Kforce Production Planner/ Scheduler in Saint Louis, Missouri

Kforce has a client seeking a Production Planner/ Scheduler in Saint Louis, MO.Responsibilities:

  • Plans and prepares production schedules for conversion of products: Draws up master schedule to establish sequence and lead time of each operation to meet shipping dates according to sales forecasts or customer orders

  • Lead efforts to monitor and determine scheduling including what inventory is needed and when to limit changeovers and sanitation cleanings in the production areas

  • Continually strive to improve efficiency; participating in weekly meetings with production managers and to identify opportunities

  • Forecast production on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly basis to better focus on meeting the demands from retailers

  • Monitor and evaluate variations on requirements such as store promotions, price reductions, seasonal demands, holidays, and weather disasters; using this information to analyze trends and plan for future orders

  • Assists in the closing and issue resolution of work orders

  • Evaluate material movements, quantities on order, and the current balance on hand to ensure materials needed by the production rooms are available

  • Evaluate mid-cycle and/or mid-day shifts in production to ensure projects get completed in an efficient matter while still protecting product quality; making adjustments in coordination with management as necessary

  • Report summary/analysis of Production numbers and recommends improvements for production efficiency in coordination with the management

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of each area of the production floor in order to evaluate recommendations before designing schedules and providing finish dates to customers

  • Foster internal customer relationships to help information flow

  • Research daily issues or concerns; providing insight, suggestions, process improvements and other tools aimed at lessening issues and improving overall production

  • Bachelor's degree preferred (or equivalent experience), with 3 years of experience in manufacturing, production management, production planning, or supporting manufacturing production planning processes

  • Perishable foods, distribution and/or cheese/dairy experience a plus

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in manufacturing, production management, production planning, or supporting our manufacturing production planning process

  • Computer skills using Microsoft Office and ERP/MRP inventory control systems

  • Knowledge of forecasting, planning, production scheduling, and shipping functionality and processes

  • Knowledge of the master data that drives the forecasting, planning, production scheduling, and shipping functionality

  • Knowledge of forecasting and planning, inventory management, scheduling, and production principles

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Obvious enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work

  • Experience in production, distribution and/or food manufacturing

  • American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) certification is a plus

  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) is a plus

  • Schedule flexibility

  • Demonstrated experience developing, writing and implementing SOPs and SSOPs

  • Strong computer skills

  • Extremely organized and highly motivated

  • Experience with sanitation, GMPs, food safety

  • Experience with recalls, lot control and traceability

  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills

  • Motivated self-starter with strong teamwork, communication

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours