Cargill Plant Scheduler in Akron, Ohio

Plant Scheduler

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


The production planner is responsible for optimizing supply and demand for Akron products while working with the supply chain, customer order management, operations and Cargill Transportation & Logistics teams. The role will work closely with the operations leadership team in Akron to ensure that our customers demand is met in the most efficient way. It is essential for this role to provide leadership at the site and to the order management, supply chain and transportation teams.

Principal Accountabilities

40% - Production scheduling/planning: Analyzes, monitors, and schedules the overall production and inventory required to service our customers. Establishes the production plans and schedules that meet with sales programs, production capabilities, transportation alternatives and warehousing/distribution center requirements. Ensures that actual production meets scheduled demand requirements.

30% - Customer Experience: Manages criticality process, outage plans, trim replenishment, tend analysis, return processing, and resolves fill rates.

10% - Communication: Communicate functional objectives, production plans and priorities to our facilities. Inputs plants capacities and constraints.

10%- S&OP Process: Lead monthly sales and operations validation process for facility. Including management of resulting projects and action items.

10% - Performs role of facility contact.


Basic Requirements

  • BS Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Logistics or related field OR High School Diploma/GED equivalent and Minimum 3 years of related experience

  • Strong listening, written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated organizational skills and high attention to detail

  • Ability to problem solve with cross functional teams

  • Uses logic, rational thinking, and data to make effective decisions

  • Builds relationships with other functional groups/business units

  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight

  • Ability to prioritize and act with a sense of urgency

  • Ability to travel up to 10%

Preferred Skills

  • Minimum 5 years in Production Planning/Scheduling

  • Advanced Planning Application experience

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Supply Chain Management

Primary Location US-OH-Akron

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: AKR00181