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Sr Production Planner

Company: Nestle
Location: Glendale
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestle is the place for you. Nestle USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestle's presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.We're determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.We're expanding our factory network and introducing a new manufacturing facility designed with the climate in mind. Our Glendale, Arizona production factory is a brand new, state-of-the-art facility and distribution center with cutting-edge technology and advanced systems designed with sustainability at the forefront. Innovative water recycling processes, zero waste to landfill, and fully recyclable product packaging made from food-safe materials are just some of the programs we've implemented to support Nestle's ambition for zero environmental impact by 2030.POSITION SUMMARY:Responsible for providing a short-term finite capacity-constrained production schedule with an optimal, feasible and realistic sequence of materials in accordance with the availability of resources (production lines/labor) and materials. This role should work strategically with production, supply planners, and corporate functional heads to support reducing costs, and realizing optimal inventory levels. This role also shares responsibility with materials scheduling team by owning the planning and management of selective raw and/or packaging materials. Ensure availability of raw/pack materials to support production while minimizing working capital.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create a feasible production plan within the detailed production scheduling period by shift that takes into consideration available capacity, labor and materials while respecting the product sequencing laid out by the MPS planner and optimizing the factory costs to produce.
  • Review the detailed production schedule on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis to ensure it continues to meet business priorities and requirements.
  • Work with factory operations team to identify practical issues that may cause plant shutdowns in the future and relay this information back to master production scheduling for long-term planning of product promotions.
  • Utilize GLOBE and Unison/OMP tools during production scheduling and capacity planning exercises in order to determine the optimal schedule for cost and service.
  • Convert production schedule to process orders for production as required.
  • Publish weekly production schedule to plant, and review all production changes, limitations, priorities to meet customer orders and abnormal events.
  • Provide information in advance detailing swings in labor requirements within the DPS planning horizon.
  • Act as the liaison between the factory and corporate supply chain to properly determine the priorities of the business.
  • Maintain DPS planning master data, performing routine maintenance to ensure system integrity.
  • Ensure production scheduling sequencing complies with government and Nestle standards for food safety and quality while also minimizing changeover costs.
  • Monitor supply signals through the use of MRP purchase requisitions ensuring delivery dates, lead times and required quantities are correct to create purchase orders. Follow-up with suppliers to ensure material fulfillment. Tracking should be completed, and action taken when material unavailability causes a line shut down, and affects eMSA and COF.
  • Engage in LEAN, End to End Value Stream continuous improvement initiatives to improve costs and efficiencies throughout our manufacturing and planning process.REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
    • BS/BA degree required (preferably in an Industrial Engineering, Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management or Business Management).
    • 3-5 years experience in manufacturing environment with responsibility for Logistics or Supply Chain Management.
    • Firm understanding of manufacturing and distribution processes.
    • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement principles and processes, and a passion for continuous improvement preferred. EXPERIENCE:
      • Experience in a manufacturing environment.
      • Experience in production scheduling, material handling, and/or supply chain management.
      • Prior experience negotiating with vendors.
      • Factory master data management
      • Understanding and following the product life cycle processSKILLS:
        • Excellent communication skills (strong verbal and written required).
        • Customer service skills.
        • Leadership and teamwork skills.
        • Interpersonal skills (ability to effectively work with all levels from hourly to management).
        • Time management and multi-tasking skills.
        • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.221851It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestle. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestle seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestle home.The Nestle Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

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