Associate Production Scheduler
Kansas City, MO 
Posted 10 days ago
Job Description
Associate Production Scheduler
ID 2022-23623
Job Locations US-MO-Kansas City
Category Operations
Type Full-Time
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Shift 1st Shift
Job Locations
US-MO-Kansas City
Your Opportunity

Plans and establishes production schedules with the lead scheduler to organize the daily and weekly sales orders to ensure an efficient and attainable production schedule. Responsible for short and long term planning of raw material inventory and supplies required for production schedule. Monitors finished material inventories, tracks progress of production and reviews factors that affect schedules and make necessary modifications to schedules. Issues orders to the appropriate production departments when revisions are made to the schedule.

Core Responsibilities
    Assists in scheduling production areas based on products to be processed to cover sales orders and the movement of work force on a daily and/or weekly basis.
  • Runs daily inventory reports and calculations for raw materials in order to fill weekly orders.
  • Assists in managing the rotation of raw materials.
  • Utilizes the SAP Production Planning module, Material Management module, and Sales Distribution module to assist in determining the master production schedule for the plant.
  • Creates and distributes the schedule to Production Supervisors to ensure production needs are met.
  • Reviews and supports the coordination of sales orders, rotation of finished products, stock transfers, incoming raw material and inventories daily with the Shipping department to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Meets sales orders by maintaining correct inventories for production at the plant for efficiency and yields.
  • Assists in managing the rotation of finished products to keep them out of the freezer and to ensure product dates remain in spec.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's Degree from four-year college or university in Agriculture, Business, Marketing or related field and 1+ years' experience in the Meat or Food Industry; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Excellent working knowledge of SAP and the modules Production Planning, Material Management and Sales Distribution.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and technical skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, Internet and Order processing software.
  • Ability to act quickly, accurately and handle a fast paced work environment.
  • Good communication skills, written and verbal.
  • May be required to work long hours and weekends.
  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
Work Environment & Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The majority of the time is spent in an office setting outside of the production plant. The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to handle, or feel, and talk or hear.
Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit


More than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment.


Working at Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally.


Our people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees.


Sustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future.

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly" and serve as one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in our U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our communities. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield, Eckrich and Nathan's Famous, among many others. For more information, visit, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1+ years
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