Production Planner

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  • Competitive compensation and rewards
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  • Training and career progression

Production Planner

Production Planner prepares and communicates production schedules according to sales demand and objectives. Issues reports and maintains records as required. Interacts with corporate scheduling to effectively balance the needs of sales and operations. Communicates production issues, maintains production packaging / ingredients needs.

Location: Madera CA

Hours: 6:00AM- 4:00PM (TBD on needs of plant)

Wage: $65,000- 75,000 DOE

Land O’Lakes, Inc offers a competitive salary and bonus potential. The company also provides a comprehensive benefits package as well as other company sponsored benefits.



  • Coordinate daily production schedules utilizing information provided by Logistics, Marketing and Production Departments

  • Communicates those requirements into a structured production schedule to meet customer demands.

  • Distributes daily production schedules to production departments designating special production sequencing.

  • Communicates to and receives information from operations and other department group leaders.


  • Coordinate short-term forecasting information and provide structured plans to implement them into Production, including; capacity scheduling, sourcing needs, Nutra Blend ERP, MES, WMS systems, and production constraints.

  • Provide input to strategy meetings to problem solve and resolve critical issues to optimize scheduled production.


  • Sources and plans ingredient flows to the plant.

  • Review production demands and coordinates packaging / ingredient safety stock inventory to maintain production.

  • Places packaging / ingredient orders to suppliers to maintain safety stock inventory and production needs.

  • Communicates sourcing issues and provides input in resolving them.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree or Equivalent Experience

  • Experience in a production planning role

Nothing in this job description restricts the management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment (post offer) background check.

The Land O’Lakes Supply Chain & Operations division provides strategic leadership across the company’s many business units.  The team plays a significant role in fueling revenue growth and profitability through operational excellence, quality, process improvement and innovation.  By partnering closely with Finance, Marketing and Human Resources, the team delivers value to Land O’Lakes business units, members, and customers.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.

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    Land O'Lakes
    Full time
    Salary Range
    $57,000.00 - 87,000.00
    per Year
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    Madera, CA 93637, US
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