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Master Scheduler

United States
Work Location:
Sanford/Precision Forming
North Carolina
Job Type:
About The Opportunity
Ensure consistently reliable, stable flow of outgoing customer orders required to fully satisfy demand and on-time shipments from site, enabling production cells to satisfactorily meet customer requirements and maintain finished good inventory at established target levels
Key Responsibilities

Receive, analyze and verify customer demand accurately as required by customers

Maintain and use information in Material Requirements Planning (MRP) systems to quantify outgoing finished product needs, set completion due dates, schedule and communicate level production load in manufacturing cells, follow through and ensure assembly of required orders in Shipping / Truckload Preparation Area in a way that enables customers to run without interruption due to parts shortages or delays, and to maintain adequate finished goods inventories within established minimum and maximum target levels.

Track production output, finished goods inventory and customer shipments as needed, countermeasuring and escalating any risk of failure to full, on-time shipment of ordered product

Communicate and interface with customers to ensure demand information is accurate and verified and correctly entered and maintained in enterprise MRP and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) systems

Receive communications from customers and respond as needed

Track, monitor, record and report KPIs: Master Schedule Respect Ratio, Delivery Service Attainment, Finished Good Inventory, and Premium Freight and others as needed

Minimize, communicate, countermeasure, and escalate production output variation and failure to reliably and fully meet due date commitments

Implement, follow and improve material flow management processes, including the verification and reconciliation of discrepant or inaccurate product inventory  

Write procedures and document standards according to TS16949 and all other applicable requirements

Lead and assist to develop process improvements and implement lean principles as they relate to material and product flow, including visual systems, kanban, heijunka, demand flow / pull systems and others

Communicate effectively and with an appropriate sense of urgency across all departments in the plant and with customers as needed regarding material and product flow issues

Physically verify product stock in building and yard as needed

2-year college degree

Advanced problem solving skills

Above Average communication skills – verbal and oral

Above Average computer skills – (MSOffice/Excel, Word)



•             Computer skills – (MFG/PRO or other MRP / ERP systems preferred)

•             Prefer individual with production and inventory control and customer interface background

Specific Functional Capabilities, Knowledge and Skills Required

The desired candidate must be able to work across functions to effect change and process improvement.  The individual must be comfortable on the floor, on the dock and in the yard physically verifying product inventory counts and be able to then work effectively in the office environment through internal and external suppliers and customers and other support groups.  The candidate must pursue and accept training and be self motivated to learn everything possible concerning internal and external material and customer product flow processes, constraints and solutions. Knowledge, application and demonstrated commitment to lean enterprise concepts including pull / demand flow, visual systems, kanban and other lean material availability assurance systems, processes and tools.


Continuous Improvement / Lean Enterprise training, especially related to kanban, heijunka and other pull / demand flow concepts and methods. Other process development and improvement training and skills are desirable.

Language Skills (Highlight if Essential or Desired)
Travel Requirements

Possible travel to customer sites and for developmental training courses.

About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Driveline is the market leader in the development and delivery of contemporary and electrified driveline systems and solutions. With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world’s automotive manufacturers.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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