The individual in the Sr. Program Planner role is responsible for developing and maintaining program schedules throughout all phases of a program’s life cycles. This position is responsible for the management and reporting functions of the planning cycle, which involves schedule development, monitoring, updating, and analysis. The Sr. Program Planner is also responsible for tracking materials and planning resources to support manufacturing.
Major Position Responsibilities
This position is responsible for coordinating daily activities in manufacturing and provides daily status to manufacturing and material personnel which consists of being able to:
- Create and monitor program Build Schedules to coordinate manufacturing and procurement activities.
- Lead procurement activity to place materials on order that is aligned with the program schedule and mitigate material issues.
- Establish Build Schedules and Line of Balances to plan and coordinate material receipts, identify material shortages, and execute the product build.
- Ensure kits/parts are provided to manufacturing in support of the build schedule and product delivery dates.
- Monitor and report performance against plans or budget to ensure that contractual, cost and schedule objectives are met.
- Perform schedule/cost risk analysis (including critical path and near-critical path), and identifies and provides recommendations to resolve schedule/costs issues or impacts.
- Work closely with the program teams to assist w/ the maintenance of program schedules and resource tracking.
- Gather and analyze information to prepare reports on the progress of the program.
- Support program management in tracking and reporting program material costs: Estimate at Completion (EAC), Variance at Completion (VAC), Estimate to Complete (ETC), and Earned Value (EV).
- Ensure the program schedules are accurate, aligned and on track at all phases throughout the program lifecycles.
- Evaluate current procedures and recommends changes to improve efficiency of planning and scheduling projects.
- Ensure compliance of existing procedures for applicability and for compliance to appropriate Government, and/or Organization requirements
- Bachelors Degree
- 5 - 8 years equivalent experience
- 2 - 5 years production manufacturing, planning, or scheduling experience
- Organized, accurate, and analytical
- Team Oriented
- Strong organizational and administrative skills
- Strong computer skills including Excel, MS Project, etc.
- Knowledge or Material Requirement Planning (MRP) or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) principles