Position Description

Master Scheduler
Location Jackson, TN
Requisition Number 416
# of openings 1
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Founded in 1986 as a partnership between Nittoku and Autoneum, UGN is the preferred producer of high quality acoustic, interior trim, and thermal management products, and a recognized leader in customer satisfaction for the Japanese transplant automotive industry in North America.  UGN, with more than $400 million in revenue, has six locations in the United States—Farmington Hills, Michigan; Jackson, Tennessee; Monroe, Ohio; Somerset, Kentucky; Tinley Park, Illinois; and Valparaiso, Indiana; as well as a location in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico—specializing in manufacturing, research, development, testing, and service support.  Visit our website at www.ugn.com.

Since its opening in 2002, the Jackson facility has grown from 52 team members to 440.  It is a 220,000 square foot facility with state of the art technology using advanced manufacturing techniques.  Throughout the years, the Jackson plant has received many health and safety awards, including the “Perfect Record Award” from the National Safety Council, and the Manpower Safety Partner Award three years running.  Team members at the Jackson plant also give back to their community, actively fundraising in support of the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, and the Carl Perkins Center for Prevention of Child Abuse.


The Master Scheduler/Buyer sets MPS schedule for entire plant to ensure delivery and inventory goals are met. Monitors EDI demand and makes manual adjustments to the schedule as needed. 



  • Coordinate MPS schedule for plant with production management to ensure delivery and inventory goals are met; coordinate bank builds as required to support engineering changes.
  • Create and maintain tool change schedule in relation to MPS schedule; communicate to all required parties.
  • Coordinate the ordering and arrival of raw materials and components to support MPS schedule; evaluate delivery discrepancies and take required action to resolve.
  • Create daily shop order packets and issue to production floor.
  • Schedule down time for cleanup and preventative maintenance. Coordinate down time for repairs and improvements with other departments as necessary.
  • Schedule and release for all service requirements including procuring raw material and components required to meet customer demand.
  • Ensure adherence to minimum/maximum levels established for finished goods, raw materials and purchased components to ensure compliance with inventory accuracy targets set for the department.
  • Perform cycle counting on finished product per established procedures, investigating variances, and making recommendations for corrective actions to ensure compliance with inventory accuracy targets set for the department.
  • Maintain regular attendance and punctuality.
  • Other duties may be assigned.



  • Associate degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school preferred
  • Two plus years related experience as a Master Scheduler or Buyer in the manufacturing industry.  Automotive experience preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications-- Word, Excel, Outlook; and knowledge of Inventory software and Manufacturing software.
  • Experience with Oracle ERP system preferred
  • Must have knowledge of Fundamental Inventory Concepts.