Smithfield Foods

Scheduling Process Manager

Logistics/Transportation/Supply Chain/Whse
FLSA Status
Corporate - Day Shift


Manages the implementation of scheduling processes and ensures proper execution by leading efforts to drive efficiencies and improvements within the supply chain function. Focuses on Continuous Improvement initiatives for the scheduling process and implements improvement opportunities to productivity and efficiency.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:


  • Implements and manages coordination of Smithfield Foods’ plant scheduling processes across Smithfield Plants to ensure optimal inventory levels are met including:
    • Planner upload
    • Spread timing of schedule
    • Changes to the schedule within two-week window
    • Changes to the schedule within one week metrics lock
  • Partners with supply planning and operations in aligning current processes to one consistent approach across Smithfield Foods. Outlines any process inefficiencies and recommends process improvements.
  • Provides training of system tools and processes as needed to plant Schedulers.  
  • Develops and maintains all relevant SOP documentation.
  • Manages Continuous Improvement initiatives against defined targets, tracking ownership and root cause solutions to include planner uploads, timing of schedule lock, spreading of schedules and attainment of established adherence and attainment targets.
  • Creates effective strategies in response to factors such as forecast accuracy, lead times, and production schedule adherence.
  • Generates and creates reports to support Supply Planning with reporting, analysis, and trend data.
  • Assists in defining processes to maintain raw, WIP, planning.
  • Acts as a dedicated Subject Matter expert for W2 and W3 Sap testing.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in Supply Chain Management, Business, or related field and 5+ years’ experience in scheduling and planning, required.
  • Experience in scheduling or planning for perishable items in either the meat industry or in a food manufacturing environment, preferred.
  • Ability to utilize various systems effectively. Strong understanding and utilization of SAP Hana, 4.7 6.7 – Material/Production Scheduler System.
  • Intermediate level Excel skills are required.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access Data Base. 
  • Logility and SAP 6.0 experience would be plus.
  • APICS CPIM or CSCP certification is preferred but not required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to understand changing business processes.
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work with various levels of Management.
  • Manages multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong sense of urgency.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequently required to sit; stand; walk; reach with hands and arms.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The majority of the time is spent in an office setting outside of the production plant.  The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.


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