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Production Planner Job

DATE POSTED: Feb 27,2017

LOCATION: Fairbury, NE

CATEGORY : Production

BUSINESS UNIT : Crop Production Services (Retail)

JOB ID: 2017-5395

FULL JOB TITLE: Production Planner

Production Planner

If you live safety always and everywhere and have a strong desire to build a better tomorrow then look to the company who helps feed the world.

Cultivating Excellence is our culture of ownership and joint accountability. At its heart, Cultivating Excellence is aboutachieving superior results with integrity together, connecting and collaborating across the entire organization.

While we have great people, it is not just about that; it’s the ability to own your own engagement, the opportunity to be innovative. It’s the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never imagined while teaming up with people with a passion to make a difference in the world.

Who You Will Work With

You will work daily beside teams of people who will care about your safety on the job and at home. Together, you will have a Commitment to Zero and follow our 3 Safety Principles: Do It safely or not at all, There is always time to do it safely, and Care for each other’s health, safety and security.

Your team will bring out the best in you by enabling you to achieve goals and reach your full potential. You will own your own work and find innovative ways to deliver on our vision of feeding the world responsibly while working along beside 15,000 people around the globe who care about you.

Loveland Products Inc., a division of CPS, offers a complete line of high performance crop input products including seed treatment, plant performance, nutritionals, adjuvant and crop protection products. Loveland Products brings new, unique chemistries to the marketplace to provide innovative solutions to problems across the agricultural and professional non-crop industries.

Job Summary:

Schedule production and coordinate materials procurement to meet business plans and fulfill customer orders. Coordinates work flow within or between departments to meet production schedules. Duties include reviewing and distributing production and shipping schedules, conferring with department supervision to determine progress and completion dates, and maintain control and accuracy over raw materials and production inventories.

Key Tasks:

  • Actively support a safe and healthy work environment by effecting policies and practices adhering to company, local, state, and federal environmental, health and safety requirements.
  • Analyze business demand and develop site production schedules to efficiently meet requirements.
  • Monitor critical inventory reports and interface with manufacturing, shipping and purchasing personnel regarding material status and production issues.
  • Maintain schedules and other formal reports to ensure production requirements are achieved.
  • Analyze and develop documents needed for production and shipping.
  • Provide data analysis and decision paths to support raw materials and finished goods demand.
  • Follow-up, as required, with all teams to expedite flow of materials and documents to meet production schedule and customer expectations.
  • Complete status reports for production progress, work in process, and raw material inventories.

The Ideal Candidate

Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, our ideal candidate must be committed to achieving superior results with integrity and sustaining our safe and positive work environment while having the ability to embrace working side by side others in a diverse culture.


  • Strong organization and communication skills required.
  • Detail-oriented, able to multi-task and prioritize task to meet deadlines.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Identify tools, processes and metrics to optimize supplier value.
  • Good technical writing, documentation and record-keeping skills.
  • Ability to contribute in a cross-functional collaborative environment.
  • Financial skills including cost modeling and cost analysis.
  • Ability to leverage metrics to drive supplier performance.


  • Preferred bachelor’s degree in business, management or related discipline.
  • 3 years progressive experience in materials management using ERP/MRP systems within a manufacturing environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • APICS certification – a plus.
  • Experience in total quality, six sigma, lean or other similar manufacturing environments - a plus.

Why Crop Production Services?

Winning together; Our Cultivating Excellence culture coupled with great people and delivering superior results with integrity is what sets Agrium apart from other career opportunities. We’re dedicated to winning together and that is what consistently makes Agrium an award winning company, listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S.

Crop Production Services (an Agrium company) is an organizational culture that promotes sustainability and innovation, with a vision to help ‘feed the world’ in ways that protect the environment, support economic vitality, and enhance communities.

Crop Production Services is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

Those interested in this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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