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Scheduling Supervisor

Department: Quality

Location: St. Paul, VA

Basic Purpose

The Scheduling Supervisor is responsible for developing and implementing production plans, manpower requirements, and projected inventory levels that best meet the sales forecast while considering various manufacturing constraints and company objectives.



  • Analyzes monthly forecasts to establish or modify production levels 6 months into the future.

  • Plans product mix in Master Production Schedule to accommodate monthly forecasts.

  • Plans production levels to minimize inventory levels while assuring material availability for manufacturing.

  • Teaches planners in matters of product structure, production processes and the company’s scheduling practices.

  • Observes planner’s scheduling activities to ensure consistency with Master Scheduling and inventory objectives.

  • Rebuilds and reconciles Master Production Schedule weekly.

  • Maintains requirements in MRP for components of master scheduled items.

  • Analyzes current workload in individual departments to determine need for corrective measures regarding capacity matters.

  • Acknowledges customer orders and revisions.

  • Provides Customer Service with product availability information.

  • Creates schedules and capacity planning tools for new product lines.

  • Identifies and initiates corrective actions for production and vendor problems prohibiting on-time customers order completions.

  • Reconstructs daily production and shipment tracking report.

  • Supervises planner/scheduler(s) and manufacturing customer support.

  • Provides daily, weekly, and monthly shipping performance to schedules.

  • Acknowledges customer orders with dates which fall within the company standard for acceptable lead time.

  • Ensures normal plant capacity is not over-committed without prior approval of all associated personnel.

  • Ensures that various production departments are provided with enough work to fully utilize planned capacity.

  • Maintains awareness of individual contribution to and impact of the quality, safety, environmental, and product compliance policies and activities; reports all quality issues, unsafe acts, and unsafe conditions to the proper personnel.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Materials Management or related discipline.

  • Previous experience in a production scheduling leadership role or similar role in a manufacturing setting required.

  • Must be highly proficiency with database entry and other computer applications including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Teams).

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks.

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