POSITION SUMMARY: The Regional Production Planning Manager’s main responsibility is to ensure that Truco’s co-packer plant locations are manufacturing products needed to fill customer orders complete and on-time. The Production Manager will utilize historical and forecast demand, live-orders, and on-hand-inventory to create Production Forecasts and Plans. These plans are then communicated and coordinated to the various Truco co-packers and suppliers that the Regional Production Planning Manager has responsibility for. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: · Coordinate the manufacture and transfer of specified products to plan to fill company demand on a timely basis.
Maintain a high emphasis on quality, low cost and timely delivery. · Utilize the Smoothie Demand Planning Forecast System and Accellos Order Management systems to create and communicate weekly Work Orders and Production Plans by manufacturing plant and supplier. Communicate changing needs to the suppliers on a continual basis. · Contact assigned locations daily to ensure production is proceeding as planned and that product will be ready when needed. Follow up regularly with each manufacturing location to ensure the weekly production plans are being followed.
Communicate change in needs with the suppliers on a continual basis. · Establish and maintain good working relationships with all departments and with all company suppliers. · Communicate product availability updates; relate changes and updates regarding product supply issues to other departments by e-mail and phone throughout the day. ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: · Assist in managing the company Quality Assurance program by monitoring the control sample program to ensure that components and products are built to specification and participating as a leader for the taste assurance teams. · Assist with the hold, withdrawal or recall of product from the marketplace when deemed necessary by QA. · Work with the Purchasing Dept. to develop and maintain a system to eliminate obsolete components and inventory in a cost-effective manner. Recycle or donate to charity when possible. · Train and support co-packers on the proper use of Truco’s supply chain systems, Truco Processing Manuals, and Truco Assembly Guides. · Assist in the continual upgrade of existing Truco products and the launch of new products by helping coordinate the implementation of new programs, items and packaging with suppliers and co-packers. · Responsible for end of month inventory at designated co-packer locations. · Coordinate all cross dock finished goods inventory throughout the co-packer network. BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES: Possess excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills. Entrepreneurial spirit with a can-do attitude. Must have excellent attendance, be extremely well organized, exhibit attention to detail, follow-up on assignments, have initiative, intuitiveness, and sense of urgency. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s degree required 2-5 years production planning experience in food or consumer goods using forecasting /supply chain planning / MRP systems & technology.
Experience in Smoothie or Accellos a plus. Experience managing contract manufacturers is a plus Strong analytical skills with particular emphasis on Microsoft Office products. Proficient in Windows, Excel, Word and related software. LOCATION: Corporate office in Carrollton, TX Virtual office and work from home options are available Reports to the Senior Director of Production Planning and Inventory Control