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Job Details

Production Scheduler - 1st Shift

Company name
Knoll, Inc.

East Greenville, PA, United States

Employment Type

Operations, Manager, Manufacturing

Posted on
Feb 27,2019

Valid Through
Jun 12,2019

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Knoll is a constellation of design-driven brands and people, working together with our clients to create inspired modern interiors. Since 1938, we’ve been thinking about how people interact with their environments, and how their environments impact what they do. Our strength in office systems, seating, furniture, textiles, leather, architectural accessories allows us to compose integrated solutions from products and services that naturally work together.

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The Production Scheduler is responsible for proactively maintaining and continuously improving the production schedule for Knoll Seating. The ideal candidate will be a skilled planner, with the ability to anticipate department needs for servicing our customers, both internal and external. This individual is responsible for complete and accurate communication to all levels of the organization, providing the information necessary in a clear and concise manner, enabling the group to achieve the performance level necessary to provide exemplary service.

Additional responsibilities of the scheduler include:

Creates, distributes and continually updates the overall master schedule, while prioritizing customer need and operational efficiencies.

Serve as a systems expert by optimizing the use of our ERP system for increased efficiency across multiple levels of organization.

Analyze customer demand to ensure schedule revisions occur (level-loading) to meet ship dates and that optimum levels of work are being released to manufacturing.

Effectively uses Microsoft Excel and ERP to complete production planning based on forecasting, customer demand and production constraints.

Oversight of production schedule where changes are required due to 'specials', labor/ material shortages, backlogs, or other delaying conditions.

Collaborates with Materials, Customer Service, and Production to prevent production schedule interruptions.

Create and distribute production schedules and work orders for individual chair lines. This includes printing orders, batching/sequencing, applying Quality stickers to Work Orders, and delivering paperwork to the production floor.

Calculate and analyze figures such as required amounts of labor, materials, and manufacturing costs, using production schedules, JDE and Excel.

Communicate with customer service on status of sales orders and estimated completion.

Assist with special projects and participate in various continuous improvement teams as requested.

Required Skills

Advanced, demonstrated application of Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel.

Advanced experience with an Enterprise business system (JD Edwards/ JDE or Oracle preferred).

Working knowledge of lead times for manufacturing and procurement.

Experience with data analysis and/or data mining.

Must possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills

The ability to communicate professionally both verbally and through written correspondence.

Must be able to multitask, prioritize and work in a fast-paced environment; The ability to manage frequent, changing priorities.

Required Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in business, operations management or similar field Or, Associate Degree with 4-7 years of progressive, related experience

1 - 3 years related experience; similar industry preferred.

Job Location

East Greenville, Pennsylvania, United States

Company info

Knoll, Inc.
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Company Profile
Knoll is recognized internationally for creating workplace furnishings that inspire, evolve and endure. Our commitment to innovation and modern design has yielded a comprehensive portfolio of office systems, seating, files and storage, tables and desks, wood casegoods, textiles and accessories.

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