• Plant Operations Planner (Hourly)

    The Kroger Company
    Job Description

    Plant Operations Planner (Hourly)

    Department: MFG Planning
    Post End Date: 06/12/2020
    Position Type: Employee
    Position Reports To: Plant Senior Operations Leader
    Position Supervises: N/A
    Pay Level: Hourly
    FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


    Position Summary:

    Assist in workforce productivity optimization and work quality by eliminating potential delays and obstacles through proper planning and coordination of manpower, parts and materials. Maintain inventory of finished product at various distribution warehouses and in-plant raw material within an established budget. Perform all jobs safely, efficiently and accurately to maintain and improve the performance of the entire plant in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability (SQR) and our Customer 1st strategy. Provide leadership that embodies our 7 Kroger Manufacturing High Performance Work System principles. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

    Essential Job Functions:

    • Assist in planning and scheduling production work on weekly basis with emphasis on production reliability
    • Maintain appropriate records and files to permit meaningful analysis and report results of work completed to the plant staff
    • Maintain finished product and raw material inventory dollar budget
    • Manage the process of distribution of finished product to various distribution centers
    • Minimize production line changeovers by combining like item production runs through long range planning
    • Ensure top priority is given to replenish out of stock items
    • Assist in forecasting long lead time or high volume usage materials
    • Review long range plan of finished product to ensure line capacity availability and inventory dollar level, meet budget guidelines
    • Ensure equipment availability prior to scheduling by communicating with appropriate teams
    • Review the actual versus estimated labor and materials used for completed jobs
    • Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements
    • Support the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF 2000 Systems
    • Accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles
    • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

    Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:

    • Must be at least 18 years of age
    • High School diploma or GED
    • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize tasks
    • Strong administrative and math skills
    • Self-motivated and self-directed
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office, planning and forecasting software
    • Effective oral and written communication skills

    Desired Previous Job Experience:

    • Previous food manufacturing experience
    • 1+ years of experience in production supervision
    • Knowledge of theories and functions of supply chain management
    • Working knowledge of a Computer Production/Inventory Management System



    Leadership Behaviors: Achieves Results through Teamwork, Coaches and Develops Others, Communicates Effectively and Candidly, Executes with Excellence, Leads Change and Innovation, Leads through Positive Influence, Provides Clear and Strategic Direction, Puts the Customer First. For more information on the Kroger Leadership Behavior model, click here.



    Education Level: High School Diploma/ GED Required
    Required Travel: None
    Required Certifications/Licenses: None
    Regions: General Office- Cincinnati; Midwest

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