Master Scheduler

Master Scheduler

We are looking for an experienced Master Scheduler to join our growing team in Cambridge. If you’re looking for a challenging role, where you can combine your technical and trouble shooting skills then this could be the perfect role for you.

The Master Scheduler is responsible for creation of the master schedule to satisfy customer demand and to maintain effective minimum inventory levels and accuracy for parts, WIP and finished goods.


You’ll be using customer schedules, sales forecasts, and manufacturing capacity data to effectively schedule manufacturing resources to meet customer demand. Every day will be different, but some of your main responsibilities will be:

  • Create and update the daily, weekly and monthly master schedule, in line with the approved production plan, with optimum inventory levels and resource utilization.
  • Ensure that the master schedule can be used for detailed material and capacity planning as well as financial planning.
  • Track activity and delivery commitments through manufacturing as necessary to expedite flow of materials to meet production schedules.
  • Track scheduling metrics and report on them.
  • Improve and develop standard times for manufacturing processes.
  • Work collaboratively with the Production Planner to assess risks and gaps within the schedule and communicate appropriately the risks within the organization.
  • Develop reporting tools that use volume and performance analyses to support financial and operational business decisions.
  • Coordinate with production, sales and customer support for review of all new orders.
  • Provide alternatives and costs to any change within the time fence to the fixed production schedules based on changes in demand or expedite orders as well as seek approvals.
  • Work with operations to help prioritize the shop floor in support of all customer requirements and adjust master schedule for capacity constraints.
  • Seeks ways to reduce internal lead times as well as lead times to customers through performance improvement projects.


About you

Naturally you’ll have experience working with modern MRP/ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle, NetSuite (if you have system implementation experience then even better). We’d also expect you to have first rate communication skills, a strong work ethic and a flexible approach to the role. We’d like you to have:

  • Strong experience in using planning tools such as Microsoft Project and Excel, as well as presentation skills
  • Experience planning for complex high-value electro-mechanical systems
  • Mathematics skills, especially in Statistics
  • Understanding of Business Operations
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes


The package

We offer a competitive salary and a great benefits package (including pension, cycle-to-work scheme, life assurance, and medical insurance – as well as our now famous monthly company BBQs). On top of that, you’ll be joining a company with a fabulous culture of ambition, creativity and teamwork, and where fun is just as valued as our commitment to make surgery better for millions of people.


Why join us?

CMR Surgical is developing a next-generation robotic system for universal keyhole surgery. The Versius system comprises a surgeon console, modular light-weight robotic arms and a range of wristed 5 mm fully-instruments. In short, we’re creating something truly amazing designed to improve the lives of people around the globe; it’s a vision that excites us and hopefully will excite you.

Versius overcomes obstacles to widespread adoption of robotic minimal access surgery, namely robot size, instrument size, versatility, port placement, cost and ease of use, allowing the system to be highly utilised and ultimately cost-comparable to manual laparoscopic surgery.

The Company was formed in 2014 and has its headquarters in Cambridge, United Kingdom. We’re privately owned and enjoy strong financial backing.


Interested?  Then send your application to  We’d love to hear from you!

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