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Danaher Corporation Master Scheduler in Sacramento, California

Job Title: Master Scheduler

Exempt (Y/N): Exempt

Band: P3 – Supply Chain & Logistics – Materials/Planning

Job Family/Subfamily Description:

Responsible for developing production/supply plans that take into account forecasts, availability of material and manufacturing capacity. Is responsible for identifying and maintaining the appropriate planning parameters in ERP systems to optimize subassembly production and raw material supply plans. May also be responsible for providing materials to manufacturing areas based on planned production schedules and for the appropriate shipping of finished goods to various distribution centers utilizing material handling equipment in support of management policies for customer delivery and inventory levels. Includes planners and inventory control roles.

Job-Specific Requirements

This role focuses on Master Scheduling of Microbiology Consumables manufactured at the Sacramento site and works with various stakeholders to align supply with end-user demand. This position analyzes data from the global demand forecast against manufacturing capacity to accurately develop a production plan that Manufacturing can execute. This role works closely with demand planning, manufacturing. and order management team members to balance requirements from various stakeholders to ensure alignment with Delivery, Inventory, and Productivity goals. This position coordinates internal requests for production slots and implementation of engineering changes into production.

  • Analyzes demand signals; determines what needs to be built

  • Analyzes manufacturing capacity; determines when items are built

  • Coordinates effectivity of engineering changes

  • Supports scheduling of non-routine items (R&D, SeLux, Custom, In-process)

  • Releases Work Orders; Publishes Manufacturing Schedules

  • Inventory Management - analysis of requirements vs inventory position

  • Supports PSI process (Step 3 Supply Review)

  • Supports Launch Excellence through Phase-In and Phase-Out management

  • Supports implementation of Oracle Cloud Planning module (Supply) - execution of test scripts; system SuperUser

  • Supports implementation of eBatch records

  • CI funnel - development of Planning standard work related to process and system changes

  • Backup of subassembly planner/support of cross-training

General Profile:

  • Experienced individual contributor with considerable understanding of Planning concepts, principles, and practices.

  • Applies knowledge to achieve functional work objectives

  • Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to improve products or services

  • Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions

  • Works independently, receives minimal guidance

  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience

Functional Knowledge

Requires conceptual and practical expertise in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines

Business Expertise

Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; is aware of the competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market


Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead small projects with manageable risks and resource requirements

Problem Solving

Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information


Impacts a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own team and other related teams; works within broad guidelines and policies.

Interpersonal Skills

Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in field with 5+ years exp. OR

  • Master’s degree in field with 3+ years exp. OR

  • Doctoral degree in field with 0-2 years exp.

  • APICS certification strongly preferred

Physical Demands & Working Environment

  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, stand, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, reach with hands and arms; balance, stoop, bend, talk and hear.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20_ pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and distance vision.

  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, most work is in an office environment setting. Lighting and temperature are adequate. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

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