Scheduling Manager, Raw in Mount Olive, NC at Butterball

Date Posted: 8/29/2019

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Job Summary:

This position will have the responsibility of managing the scheduling, planning, and coordinating everyday production at Butterball’s flagship plant in Mount Olive, NC. This includes building and supporting the scheduling models, reporting tools, product reconciliation as well as backing up Live and Raw schedulers. The manager will need to analyze, think analytically, and lead continuous improvement initiatives within Lean and Six Sigma principles.

Essential Functions, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead the live and raw scheduling team
  • Accountable for overall quality and feasibility of live and cutup schedules
  • Leads the development of scheduling models that create a flow of product that meets demand on a consistent basis
  • Identify, develop, implement, and document continuous improvements centered around product planning and production using industry wide best practices
  • Coordinate with planning managers to ensure raw material supply availability to support long range plans
  • Attends plant leadership meetings to understand, including but not limited to: production capacity, planning, shortages, sales orders, new products, rescheduling, data analysis, and project planning
  • Communicate daily with senior leadership regarding scheduling, order fill rate, and inventory versus ship
  • Drives accuracy of data feeding scheduling tools (Master data from various source systems: transactional data, standard, and demonstrated throughputs)
  • Support ad-hoc projects as assigned or created

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Manage the daily operation in the absence of the Senior Manager
  • Collaborate with Human Resources in recruiting and retention efforts
  • Attend leadership classes to enhance management skills and knowledge
  • Create and develop cross functional working relationships with key stakeholder, plant management, productions management and general production staff

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be able to work within high-performing teams and is highly collaborative
  • Strong communication skills
  • Understanding of ERP and advanced planning systems, such as SAP, CAT^2 and JDA.
  • Ability to influence decision making with multiple stakeholders across diverse teams
  • Proficiency using PC-based applications (such as Microsoft, Excel, PowerPoint, Word and/or Access) required
  • Strong programming and tool building skills using full Microsoft suite applications (Excel, Power Query, and Macros)
  • Proficiency using technology tools that enable production scheduling and reporting
  • Strong understanding of Lean and Six Sigma principles
  • Experience working in poultry grow out preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working in a raw materials manufacturing environment (food preferred)

Education & Experience: 

  • 5 or more years of experience in a supply chain management role
  • 10 or more years of work experience in a complex scheduling model
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering/operations/supply chain management/mathematics or similar degree
  • Supply chain/operations certification a plus, such as American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), (CPIM) or lean preferred
  • Experience performing analysis, determining root causes and initiating improvements to prevent repeat occurrences
  • Exposure to production planning, inventory management or supply management processes
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