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Plant Operations Planner (Administrative)

Company Name: Riverside Creamery
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt



Position Summary:

Responsible to optimize workforce productivity 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. Role model and demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety of others.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Plan and schedule all 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
  • Maintain finished product and raw material inventory dollar budget
  • Allocate and manage 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
  • Forecast long lead time or high volume usage materials
  • Revise long range plan of finished product periodically to ensure line capacity availability and inventory dollar level meet budget guidelines
  • Communicate with appropriate teams to ensure equipment availability prior to scheduling
  • Review the actual versus estimated labor and materials used for completed jobs
  • Continuously improve accuracy in estimating and improving work methods
  • 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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • 1+ years of experience in production supervision
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Effective planning, organizational, and prioritization skills
  • Strong administrative and math skills
  • Knowledge of theories and functions of supply chain management
  • Proficient in Excel and Word as well as planning and forecasting software
  • Working knowledge of a Computer Production/Inventory Management System

Desired Previous Job Experience

  • Strong analytical ability
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


Education Level: Bachelor's Required
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time

Regions: West


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:  CA || Riverside || 1500 Eastridge Ave. || 92507 || Riverside Creamery || None || Manufacturing; Operations; Procurement; Purchasing & Procurement || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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