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Production Demand Planner

Date: Nov 24, 2022

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, US, 84140

Company: Glanbia

Job Summary


Plan, schedule, and process Production Orders for production scheduling as needed.  Assist in all aspects of production planning to ensure work is on the floor in a timely fashion to allow smooth flow of processing. 


Essential Functions and Responsibilities (not restrictive)

  • Support Production Planning daily with scheduling and processing of production orders as well as communicating all necessary changes to the production department, sales, customer service and inventory control as needed.
  • Update the Daily Production meeting reports with production status notes each morning.
  • Assist with the allocation of production orders in advance of planned production date.  Timely allocation is to ensure efficiencies and maximum capacity usage of equipment and personnel based on existing orders and materials.
  • As needed for all blend orders, request batch processing instructions from R&D and / or QC.  Communicate said instructions to the production team to ensure accurate processing.
  • Communicate any delays that will affect an order’s requested ship date to the sales representative and customer service as soon as information is known.
  • Schedule production orders to meet on-time delivery
  • Timely confirm and technically confirm all production work orders
  • Prepare and follow-up on subcontractor orders and intercompany purchases
  • Responsible for closing production orders and correcting production order variances on a daily and end of month basis.
  • Always maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with all procedures, rules, and regulations.  Report any possible safety hazards as noticed as soon as possible.
  • Always maintain quality standards by following policies and procedures (equipment, raw and in-process materials, and finished goods).  Report suggested changes as needed.
  • Assist Warehousing with any issues on production orders.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities (if applicable)


  • N/A

Performance indicators (related to above Task & Responsibilities respectively)


  • Timely conversion of planned orders to scheduled production orders
  • Timely completion of confirmation and TECO for production orders
  • Customer Must Ship by Dates met on a consistent basis


Qualification & Experience Requirements

Education, Training:


  • College education preferred


Experience Required:


  • Industry experience in a manufacturing environment of food or nutraceuticals preferred


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of personnel with the utmost professionalism.
  • Must have demonstrably strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal), to include speaking clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision while remaining productive at all times.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment and possess team-based problem solving skills.
  • Must be results focused and oriented toward accomplishment of team and organizational goals.
  • Ability to handle multiple, rapidly changing and conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to stay positive and calm in difficult and/or trying circumstances.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including overtime when needed.

Language, Computer &   Numeracy:

  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to type and use 10 key calculator by sight or touch.

Personality, Characteristics:

  • Behavior and Competency - Employee performance also to be assessed based on the following criteria: (1) Building and maintaining relationships, (2) Customer service orientation, (3) Judgment, (4) Interpersonal communication, (5) Organizational awareness, (6) Persuasiveness, (7) Problem Analysis/Solving, (8) Effective decision making, and (9) Delivering results.


Travel requirements:

  • Periodic domestic travel required (~10%)

Typical Physical Activity

Physical Demands:

  • Regularly involves talking or listening, sitting, and the use of hands and fingers.
  • Regularly involves going up and down stairs.
  • Frequently involves reaching with hands and arms, standing and walking.
  • Occasionally involves crouching, stooping, kneeling and/or climbing or balancing.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.
  • Involves moderate physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a primarily administrative nature.
  • Should be able to identify and distinguish colors, see clearly at 20 inches or closer and 20 feet or more, observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, judge distances and spatial relationships, and adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.

Typical environmental conditions

  • May be exposed to moderate noise levels (i.e. office equipment, light traffic).
  • May be exposed to moderate to high noise levels (i.e. production equipment, forklifts, heavy traffic).
  • May be exposed to humidity, intense heat and cold, outdoor weather conditions, and fumes and toxic chemicals.
  • May work in areas with mechanical moving parts, above ground with risk of fall, or areas with risk of electrical shock.