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Production Planner (Master Scheduler) in Thousand Oaks, California at Implant Direct

Date Posted: 2/4/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: IMP000739

About Us

Implant Direct is one of the fastest growing major dental implant companies in the world today. We’re one of the many operating companies within Danaher Corporation’s dynamic portfolio of dental companies.  
Implant Direct operates a state of the art manufacturing facility in Thousand Oaks, California. We manufacture and distribute a broad range of value priced surgical, prosthetic and regenerative solutions to dental professionals in the US, Canada, and around the globe. We design and develop products which make high quality implants more accessible to patients around the world. We educate dentists on how to place implants and improve their patient care.
If you are interested in working in a lean, fast moving, entrepreneurial environment where you can learn, grow and make a difference, join us at Implant Direct. 


JOB SUMMARY: The Production Planner (Master Scheduler) establishes and maintains a valid Master Production Schedule (MPS) that best meets customer service, inventory, and unit cost targets, by effectively balancing supply and demand for product.


  • Creates a MPS that satisfies customer demand with optimum inventory levels and resource utilization; utilizes the Master Schedule for the detailed plant, material, equipment and manpower capacity planning as well as financial planning.
  • Maintains linkage between non-recurring product development projects efforts and MPS requirements; ties together Engineering plans with Production plans. 
  • Establishes Production schedules including raw material procurement and manufacturing schedules.
  • Prepares a cost of goods sold forecast in coordination with Sales & Marketing based in the MPS and capacity utilization. 
  • Analyze the min/max manufacturing and prioritize the build plan accordingly.
  • Coordinates MPS through production, determining material availability, identifying actions and solutions required to meet projected delivery requirements.
  • Analyzes the demand and supply balance of the product family and Master Schedule levels, determining out of balance conditions, identifying alternatives and recommending actions for approval.
  • Prepares production analysis charts and machine load forecasts and labor forecasts.
  • Follows up on actual vs schedule production and prepares work order completion reports, working in conjunction with manufacturing department; identifies, negotiates and resolves conflicts with respect to material and capacity availability and order promising integrity.
  • Utilizes a basic understanding of lean manufacturing and JIT principles including DBS tools to apply in appropriate situations.

Job Requirements



  • High School diploma plus seven (7) years related experience in planning/scheduling or Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Operations Management or a technical field plus three (3) years experience in planning/scheduling or equivalent required.
  • Minimum two (2) years experience and solid understanding of technical Master Scheduling logic, including the use of Master Schedule tools, Available to Promise calculations, Projected Balance calculations and interfaces with MRP.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) including V/H-Lookups and Pivot Tables.


  • APICS certification preferred.
  • Familiarity with Bills of Material and Router maintenance along with understanding of production scheduling and control.
  • Understanding of production flow principles and process.
  • Ability to analyze data and utilize mathematical skills to create schedule.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in problem solving and business decisions.
  • Ability to plan and organize work.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands 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.

The employees frequently is required to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear and will occasionally be required to bend, stoop, kneel and climb stairs. Must have the ability to lift up to 20 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

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Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and industrial solutions. Our globally diverse team of 59,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #144 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 2,000% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.