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Production Planning and Scheduling Manager

Sydney, Australia

At RØDE Microphones we are Passionate about Audio

Want to work for one of the fastest-growing, most innovative manufacturer-exporters in audio technology in the world today? Are you interested in using your expertise to challenge yourself and the industry, designing and building precision tools of creativity for a hungry world market?

Part of The Freedman Group, RØDE is a leading manufacturer of high-quality microphones and audio equipment, which can be found in studios, venues, on-location, and in the hands of creatives in every corner of the world. Our products are designed and primarily manufactured by our industry-leading team in Sydney and are exported to over 119 countries globally through more than 6000 dealers, including Amazon, Best Buy, Sweetwater, Guitar Center, Thomann and JB Hi-Fi. Our employees are passionate, hard working, talented and are pivotal to our success.

In 2020 we are transforming the way our Manufacturing and Assembly teams work. If you are interested in pursuing a unique opportunity to work with one of the most exciting, forward-thinking companies in Australia, inspiring millions of people around the world to realise their creative vision, apply today. We want you!

Your responsibilities will include the following;

  • Develop and oversee manufacturing capacity planning activities associated with the sales and operations planning (S&OP), master scheduling, marketing application timelines, materials requirement planning, and detailed scheduling.
  • Review and oversee the creation of a master production schedule with the foresight to assess manufacturing capacity constraints (human resources, equipment availability, budget)
  • Coordinate and communicate cross functionally with Production, Quality Sales, and Finance to incorporate business requirements into production planning and ensure on-time delivery to support key business objectives
  • Develop and implement tools and business processes to identify potential schedule and resource conflicts; work collaboratively to generate alternatives and drive to resolutions
  • Analyse the Material Requirement Plan to calculate raw material needed to support both internal and external demands
  • Creates draft production and inventory plans with guidance based on material requirements analysis in support of projects
  • Notify the purchasing department of any inventory shortages that will impact the ability to deliver products to customers.
  • Participates in Quality investigations
  • Partners with the Business Systems team to improve the ERP functionality to ensure all plans are met and the elimination of non-value-added activities

We will provide you with the tools and environment to enable you to be successful, but you will be required to have;

  • Certificate IV or Bachelors Degree in a related discipline.
  • 8+ years’ experience in production planning or materials management in a manufacturing environment.
  • Fluency and proficiency in the practical application of MRP logic, scheduling logic, order policies, capacity planning, input/output control, product structures, routings, and standards maintenance.
  • Knowledgeable in master scheduling, production planning and detailed scheduling, demand management, purchasing, and cost accounting techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative, and fast-paced team environment, including influencing business leadership
  • Proven track record of driving change in a dynamic organization.
  • Strong understanding of ERP systems; knowledge of SYSPRO or SQL-based systems a plus.
  • Analytical in nature with the ability to identify reoccurring issues and make suggestions to change
  • A good communicator who can share plans with other departments within the business
  • Ability to look at issues logically and challenge processes and systems to drive greater efficiency and service
  • Results oriented and can drive teams to achieving targets
  • Hands on and willing to assist the improvement in master data and the systems for the business
  • Exceptional critical thinking skills

Our campus is designed to create an atmosphere which reflects our love of cutting edge technology, collaboration, and our deep connection to music, film and all things audio. Our production facilities are cutting-edge and are constantly expanding as we increase our capability with new manufacturing technologies and processes. RØDE’s investment in our in-house capability is aggressive, unmatched in the industry. Our plant boasts the finest technologies in metal engineering and production, Surface-Mount Technology electronics production, military grade finishing, plastic-injection mould manufacture, and a brand-new, best-practice toolmaking facility. 


RØDE Microphones values diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from people of all genders, ages and backgrounds.

Applications for this position have closed.