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Category Planning  
Location Mizuho OSI Corporate Office - Union City, CA  


The Planner executes the Master Schedule for assigned products by creating a Production Plan in support of the Material Requirements Plan (MRP) and the direction of management. The planner is responsible for the planning, scheduling, and coordinating of products through the complete production cycle ensuring inventory and asset management controls are utilized. The goal is to provide the right amount of material at the right time to satisfy customers.

This role is part of a cross-functional team that develops Lean stocking and build strategies that maximize material coverage while minimizing costs and resources. This is a materials leadership role that will drive continuous improvement activities to achieve desired results. The Planner works with our customers educating them and integrating our Lean manufacturing methods.


We are looking for you if you have the ability to:

  • Make a difference for our customers
  • Work with a dynamic team to shape the future of our business
  • Be recognized, valued, and respected for your contributions
  • Perform meaningful work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Be empowered to make decisions to create your own success

Here is what you will do day-to-day

  • Plan production according to the Master Production Schedule (MPS) and Material Requirements Plan (MRP) requirements, including but not limited to work order creation, on-going maintenance, and variance reconciliation.
  • Publish production schedules and assure adherence by working with all functional areas to ensure proper and timely material flow to meet production requirements.
  • Follow Manufacturing Routers provided to have products built per print or reworked per instructions.
  • Communicate, track and expedite any material shortages or other problems that affect the production plan or sales order backlog.
  • Manage capacity overruns in Assembly and Machine Shop by balancing machine and other resource demands.
  • Communicate completion schedules of assigned products as required.
  • Evaluate Engineering Change Notices (ECNs), and ensure proper implementation on assigned products including:
    • Establish effectivity dates that appropriately balance cost impact and customer service.
    • Initiate, monitor and ensure closure on any purge, rework, and scrap actions consistent with ECN instructions.
    • Evaluate projected costs of ECN implementations. Comprehensive analysis is often required.
    • After implementation, determine total cost of ECN.
  • Monitor and take action on past due work orders, cancel process messages, MRB balances, safety stock levels, and any other order action recommendations.
  • In assigned areas, utilize Lean / Demand flow skills to drive the replenishment of inventories throughout the process. This includes establishing control cycles and supermarket quantities. Sales or other usage may trigger replenishment builds / deliveries from our suppliers as well as our machine shop.
  • Participate in the evaluation of costs, methodology, and processes to streamline the materials flow through manufacturing.
  • Assume materials responsibilities and roles for assigned value streams.
  • Establish, manage, and update control cycles and kanbans for assigned value streams.
  • Manage build priorities based upon effective utilization of the Heijunka boards.
  • Manage part lot sizes to help support the demand flow production process balancing cost with material coverage.
  • Work to reduce set-up times/costs to increase capacity and the number of runs while decreasing the run quantities.
  • Ensure the use of lean manufacturing tools such as continuous improvement, metrics reporting, 5S and visual controls.
  • Plan the addition of new product demands on the machine shop resources and assess capacity shortfalls.
  • Management of Material Master Data elements including but not limited to Procurement Type, MRP Controller, In house Production Time, Planned Delivery time, Schedule Margin key, Lot Size, and Replenishment Lead Time for Planning and/or Purchasing.
  • Planning responsibilities may be in Production Assembly and/or the Machine Shop.
  • Other duties include the processing of Trade Show returns.
  • Understand, follow and support Mizuho OSI’s internal Quality System policies, procedures and work instructions including but not limited to applicable external regulations (21 Code of Federal Regulations Part 820 Quality System Regulations and applicable International Standards).
Position Requirements

What you will need to be successful in this role:

  • Machine shop experience is highly preferred.
  • Requires 5 to 8 years of directly related experience.  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience with an increasing level of responsibility.
  • Ability to clearly express oneself verbally and in writing in the English language using good grammar, vocabulary, eye contact. Ability to communicate effectively with employees and other business contacts in a courteous and professional manner. Excellent verbal and written communication skills to include strong presentation, project and organizational skills.
  • Excellent computer skills including operating Windows-based personal computers. Ability to efficiently and effectively use Microsoft products such as Outlook, Word, Excel.
  • Shop Floor and Machine Shop Planning experience utilizing a state of the art MRP system; SAP preferred.
  • Analytical skills required for determining priorities, lot sizes, lead times, and shop floor schedules.
  • Able to read and interpret MRP, bills of materials, routings, non-conforming materials reports, and other common manufacturing documents.
  • Knowledge of computer applications such as EXCEL, Outlook, Word.
  • Ability to be accurate, detail-oriented, and to perform in high-pressure situations.
  • Must be able to effectively interact with all functional areas, at all levels both verbally and in writing particularly Purchasing, Manufacturing, Production, Engineering, Stockroom, Cost Accounting, Shipping, and Sales Ops.
  • APICS certification a plus.

What you need to be prepared for:
The physical demands are representative of those needed to perform the essential functions of the job in an office environment.

Duties are performed while sitting at a desk for long periods of time utilizing standard office equipment. Required duties include operating a computer, reading, writing and using a telephone. Walking or standing within the office and production areas is required to follow the progress of products, attend meetings, and for the operation of office equipment. Bending, stooping and kneeling occasionally may be required. The employee may be required to lift up to 25 pounds.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

NOTE: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties or functions to be performed by the incumbent. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties/functions requested by their supervisor.

At Mizuho OSI, we believe better solutions and decisions are born of diversity and are proudly an EEO/AA employer. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k with matching, educational assistance and more.

Mizuho OSI values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country and we support the hiring of returning Service Members and military spouses. If you are a Veteran or wounded warrior and would like assistance with the employment process at Mizuho OSI, please contact HR at (510) 429-1500.

If you are a person with a disability or a disabled Veteran and are applying for a job with Mizuho OSI, we would like to ensure your application process goes as smoothly as possible. If you need additional assistance, information or answers to your questions, feel free to contact HR at (510) 429-1500.

Open Date 4/6/2020  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
About the Organization Top Reason To Join The Mizuho OSI Team
• Privately held company with a tradition of market leadership and best-in-class innovation
• Fast-paced entrepreneurial culture focused on dramatically improving patient outcomes through personal empowerment
• Emphasis on continuous improvement and celebration of our values of R.E.S.P.E.C.T. and the Mizuho OSI Way.
• Create innovative solutions designed and manufactured at our HQ in Northern California

The Mizuho OSI Way
In 1978, we set out to change the way patients undergo surgery. As a Mizuho OSI customer, you can expect our commitment to the following…
• We commit to your satisfaction. If you are dissatisfied, we will strive to make it right.
• We do things the right way. We commit to hire people with competence, generosity and a caring attitude.
• We motivate our employees to use their individual strengths to provide creative solutions, changes, and innovations.
• We anticipate your needs through customer experiences, thus nurturing our relationships.

Collectively, this creates an environment that enables and inspires healthcare professionals to improve the lives of patients.
Dare to go further. Care to do more.

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