ENTRY LEVEL PLANNER/SCHEDULER

Katzkin Leather Inc. - Montebello, CA 90640
Katzkin Leather Inc. - Montebello, CA 90640
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Katzkin Leather Inc. - Montebello, CA 90640
Job Description
COMPANY BACKGROUND
Katzkin is the nation's premiere designer and manufacturer of professionally installed, factory fit custom leather interiors for your car or truck. The company operates in a fast-paced environment, with rapid manufacturing of custom and standard products available for more than 3,000 vehicle interiors. Katzkin has worked to position itself as consumer brand and has led the industry in designing leather interiors that match the personality of vehicles while providing consumers with choices that enable them to personalize interiors. For more information visit www.katzkin.com

POSITION SUMMARY
Are you a critical thinker? Do you have analytical skills? Are you an active listener, open to implement ideas that you learned in school? At Katzkin, we have an entry level Planner position in which we are willing to train and apply your educational degree in Industrial, Mechanic, or Manufacturing Engineering.

The Planner will train to ensure all planning targets are set within company systems, track progress against the schedule (actuals and forecasts), and liaise with relevant stakeholders to identify any potential Bill of Material (BOM) configuration issues and/or production delays to formulate and take necessary actions.

This position will require critical thinking and decision making, consistency and professionalism, and the can-do drive required to succeed in a high-pressure environment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
-Provide clear recommendations to drive companywide priorities that align with management expectations
-Understand the entire production system, processes, and capabilities and ensure their production needs are accurately reflected into the top-level Master Schedule plan
-Process capacity and capability management, bottle neck theories, change over and production flow
-Notify relevant parties of upcoming schedule/BOM/production constraints, risks, options, and work to develop tactical actions to keep Operations on schedule
-Ability to influence working culture on the shop floor with the Production Team, implementing best practice supply and flow processes
- Work closely with Logistics, Production, and Engineering teams to understand needs when developing plans
- Develop efficient, accurate, and timely schedule adjustments
- Drive process stabilization and improvement through innovative process solutions
- Resolve top-level BOM configurations, critical path, and lead-time discrepancies to determine root cause through to solution
- Metric development to demonstrate process accountability, stability and improvement

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
- Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel, Project, and Access
- Conversational Spanish
- Understand supplier, warehousing and Logistic concepts
- Materials systems knowledge, concept of replenish, inventories, safety stocks
- Active listener, open to implement ideas and open to other ideas
- Ability to work and communicate well with others in a team environment
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