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Production Planner Scheduler

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About the role


At our Melrose Park, IL, plant we feel good about our various batters and breading products that make our food taste better. Our employees care - about their community, their team and the results we create every day. If you’re looking for a manufacturing facility where you can build a career and have fun while you do it, we might be the team for you.

Key responsibilities


The primary focus on preparation, execution and monitoring of production plans for an allocated production line(s). To ensure products are ready to distribute to customers on time and in full. Ensure sales orders, inventories, supply and production plans for that portfolio are properly managed including close monitoring of excess, slow moving, aging and phase in and phased out models.



Key Responsibilities:


  • Plans, prepares and is accountable for the production schedule of allocated line
  • Plans to pre-determined manufacture sequencing protocols according to product characteristics / quality requirements
  • Develop a robust production plan to ensure designated stock levels are maintained and sales orders met on time and in full
  • Authorizing and releasing of daily production process order with all materials in place.
  • Play a key role in facilitating emergent issues that will impact on the schedule and customer commitment. Work with functional team to perform root-cause and gap analysis, and to find solutions
  • Monitoring production schedules in adherence to relevant requirements and alters schedules to meet unforeseen conditions to meet committed delivery dates
  • Liaise and interfacing with Operations on urgent orders to meet customers’ needs
  • Liaise with customer care on any order updates linked to allocated product lines
  • Accountable for all stock levels and service results linked to allocated product line

Qualifications and skills


Bachelors degree in Business/Logistics/Supply Chain/Finance/Engineering or related discipline

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in Planning roles within a supply chain function.
  • Previous experience with SAP is highly preferred
  • Advanced MS Office and systems skills
  • Possess strong planning and analytical skills and be able to take complex issues and break down actions for resolutions and working with tight deadlines
  • A solid communicator who can build strong relations and is not afraid to challenge decisions when see better alternatives or potential pitfalls.
  • Possess strong business acumen with deep Operational insight as well as an open nature and collaborative mind-set that enable working cohesively with people from different functions and levels.
  • A motivated and driven individual with the core competencies required to succeed in a demanding and challenging working environment
  • Good problem solving and decision making ability to enhance workflow efficiencies and effectiveness 

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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