Production Planning & Scheduling Process Principal Analyst at Altria Client Services LLC in Richmond, Virginia

Posted in General Business 11 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Are you ready to apply your production planning and scheduling process experience within a Fortune 200 company, a company with a rich tradition of success, built on a foundation of iconic brands and poised to move passionately into the future of the complex consumer packaged goods industry? If so, Altria may be the place for you! We are currently seeking a qualified Production Planning & Scheduling Process Principal Analyst to join our team in Richmond, VA. We are open to remote working arrangement.
Altria's digital evolution
We're undergoing an exciting transformation at Altria. Led by our new Chief Digital & Technology officer, we're streamlining processes, improving customer experience, and using innovative intelligence to forecast and respond to trends. Our digital strategy will improve consumer, customer, and supply chain experiences business wide.
What you will be doing:
• Lead client software implementations and enhancements for AspenTech Planning & Scheduling (PP&S) software solutions across all Altria plants
• Understand and gather process requirements, match against platform capabilities, develop appropriate solutions focusing on simplification and standardization of technology and process across business operations
• Configure and enable capabilities that increase the maturity of our production planning process
• Model various constraints into the scheduling process and optimize the output, capacity utilization, change overs and unit costs while meeting demand satisfaction and revenue objectives
• Develop and maintain development standards and guidelines for PP&S systems
• Lead all aspects of PP&S craft to ensure requirements are met in adherence to technical standards and guidelines
• Co-manage external development teams and peer resources to accomplish agile based release of PP&S capabilities
• Provide recommendations and support improvement requests to improve PP&S systems in the enterprise
• Develop reporting and analytics for Production Planning & Scheduling in coordination with other analytics resources in IS and D&T
We want you to have:
• B.S. in Computer Science or Engineering from an accredited college/university
• Minimum of 10 years' experience in software development and or implementation of plant floor scheduling
• Minimum 8 years' experience implementing or leading the implementation of AspenTech applications
• Expertise in all project phases including design, development, and implementation
• Modeling skills to incorporate a constraint based approach to optimal scheduling
• Strong experience with an object-oriented programming language and SQL
• Experience with Application Programming Interface development
• Experience with customer requirements and specification development
• Must be able to handle multiple tasks, have excellent attention to detail, and be willing and able to learn new technologies quickly
• Willing to work optimally in a matrix structure, focused strongly on customer service and personnel growth
• Must have experience successfully interacting and working with customers at multiple levels of responsibility in a manufacturing or production environment
• Must have proven verbal and written communication skills
Alongside the opportunity to develop and refine your skills, you'll receive an excellent compensation package. Benefits include: a competitive base salary; comprehensive health/vision/dental insurance; participation in our deferred profit-sharing scheme; incentive compensation programs; and a relocation assistance package. Company OverviewAltria has a leading portfolio of tobacco products for U.S. tobacco consumers age 21+. Altria's Vision through 2030 is to responsibly lead the transition of adult smokers to a non-combustible future. Altria is Moving Beyond Smoking™, leading the way in moving adult smokers away from cigarettes by taking action to transition millions to potentially less harmful choices - believing it is a substantial opportunity for adult tobacco consumers, Altria's businesses and society. Altria's wholly owned subsidiaries include the most profitable tobacco companies in their categories: Philip Morris USA Inc. (PM USA), U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC (USSTC), and John Middleton Co. (Middleton). Altria's smoke-free portfolio includes Helix Innovations LLC (Helix), the maker of on! oral nicotine pouches, exclusive U.S. commercialization rights to the IQOS Tobacco Heating System®* and Marlboro HeatSticks®*, and an equity investment in JUUL Labs, Inc. (JUUL). Altria also owns equity investments in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (ABI), the world's largest brewer, and Cronos Group Inc. (Cronos), a leading Canadian cannabinoid company. At Altria, we celebrate the power of diverse teams working together to shape our future. We are inspired to bring our best because our unique strengths are valued. We believe our personal success and progress should be guided by Our Cultural Aspiration, a new articulation of what we value and who we aspire to be, collectively. Our Cultural Aspiration respects and complements individual identity, embracing each other's unique strengths, welcoming newcomers and developing the best, most inclusive and diverse teams. Join us as we work together to shape a better future for adult tobacco consumers, our employees, and our shareholders. Each Altria company is an equal opportunity employer. Learn more about Altria at and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. *IQOS Devices and HeatSticks® are currently unavailable for sale in the United States.

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