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PRODUCTION PLANNER/SCHEDULER

GRETNA, LA, US, 70053

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor. Zatarain's, a leader in New Orleans cuisine owned by McCormick, is seeking a Scheduler/Planner II at its facility located in Gretna, Louisiana.

With $4 billion in annual sales, McCormick & Company, Incorporated manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry - retail outlets, food manufacturers and food service businesses. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick makes every moment and meal better. To learn more please visit us at www.mccormickcorporation.com.

As an employer recognized for our exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick & Co., Inc. offers a wide variety of benefits, programs and services which address the needs of employees and their families. Zatarain’s benefits include, but are not limited to tuition assistance, medical & dental, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), defined contribution plan, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. 

The Scheduler II position will schedule production to meet the needs of the supply plan and customer orders, delivering the agreed level of customer service within cost, efficiency and inventory targets. They will also help to minimize the impact of allergens and other sequencing constraints to maximize factory efficiencies. The Scheudler II tracks progress against schedule, make changes as necessary to accommodate, services priorities and constraints, communicates progress to key internal / external contacts and stakeholders and maintains set up matrix to enable optimized schedule. The Scheduler II also alerts management to prevent excess production and react to customer needs, manages the replenishment process into the factory and to and from production lines, and manages factory standards for materials. The role impacts the fill rates for our customers, as well as the plant production efficiency, and inventory levels for finished product.  The decisions made here are crucial to the overall delivery of key divisional KPI’s.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Using APO and other tools, schedule production weekly, daily and hourly for the relevant production lines, to meet the needs of the master production plan and customer orders, within inventory, allergens and efficiency constraints.
  • Monitor progress against the schedule through frequent contact with production, making adjustments as necessary, according to priorities and constraints.  Maintain close contact with Customer Services advising them of the situation and amend schedule as priorities change.
  • Schedule production trials, new product introductions and product discontinuations in the most effective way, with minimal write off exposure.
  • In conjunction with supply planning, maintain the parameters within scheduling tools (eg working calendar, CHARMAT etc) for the appropriate lines and products to manage the constraints of seasonality, holidays, business change etc.
  • Communicate issues preventing items from achieving customer service targets to supply planning for inclusion in the escalation process.
  • Assist other schedulers in the preparation of production schedules for their areas, including work in progress scheduling, to avoid incurring unnecessary costs elsewhere within the supply chain.
  • Attend business reviews and participate in “cell” and project team activity as required, to meet the needs of the business.
  • Involvement in TPM processes and projects
  • Comply with all the rules concerning Health and Safety, to ensure that all equipment is operated safely and to report any accident, injury or unsafe practice in accordance with procedures.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in supply chain or Bachelors Degree with 1+ years of experience
  • 3+ years of experience with scheduling, procurement, or replenishment  
  • Competent PC Skills - past exposure to planning using MRP and other systems, SAP/SCM preferred
  • Assertive and tenacious, results focused
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Ability to think ‘outside the box’
  • Customer focused and committed to building effective internal and external working relationships
  • Innovative, flexible and adaptable
  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a cross functional team
  • Competent written and oral communication skills, including ability to give effective presentations
  • APICS certification highly preferred.

 

Preferred:

  • Bachelors Degree

 

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McCormick and Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

As a general policy, McCormick does not offer employment visa sponsorships upon hire or in the future. 

WHY WORK AT MCCORMICK?

United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.


Nearest Major Market: New Orleans