Manufacturing Data Manager

Manitowoc, WI - Manufacturing, 1400 S 41st St, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States of America Req #2252
Thursday, February 8, 2024

At KI, we believe knowing our customers helps us serve them better. We listen. We observe. We understand that each customer has unique needs. So, we pride ourselves on helping our customers make smart  furniture decisions by offering expert advice, design options and personalized solutions.Since 1941, we’ve positioned KI as the furniture company that best understands the furniture industry and is committed to providing customers with the smart solutions. By targeting specific markets with solutions for business furniture, university furniture, educational furniture, healthcare furniture and government furniture, we can quickly respond to our customers’ unique needs – including the choice to procure furniture according to what fits their ordering and fulfillment process. That’s why we say we offer far more than furniture. We’re Furnishing Knowledge.

This position is designed to manage, coordinate and support the manufacturing operations through the use of the Business Planning and Control System (BPCS) Software. Other responsibilities include reviewing and maintaining necessary data in BPCS and developing relationships with other KI manufacturing facilities and personnel to share best practices and support intercompany orders and resource sharing.

Data Setup:

  • Coordinate and manage Specials.

  • Coordinate and manage all new product introductions and maintenance to existing products within BPCS software.

  • Serve as analytical problem-solver in data error and resolution.

  • Serve as a backup to any MDM functions (data load).


  • Assist in prioritizing engineering and marketing data collection efforts.

  • Prioritize and allocate MDM resources to support daily operation objectives.


  • Serve as interface between corporate Design and Marketing.

  • Serve as the interface to corporate Finance. Understand and manage labor variance analysis, product gross margins and maintenance of cost system.

  • Serve as the key contact for Customer Service and Order Entry questions as related to facility product offering.

  • Train and educate internal personnel on hard bill of materials and configuration.

  • Work with Electronic Library to maintain continuity between BPCS, Espec and pricelist.

  • Participate in multiple Manufacturing Operations meetings.

  • Provide thought leadership in the area of new product offering and product configuration.

Data Control:

  • Conduct BOM, Routing, Item Master, work center definition and labor standard audits to ensure 99+% accuracy.

  • Maintain ownership of data integrity in the areas of: BOM, configuration, routings, production and packing work center definition and item master related information.

  • Maintain weight and cubing data.

  • Assist with data setup for OEM products.

KI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Other details

  • Job Family Manufacturing / Operations - Office
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Manitowoc, WI - Manufacturing, 1400 S 41st St, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States of America