II-VI Incorporated
  • Saxonburg, PA, USA
  • Full Time

Our benefits include a company-wide bonus incentive program, medical, dental and vision insurances, 401K program with a substantial match, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, vacation and personal time, paid holidays, stock purchase program, computer purchase program and more.

Job Function:

This job function is responsible for aggregate planning overview and SAP ERP data accuracy for the Saxonburg IR group. This involves scheduling work flows and managing the flow of product in and out of manufacturing areas in direct collaboration with departmental schedulers. The role provides direct supervision to schedulers, scheduling assistants and utility support in all manufacturing areas and the Asia scheduler as it relates to forecasting, demand planning, stock levels, planning, scheduling, what planning methods to use and overall accuracy of factory load versus factory capacity.

The incumbent will review and maintain standards for processing time and routing maintenance, as well as monitor and verify accuracy of Bill of Materials (BOM) for various materials. This employee will also have direct exposure to supply chain logistics including direct communication with buyers and Purchasing Manager for purchase of any optical blanks, components and metal mirror blanks from qualified machine shops to provide competitive lead times oand on time delivery (OTD) to customers. Leads in the creation, review, and maintenance of supply chain procedures, manufacturing standards including process times, BOM a, and recommends optimum shop floor routing.

This incumbent is a heavy user of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system (SAP) and is responsible for MRP data accuracy in conjunction with schedulers. Helps conduct load versus capacity studies in support of scheduling, manpower planing, and some make versus purchase decisions. Responsible for reporting loading, backlog, capacities, efficiencies, and utilization for manufacturing departments.

In addition to planning and scheduling activities, cooperates and advises for scheduling and reprocessing activities, MRB, stocking levels using SAP ERP. Works closely with Material Control Supervisor for proper stocking levels in Saxonburg. Analyzes and maintains reports for visibility of IR products stocked worldwide. Serves as back up to the Global Supply Chain Manager as needed.

Reports to: Global Supply Chain Manager

Direct Reports: 1-7 schedulers and/or department planners


  • BS/BA or equivalent degree required
  • Preferably in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Operations Research, Manufacturing Leaderships or Organizational Management, Supply Chain Management, APICS knowledge required, certification preferred.


  • 5-10+ years of progressive responsibility for manufacturing standards and capacity studies in a multifaceted, high precision, high volume, complex product mix manufacturing environment utilizing modern manufacturing systems software and techniques.
  • Experience in manufacturing systems implementation and MRP scheduling/planning techniques, with strong knowledge of demand planning, load profile maintenance and forecast methods.
  • SAP working knowledge desired.
  • Understanding of Lean Principles helpful.

Special Abilities:

  • Must have a strong ability to multi-task, deal with frequent interruptions and interact with others.
  • Must have good organization, computer and time-management skills.
  • Well-developed problem solving and analytical skills including SPC, MPS, MRP, VAM, FMEA and distribution requirements.
  • PC spreadsheets and word processing proficiency.
  • Excellent written/verbal skills.
  • Experience in determining both high precision machine and high craft, workforce capacities.
  • Can work independently to move tasks through all phases of project.
  • Works independently with minimum supervision and achieves project completion dates timely and within budget.
  • Due to ITAR compliance, this position requires a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident Alien, or Protected Individual per 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)

Job Conditions:

  • Working conditions consist of a manufacturing environment involving small and large pieces of equipment and exposure to low level radioactive materials and other hazardous chemicals.
  • Range from office environment to working on the shop floor directly with technicians and operators.

Job Elements:

  • Material Master Maintenance, Scheduling, Planning and Mentoring, MPS and MRP maintenance and accuracy. SAP system data accuracy. Supply chain analyst 45%
  • Reporting, analysis and production control 35%
  • Continuous improvement; process reviews and improvement 10%
  • Personal interaction 10%

Note to recruiters and employments agencies: We will not pay for unsolicited resumes from recruiters and employment agencies unless we have a signed agreement and have required assistance, in writing, for a specific opening.

II-VI is an equal opportunity employer.

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