Share this Job

Production Scheduler

Date: Aug 14, 2019

Location: Decatur, AL, US, 35601

Company: Bunge

Bunge (<https:"">, NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oil seed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge's expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve in over 60 countries. The company is headquartered in New York and has 31,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 360 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain silos, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.

Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Decatur AL Oils refinery operations scheduling.  Job scope includes day to day leadership of hourly personnel and operators functioning in a high performance team environment.  Ensuring a safe work culture and environment, driving cost savings and productivity, ensuring proper staffing, meeting and improving employee and Food safety performance exceeding customer expectations.    


Essential Functions:

  • Promote safety by driving a zero incident culture ensuring the safety of all employees, contractors, and visitors.
  • Ensure plant is compliant with all corporate safety policies.
  • Be an effective safety leader engaging in Bunge Oils safety discussions and initiatives.
  • Executes good manufacturing practices while promoting a safe working environment and maintaining sanitation standards (GMP and HAACP) through the supervision of all phases of the production process.
  • Practices basic principles of good people management to build and develop teams for maximum efficiency and responsiveness.
  • Continually identifies and implements short and long term cost savings opportunities, in the areas of refinery operations that do not compromise quality
  • Facilitates good communication by regularly informing management of significant operational issues, changes and recommendations
  • Participates in food safety inspections including interacting with plant QA, regulatory agencies, Rabbis and external auditors
  • Participate and sustain productivity activities.
  • Direct production activities to produce quality oil, meet customer product requirements and ensure timely shipments schedule.
  • Ensure that the facility goal of no injuries is that of all employees.
  • Coach the concept of continuous improvement that optimizes costs and efficiencies, and set an example that represents Bunge’s values.
  • Schedule production processes and run rates in the refinery.
  • Blend and adjust products to fit customer requirements.
  • Schedule and order ingredients for use in the refinery.
  • Schedule rail and barge shipments for both loading and unloading.
  • Work closely with logistics coordinator to schedule truck pickups and provide vacation relief for this position.
  • Track and schedule inbound oils.
  • Manage railcar fleet for both inbound and outbound oils.
  • Work closely with Supply Chain Manager and operation superintendent, supervisors and operators as needed for training as well as troubleshoot production issues.
  • Monitor finished oil quality to ensure it meets Bunge’s specifications.
  • Implement Bunge’s safety policies and procedures.
  • Monitor the refinery efficiencies to maximize yields and minimize cost.
  • Commitment of time to problem solve issues outside of the regular workday schedule, including off-shifts and weekends
  • Holds self and other accountable for performance standards and expectations.
  • Accepts responsibility for the scheduling process.
  • Any other duties as assigned.


Skill/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum three+ years demonstrated experience in a related role
  • Demonstrate ability to work safely and to promote safe work practices in others
  • Strong leadership skills with proven track record of developing high performance teams. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively on teams with other managers, supply chain professionals, sales and commercial, and engineering both internal and external to the facility.
  • Knowledge of Refinery operations for Edible Oils preferred.
  • Proven ability to manage, develop, motivate and train employees. 
  • Proficiency in computer programs such as Microsoft Office (Excel, Work, and PP), SAP and other technical software applications. 
  • Demonstrated Mechanical aptitude.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and listening skills
  • Candidate must be friendly, collaborative, intelligent and hard working. 

Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Nearest Major Market: Decatur

Job Segment: Industrial, ERP, Engineer, Law, Outside Sales, Manufacturing, Technology, Engineering, Legal, Sales

Find similar jobs: