Merrick Pet Care
  • 02-Jan-2019 to 03-Mar-2019 (CST)
  • Production
  • Hereford, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Position Title: Supply Planner/Scheduler

Position Reporting To (Title):

Dry Factory Manager

Functional Unit:  Shipping Department



Assembles weekly production schedules for the Hereford Dry Factory location with the aid of  Operations Planning Forecast, Inventory Production Quantity Dynamics, and Sales/Shipments.  Schedule compliance and plant case fill exceptions are key measures.


Responsible for development of the daily production schedule and changing as issues arise that could bottleneck the operations.  Working with Operations Planning to understand customer demand, inventory levels, current or upcoming promotions, new product rollouts as the schedule is being developed.




1.      Performs all job duties in a safe manner, abiding by all safety rules and policies.  Participate in and support the Behavior-Based Safety process by performing BBS observation weekly.

2.      Provide an optimal weekly production schedule for the Dry plant which is measured by the weekly compliance percentage.

3.      Monitor daily the schedule and adjust as needed

4.      Calculate and update twice daily the production needs. The first update is at 7:00 am and the second at 3:00 pm.

5.      Work closely with plant production management team to schedule all necessary downtime while still maintaining customer service expectation.

6.      Communicates to the rest of organization timing and expected impact of any promotional events.

7.      Schedules and Manages Dry plant shutdowns

8.      Coordinates with the maintenance planner to determine openings to do preventative maintenance when possible with minimal impact to customer service.

9.      Various spreadsheets updated daily

10.  Backup for the Operational Planner

11.  Communicates with EC on a weekly basis

12.  Ensure support for commissioning runs and promotional runs.

13.  Develop and maintain procedures for planning, status reporting and tracking of all schedule practices and attainment/success metrics.

14.  Attend DOR

15.  Manages finished goods inventory levels at Dry Warehouse.

16.  Know how to run case fill and stock cover with the help of procurement team

17.  Analyze daily current packing supply inventories with scheduled productions runs in order to anticipate and react to potential shortfalls.



Perform all other duties as assigned

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (List job duties which may be important to the performance of the job, but are not principal job functions).






Education: High School Diploma required or equivalent experience, some college preferred.


Experience (Years/Type):

1-3 years experience in planning/scheduling or execution of schedule


Skills: Must have a cooperative attitude towards others, good communication and analytical skills.  Sound reasoning and attention to detail are critical.  Must be self-motivated and able to accept responsibility.   Have a working knowledge of data entry and office equipment and be proficient with Microsoft Office.  Good organizational skills are necessary.

1.      Good communication skill both oral and written are essential.  Ability to work with computer systems preferred inclusive of but not limited to Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint,

2.      Team Builder

3.      Self Motivated

4.      Ability to direct and lead people

5.      Self disciplined

6.      Make presentations

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