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Scheduling/Purchasing Manager

Company name
Michael Foods, Inc.

Gaylord, MN, United States

Employment Type

Purchasing, Manager, Operations

Posted on
Jul 21, 2021

Valid Through
Nov 03, 2021

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Reporting to the Plant Operations Manager, the Scheduling/Purchasing Manager is responsible for supporting the overall production and materials network by both ensuring that all material and ingredients needed in the production process are supplied in a timely basis, and securing a seamless movement of raw materials into production. Key components of the functional responsibilities are Material Planning, Production Planning, and Inventory Optimization. The position provides leadership to the Planning and Receiving personnel.


Implements procurement strategy for bill of material items

Implements an inventory strategy that supports MFI goals and direction for raw and package materials to minimize carrying cost while maintaining service levels to production

Responsible for implementing the process for production scheduling according to product orders and ship dates while optimizing finished goods inventory. This includes the actual production plan on a weekly basis.

Ensures inventory accuracy through an effective cycle count program including best practices on daily material usage in production (Corrects and minimizes theoretical SAP shrink assumptions).

Oversees the planning and receiving personnel (hourly and salaried), manages their performance, provides leadership, coaching, direction and frequent feedback as well as training and development opportunities.

Ensures use of purchasing systems is maximized to integrate our financial systems while developing history of purchasing practices.

Provides guidelines and discipline to the purchasing function for all purchased items within Gaylord with support and insight from MFI Purchasing.

Implements processes to ensure proper controls are in place while streamlining as much as possible.

Ensures that system tools are utilized to maximize efficiency of department.

Develops and implements key metrics relative to purchasing/planning function.

Provides schedule needs to the procurement process to ensure all activities are coordinated and costs are contained.

Ensure process for ongoing communication between functional areas is streamlined and complete.

Facilitates teams, training and fuctional interaction meetings for direction, decision making, information sharing and consensus building.

Participates in production meetings and advises management of the status of work in progress, material availability and potential production problems.

Communicates with the Demand and Supply Planning, Customer Service, Marketing, Production, Quality Control, Engineering and Sales departments on a regular basis to resolve potential schedule interruptions.

Supports and leads various plant/company teams, and goals. And Actively participates in cross-functional continuous improvement teams.

Adheres to safe work practices, follow GMP's, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.

Adheres to all safety policies and procedures.

Responsible for Food Safety and Food Quality of MFI products.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.

5 years of experience in production and supervision.

Supervisor personnel in a manufacturing environment

Experience with Lean Manufacturing principles preferred

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work and may not include all the duties associated with this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Michael Foods, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, medical condition, marital status, or a physical or mental disability.

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