SCM Superintendent Master Scheduling & Production Planning in Davenport, IA at Arconic

Date Posted: 10/30/2018

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Job Description

Arconic is looking for a SCM Superintendent Master Scheduling & Production Planning join our Global Rolled Products (GRP) business unit in Davenport, Iowa.
 
At Arconic, our goal is to be the best company in the world! Arconic is the world's leading producer and manager of light-weight materials. Arconic serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production, and other capabilities of Arconic's businesses as a single solution to customers.
 
Since it opened in 1948, Arconic’s Davenport, Iowa aluminum facility has been at the forefront of American manufacturing. Nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River in Iowa, the plant employs 2,400 people and is a focal point of the global aluminum industry, with 25 percent of revenues coming from exports. Through continued modernization, including a $500 million investment over the past decade alone, Davenport has maintained its position as the world’s premier aerospace and automotive supply plant.
 
Job Description:
 
The SCM Superintendent will have both strategic and tactical responsibilities for master production planning/scheduling, capacity planning, business planning and planning systems tool support and analysis.
 
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
 
  • Support the business to maximize financial results and customer service at the lowest possible inventory cost;
  • Develop team of Industrial Engineers and a Capacity Planning Specialist to maximize on-time performance, profitable capacity, and optimal inventory.
  • Develop and execute business strategies and processes using ABS principles to eliminate waste and maximize customer satisfaction;
  • Leverage Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) processes to execute enhanced customer service models built from target conditions that respond to customer needs and competitive situations;
  • Implement ABS based processes that support customer problem resolution;
  • The incumbent recognizes that accident and injury prevention are equal in importance to production, quality, delivery, recovery and cost control. 
  • The incumbent accepts the responsibility to work safely and promote safety consciousness among other employees;
  • The incumbent will take a leadership role in promoting and practicing Arconic Production System concepts and philosophies within his/her span of control and responsibility;
  • The person in this job is/would be responsible for acting to ensure that all employment practices under his/her control, including hiring, promotions, demotions, and discipline are conducted in compliance with equal employment opportunity laws and Arconic policy about race, gender, religion, national origin, age, or physical ability;
Primary Objectives:
 
  • Set clear master production planning/scheduling and capacity strategies;
  • Develop and monitor tracking systems to evaluate supply chain plans and execution to supply chain plans to ensure agreed operating results are achieved;
  • Take a guiding role to ensure that systematic changes are developed and deployed across the Supply Chain value stream and based upon ABS principles that will lead to enhanced customer satisfaction while eliminating production and inventory waste;
  • Develop appropriate internal tests within existing and future target conditions to highlight delivery and inventory problems.  Define the help chain that will drive to problem resolution and elimination;
  • Assess the capability of each staff member and provide timely and effective personal development opportunities.  Enhance the leadership and functional capabilities across the breadth of the Master Scheduling and Production Planning organization for succession planning.  Navigate all personnel issues including, selection, termination, and performance appraisal with direction to ensure that key operating results are achieved;
  • Work cross-functionally to identify wasteful practices and information flows;
  • Develop and implement target conditions that simplify information flows and align order fulfillment processes to facilitate problem solving.  This requires extensive knowledge of metal production and information flow paths;
  • Develop strategies to optimize management and flow of finished goods shipping; prioritizing backlog, currents and futures to achieve maximum customer service and financial performance;
  • Represent the supply chain organization during customer visits, customer conference calls, and on-site visits to customer locations;
  • Manage negotiations, communications and relationships as required with business partners.
 
A successful candidate in this role will have the following attributes:
  • Strong knowledge of S&OP, supply chain, master production scheduling and capacity planning principles to optimize customer delivery, inventory and cost;
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills to successfully meet or exceed business targets;
  • Proven analytical, change management, and problem-solving skill set;
  • Successfully works across diverse functions and levels of the company.


Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:           
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution;
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a manufacturing environment;
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire;
  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Strong knowledge of S&OP, supply chain, master production scheduling and capacity planning principles to optimize customer delivery, inventory and cost;
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills to successfully meet or exceed business targets;
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in a manufacturing environment;
  • Change management, analytical and problem-solving skill set;
  • Successfully works across diverse functions and levels of the company;
  • Previous people leadership/management or the demonstrated ability to lead teams/work groups is required;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, mill process knowledge and a demonstrated ability to use production planning and office/administrative software to support business needs;
  • Supply chain and leadership experience in a manufacturing environment;
  • Prior experience in inventory management, production flow and leveling, production systems and tools, manufacturing challenges, and supplier/customer relationship management.