Fresh Pork Production Scheduler

Perdue Farms | Westminster, CO

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Posted Date 6/10/2019

Niman Ranch supports a community of more than 720 independent farmers and ranchers who raise pork, beef and lamb traditionally, humanely and sustainably to deliver the finest tasting meat. Niman Ranch is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation.


Schedules assigned categories or plants for Niman Ranch Fresh Pork division. This includes determining fresh pork surpluses, production scheduling, working closely with Prepared Foods Production Schedulers, liaison with plant personnel and plant issues. The position also entails weekly coordination with other aspects of pork operations, trade marketing and sales for forecasting and allocation communications.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Schedule weekly fresh pork production based on estimated and actual orders for both Niman Ranch sales and Prepared Food’s needs.
  2. Forecast weekly surplus by primal based on average weekly demand, headcount, seasonal adjustments, forecasted demand, and Prepared Foods demands.
  3. Coordinates outbound raw materials for scheduled Prepared Foods production.
    1. Carcass balance and utilization for maximum economic efficiency.
    2. Forecast forward weekly surplus of Prepared Foods raw materials.
    3. Manage strategic reserve of key raw materials with Prepared Foods team.
  4. Manages Packaging Inventory at the production plant and Fresh Pork co-packers to ensure no disruption to production as a result of out of stock packaging.
  5. Evaluate Sales Forecasts vs. Actual Orders, working with Sales Forecasting Manager to improve accuracy.
  6. Periodically visits production plants and co-packer(s) to address current issues or problems, find opportunities for lower costs and/or greater efficiencies.
  7. Assist in new product development on production yields and plant costs.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree in an Agriculture field, Business, or 5+ years of management level meat experience

Experience Requirements

  • 3-5 years’ experience working with manufacturing processes for prepared meats or fresh meats; preferred experience in pork or beef.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Willingness to travel as necessary
  • Team player and detail oriented
  • Based in Niman Ranch Denver, Colorado office

Experience Preferred

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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