Sumitomo Rubber USA manufactures and sells a wide range of automotive tires in the US and internationally. Located in Tonawanda, NY (a suburb of Buffalo) our growing workforce produces over 4 Million tires annually for a variety of applications such as passenger cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles.

The transition to Sumitomo Rubber USA brings exciting new opportunities for the Company's existing and prospective employees in Western New York. Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., whose Global Headquarters is located in Kobe, Japan, has a rich and successful history dating back to 1909. This trend is set to continue with the Company's formal entrance into North America through the former Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America, Ltd. facility, and through planned investments into the Company's infrastructure, manufacturing processes, and work force.

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Production Control Manager
Title:Production Control Manager
Job Grade:E05
Location :Tonawanda, NY

Production Control Manager


Position Summary: Responsible for the daily execution of the factory Production Schedule.

Reports to: Sr. Manufacturing Control Manager

Essential Functions/Duties:

  • Directs departmental schedules to meet customer demand.
  • Supervises department schedulers and contract inventory personnel.
  • Ownership of the factory Manufacturing Execution System (MES), including development and deployment of new feature.
  • Develop policy and procedures to standardize and improve the planning process.
  • Calculates and determines acceptable inventory levels by item for each functional area.
  • Analyzes equipment utilization and delays.  Makes recommendations for improvements to manager or other production managers.
  • Monitors activities and workloads of planners to maintain uniform level of activity.
  • Implements salary administration, employee relations and safety policies and procedures.
  • Maintains departmental records.
  • Is committed to and promotes Excellence Through Teamwork throughout the organization.

Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • BS in Business, Operations, Engineering, Supply Chain or Logistics; Advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of planning experience.
  • Minimum 3 years in a management role preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in high stress situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate others.
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills.

Sumitomo Rubber, USA offers competitive compensation and benefits packages. If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply at
EOE M/F/Disabled/Veterans, Sumitomo Rubber, USA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

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