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Plant Operations Planner (Hourly)

Company Name: America's Beverage
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt



Position Summary:

Assist in workforce productivity optimization and work quality by eliminating potential delays and obstacles through proper planning and coordination of manpower, parts and materials. Maintain inventory of finished product at various distribution warehouses and in-plant raw material within an established budget. Perform all jobs safely, efficiently and accurately to maintain and improve the performance of the entire plant in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability (SQR) and our Customer 1st strategy. Provide leadership that embodies our 7 Kroger Manufacturing High Performance Work System principles. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist in planning and scheduling production work on weekly basis with emphasis on production reliability
  • Maintain appropriate records and files to permit meaningful analysis and report results of work completed to the plant staff
  • Maintain finished product and raw material inventory dollar budget
  • Manage the process of distribution of finished product to various distribution centers
  • Minimize production line changeovers by combining like item production runs through long range planning
  • Ensure top priority is given to replenish out of stock items
  • Assist in forecasting long lead time or high volume usage materials
  • Review long range plan of finished product to ensure line capacity availability and inventory dollar level, meet budget guidelines
  • Ensure equipment availability prior to scheduling by communicating with appropriate teams
  • Review the actual versus estimated labor and materials used for completed jobs
  • Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements
  • Support the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF 2000 Systems
  • Accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize tasks
  • Strong administrative and math skills
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, planning and forecasting software
  • Effective oral and written communication skills

Desired Previous Job Experience:

  • Previous food manufacturing experience
  • 1+ years of experience in production supervision
  • Knowledge of theories and functions of supply chain management
  • Working knowledge of a Computer Production/Inventory Management System


Education Level: High School Diploma/ GED Required
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time 
Shift(s): Day; Evening; Overnight

Regions: South


Jobs at Kroger Manufacturing: Through quality products, strong individual commitments and team spirit, Kroger has been established as a leader in the manufacturing industry. Kroger Manufacturing provides career development programs aligned with aspirations in Engineering, Process Management, Information Systems, Quality Assurance, Operations Management, Human Resources, Finance and Procurement. Our work force programs provide technically challenging rotations with cross-functional teams, plants and locations to allow our Associates to learn from some of the brightest minds in the business. Experience and training combined with mentoring and guidance from plant sponsors prepare our Associates with the skills and leadership behaviors needed to achieve a successful career at Kroger.


Company Overview
Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve customers in 2,782 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states.  Our Family of Companies also operates 2,268 pharmacies, 274 fine jewelry stores, 1,489 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States.  Kroger is dedicated to our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™ by serving America through food inspiration and uplift and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

 Posting Notes:  TX || Irving || 1331 E. Airport Frway || 75062 || America's Beverage || None || Logistics/Supply Chain || Employee || Non-Exempt || Full-Time || None 

Nearest Major Market: Irving
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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