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Forecasting and Capacity Planner in West Liberty, IA at West Liberty Foods, L.L.C

Date Posted: 11/21/2019

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Job Reference Code: 007446-Corp



About West Liberty Foods

West Liberty Foods was formed in 1996 under the guiding principles of the Iowa Turkey Growers Cooperative. Carrying on Iowa’s rich farming tradition, our grower/owners are committed to animal health and welfare while delivering superior-quality turkeys — a philosophy that has helped family farms grow and thrive for generations. The continued success of West Liberty Foods is due to the dedication, enthusiasm and support of our grower/owners.

Our mission is to be a leading food manufacturer by converting needs, ideas and expertise into value for our members, business partners and consumers.

West Liberty Foods manufactures hundreds of meat and poultry products that can be found in well-known grocery stores and top restaurant chains nationwide. Recognized as one of the top protein processors in North America, we have the capacity to produce over 650 million pounds of food products per year across our facilities. We are The Surprisingly Big Company®, and we’re right in your backyard.

Build your career with West Liberty Foods and be a part of an exciting, collaborative team environment! 

We are currently hiring for:

Job Title: Forecasting and Capacity Planner

Location: West Liberty, Iowa

Shift: 1st Shift

Job Summary:

Forecasting and Capacity Planner is responsible for managing company sales forecasts, facility and overall capacity plans, and raw material usage forecasts.  This position will also be responsible for updating and maintaining several daily, weekly, and monthly performance reports for the Supply Chain Department. This position will occasionally be required to fill in for Plant Schedulers while they are out of the office.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain long range sales, production, capacity, and raw material forecasts.
  • Maintain, update, and distribute various performance and informational reports for the Supply Chain Department.
  • Fill in for Plant Schedulers while out of the office.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Operations Management, Industrial Engineer or Economics is preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of related experience in operations scheduling or inventory management is preferred.
  • Certified APICS CPIM and APICS CSCP is preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work independently without constant supervision.
  • Must be able to problem solve.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to adjust quickly to changing demands.
  • Advanced computer skills including MS Office or Google Suite especially Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel is required.
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends if needed.
  • Ability to manipulate and analyze large amounts of data with strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Candidates must successfully pass post-offer/pre-employment drug test and background screen.

West Liberty Foods/Liberty Cold is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.  

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