• Production Scheduler

    Location US-GA-Bainbridge
    Job ID
  • Overview

    The Production Scheduler develops and maintains short and long-term production schedule plans for all areas of responsibility and is responsible for production reports related to open orders and daily schedules. 

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Schedules production to maintain appropriate stock levels in order to service customers in the most efficient manner.
    • Reviews and interprets production reports related to open orders and daily schedule.  Adjusts schedules as needed.  Reviews needs and findings availability for daily schedule variances and future needs.
    • Communicates with Purchasing, Customer Service, Shipping and all other departments to exchange pertinent information.  Sends/answers communications in a timely manner.
    • Conducts investigations into overages/shortages of stock and determines the disposition of overstock as needed.
    • Reviews all work orders for accuracy and productivity levels.  Problem solves when necessary.
    • Works with Supervisors, Managers and production personnel to maintain efficiencies.  Directs, organizes and assists in line start-up as needed.  Contributes to staff development and training on a daily basis.
    • Enters transfers, adjusts product structure information, maintains computer schedule, and reviews product specs on a routine basis.
    • Develops a proficiency in QAD.  Keeps updated on and complies with new policies and procedures.  Continually strives to expand knowledge base to increase performance level.
    • Monitors product freshness and rotation at our DC's in addition to delivering acceptable service levels.
    • Follows through with operations to properly execute new items and shipper events and ensures compliance and timely execution.
    • Co-manages inventory, stock levels and reorder points of findings at JBSS plants and vendors, based on customer forecast.
    • Communicates all promotions, new initiatives and shipper events with purchasing and operation.
    • Works with inventory control to enter enw product structures and maintains curent structures to reflect necessary changes.
    • Develops proficiency in MRP, shop floor controls and other necessary computer systems.
    • Coordinates sample runs with operations.
    • Researches causes of service and quality issues and design and implement corrective actions.
    • Researches process costing for new items.
    • Is responsible for manufacturing, distributing and consistently maintaining safe and quality food by following good manufacturing practices, allergen controls, food defense, HACCP and SQF requirements.
    • Is responsible for immediately reporting all food safety and quality issues to your manager.
    • Is responsible for partnering with others; Sharing knowledge, skills and information within your team and across functional areas.
    • Is responsible for enhancing technical and functional competencies, as well as professional and leadership development.


    • Bachelor of Science/Arts degree in a related discipline preferred.
    • Five plus years of experience in a related field.
    • MRP experience preferred.
    • Detail oriented with strong communication skills.
    • Solid math and computer skills.


    Job Specific Requirements:


    In the event that the Production Scheduler is absent, the Department Manager is responsible for providing an equally qualified person to cover this position.