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Manufacturing Production Scheduling Specialist

We’re a leader in the pet care industry, which means we’re not only ahead in volume, profit and market share, but our associates dare to Stand Taller. We innovate new products, impart new agilities into existing processes, constantly advance pet nutrition, and always pay it forward in the form of service for our communities and families. Are you up for the dare?

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Located just 11 miles away from our St. Louis headquarters, the Nestlé Purina Support Center provides custom, business-critical support to our markets across the globe. Through the fabrication, manufacturing, and assembly of NPP proprietary and trade-secret equipment, the Support Center helps push us to the front of the pack as a leader in the CPG industry. We keep business in-house to deliver incomparable cost savings and give us a competitive advantage. The Support Center’s use of cutting-edge technology and digital solutions allows us to continue to increase efficiency and capabilities within the market while growing our expertise in our processes. Are you ready to deliver the best? As a Production Planning Specialist, you will develop and maintain the weekly production schedule for NPSC. You must possess strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and the ability to be a self-starter.

**Primary Responsibilities**

+ Administration of the production schedule to include:

+ Utilize SAP and other digital tools to create and maintain production schedule.

+ Create, update, modify, and delete work orders.

+ Review and analyze labor on prior jobs to determine planned hours.

+ Monitor scheduled maintenance tasks to optimize performance.

+ Set-up and maintain Functional Locations (FLOC’s) for technical objects.

+ Provide AMM and SAP reports as requested by the Production Manager.

+ Work with Manager/maintenance personnel on equipment maintenance.

+ SAP parts creation and monitor MIN/MAX levels.

+ Serve as AMM Functional Expert.

+ Obtains and screens each work request to see that requester has provided the required information (i.e., name of requester, work requested, priority, equipment ID, date submitted, date wanted, charge account). Challenge work request priority based on knowledge of production, management direction and production expectations.

+ Generates and monitors short and long term 801 MRP orders (production parts).

+ All other duties as assigned


+ High School Diploma or GED

+ 3+ year’s production scheduling or reporting experience


+ SAP experience preferred

The approximate salary range for this position is $62,000 - $86,000 a year. Please note that the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Final compensation may vary based on factors including, but not limited to knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as geographic location. Nestlé offers performance-based incentives and a competitive total rewards package, which includes a 401k with company match, healthcare coverage and a broad range of other benefits. Incentives and/or benefit packages may vary depending on the position. Learn more at Nestle in the US Benefits | Nestlé Careers (



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