Skills

     

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong technical writing skills

  • Ability to contribute in a team environment

  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple responsibilities

Overview:

 

This role manages the block production plan for both special making and make-to-stock orders across paper making resources at a SNA manufacturing site. This role equates to the master scheduler for products on a given paper machine or through the required papermaking process route. This position sits at the manufacturing site. 

 

Responsibilities:

 

Master Production Scheduling

 

  • Optimizing our machine resources through design and implementation of a Master Production Scheduling (MPS) process, managing supply orders through the planned, fixed, and frozen for release process steps.

  • Management of scheduling / production bottlenecks by maintaining PM blocks for web and sheet products

  • Steering manufacturing requests to most cost effective (manufacturing and distribution) resources and to most cost effective time slots.

  • Minimize "lost orders" and controlling order feasibility (meet the required delivery-time and volume)

  • Insuring synchronization of  APO and MICS to support Available To Promise (ATP) Process

    Securing scheduled capacity to achieve inventory service targets.

  • Block creation and monitoring from forecast to mill transition with appropriate product mix, profitability and maintaining mill direct program commitments.

  • Provide analysis and reporting for Mill Operations Planning including any metrics, KPIs, and identification of improvement initiatives.     

     

    Order Status Monitoring and Communication

     

  • Regular communication with all members of Inside Sales, Sales Operations, Mill Planning, Distribution and Operations Planning to monitor backlogs and order status as appropriate.

     

    Inventory Support

     

  • Working with Inventory Planners and Supply Chain leadership to identify, design and implement more efficient and effective inventory service for stock items the Operations Planner supports.

     

    Operations Planning Process Improvements

     

  • Participation in and leading Mill and Operations Planning process improvements.

  • Provide and participate in department cross training.

  • Participate in specific customer action team efforts

  • Support and participate in corporate Lean Six Sigma improvement efforts

     

 

Education/Experience

 

  • 1 to 3 years of production scheduling experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.

  • Experience in Supply Chain is a plus

     

     

    Skills

     

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong technical writing skills

  • Ability to contribute in a team environment

  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple responsibilities

Salaried: salary is determined by a number of factors including the value of the job to the organization, market forces, internal equity and skills brought to the job.

Sappi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Sappi complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Salary is determined by a number of factors including the value of the job to the organization, market forces, internal equity and skills brought to the job.

Sappi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Sappi complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

ABOUT SAPPI

Sappi is a leading global provider of everyday materials made from woodfibre-based renewable resources. As a diversified, innovative and trusted leader focused on sustainable processes and products, we are building a more circular economy by making what we should, not just what we can.

HR Contact for Questions:

Name:  Lisa Patterson
Email:  lisa.patterson@sappi.com
Telephone number:  207-856-4615

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