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Bongards' Creameries Production Scheduler/Buyer in Norwood, Minnesota

Position: Production Scheduler/Buyer Location: Norwood, MN Job Id: 126 # of Openings: 1 Bongards employs individuals who care about unsurpassed quality and succeeding as a team. People who have a passion for serving our customers and making a positive impact where they work. People who thrive in an environment that empowers, respects and rewards you. Job Summary: Bongards Premium Cheese is looking for a dedicated, dynamic, and experienced individual to perform as our Production Scheduler for all Production Lines. Manages all production scheduling, purchasing, and inventory of finished goods and dry ingredients for the process plant. Coordinates with quality on the schedule for trial runs when necessary. Manages ink-jetting system and labeling of finished goods. Manages the inventory cycle counting and scanning programs. Job Duties Order and maintain supplies needed for ink-jetting system. Update inkjet printing, messages, and labels in accordance with product specification updates. The process scheduler is responsible for ordering and ensuring an adequate amount of ingredients are available to meet production requirements. Schedule daily production for Loaf and Slice Lines. Monitor production for overages and shortages, and make necessary adjustments. Ensure inventory levels and flow of materials are consistent with forecasts for manufacturing and customer service requirements. Creates purchase orders in the Ross system. Receive and process purchase orders, and forward all processed purchase orders to the accounts payable clerk. Review and approve new product approval forms. Monitor inventory levels of all finished goods. Monitor and ensure that sufficient production capacity is available. Coordinate with the Operations Manager and other departments in the accomplishment of production goals. Communicate with suppliers/vendors when necessary. Order and maintain general supplies for production. Perform inventory counts as needed. If questions arise concerning any job duties, contact the immediate supervisor. Other job duties as assigned. Other requirements Maintain software information for inkjet printing and label system. Assists plant manager when applicable. Make adjustments to schedule as necessary during shift. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and ROSS products. Everybody has responsibility for food safety. Previous plant production skills. Report to your supervisor if food safety issues are found. Good communication skills. Working Conditions Mainly office/plant environment. Required to be seated for extended periods of time at a computer workstation. Will at times spend extended periods of time standing and walking. Just ask the people who work for Bongards now and they'll tell you that everyone in every function has a true passion for producing safe, high-quality dairy products. That's what creates the culture of growth and success that you'll find at Bongards. When a great team of committed people strives for continuous improvement, opportunities for individual growth will follow. Bongards history of success is proof of that. If this sounds like something you'd like to be a part of, we'd like to hear from you. Apply for this Position Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.