Production & Release Planner

Posted: 9/18/2019

Location: Universal City, California
Function: Sales & Business Development
Specialty: Business Development, Sales
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

  • Manage promotions within the new release manufacturing lifecycle; including master data set up, raw material procurement and production planning.
  • Execute against SAP purchase requisitions and issue manufacturing orders to third party vendors in order to deliver product to customers on time, inclusive of the highest possible quality and lowest possible cost.
  • Act as a primary liaison between internal Universal customers, third party vendors and third-party distribution partners; resolve daily exceptions and escalate to management as needed.
  • Establish planning priorities with third party vendors to minimize costs and ensure timely delivery of materials.
  • Issue rework and breakdown orders to maximize utilization of existing inventory for distribution needs.
  • Analyze raw material purchase recommendations and take appropriate action, including procurement at economic order quantity.
  • Aggregate, track and plan for all promotional demand across all retailers to ensure that product is built
  • on-time.
  • Collaborate with sales, customer account teams and distribution partners as necessary to execute to supply chain objectives and strategies.
  • Ensure that all exceptions are addressed in a timely manner with regard to build issues, failed EDI transactions, parked invoices, quality concerns and other areas as needed.
  • Lead and attend meetings and conference calls with third party vendors, distribution partners and internal department representatives.
  • Lead and implement process improvement initiatives as needed.
  • Generate, maintain and archive various reports for Home Entertainment lines using SAP, MS Office and data warehouses.
  • Perform ad-hoc analyses and inquiries as needed.

  • Basic Qualifications:

  • 4 year degree (BA, BS) from an accredited college or university, or equivalent work experience
  • Outstanding computer skills including extensive experience in Microsoft Office programs such as Outlook, Excel, Word and Power Point
  • 1-2 years demonstrated experience in leading efficiency projects
  • Demonstrated independent problem-solving ability
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Excellent time management skills, with a deadline orientation
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple responsibilities and competing priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced environment

    Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

    Desired Characteristics:

  • Demonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Forecasting or statistical analysis experience
  • Familiarity with SAP or Microstrategy data warehouse
  • Previous operations, strategic planning or other quantitative analytical experience
  • MBA, APICS or Six Sigma experience/certification

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