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Production Scheduler

Company: Michael Foods
Location: Wakefield
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Business Unit Overview

Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that's First in Food .

Location Description

Wakefield is one of the largest production facilities within Michael Foods. We serve as a flex plant and are able to produce everything from a whole pasteurized egg to liquid, dried, hardboiled and curds.

Responsibilities

POSITION SUMMARY :

The Production Scheduler is responsible for developing daily production schedules to meet customer and distribution center's demand while meeting overall departmental inventory objectives, communicating egg needs and maintaining egg availability. S/he will place purchase orders, facilitate meetings, resolve raw material challenges, plan and forecast for seamless movement of raw materials into production. The Production Scheduler is a critical position with support to the overall production and materials network within MFI, and functional responsibility for the material supply, to production requirements within the Wakefield plant. Not including egg procurement.

This position has the responsibility to comply with Safety work rules at all times as well as an obligation to reinforce Safety as a Core Value. Ensures that all policies, procedures and activities, related to Food Safety & Quality, are followed and complied with uniformly, in an effort to reduce product and process variability.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Develops, publishes and maintains the master production schedule, balancing inventory, resources and capacity. * Ability to manipulate orders in SAP and communicate changes to the production floor. * Facilitates teams, training and functional interaction meetings for direction, decision making, information sharing and consensus building. * Participates in daily production meetings and advises management of the status of work in progress, material availability and potential production problems. * Communicates with the Demand and Supply Planning, Customer Service, Marketing, Production, Quality Control, Engineering and Sales departments on a regular basis to resolve potential schedule interruptions. * Manages raw, in-process and finished inventory levels, consistent with business objectives and requirements. * Partners with Purchasing, Quality and Production to ensure all new products are implemented flawlessly. * Supports and leads various plant/company teams, and goals. Actively participates in cross-functional continuous improvement teams. * Updates and maintains accurate master data information in the SAP system and engages QA, R & D, Operations and production to ensure new product launches are accurate and new product trials and scheduled and communicated to all involved parties. * Maintains raw egg inventory in-house and in-transit in order to accurately request volume needed for production. * Able to work outside of normal workday to ensure production schedule is met. * Monitors Work in Progress daily. * Assists with system implementation issues relative to the master scheduling process. * Assumes personal responsibility to ensure safe and healthy workplace for everyone. Adheres to all safety policies and procedures and, incorporates safety and health in all jobs and tasks. * Adheres to Quality work practices, follows GMP's, maintains sanitary conditions and ensures that product quality is maintained. Reports to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety and quality. * Ensures regulatory compliance at all times. * Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

* Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience. * 2+ years of experience in Supply Chain, Sourcing and/or Purchasing. * Experience with client-server enterprise resource planning systems preferably SAP. * Experience with Microsoft Office; Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. * Highly motivated individual able to work in fast-paced environment. * Strong interpersonal and communication skills for interaction at all levels of the organization. * Ability to adapt to and work well in an environment of change.

PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

* Food industry exposure and/or experience. * Ability to lead and work on projects in a team environment and across functions. * Strong planning and analysis skills coupled with results orientation.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work and may not include all the duties associated with this position.

Qualifications:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

* Bachelor s degree or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience. * 2+ years of experience in Supply Chain, Sourcing and/or Purchasing. * Experience with client-server enterprise resource planning systems preferably SAP. * Experience with Microsoft Office; Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. * Highly motivated individual able to work in fast-paced environment. * Strong interpersonal and communication skills for interaction at all levels of the organization. * Ability to adapt to and work well in an environment of change.

PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

* Food industry exposure and/or experience. * Ability to lead and work on projects in a team environment and across functions. * Strong planning and analysis skills coupled with results orientation.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work and may not include all the duties associated with this position.

Responsibilities:

POSITION SUMMARY :

The Production Scheduler is responsible for developing daily production schedules to meet customer and distribution center s demand while meeting overall departmental inventory objectives, communicating egg needs and maintaining egg availability. S/he will place purchase orders, facilitate meetings, resolve raw material challenges, plan and forecast for seamless movement of raw materials into production. The Production Scheduler is a critical position with support to the overall production and materials network within MFI, and functional responsibility for the material supply, to production requirements within the Wakefield plant. Not including egg procurement.

This position has the responsibility to comply with Safety work rules at all times as well as an obligation to reinforce Safety as a Core Value. Ensures that all policies, procedures and activities, related to Food Safety & Quality, are followed and complied with uniformly, in an effort to reduce product and process variability.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Develops, publishes and maintains the master production schedule, balancing inventory, resources and capacity. * Ability to manipulate orders in SAP and communicate changes to the production floor. * Facilitates teams, training and functional interaction meetings for direction, decision making, information sharing and consensus building. * Participates in daily production meetings and advises management of the status of work in progress, material availability and potential production problems. * Communicates with the Demand and Supply Planning, Customer Service, Marketing, Production, Quality Control, Engineering and Sales departments on a regular basis to resolve potential schedule interruptions. * Manages raw, in-process and finished inventory levels, consistent with business objectives and requirements. * Partners with Purchasing, Quality and Production to ensure all new products are implemented flawlessly. * Supports and leads various plant/company teams, and goals. Actively participates in cross-functional continuous improvement teams. * Updates and maintains accurate master data information in the SAP system and engages QA, R & D, Operations and production to ensure new product launches are accurate and new product trials and scheduled and communicated to all involved parties. * Maintains raw egg inventory in-house and in-transit in order to accurately request volume needed for production. * Able to work outside of normal workday to ensure production schedule is met. * Monitors Work in Progress daily. * Assists with system implementation issues relative to the master scheduling process. * Assumes personal responsibility to ensure safe and healthy workplace for everyone. Adheres to all safety policies and procedures and, incorporates safety and health in all jobs and tasks. * Adheres to Quality work practices, follows GMP s, maintains sanitary conditions and ensures that product quality is maintained. Reports to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety and quality. * Ensures regulatory compliance at all times. * Perform other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Michael Foods, Sioux City , Production Scheduler, Professions , Wakefield, Iowa

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