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Manager, Production Control

Company: AeroVironment
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:



Manager, Production Control



Location



Simi Valley, CA



Employment type



Regular - Full Time



ID

1474




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Summary

The Manager, Production Control is responsible for managing all master scheduling, planning and production control activities. This position establishes, maintains, and improves the scheduling process, and drives operational improvements that leads to increased efficiency and on-time delivery.

Position Responsibilities


  • Oversees the Planning and Production Control group, including employee training and direction, constructive feedback, and development of goals/objectives for employees

  • Develops, maintains, and monitors world-class manufacturing processes and procedures for Planning and Production Control

  • Collaborates regularly with Production and Procurement to maximize organizational efficiency

  • Facilitates communication between contracts, finance, manufacturing, engineering, and purchasing to meet scheduling requirements and delivery commitments

  • Responsible for development of manufacturing planning and control system strategies to maximize the use of the company's resources

  • Develops & manages best-practice business parameters for MRP as well as maintain ownership of Item Master in MRP

  • Responsible for optimizing Oracle MRP to industry standard levels for Planning & Scheduling

  • Works with Configuration Management to ensure ECOs are successfully implemented

  • Establishes and maintains production rates that will achieve management's objective of satisfying customer demand by maintaining, raising, or lowering inventories or backlogs, while keeping the workforce relatively stable

  • Oversees monthly Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) activities. Manages Make/Buy changes to ensure excess inventory is used up or sold

  • Other duties as assigned

    Special Requirement

    U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or asylee/refugee status as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) required.

    Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)


    • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering or related field is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

    • 10+ years in Planning experience with high proficiency in MRP systems

    • 2 or more years of supervisory experience is required

    • Experienced with and knowledgeable of MRP/ERP systems, material flow processes, manufacturing principles & methodologies

      Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies


      • Master's degree is preferred

      • APICS Certified in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM) highly desired

      • Perceptive in identifying problems and providing solutions

      • Demonstrates strong communication, active listening, judgement, decision-making, critical thinking, complex problem-solving, and presentation skills

      • Works well on a team with other managers, team leads, and employees

      • Uses vision to think beyond the immediate situation, explore multiple potential paths, and adapt decision-making style based on the situational circumstances

      • Inspires, motivates and empowers people to deliver organizational goals, while also delivering value back to employees

      • Brings organizational values to life using personality, uniqueness and the creation of a shared vision

      • Champions the process of change and promotes a culture of quick adaptation while helping others deal with the effects of change

      • Ability to develop and maintain internal and external trusting, professional relationships.

        Physical Demands


        • Ability to work in an office and manufacturing environment (Constant)

        • Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)




          ITAR Requirement:

          This position requires the use of information which is subject to compliance with International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR). To conform to U.S. Government export regulations/ITAR, applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S. (or, green card holder), protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3). Applicants cannot be hired until they are qualified to have such access. Some positions due to U.S. Government contract requirements will require current U.S. Citizenship.

          Benefits: AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: http://www.avinc.com/myavbenefits.

          We also encourage you to review our company website at http://www.avinc.com to learn more about us.

          Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

          Who We Are

          Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.

          Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty - and succeed.

          What We Do

          Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

          AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may appy.

          To view our CCPA Privacy Policy click here: https://www.avinc.com/legal/ccpa-privacy-policy


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