Master Scheduler


Exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Master Scheduler to join a reputable engineering company that has been delivering high-end stainless steel solutions for clients across Ireland, the UK and internationally. You will report directly to the Managing Director and work as part of a management team - Estimating, quality, design, production, contracts and scheduling.

What you would be working on:

Liaising regularly with estimators, sales, production, sites, contracts and finance departments to ensure the most up to date information is captured for the Master Schedule.

• Updating the Master Schedule daily.

• Monitoring and optimising macro operational capacity planning.

• Ensuring capacity utilisation is maximised throughout the planning process.

• Constantly monitoring dynamics and changes in machines, personnel, suppliers, stock etc. and optimising the Master Schedule with the necessary changes.

• Working in conjunction with the senior management to support management meetings in terms of budgeting. 

• Responsible for developing and managing project schedules and project controls tools.

• Leading and hosting interactive planning workshops.

• Critical Path development and analysis.

• Proficiency in scheduling tool software packages.

• Providing performance updates/reports views for identification of variances and corrective action.

• Updating the Design schedule.

• Scheduling each designer to a project.

• Setting the time frame for the project, key dates.

• Ensuring the typical detail is issued to the customer for comment/approval.

• Responsibility for signing off on final design before issuing to the Customer/Production

• Constantly monitoring materials dynamics as part of the MPR, ensuring that the scheduling process takes such dynamics into account.

• Working with the Procurement Manager on vendor issues such as “Frame Agreements, JIT deliveries etc., in line with a Materials Management Programme.

• Clearly identifying against the Master/Overall Schedule areas of noncompliance and ensuring that all possible actions are being taken to recover.  

• Reporting to Management as to limitations/difficulties which become evident.

• Making recommendations to management as to changes that will allow the organisation to achieve additional throughput and/or reduce costs. 

What does the ideal candidate look like:

Should be a natural leader with strong managerial capability who has good commercial knowledge and an understanding of Master Scheduling and Production Planning within a project-based production facility

• Have strong attention to detail skills.

• Strong decision-making ability and ‘challenging’ ability (in a positive way).

• Ability to relate and interact with all functional areas and associated personnel, ensuring that the Master Scheduler & Design Manager role is always actively maintained. 

What you will receive in return:

• Competitive compensation package

Further training and education are encouraged and supported.

• Flexible working

• Travel allowance

• On-site parking.

• Healthy work-life balance, friendly work environment, and short commute.

Location: Ardee, Co Louth.

* Full job description available on request *

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Amanda Melo.

+353 90 6450662


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