Master Scheduler / Production Planner (m/w/d) -Gigafactory Berlin Brandenburg

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What to Expect
Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg marks a defining moment in Europe for Tesla’s mission of accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy. Here we will launch revolutionary products on a massive scale, using extraordinary speed, innovation and efficiency. Our employees will ensure that we achieve our goals, and we welcome you to help us write the next chapter of our success story.

The Master Scheduler will work closely with Demand Planning, Order Admin, Supply Chain Planning and Production Planning to ensure Tesla’s production plans are effectively setup to enable the factory to be successful.
The Master scheduler will be responsible for developing the production schedule, communicating it out to the organization and managing all plan changes.
What You’ll Do
  • Create the General Assembly line specific build schedules over the near term horizon (0-8 weeks).
  • Align with Sales & Demand planning on the sales & deliverable build requirements that drive the plan.
  • Align with the Industrial Engineers assigned to each shop to understand shop constraints and incorporate these into the scheduling algorithm.
  • Align with Supply Chain Planning to understand supply constraints (capacity / mix limitations, logistics issues) and, similarly, incorporate these into the scheduling algorithm.
  • Build the plan using Theory of Constraints & Optimization techniques to ensure that the following objectives are achieved: build mix is achieved each week, plan is structured so shops can run as efficiently as possible (e.g. paint is able to batch paint colors), critical supply chain constraints are accounted for (supplier capability issues & logistics costs, i.e. expediting) so that the lowest cost build plan is achieved
  • Lead the cross-functional change management process when issues occur inside the frozen window (0-48 hours).
  • Build the model / run the analysis to identify the most effective solution for the factory (minimizes costs / maximizes revenue opportunity) given the issue (such as): urgent sales change requests (demand re-balancing, delivery schedule changes)
  • Production (equipment breakdown) or supply chain (material shortage) issues
  • Coordinate the introduction of new vehicle variants into the production system:
  • Attend program launch meetings to understand impacts of new variants to the production and ensure that the launch timing solves given other factory priorities
  • Represent operations in the development of the Option code framework
  • Participate in the daily factory operational review to understand and maintain the health of material flow through the factory.
  • Own reporting on factory status & performance (weekly, monthly & quarterly) out to production management & key partners / stakeholders in the organization.
  • Pull data from the ERP & the production management systems (MOS, AMP, SCADA, Andon) to understand status.
  • Use data visualization tools such as Tableau to generate the status reports.
  • Support operational report out to the weekly Executive Sales & Operational Planning meeting.
  • Define the business requirements & generate the use cases to drive software development
  • Utilize the Jira system to communicate these requirements & coordinate with factory software on which sprint a given capability is prioritized within
What You’ll Bring
  • Degree in Engineering or equivalent in experience.
  • 2-5 years related experience in materials management, production planning, material scheduling, or purchasing in a manufacturing company is required..
  • Strong analytical capabilities - including data analysis to optimize plans relative to different constraint factors (equipment capacity, staffing plans, material availability) is required.
  • Proficiency in analytical and reporting tools (MS Excel, Tableau) is strongly desired.
  • Experience managing change thru a factory (i.e. New Product Introductions)
  • Able to work well under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills (written & verbal) in the English and German languages
  • Organization skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong sense of ownership & Positive attitude

We Offer:

You will be working in our state-of-the-art Gigafactory where you’ll solve the world's most interesting problems with the best and brightest people who share a passion to change the world. Tesla’s compensation package includes a competitive salary and Tesla shares or bonuses. Typical benefits that we provide are 30 vacation days, an occupational pension, employee life and disability insurances, free EV charging, product discounts and various transportation benefits.

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Tesla is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process.