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Production Scheduler

Date: Jul 25, 2019

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: Glanbia

Job Summary:

  • This position is responsible for supporting the Scheduling Supervisor when creating, tracking, and reporting daily production, and making the most efficient use of the time and resources to meet customer demand.  This involves:  order tracking, keeping track of production numbers & KPIs and adjust when necessary, anticipate potential bottlenecks that can affect output, keep constant communication with supportive departments to maintain steady workflow, and take on task and projects as needed.



Essential Functions:

  • Create, track and report daily production schedule and KPI’s
  • Set daily production goals and determine schedule priorities based on line capacity making the most efficient use of the time and resources ensuring customer satisfaction
  • Responsible for scheduling orders to meet promised dates and optimize productivity
  • Work with the manufacturing department to actively manage daily production schedule, revise schedules to accommodate and expedite rush orders
  • Manage and coordinate special tasks or projects as needed
  • Participate in daily production meetings
  • Work with multiple departments to maintain workflow and resolve issues
  • Keep track of problematic orders
  • Weekend/OT required as needed
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:   Basic information of the position
  • Knowledge of the position
    • Math
    • Knowledge of ERP/MRP systems
    • Basic knowledge of machine and equipment capabilities
    • Order Processing and accounting practices
    • Understand product mix (Allergens and Flavors)
    • Understand manufacturing process
  • Skills of the position
    • SAP knowledgeable
    • Competent with computer software such as Microsoft Office (Excel and Word)
    • Organizational skills
    • Problem solving
  • Abilities for the position
    • Ability to clearly communicate, written and verbally, at different levels of management, employees and outside vendors
    • Ability to quickly change direction, make good decisions, and handle multiple responsibilities and tasks on a daily basis
    • Ability to modulate with a dynamic workload
    • High level of commitment
        Decision Making/ Problem Solving: Give at least 3 examples of the types of decisions this job will typically make without higher level approval.
  • Assigns production resources based on orders needed and determines  how to maximize efficiency
  • Plans daily targets and production requirements     
  • Ability to back up Scheduling Supervisor



  • Degree or equivalent experience: Bachelor’s Degree with 1-2 years of production scheduling or PO Processing experience
  • 1 Year of experience  Supply Chain or Manufacturing
  • Specialized training:  SAP and JDA a plus
  • Other requirements: Intermediate Excel, Power Point and Word


Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago