MES Operations Specialist in Raeford, NC at Butterball

Date Posted: 8/16/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The MES operational specialist is responsible for communicating to and training team members on the importance of transactional discipline. This individual will train team members who actively use inventory accuracy software on the floor (scanners/scales), in accordance with SOPs provided.  This individual will monitor the daily scorecards and work closely with operations to ensure transactional discipline across all areas of production. This position will actively follow-up on the floor and collaborate with production to determine the root cause of inventory inaccuracies. This individual will work with the MES operational analyst to develop and implement a plan of action addressing opportunities within inventory maintenance. In additional to internal warehouse practices, specialist will monitor, report and reconcile 3PL inventories.


  • Implements training around SOPs; follows up and audits team members as necessary (audit super user training if route taken - training likely often based on turnover, onboarding).
  • Looks for opportunities at a plant level for system improvements - brings forth successes/ideas that will benefit the organization.
  • Ownership of on the floor scan auditing/transactional discipline - keeps open line of communication with higher positions.
  • Error tracking and reporting - ability to be trained at a level where knowledge allows for data manipulation and error fixes.
  • Immediate trouble shooting on MES hardware (scanning, scales, human error).
  • On the floor, direct observations and follow-up.
  • Tracking of new and existing users, access levels.
  • Maintenance/updating of reporting tools, data collection.
  • Monitor and report inventories of third-party warehouses.

Education & Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or technical field highly preferred
  • 1-2 years’ plant level operational experience in CPG (ex. quality, production, inventory management, etc.).
  • Exposure to research, data collection and analysis.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including facilitation skills.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills; ability to multitask. 
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) for written and verbal translation preferred.
  • Ability to provide clear direction in a patient manner.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze graphs and charts.
  • Ability to solve routine problems.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally.
  • Training background preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to work nights and weekends occasionally and as needed.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to other locations to train, as needed.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) computer-based training.
  • Familiarity in SAP is strongly desired.

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