Production Scheduler

Novolex? employs over 10,000 people across the globe.?We strive to be the employer of choice in the global packaging industry. Novolex??Careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain,?finance, HR,?product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth. Our team is rich in diversity and our culture?encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork in all we do.

Job Title:

Production Scheduler

Position Summary:

The Production Scheduler is responsible for proactively maintaining and continuously improving the production schedule. The production schedule is the plan the plant uses to produce finished goods in an efficient manner, enabling us to service our customers, both internal and external.? The Production Scheduler is responsible for complete and accurate communication to all levels of the Supply Chain Team, providing the information necessary in a clear and concise manner, enabling the group to achieve the performance level necessary to provide exemplary service.

Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Calculate and analyze figures such as required amounts of labor, materials, and manufacturing costs, using production schedules, MRP/MPS system and reports, calculators, or computers.

  • Compile and analyze information, such as production rates and progress, materials inventories, materials used, and customer information, so that status reports can be completed.

  • Confer with Plant Supervisors and Operators, Procurement, Distribution and Customer Service to coordinate production and shipping activities, and to resolve complaints or eliminate delays.

  • Examine documents, materials, and products, monitoring work processes, in order to assess completeness, accuracy, and conformance to standards and specifications.

  • Maintain accurate production schedule, providing data to Procurement in order to insure that inventories of materials and supplies are available to facilitate efficiencies and to meet production demands.

  • Review documents such as production schedules, work orders, and staffing tables to determine personnel and materials requirements, and material priorities.

  • Analyze and revise production schedules when required due to design changes, labor or material shortages, backlogs, or other interruptions, collaborating with Management, Customer Service, and Production.

  • Confer with department supervisors and other personnel to assess progress and discuss needed changes.

  • Distribute production schedules and work orders to departments.

  • Work with New Product Setup to establish Bills of Material, routings, and information on required equipment, numbers of workers needed, and cost projections.

  • Plan production commitments and timetables for business units, specific programs, and/or jobs, using sales forecasts.

  • Provide documentation and information to account for delays, difficulties, and changes to cost estimates.

  • Monitor production data, including volume produced, consumption of raw materials, and quality control measures, using this information for Continuous Improvement activities such as maintenance of routings and BOM?s, increasing accuracy of production schedule and efficiency reporting.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor?s degree (B.A. or B.S.), preferably in a business, technical or behavioral science discipline or a combination of education and 2-5 years of work-related experience equivalent to a four-year college degree required.

  • Knowledge of arithmetic, structured problem solving tools, and their applications, using these abilities to analyze and create proactive solutions to reduce or eliminate problems in production and enhancing our ability to service customers, both internal and external.

  • Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions, involving as many resources as necessary to bring the issue to quick and accurate resolution, involving department and plant management on an ?as needed? basis.

  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision to complete job tasks.

  • Team player with ability to build lasting productive business relationships with suppliers, customers, management, and peers.

  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

About the Company

  • Novolex? is North America?s leader in packaging choice and sustainability.

  • Novolex? is headquartered in Hartsville, SC and has 62 facilities around the globe, including the worlds? largest closed loop plastic bag recycling plant located in Indiana. ?The company has over 10,000 employees in the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe.

  • The family of historic Novolex? brands includes Bagcraft? Packaging, Hilex Poly?, Fortune Plastics?, Duro Bag?, De Luxe? Packaging, Burrows Paper, Novolex Custom Film & Bag?, International Converter?, General Packaging? Products, Heritage Bag?, Burrows Packaging, Sheilds and?The Waddington Group.

  • Each of the Novolex? brands brings a unique sustainability and product story in plastic, paper, foil, recycling, or composting applications. The Novolex? brands are unified by four common values: Manufacturing Innovation and Quality; Service; Packaging Choice; and Sustainability.

  • Novolex? focuses on customers within the retail, grocery, convenience store, deli, food service, hospitality, institutional, processor and industrial markets. The Novolex? product portfolio and our engineered solutions are designed to meet customer packaging application needs in the areas of food contact, customer experience, resale items, checkout systems, can liners and packaging operations.

Our Mission

  • Novolex?s? mission is to continue a tradition of leadership established by our historic brands in the areas of packaging choice, customer service, manufacturing innovation, quality, and sustainability.

Our Vision Statement

  • To be a leading provider of packaging solutions that are environmentally friendly, create value for the customer and Novolex?, have excellent quality, and provide superior service.

  • We want to accomplish this with an entrepreneurial culture which drives operational excellence and proactively creates ecological solutions.

Our Environmental Mission
Novolex's?sustainability goal is to establish a viable environmental program and product line that:

  • Reduces the impact of plastic and paper on the environment through recycling and increased recycled content

  • Sets a high standard of industry leadership and corporate citizenship

  • Creates meaningful benefits for the environment and the community

  • Facilitates environmental action by retailers and the community

For more information on Novolex?, visit our website at:?www.novolex.com

The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. ?It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions and responsibilities. ?Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. Pre-employment, as well as post-hire substance testing, is required for specified positions through Novolex. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship.

Novolex? is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including but not limited to, selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, handicap or disability, genetics, citizenship status, service member or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Any individual, who because of his or her disability, needs an accommodation in connection with an aspect of the Company?s application process should contact Jamie Wells at ?800-845-6051.
Novolex is an E-Verify Employer.
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