Clemens Food Group

  • Manager - Planning & Scheduling

    Job Locations US-PA-Hatfield
    Requisition ID
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    Employment Status
    Regular Full-Time
    1st Shift
  • Overview

    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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