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General Electric Lead Manufacturing Specialist - Material Plan & Execution in Dayton, Ohio

Job Description Summary

Coordinate and expedite the flow of materials (from suppliers and also within departments) according to production schedules. Plan and schedule material/production needs. Impacts departmental operations and responsible for planning/execution. The role has some autonomy but is focused on execution of activities within an operating discipline covered by standard functional practices and procedures. Some judgment may be required but this is typically with guidance.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Manage master planning, material processes and systems, prepare and update production schedules and purchasing needs. Ensure operational alignment with production plan and KPIs. Optimize inventory and process improvements.

  • Developing in-depth knowledge of a technical discipline. Uses prior experience and acquired technical expertise to execute policy/strategy.

  • In-depth understanding of key business drivers; uses this understanding to accomplish own work. In-depth understanding of how work of own team integrates with other teams and contributes to the area.

  • Uses some level of judgment and has ability to propose different solutions outside of set parameters but with guidance. Uses prior experience and on-the-job training to solve straightforward tasks. Has access to technical skills and analytic thinking required to solve problems. May use multiple internal sources outside of own team to arrive at decisions.

  • A job at this level is likely to be an individual contributor with proven interpersonal skills or an early people leader who can hire and develop talent. Provides informal guidance to new team members

  • Manages and reports out shop metrics (i.e. aged WIP, etc.)

  • Develops recovery plans when required based on man/machine/material

  • Reviews performance to cycle time and coordinates with Planning & Manufacturing Engineering for system adjustments

  • Manage “can build” and coordinate across departments on critical shortages

  • Coordinate with planning on appropriate lot sizes to optimize production

  • Leads lean projects on the floor (including implementation of pull systems, etc.)

  • Provides feedback to planning on min/max, backflush, and other material systems on the production floor

  • Develops RCCA for shop planning related challenges/improvement opportunities

  • Coordinate efforts for inventory accuracy (i.e. cycle counts, floor items, etc.)

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with at least 7 years of experience in Manufacturing planning/scheduling)

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Manufacturing planning/scheduling

Desired Characteristics

  • NPI (New Product Introduction) experience

  • Experience with capacity planning in the Aerospace industry

  • Experience with Heijunka planning method

  • CPIM certification preferred

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems

  • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs

  • Established project management skills

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No