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Purchasing Scheduler in Carthage, MO at Butterball

Date Posted: 12/6/2018

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Job Description

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of what is required of personnel so classified. They do not imply or establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.  

Incumbents in this position are expected to perform the essential functions, tasks, duties, responsibilities, and physical requirements of this role with or without reasonable accommodation within the described work environment.  

Butterball, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the fair and impartial treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without regard to gender, age, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law.


Prepare a daily and weekly schedule that meets the plant’s capacities and customer needs.  Coordinate with Sales, Plant Operations, Plant Shipping and Customers to receive customer order/PO information in a timely manner to successfully schedule production, shipments and deliveries through invoicing.  Provide direct support for the procurement and supply of Direct & Indirect materials for food processing facility. Perform other tasks as assigned.

Essential Functions, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Schedule daily production by PO and delivery number with correct sell by and pre-price order information.Must understand customer requirements and production capacities.
  • Daily Buying Purchasing for a mix of the following energy, services, MRO, and capital. Will include managing purchase requisitions, creating & issuing purchase orders, order confirmation, invoice resolution support and maintaining Department records and documentation.
  • Analyze shortages to customer and prepare reports.
  • Responsible for ensuring on-time delivery and adapting to new schedule requirements.
  • Responsible for supporting new supplier qualifications, plus any transition of new/modified goods/services.
  • Will initiate, develop and issue Request for Proposals/Quotes for various purchases under Manager’s direction.
  • Perform research and data analysis with frequent use of Excel and SAP.
  • Gather data and track various department metrics, such as inventory use and cost savings.
  • Will be required to explain policies, procedures to internal customers in writing and verbally and support compliance with internal controls.
  • Responsible for supporting cost reduction opportunities.
  • Adjust schedule appropriately in response to the demand changes or supply changes.
  • Monitor daily production and inventories to ensure that the schedules are being met and loads will be able to ship to meet delivery required. Work with sales and production in the case of any shortages and/or rework necessary to best support the business.
  • Analyze orders against inventory levels, capacity, prior history and future forecast to predict production needs.
  • Update computer spread sheets related to planning.
  • Enter orders in SAP, monitor orders through production, shipping, invoicing and customer service.
  • Make all shipment and delivery appointments, communicate this information to Operations, Plant Shipping, Transportation, carriers and customers.
  • Maintain ISO files with correct customer/PO and delivery information.
  • Manage plant inventory of chep pallets.Understand Operations needs to keep inventory available for production.Work with chep pallet provider to order and maintain inventory.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to back up scheduling of raw materials for plant, including Flex Pack and burgers.
  • Follow scheduling files for Burger Patties and plan outbound loads to keep product moving to avoid warehouse shortages and keep plant limited freezer space available for current production.Involves working with warehouses to plan inbounds and carriers to provide transportation as well as plant production and shipping.
  • Learn to prepare export documentation and shipments for both fresh and frozen loads for Plant managed warehouses.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must have good written and verbal skills.
  • Must be able to communicate with all levels of management.
  • Must be able to learn and understand Plant capacities, customer requirements, sales history, and production history.
  • Working knowledge of SAP, Excel, Nistevo, and DCT
  • Ability to work in various cross departmental teams analyzing production requirements and improving customer fill rates.

Education & Experience: 

  • BS Degree in Business Management or related field or equivalent training and experience
  • Two-five years’ experience in a Manufacturing/Purchasing environment.


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