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JBS USA PRODUCTION PLANNING MANAGER in Cold Spring, Minnesota

POSITION SUMMARY: Manages sales program of area or establishment. Responsible for optimal sales mix, freight utilization, order fill rate, selling of surplus and other duties as assigned.

At Pilgrim’s, Safety Is A Condition, which means the safety of our team members comes first - always.

We have implemented safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are working to ensure social distancing guidelines are followed within our facility. Each day, temperature screens are performed for each employee and visitor before entering the facility. Face coverings are available to all team members and enhanced cleaning and sanitation is regularly performed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and approve schedule, daily by shift accounting for variables including but not limited to feature activity, bird size, market dynamics and absenteeism. Create a daily run sheet to best maximize profitability both in the short and long term; accounting for factors such as raw material availability, labor availability and current market factors

  • Strong understanding of industrial engineering to best allocate labor daily in the facility

  • Review line/plant performance in weekly and monthly buckets and adjust rates, labor allocation accordingly

  • Partner with plant operations to identify and close gaps associated with product mix and labor efficiency

  • Including building reports and coaching shift managers and supervisors

  • Aid in ROI analysis for automation in facility

  • Directs the flow of information for sale activities and transactions (leads, billings, orders, contracts) and evaluates data to ensure district/area goals are met

  • Owns order fulfillment and line efficiency for a poultry production plant

  • Work closely with operations during the day to ensure schedule adherence and order fulfillment is in line with production capabilities, through daily meetings and other interactions

  • Reconcile Inventory on a daily basis to ensure no waste or spoilage to ensure no shortages or bottlenecks in process

  • Spend time on the operational floor and understand the process flow of the plant and engineering capabilities

  • Participate in design and layout aspects of special projects to achieve optimal efficiency

  • Lead the efforts to complete Production Planning

  • This role will require availability outside of normal business hours

  • Limited travel overnight travel (2-3 times per year)

  • Sells excess product on an as needed basis

  • Other duties as required

    EXPECTATIONS – all Team Members

  • Observe & enforce all company personnel, quality, safety, and food safety policies.

  • Maintains a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you work effectively and cooperatively with customers, clients, coworkers, and leadership teams.

  • Participates in process improvement and problem solving utilizing continuous improvement and rational thinking methodologies such as Six Sigma

  • Recognizes and acts on incidents and safety risks. Consistently practices, and enforces safe work habits and drives those habits throughout the organization

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is strongly preferred; a Master’s degree is preferred.

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully, both written and verbally

  • Ability to organize and coordinate projects

  • Capable of independent decision making

  • Excellent conflict resolution skills

  • Demonstrates integrity and fairness

  • Able to quickly and effectively adapt to new and changing situations

  • Desire for continuous improvement

  • Statistical Skills (Basic Level)

  • Intermediate skills required for Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook; advanced Excel skills preferred

  • Problem solve/root cause analysis

  • Knowledge of SAP a plus

  • To perform this job successfully, applicant must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    EOE/VET/DISABLED

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