Clemens Food Group

Manager - Planning & Scheduling

Job Locations US-PA-Hatfield
Requisition ID
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Regular Full-Time
1st Shift


Build your career. Challenge the process. Collaborate & Engage.

Build your career with Clemens Food Group and be a part of an exciting, collaborative, team environment.


At Clemens Food Group, we want you to constructively challenge and have your ideas heard.  We are looking for diverse individuals who push the limits and think outside the box!


Clemens Food Group realizes that our team members are the key to our success. Come be a part of our team and see your ideas in action!



The Manager - Planning & Scheduling at Clemens Food Group is the “champion” for ensuring that we are making the right products at the right time to both meet our Customer’s requirements and to help the business operate as efficiently as possible.  The key responsibilities for this important position include:


Strategic Planning Execution

Establish department objectives and goals 

Provide organizational visibility on key metrics progress and attainment

Actively track Order Fill & Service Level weekly results and implement actions to drive needed improvements  

Regularly review the Demand Plan for opportunities and challenges

Identify trends and occurrences that will help maximize Service Level

Actively participate in the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process

Lead the monthly S&OP meetings for Supply Review and for Supply Reconciliation

Execute and lead the planning for seasonal/holiday product categories

Continually evaluate raw material availability and production capacities to identify potential/actual constraints

Evaluate weekly inventory levels to identify over/under products and reduce distressed inventory

Stay informed and anticipate market dynamics inherent in the Pork and competing Protein industries


Tactical Planning Execution

Execute the Weekly Master Plan and communicate the requirements to the Scheduling Team

Regularly communicate the raw material requirements and products to sell to the Fresh Pork Team

Incorporate inventory targets, new products, and capacity improvements into the Master Plan

Establish and approve Customer date code requirements

Lead the weekly department meeting


Team Management

Ensure that all key performance indicators are regularly reported and utilized by the team for continuous improvement

Implement best practices for optimizing production schedules and inventory management

Align the scheduling team members to best-fit areas of responsibility to maximize results

Develop team members on the hard and soft skills necessary to excel at their roles

Identify and facilitate process improvements in Scheduling to achieve Service Level objectives

Remove barriers for the team and lead by example

Conduct regular 1-to-1 coaching sessions to support team members in attaining individual objectives and delivering the desired results



Lead the weekly Service Level review meeting working closely with the Customer Service Manager

Communicating with Sales, Operations, Purchasing, and Logistics on current priorities and future projects

Participate with cross-functional teams to improve Inventory Management

Active participation in all relevant Supply Chain area meetings



3-5 years management experience preferred

Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university required

Strong problem solving skills and attention to detail

Ability and willingness to recognize and respond to new concepts

Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment where change and growth are part of the culture

Lead through example, be multi-task oriented, and a collaborative team player

Excellent written/verbal communication/presentation skills

Strong MS Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint skills


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