Exide Technologies Materials Scheduler in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Overview

  • The exempt Materials Scheduler is responsible for supervision and support of the purchasing, production planning, and possibly the shipping and receiving functions and services necessary to support continuous improvement in the manufacturing activities consistent with plant business goals, like cost, quality, and quantity specifications.

Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

Provides daily oversight of departmental personnel to ensure adequate individual and team performance. Provides coaching, counseling and personal development of team members.

Coordinate activities of the buying, scheduling and distributing materials and supplies.

Ensure compliance with purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures.

Organize the scheduling functions using Material Requirements Planning (MRP) to calculate the materials required to supply the plant.

Requisition and maintain inventories of materials, parts or supplies necessary to meet production demands.

Maintain records of goods ordered and received.

Manage inventory or cost control programs.

Help with the analysis of market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability.

Works with Materials Manager to advance enterprise-wide sourcing programs as appropriate.

Support the resolution of vendor or contractor grievances, and claims against suppliers.

Review processing schedules or production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, work procedures, or duty assignments, considering budgetary limitations and time constraints.

Revise production schedules when required due to design changes, material shortages, backlogs, or other interruptions, collaborating with management, marketing, sales, production, or engineering.

Confer with establishment personnel, vendors, or customers to coordinate production or shipping activities and to resolve complaints or eliminate delays.

Regular attendance and timeliness is required in order to give sufficient support to the plant-wide team.

While performing the duties of this job the individual is occasionally required to vary their schedules times and shifts.

Qualifications

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or high school diploma or general education degree (GED).

  • Two years experience working in a purchasing and scheduling function in the manufacturing industry.

  • Two years experience working in a team environment – problem solving, conflict resolution, building cooperative relationships, and effective communications

Preferred:

  • Five years of experience in the purchasing and scheduling field working with vendors, customers, management, marketing, sales, production, and engineering towards continuous improvement efforts and projects at the site level.

  • Experience working in a union manufacturing plant is a plus

  • A procurement and supply chain designation like APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) or Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) is a plus.

COMPETENCIES, SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE:

Required:

  • Working knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Word and Outlook.

  • Ability to communicate with multiple levels of vendors, customers, dealers, co-workers and management in order to achieve optimum plant performance

  • Working knowledge of procurement and supply chain best practices and operating procedures related to logistics.

  • Good organization/administrative and time management skills.

  • Ability to work on multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.

  • High energy, self motivated, ability to be successful without direct supervision.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred:

  • Background in procurement and supply chain systems or management

  • Knowledge of Industrial Batteries and Chargers and/or Material Handling market a plus.

  • Critical thinking and good troubleshooting technique.

OTHER CATEGORIES AS REQUIRED:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • While performing the duties of this job the individual is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk and hear

  • While performing the duties of this job the individual is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl

  • Ability to occassionally lift a minimum 25lbs and 26 to 150lbs with assistance of equipment

  • Regular use of safety glasses and steel toed shoes. Limited use of respirator. Vision requirements; close vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • While performing the duties of this job, individual is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles

  • Individual occasionally exposed to precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock

  • Noise level is minimal to loud

  • Regularly is working in a lead contaminated area and must wear a uniform and safety shoes in that area to prevent the tracking and / or possible lead contamination of other clean areas or outside or the regulated areas

EEO Statement

Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Exide

Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.

Requisition ID 2018-2185

Category Supply Chain/Logistics

Position Type Regular Full-Time