This is an entry level position responsible for assisting the Operations Planner in the effective execution of production scheduling and coordination of related raw materials, packs, and inventories.
Verifies accuracy of information on Bills of Lading and confirms inventory levels and shipment information. Investigates and assists in the resolution of any discrepancies and notifies appropriate people.
Requests and coordinates inventory cycle counts with Warehouse personnel.
Assists with planning and scheduling workflow for each department and operation according to previously established manufacturing sequences and lead times.
Confers with department managers and supervisors (i.e. Planning, Warehouse, Production, Quality Assurance, Sales, Finance) to determine status of assigned projects.
Expedites operations that delay schedules and alters schedules to meet unforeseen conditions.
Prepares lists of required raw goods, packaging materials, tools, and equipment.
Presents numerical data effectively and prepares and edits production, scheduling and dispatch reports.
Organizes and maintains file system, and files correspondence and other records.
Makes copies of correspondence or other printed materials.
Manages difficult or emotional customer situations and responds promptly and professionally to customer needs.
Understands business implications of decisions and displays orientation to profitability.
Provides front desk and phone coverage during Receptionist meal break period, for one hour one day per week, and on an as needed basis.
Assists Scheduling Manager with master schedule and establishing sequence and lead times to meet shipping dates according to sales forecasts and customer orders.
Assists with analysis of production specifications and plant capacity data and performs mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, materials, and human resource requirements.
Follows instructions and responds to management or lead direction.
Observes safety and security procedures and reports potentially unsafe conditions.
Uses equipment and materials properly.
Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
Is consistently at work and on time and commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
Possesses the Skills and Knowledge, and is able to meet the Physical Demands and perform in the work environment described in the Work Environment section below.
Available to provide support by phone, as necessary.
Provide back-up support for other roles as necessary.
Other duties as assigned by the manager/supervisor.
A high school diploma, with Associate’s or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Understanding of manufacturing process, GMPs OSHA regulations and Food Safety.
One to three (1-3) years in a Pet Food or Food Manufacturing Facility preferred.