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Production Scheduler in West Liberty, IA at West Liberty Foods, L.L.C

Date Posted: 10/3/2019

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Job Reference Code: 007335-West Liberty



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: Production Scheduler

Location: West Liberty, Iowa

Shift: 1st Shift

Job Summary:

Production Scheduler Position is responsible for ensuring maximum plant utilization through efficient production scheduling and inventory management / shelf life management. Positions are held for both raw and cooked facilities to coordinate the flow of materials and finished goods between plants and/or departments according to production constraints/variability, shipping constraints/variability, and/or customer priorities. Responsibilities also include requisitioning materials, entering work orders for production to complete the schedules requested and plant assignments.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and adjust current production plans and change as necessary to fulfill external and internal customer requirements taking into account operational constraints.
  • Create future production plans by forecasting customer needs outside of firmed order placement time frames.
  • Requisition materials according to production schedules taking into account customer lead times, shipping constraints, and warehousing constraints.
  • Adjust raw material requisitions as production plans change and/or variability occurs in the process.
  • 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.
  • 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 Microsoft Office or Google Suite especially Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel is necessary.
  • Knowledge of Ultimate Timekeeping or other timekeeping system.
  • Ability to lead, motivate and develop others.
  • Coaching and performance management experience a plus.
  • 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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