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Master Scheduler at Yanfeng Automotive Interiors

Posted in Automotive 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job Description:

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. YFAI is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has 114 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 20 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture interior components for all automakers. Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a joint venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (HASCO), the component group of SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (SAIC Motor), and Adient, the global leader in automotive seating. For more information, please visit

As the Manager Scheduler you will be responsible for managing internal/external customer related activities including demand, production planning, inventory activities and shipping schedules with focus of ensuring acceptable customer rating performance. 

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Demand maintenance, review and
    forecasting while maintaining optimal inventory levels   

  • Monitor customer and YFAI online
    systems, email and phone communication to identify shipping requirements on a
    daily and weekly basis, communication with customer on any issues which may
    affect schedule   

  • Responsible for customer shipping
    scheduling, customer systems maintenance, customer routing maintenance and
    system set up  

  • Maintains finished good inventory
    plan, follows escalation if levels drop below plan and issues no surprise
    communication as required.  

  • Communicate customer changes in

  •  Data
    entry of all manual orders/releases  

  • Maintain YFAI systems to ensure all
    part numbers, customer ID and product data information flows through the system
    in an accurate and timely manner  

  • Participate in EC/CN meetings, participate
    and lead launch and obsolescence events  

  • Complete annual customer parameter

  • Support physical inventory prep and

  • Ensure compliance to all BOS/SOX and
    internal plant procedures  

  • Sets example with team for best
    practices in product/customer knowledge and process efficiencies  

  • Perform and publish root-cause
    analysis for key metrics not met and maintain customer scorecard  

  • Recognize the importance of change,
    introduce new ideas for others to act on and positively participate in change

  • College Degree or equivalent experience 

  • Previous experience in Supply

    certification preferred 

  • 3-5 years of experience
    in manufacturing environment – prefer Automotive

  • Able to work in a
    rapidly changing environment 

  • Accurate Document

  • Able to process time
    sensitive information and orders to meet deadlines 

  • Effective oral and
    written communication skills; ability to accurately communicate with
    internal/external customers, co-workers and management 

  • Working knowledge of
    MFG PRO/QAD, MS Office, Word, Excel, and email 

  • Knowledge of customer’s
    online communication systems 

  • Ability to multi-task
    and prioritize tasks 

  • Ability to completely
    all necessary tasks before end of shift 

  • Ability to lead others
    and ensure customer requirements are met 

  • Strong quantitative and
    analytic skills