Golden State Foods

Planner / Scheduler

Location US-TX-Burleson
Job ID


Schedules production for Liquid Products to assure supply to customers and outside business.  Manages the procurement of raw materials, ingredients, and packaging to support the schedule.



  1. Develops the weekly detailed production schedule for liquid products.
  1. Demand planning using internal and external data/tools to ensure proper inventories are always maintained.
  1. Forecasts and communicates potential shortages effectively as needed
  1. Recommends and executes intercompany transfers of finished goods as needed to maintain proper inventory levels and assured supply.
  1. Supervises the daily activities of staff to ensure that proper inventory levels of finished goods are maintained, productivity objectives are met and pricing data are accurately maintained and transportation requirements are confirmed.

  2. Conducts and coordinates the raw material, ingredient and packaging inventory control which includes the cycle counting process.

  3. Manages and assists in the purchasing of raw materials, ingredients and packaging in support of manufacturing. Monitors vendor performance and works with vendors to resolve issues. 

  4. Conducts inventory audit(s) as specified by an external auditor to comply with GSF policies and guidelines.

  5. Routinely informs and communicates with employees to promote smooth operations and to ensure compliance with established inventory procedures, safety and sanitation policies and procedures.

  6. Performs other related and assigned duties as necessary.


 Not applicable.



  • Productivity/quality standards:  minimal customer shortages
  • Productivity/quality standards:  minimal customer complaints
  • Productivity/quality standards:  on time loading percentage
  • Productivity/quality standards: efficiency, reliability, and timeliness
  • Productivity/quality standards:  minimal loss and damage
  • Inventory levels
  • Outages
  • Budget
  • Cost containment
  • Teamwork within the department and across departments
  • Project/assignment standards
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Safety standards and procedures:  employees
  • Safety standards and procedures: facility and warehouse equipment


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Education and experience equivalent to:



Bachelor’s degree in materials management, logistics, or industrial engineering



3 to 6 years of relevant work and supervisory experience in purchasing, expediting, transportation and logistics in a manufacturing environment.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Knowledge of (B/basic; J/journey; E/expert):

  • PC word processing/spreadsheet and inventory control software  (J)
  • Warehousing concepts and techniques (E)
  • Inventory, order, financial systems (E)
  • Fast food distribution (J)
  • Order processing concepts and techniques (J)
  • Transportation concepts and techniques (J)
  • Food manufacturing (J)
  • Management concepts and techniques (J)
  • PC word processing/spreadsheet software (J)


Skill and ability to:

  • Identify materials flow problems or anomalies and identify appropriate solutions
  • Forecast and demand plan.
  • Communicate and coordinate effectively with employees verbally and in writing
  • Communicate and coordinate effectively with vendors and customers verbally and in writing
  • Work effectively in a general business environment, with a focus on high levels of quality and customer service
  • Travel via airplane and drive an automobile
  • Act in accordance with GSF’s Values and Creed


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