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Plant Scheduler

Job Id:  3563
City: 

HEREFORD, Texas, United States

Department:  Production
Function:  SCM
Employee Type:  Permanent Full Time
Seniority Level:  Associate
Description: 

 

Advanta US, LLC is an operating unit of Advanta Seeds, a global seed business and a group company of UPL that combines the most advanced techniques in conventional plant breeding and biotechnology to deliver world-class seed. 

 

 

 

Job Summary:

The Plant Scheduler will coordinate schedules and inventories to ensure efficient and effective operation of the assigned department or facility.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None. 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a primary point of contact for and liaison with sales, logistics, and manufacturing departments.
  • Collaborates with these departments to establish schedules and plans that allocate available resources to best serve client or customer needs.
  • Periodically compares current and anticipated orders with available inventory of raw materials; uses judgment to anticipate demand for and to acquire additional supplies as needed.
  • Negotiates with outside supply vendors; ensures accurate and timely delivery of orders.
  • Integrates sales orders with master schedule; coordinates availability of raw materials, supplies, equipment, and staff as needed to meet delivery dates.
  • Maintains master distribution schedule for the assigned facility; revises as needed and alerts appropriate staff of schedule changes or delays.
  • Participates in periodic forecasting meetings with sales, marketing, and other related departments; leads additional planning meetings with sales, production, shipping, purchasing, and customer service staff.
  • Performs other related duties, as required.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Thorough understanding of the business and supply chain.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Extremely proficient with production planning systems, such as MRP II.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required.  
  • At least five years of related experience required.
  • Professional certification by the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times.