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FTP Production
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Senior Production Planner

Ref ID: REF23031X
Department: Product Management
Location: Livingston, CA
Employment Type: Full-time
Shift: Day

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Company Description

Since Foster Farms founding days back in 1939, we have always been committed to providing consumers with the highest-quality, best-tasting poultry products available. The hope is that our commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service, and our people will shine through in everything we do.

We are always looking for talented individuals to join the Foster Farms TEAM. We offer the experience of a large organization, but operate like a family business. More than half of our job openings are filled by internal promotion, and we encourage employees to gain a variety of experiences across different functional groups.

Job Description

Purpose of Position:

Manage the supply planning team for the fresh chicken product line. Manage weekly and daily production planning of five different locations in three different states. Update annual capacity plans for multiple operations, provide feedback to senior leadership regarding capacity constraints, supply position, and equipment required for future growth. Collaborate with sales, marketing and production to reach the customer order fill goal of 99.5%+.  

Essential Functions:

Develop and lead the supply planning team members.

Serve as primary point of contact for sales, marketing, customer service, transportation, and warehousing regarding fresh chicken product supply.

Evaluate raw material supply and equipment capacity for all new business/distribution requests.

Direct production facilities on a daily basis to ensure supply continuity and high customer order fill rates.

Quickly identify alternative production options when necessary due to labor constraints, equipment downtime etc.

Identify opportunities to improve supply planning process related to customer service, stability and cost.

Establish and maintain planning parameters for assigned product line in ERP system.

Responsible for the successful execution of all new product distribution and changes, packaging changes, line extensions, warehousing changes, production location changes etc.

Additional Functions:

Lead weekly Supply and Demand presentation to senior leadership team. Reporting on key performance indicators related to production attainment, order fill rates, order variance to forecast, excess supply etc.

Monitor and ensure the completion of both personal and team performance goals/objectives.

Other duties as assigned




Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor degree in business, statistics or related field preferred

Three – five years supply planning, production planning or related experience.

Proficient with Microsoft Office

Ability to direct, develop, and manage salary employees.

Three – five years of supervisory experience 

Excellent communication, organization and planning skills.

Strong Customer Service values.

Ability to solve problems in a detailed manner and be decisive.

Desire to work in a fast paced environment and interact with a wide variety of employees and departments.

Have the ability to influence through indirect authority is essential.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Foster Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities, Females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Foster Farms participates in E-Verify during the hire process at all locations for all new employees.