Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) Sr Manager Prod Planning/Mast Sch - RCCP RJRT in Winston Salem, North Carolina

Sr Manager Prod Planning/Mast Sch - RCCP RJRT

Date:Jul 12, 2018

Location:Winston Salem, NC, US


Reynolds American Incorporated is positively transforming the tobacco industry. We’re a family of companies that strives for success in everything we do. The future inspires us because our people are igniting the breakthroughs that are redefining the ways adult tobacco consumers enjoy tobacco in the 21st century.

When other companies talk about growth, they only talk about size. At RAI, we focus on the growth of our people. We take pride in each other’s growth and well-being throughout our careers. We invest in your career and total well-being because we know our companies succeed when our people thrive.

At the RAI companies you’ll have the opportunity to work on iconic brands and revolutionary products by collaborating with visionary, principled and passionate people every day.

This position is with RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company—the second-largest U.S. tobacco company. The company's brands include Newport, Camel and Pall Mall.

The Master Scheduler position is responsible for providing management oversight of the production planning area along with performing the master scheduling activities. The master scheduler has responsibility for the talent development of the production planning employees. The role is responsible for maintaining the master schedule for current year plus two.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates skill development of the production planning area, coaches for high performance and ensures future requirements can be met.

  • Responsible for oversight of all scheduling for finished and semi-finished goods as well as planning of direct materials.

  • Responsible for determining which finished goods are assigned to which work center.

  • Work cross functionally to determine assumptions around output rates, staffing and capacity utilization; to determine long term equipment and staffing needs; and to determine the inventory stocking strategy at the central distribution center.

  • Maintain master data which drives the ERP tool.

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of multiple and simultaneous projects that affect the planning area.

  • These may include new brand launches, promotional activities, end of life cycle projects, equipment changes and/or system changes. The master scheduler should be able to communicate project scope and set direction with the production planning team and provide updates across the organization.

  • Lead and/or participate on project teams as well as driving continuous improvement initiatives within the planning group.

Job Requirements:


  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 12+ years of relevant work experience, or

  • Associate Degree in Engineering Technology, Business, or related field and 9+ years relevant work experience, or

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, Business, or related field and 7+ years of relevant work experience, or

  • Post Graduate Degree in Engineering, Business, or related field and 5+ years of relevant work experience

Experience:Supply Chain and/or manufacturing experience

Required Skills:

  • Analytical Skills

  • Problem Solving Skills

  • Ability to communicate across, up and down the organization.

  • Demonstrated understanding of manufacturing equipment, maintenance schedules and changeovers

  • End to end supply chain knowledge from procurement of direct materials, production of semi-finished and finished goods to distribution of the finished goods.

Preferred Skills:

ERP system skillset preferably SAP

Compensation/Targeted Bonus

  • Competitive Annual Salary

  • Targeted Annual Bonus

  • Relocation assistance available for those who qualify.

Benefit Summary

Our company offers very competitive compensation and benefit plans, including:

  • 401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation. Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent

  • Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package

  • Eleven paid company holidays annually, plus a generous paid vacation plan based on length of service

  • Company-paid sick and personal days, funeral leave and jury duty leave

  • Confidential personal financial counseling service

  • On-site health clinics and fitness centers

  • A matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice

  • Health-care advocacy service

  • Volunteer service opportunities

  • Federal credit union membership through Allegacy Federal Credit Union

  • Extensive training opportunities


Reynolds American Inc. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c., and the U.S. parent company of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; American Snuff Company, LLC; Niconovum USA, Inc.; Niconovum AB; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company; Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC; and Reynolds Brands, Inc..

Reynolds American Inc. and its affiliated companies is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility and creativity for motivated employees that stands apart from the crowd.

We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences and talents to maximize the company's potential for successfully achieving its business objectives.

Onlyapplicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly.



Nearest Major Market:Winston-Salem