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Kardium
Vancouver
Full Time

About Kardium

Kardium is a technology pioneer developing devices to address cardiovascular diseases. The company was founded in 2007 by a team with a track record of excellence in medicine, business and engineering.

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ABOUT KARDIUM:

Kardium is a technology pioneer developing devices to address cardiovascular diseases. The company was founded in 2007 by a team with a track record of excellence in medicine, business and engineering. Focused on building a world-class, internationally dominant medical device company, we believe in having lots of fun while working hard. We hire top individuals who are strong team players and trust them to make the right decisions to achieve our goals. In the BC Business “2011 Best Companies to Work for in BC” survey, Kardium was voted the #1 Health Sciences & Services Company, and the #2 company overall. Visit our website at: www.kardium.com.

Kardium offers a flexible work environment, a comprehensive salary and benefits program and the ability to participate in equity through a stock option plan.

POSITION PROFILE:

The Master Scheduler is a key member of the Supply Chain team and has considerable experience and understanding in implementation of master planning/production schedules across multiple ERP/MRP systems. The successful candidate will apply their knowledge of the end to end Supply Chain value stream along with a high level of engagement with manufacturing leadership to ensure the master planning schedule supports Kardium’s high level commitments and goals. The role will involve ongoing refinement of the Master Scheduling process and will be a key contributor throughout sourcing, implementation and validation of Kardium’s next generation ERP system.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic

• Identify and implement system and process improvements within the master planning schedule process to enable overall business process improvement
• Work with the Purchasing, Materials and Manufacturing Teams to identify opportunities to improve inventory turns and business cash cycle
• As a key ERP system stakeholder, provide input into system requirements and assist with implementation, test and validation of Kardium’s next generation ERP system
• Assist with documenting ERP system Standard Operating Processes (SOPs) and Work Instructions (WIs) including direct ownership of SOPs and WIs related to planning and scheduling activities in the ERP system

Tactical

• Generate and enter into the ERP system a master planning schedule that utilizes MRPII value stream principles from material release through Product shipping and ensures Kardium’s delivery commitments will be met
• Ensure production capacity data is kept current in the ERP or other system
• Lead weekly Product/Production fulfilment planning meetings, highlighting late to schedule Work Orders, Manufacturing capacity gaps, material shortages and other critical path issues to Manufacturing and Supply Chain management
• Manage changes to the master schedule ensuring all stakeholders are appropriately notified in a timely manner
• Ensure priorities for part inspection and release through QC/QA are communicated in a timely manner to meet the production schedule
• Engage with Engineering, Engineering Change Control, Manufacturing and Supply Chain to help ensure the smooth implementation of ECOs
• Assist with release and close of Work Orders in the ERP System as necessary
• Assist in the resolution of planning discrepancies and perform root cause analysis on actual versus the master schedule performance results, generating and driving solutions to eliminate late to schedule issues
• Review and approve inventory requests for Engineering and Development activities, ensuring the master planning schedule is not compromised
• Coordinate and plan material requirements for New Product Introductions including assessment of cut-in-dates for verification/validation and production builds for inventory impact
• Assist with release of production Work Orders as required

Supervision

• Supervises and provides technical leadership for Planner/Schedulers (as applicable)

RELATIONSHIPS:

• Reports to Manager, Supply Chain Operations
• Works closely with Manufacturing, Purchasing, Materials Handling, Engineering, Engineering
Change Control

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

• Bachelors level degree with an applicable focus or an appropriate combination of education and experience
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment covering a minimum of two of Supply Chain Management, Purchasing, Manufacturing Scheduling/Planning or Materials Management
• Proven experience with complex forecasting and planning models as well as end to end Product lifecycles
• Experience working in highly regulated manufacturing environments such as ISO 13485 or AS9100C preferred
• Experience with ERP implementation and ERP system validation testing an asset
• APICS certification desirable

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

• Excellent written & verbal communication skills with proven ability to engage effectively across all functional areas
• Excellent problem solving skills with ability to resolve problems into component issues and identify and implement appropriate system based solutions
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities in a dynamic fast paced work environment
• Flexible and adaptable with the ability to take on additional responsibilities as required