Master Scheduler
Posted on 3/15/2023

10,001+ employees

Innovative water solutions
Company Overview
Xylem helps consumers solve water. The company works to bring clean water, sanitation and hygiene education to schools and communities in emerging markets, and respond with water solutions when disaster strikes around the globe
Chicago, IL, USA • Morton Grove, IL, USA
Experience Level
  • 5 years master scheduling, operations or materials experience
  • Advanced analytical skills and expert knowledge utilizing MS Excel , Tableau, and BI tools
  • In-depth experience utilizing ERP/MRP & Kanban execution systems
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills, including ability to effectively coach, motivate, empower, develop and evaluate employees
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience utilizing Lean Manufacturing and Continuous improvement (CI) tools
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively interact with all levels of external and internal customers
  • Effective verbal/written communication and presentation skills
  • Strong bias for action, and effective change agent
  • Proficiency in managing and facilitating teams through problem solving and conflict resolutions
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities
  • BS/BA Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business, or related field
  • Ensure finished goods and component safety stock levels are maintained to meet on time delivery targets and achieve overall inventory turn goals
  • Work directly with buyers, suppliers, and plants to close supply gaps to maximize on time delivery performance and minimize stock outs
  • Responsibilities also include managing distribution supplies, ensuring that PO's are paid on time and to act as the primary support for information technology issues / improvements
  • Tactical support of the Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) Process including working with customer service and scheduling to ensure customer needs are met
  • Responsible for meeting inventory targets, minimizing E&O and ensuring stock rotation
  • Oversee plan for every part analysis to include finished goods, Kanban WIP and raw material
  • Work with operations team to determine minimum stocking levels for all supplies required to operate the distribution center
  • Place orders with suppliers for consumables, office supplies, outside services and MRO items and work with suppliers to ensure an uninterrupted supply
  • Work closely with shared services to make sure PO's are being paid on time
  • Work with Sr Operations Manager in prioritizing IT efforts to develop information systems for operations team. Critical team member on MRP/ERP improvement projects
  • Conduct daily review of customer orders and coordinate with branch operations to maximize on time delivery performance
  • Act as primary contact for order expediting requests. Coordinate with operations to execute requests and provide feedback to internal and external customers
  • Process system generated DRP requests to replenish inventory to branches from factories
  • Complete on-time delivery root cause analysis and develop correct actions
  • Develop and maintain management reports as required
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to meet Xylem's inventory objectives
  • Participation in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities
  • Additional duties and responsibilities may be required based on organization needs
Desired Qualifications
  • APICS CPIM (preferred)
  • Six Sigma Green Belt / Black Belt / Lead Master certifications (preferred)