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Production Planner  

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Category Logistics/Supply Chain  
Location Fort Worth, TX (CSC)  
Req Number LOG-16-00015  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
About the Organization Ventura Foods is a leading national manufacturer and marketer of branded and custom made shortenings, oils, dressings, sauces, margarines, culinary bases and pan coatings for the foodservice and retail industries. From East to West, Ventura keeps pace with the dynamic food marketplace by delivering high quality products at competitive prices. In fact, our company's growth is fueled by long-lasting profitable partnerships that benefit all parties. We do this by meeting the challenges of an ever-changing world by applying the strengths of our commercial resources, the talents of our employees and the opportunities created by new technologies. Throughout our rich history, one thing hasn't changed: the dedication to our customers and the consumers we are proud to serve.


The production planner Plans and prepares production schedules for manufacture of finished goods for sale to the customer: Draws up master schedule to establish sequence and lead time of each operation to meet shipping dates according to sales forecasts or customer orders. Analyzes production specifications and plant capacity data and performs mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, tools, and human resource requirements. Plans and schedules workflow for each department and operation according to previously established manufacturing sequences and lead times. Expedites operations that delay schedules and alters schedules to meet unforeseen conditions.





Plan, prepare, maintain, and report on performance of the master schedule. Responsible for converting demand signals into master production schedule by managing exception messages for expediting, delaying or cancelling orders as required. Convert MPS into production schedule using Oracle PS to sequence work orders in the mose efficient manner possible.Maintain rough cut capacity plan to insure feasibility of the master schedule. Prepare run out analysis for discontinued items and coordinate exit strategy with material planners.                                                                                                                                                                                     


Manages planning  performance by addressing day-to-day issues such as rejections and quality issues and operations requested schedule changes ensuring that the system application (JDE) programming is accurate and leading supplier performance review meetings.                                                                                                  


Supports internal customers by providing information on planning processes, products, and planning attributes.                                                                                                                                                                                                            


Maintains information in JDE and material reuirements planning (MRP) system settings to optimize inventory , varying from MRP recommendations based on established variance guidelines and resolves system reoncilliation issues.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


Mitigates problems by applying a broad view of situational implications and total cost impacts. Provides value in resolving supplier related issues. Analyze data to provide root cause analysis and report on key performance metrics.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Education and Experience

Relevant Bachelors degree or equivalent experience; 5+ years of purchasing experience.  CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager), CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) or CPIM (Certified Production Inventory Management) certification preferred. Relevant JDE experience preferred.



Knowledge and Skill Level                                                                                                                                                   

Proficient with MS Office.  Knowledge of material planning procedures, requisitions, purchase orders, and planning terminology. Analytical problem solving capability, strong organization skills, and ability to manage change effectively.  Strong interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills.  General supply chain knowledge including planning and inventory management.                                                                                                             



Physical Activity/Work Environment                                                                                                                        


                                                                                                                        Percent of Time              

Travel                                                                                                                            2%

Driving                                                                                                                            1%

Prolonged Sitting                                                                                                            80%

Prolonged Standing/Walking                                                                                          1%

Climbing, Crawling, Pushing, Pulling,                                       Lifting ( 30           lbs.)    2%


Physical Activity/Work Environment

Finger-Hand manipulation (e.g. 10-key, typing )                                                             80%

Prolonged VDT use (Video Display Terminal)                                                                80%


               Temperature                                                   1%

               Noise                                                               1%

               Dust                                                                 1%

               Fumes                                                              0%

               Other Safety Hazards:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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