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Production Planner

Requisition ID 47961
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Manufacturing/Production 
Posting Type DNI

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry

Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.

What would you do?

Planning, organizing and coordinating production schedules in a manner that meets customer expectations and within accepted lead time intervals. Efficiently utilizing all production resources to improve yields and reduce time due to cleaning/changeovers.

1. Review daily shortage report and develop a master production schedule that satisfies customer service expectations while reducing repeat productions and unnecessary cleanings.

2. Maintains all system dates relative to production.

3. Review material availability and create, release and schedule production based on customer needs and material availability.

4. Optimize inventory by making the most efficient use of partial lots (raw materials and finished goods) and/or not yet expired lots. Interacts’ with Purchasing when inbound raw material delays occur.

5. Keeps Customer Service informed of any changes to the schedule.

6. Interacts with QC regarding production problems that result in rejections or conditional material.

7. Work with QC to identify blend back rate and coordinate the utilization of distressed finished goods and raw materials within QC guidelines.

8. Review inventory status and stock at risk daily.

9. Make recommendations related to raw material data (lead times/reorder points) in accordance with Kerry’s goals for inventory investment levels.

10. Review master data in ERP system.

11. Other duties assigned by manager.

What would you need to be successful?


1. Must be proficient in automated systems and PC’s, SAP experience preferred.

2. Must have a minimum of 1-3 years planning or related business experience.

3. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

4. Must possess analytical, organizational, and problem-solving aptitudes.

5. Must demonstrate ability to multi-task.

6. Must have bachelor’s degree in business or a related discipline or equivalent experience.

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .                                       

Beware of scams online or from individuals claiming to represent us. A Kerry employee will not solicit candidates through a non-Kerry email address or phone number. In addition, Kerry does not currently utilise video chat rooms (e.g., Google Hangouts) to conduct interviews. Refuse any request that asks you to provide payment to participate in the hiring process (e.g., purchasing a “starter kit,” investing in training, or something similar). Kerry will not ask you to pay any money at any point in the hiring process with the exception of reimbursable travel expenses. In addition, any payments made by Kerry will be from official firm accounts bearing the Kerry name.                                                                   

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