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Master Planner

Amesbury, MA

We are seeking a Master Planner to lead our production planning team, working cross-functionally with the Operations team and our cultivation sites to lead the overall scheduling function for the organization.


Location: Ability to be at one of our two facilities located in Athol, MA and Amesbury, MA 4 days per week and ability to work from home 1 day per week.


Responsibilities: 

  • Develop Master Production Schedule in company system to prepare requirements for purchased and manufactured parts.
  • Develop balance between existing and future client demand needs with manufacturing and vendors to ensure completion of client requirements.
  • Create a rolling 3-month Master Production Plan for designated products. Utilize the production capacity, taking into consideration the sales forecast, historical sales, and new business opportunities. Analyze and identify risks associated with the options built into the Master Production Plan, including manufacturing lead times. Schedules emailed to the plants monthly.
  • Monitor actual output versus the Master Production Plan.
  • Perform supply-demand analysis each quarter, highlighting areas of concern for the next 12 months.
  • Review sales forecast with the business manager on a monthly basis and suggest modifications consistent with knowledge of current or historical demand.
  • Ensure coordination with plant schedulers to execute the Production Plan on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Develop inventory targets and manage production to achieve targeted inventory levels on both a cost and unit basis.
  • Maintain finished goods inventory at target levels to ensure high service levels, i.e. product availability.
  • Monitor continuously all problem inventory, take advantage of conversion opportunities if any and recommend solutions for scrapping and potential.
  • Identify gaps and drive solutions on production performance relative to the requested production schedule.
  • Evaluate data inclusive of enterprise requirements for planning information.
  • Prepare reports required to facilitate and suggest actions to assure optimal execution of supply chain.
  • Supervise company stability, oversee reasons to schedule changes and ensure root causes for volatility of schedule being resolved.
  • Support the S&OP process meetings to review service levels, performance against schedule, inventory strategy, supply plan to meet demand, and resource implications. Update the Master Production Plan as necessary.
  • Assists in the creation of department goals, plus constant process improvements and facilitate problem-solving teams.
  • Select procedure and techniques to develop best-practice schedules for projects.
  • Identify and recommend feasible solutions to plan operational issues


Eligibility, Qualifications, and Training: 

  • 5+ years of direct, hands-on production scheduling experience in manufacturing or related industry
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in a Business or Supply Chain field.
  • Cannabis industry experience preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to be onsite in one of the two MA facilities 4 days per week.
  • Experience in managing manufacturing processes, productivity, and efficiency measurements.
  • Experience using MRP / ERP systems, especially Advance Planning Systems
  • Sound knowledge of supply chain processes and procedures including manufacturing planning, demand, and replenishment processes.
  • Ability to reason and influence at all levels.
  • Ability to manage complexity and resolve conflicts that arise from balancing multiple priorities.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects with high degree of effectiveness.
  • A proactive problem-solving methodology - acting as a catalyst for bringing the right team members together to resolve issues that create risk of shipment.
  • Demonstrates strong aptitude for motivating others and building team unity.
  • Strong problem solving and analysis skills.
  • Advanced Excel proficiency.
  • A highly organized, open-minded & motivated self-starter.
  • A high level of communication and presentation skills (verbal & written) is required.
  • Ability to report findings and KPI's to SVP Supply Chain.


Ascend Wellness Holdings (AWH) is a vertically integrated cannabis cultivator, processor and provisioning center operator with assets in Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania. We seek to foster a robust and inclusive cannabis industry through a premium, unmatched customer-focused retail experience. We are looking to build a world-class team that will help carry out our mission of helping to shape the future of cannabis as a leading healthcare solution.


We are committed to improving the quality of our patient's lives by offering unrivaled quality, consistency and meticulously curated products that satisfy our customers unique, individual needs. When it comes to customer service experience, our dispensaries will set a new standard of excellence, emphasizing health and wellness by a highly knowledgeable team.


A team that is committed to our values, our people, and our communities; we are looking for people who are inspired by our vision and stay dedicated to our mission as we continuously expand.


EEO Statement

Ascend Wellness Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer and celebrate the population of differences and does not discriminate in its hiring / hiring practices, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Nothing in this job specification restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Critical features of this job are described under various headings above. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. The above statements are strictly intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.


To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others.


The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.


80,000-85,000 per year - Base + Bonus - Full Time


Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Cellphone/Internet Stipend, 401K

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