Production Scheduler


US Gestamp West Virginia, US, US Gestamp

Date:  Jun 9, 2024

Job Summary

The Production Planner creates (through MRP and Industry 4.0 planning tool) short to medium term production plans, analysis and sends production plans to the Production team(s). The Production Planner maintains master data (i.e. MRP settings) in Gestamp ERP system according to local and/or group policies. He/she ensures availability of material throughout the production process (WIP) and to meet customer schedules (FG). The Production Planner is responsible to follow up with different departments throughout the internal manufacturing process regarding production schedules, tool & die availability, throughput, planned and unplanned interventions, schedule attainment as well as provides direction with prioritization of production orders when required.

Job Description

  • Ensures ERP (SAP) Material Master Data accuracy in particular MRP relevant entries (Minimum Run Sizes &Lot Quantities, Safety Stock, Safety Time, etc.)
  • Validates Industry 4.0 Production Planning tool (Virtual Planner) plans/schedules. Analyses and maintains data accuracy. Monitors and changes production plan/schedule.
  • Analyzes WIP & Finished Goods inventories requirements on daily basis considering resource availability along with future forecast plans. Assure customer demand is met timely and accurate while maintaining compliance to set inventory goals.
  • Daily follow up with production department regarding scheduled production quantities. Escalate and/or create run out plans in the event production falls behind.
  • Participate in engineering changes and new launch meetings.
  • Monitor material inventories, tracking progress of production and reviewing factors that affect schedules.
  • Communicates any possible line disruptions due to issues related to equipment availability or quality of parts to his/her supervisor.
  • Prepares periodic capacity analysis across all internal manufacturing processes, considering banks, planned interventions and launch/trial activities.
  • Participates in regular production capacity reviews with plant management.
  • Validates and maintains MRP relevant Master Data.
  • Understand and comply with all OSHA, Safety and PPE Requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • High School or GED required; BS preferred.
  • 1-3 years’ experience in supply chain, materials management, production control, production scheduling and procurement
  • Lean Manufacturing methodologies (Pull system, JIT, SMED, Standardized Work etc.) a plus.
  • APICS Certification a plus (i.e.: CPIM etc.)
  • ERP and MRP experience required; SAP experience required.
  • Experience working within automotive component stamping and assembly manufacturing environment strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with automotive suppliers. 
  • Familiarity with automotive standards i.e., AIAG, VDA, MMOG/LE a plus

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to handle, manipulate, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, talk and hear
  • Employee must occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Ability to concentrate on a task over a period without being distracted.
  • Ability to contribute in a cross-functional collaborative environment.
  • Work a flexible schedule.
  • Critical thinking
  • Handle the stress of a fast-paced environment and if required work a flexible schedule.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent computer proficiency (MS office suite, ERP system, web-based tools)
  • Comfortable managing multiple tasks and competing priorities
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and seek to hire the best candidate regardless of age, beliefs, disability, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.

About us

We are a multi-technology company present in over 20 countries and our team of over 40,000 is made up of 90 different nationalities. They are the driving force of our company, which designs, develops and produces parts for over 900 models of the leading vehicle manufacturers, and enable us to be one of the top suppliers worldwide.

Do you have what it takes to build the future of mobility with us?

- You will be joining a leading international group in the automotive sector with a clear commitment to innovation, a trail-blazer in Industry 4.0 and engaged with ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria.

- This is an opening to build a career in a global environment with many opportunities to grow both professionally and personally by participating and leading innovative and international projects.

- You will find a supportive and friendly environment where the emphasis is on team work, continuous improvement, trust, a dynamic spirit and thinking outside the box, and a passion for a job well done.

- You will be working with highly qualified professionals as Gestamp is committed to the ongoing training of our teams.

Join the Gestamp team!