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Tyson Foods Senior Manager - Production Planning in Springdale, Arkansas

If you are looking to make an impact on a meaningful scale, come join us as we raise the world's expectations for how much good food can do!

Work Shift:

1ST SHIFT (United States of America)


This position is responsible for providing analytical support to enable decision making by the Business Unit General Managers, Sales Management, Production Planners, Sr. Analysts, and Plant Operations. These decisions will involve preparing capacity and raw material analysis, Inventory analysis, and forward production plans to ensure that Business Unit Customer Service and Inventory Target goals are met. This position will be empowered to make timely decisions regarding the product mix within the specific planning area. This position will play a leadership role in the Business Unit Demand Planning process and will support the Supply Side of Sales and Operations Planning.


Education: 4-year college degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: 6+ years of experience primarily in Poultry Industry/Meat Industry.

Computer Skills: Strong desktop computer skills and the ability to learn software including but not limited to PPS, SAP, EIM. Advanced ability to use tools such as Excel and Access to generate spreadsheets and/or templates for use by other team members.

Communication Skills: The ideal candidate must be highly communicative; with the ability to take a leadership position and drive cross functional teams to timely and efficient decisions. Must be able to work cross functionally to deliver timely production solutions under pressure. When called for, must also be able to quickly make independent decisions and then factually back up decisions and actions. Interaction with Senior VP's, Operations, Sales, Marketing, and Product Managers is expected daily.

Travel: 8 - 10 domestic trips per year. Initial road tour of plants will be required.

Supervisory Responsibility: No direct supervisory, but significant leadership role among Sr. Analysts, Production Planners, Plant Schedulers, and other support staff.

Special Skills: Strong problem-solving skills. Experience in breaking down complex problems and solving them in an action-oriented environment. Must be analytical, with the ability to quickly internalize plant and raw material capacities and communicate the supply/demand balance positions Above average communication skills required. Ideal candidate must be a self-starter, with the ability to work autonomously while keeping Planning team informed of Business Unit sales initiatives.

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Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

Our team members make the difference. If you are ready to grow your career with an industry leader and want to positively impact the team and community around you, then join us in helping us in raising expectations.

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At Tyson, we are raising expectations for how much good people can do. Our Talent Strategy is to Attract, Grow, Reward and Retain the best talent, and we believe that our Culture is the connecting thread that drives that strategy!

We strive to be a talent magnet to establish a reputation for being a talent rich organization where team members can grow their career while growing the business.

We are a high performing organization where team members are rewarded (Pay, Benefits and Recognition) for their contributions, and given the opportunity to support and/or volunteer with programs that help Tyson make a lasting social impact in the communities where we live and work.

To learn more about our culture, please read Our Purpose.

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