Production Planner Senior

full time at Cargill in US-MO-Marshall


I choose Opportunity. Whatever job you’re looking for, you can probably find it at Cargill. Our diverse partnerships across a variety of industries mean countless career opportunities for you. It’s your choice. It’s your future. And you can make it happen at Cargill.

Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 160,000 people in 67 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to applying its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business.

Our Meat Solutions platform is comprised of Cargill Beef, Pork, Food Distribution, Case Ready, Value Added Meats, and Cargill Cattle Feeders groups. Meat Solutions employs approximately 35,000 worldwide. CMS has processing facilities and sales offices in the US, Canada, and Australia, and international business offices in Australia, China, Honduras, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.

Cargill Meat Solutions has an exciting opportunity available for a Senior Production Planner . This position is responsible for the forecasting, planning and scheduling of finished goods products for product lines.

Principle Accountabilities:

* Development of production plans & schedules that meet Sales, capacity, transportation, & warehouse/distribution requirements * Develops immediate and long-term production plans, working closely with Account Manager and Production personnel * Plans inventory control levels that satisfy the customer service levels, while minimizing production, transportation, and warehousing costs * Reviews weekly sales, raw material, and finished good inventory data and advises sales & distribution personnel of unexpected by-products or inventory balances

Responsibilities & Duties:

* 50% – Leads Operations & Distribution requirements planning to establish, monitor, and communicate short & long-term capacity constraints. Works closely & directly with Operations team to convey & solve issues. Is a key team member in day-to-day & week-to-week management decisions. * 20% – Manages Production Scheduler & develop daily scheduling processes via communication interaction * 15% – Compiles & leads actions to deliver daily service summary reports & update customer/team scorecards * 15% – Reviews & communicates daily inventory levels to ensure service to the customer while minimizing carrying costs to convey & solve issues


* Bachelors or Masters Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Ag, Meat Science or related field * 4-6 years of meat industry experience * Previous experience in supply-chain, plant operations, sales or key account management is important * In-depth knowledge of plant customer base & product requirements * General knowledge of plant operations parameters and key facility constraints * Current knowledge & ability within XLGO/Prism operating systems & plant floor systems * Analytical skills and attention to detail are key characteristics needed for this position

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