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Senior Production Planning Manager

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Senior Production Planning Manager

As you evaluate any possible career move, you need to ask yourself this question…

How do you define opportunity?

This is what separates strategic career moves from job changes.  As you define it for yourself, here’s a snapshot of what’s happening at industry leader LiDestri Food and Drink - and why the time is now for us to add a high achieving Senior Production Planning Manager to our team - and for you to see for yourself if this is your opportunity.

LiDestri Food and Drink is a company to watch.  For the past 40 years since its inception, LiDestri steadily built its capabilities and product offerings.  With a fresh focus on production planning processes, we are now ready for a Senior Production Planning Manger to take the keys and bring our big vision to life and, as a result, yours too.

For the right production planning manager, the stage is set for you to make a powerful impact.  If you’re interested, here’s what year 1 is all about.  In “corporate language”, your goal will be successful facilitation for the daily management of demand planning, inventory planning, and manufacturing production planning functions.   

Here’s what success will look like:

Keep the lines flowing– Following this systematic expansion of our
manufacturing capabilities, it’s now time for you manage the volume and keep these lines running at their capacity through the following channels using our state of the art planning software

Providing impeccable customer support and service

Maintaining our edge in plant efficiency; low cost and inventory control


With our run on the latest technology available at our facilities, we are positioned to accommodate customers and meet their needs.

Take our service to the next level- The rich, authentic history is nice, but now
we need someone who knows how to manage and plan our production

This means:

We need your expertise to ensure day to day, week to week, and month to month processes are completed so we can provide the very best forecast for our customers

Evaluate the existing forecasts and challenge planners to look for ways to improve production within your first 45 days

Connect the dots, think critically and implement best practices in production to create a positive impact on financial reviews and forecasting

Understand your role in collaborating with our sales team and customers to support promotional activity

Take charge of production planning. Naturally, we need someone who is flexible in their work day to make this happen


Lead our production planning/scheduling team to success for all to share 
Some keys to success will be the ability to effectively coach and develop staff while building senior level customer relationships.  We will be counting on you to manage, control, and communicate our production planning processes.
The past few years at LiDestri have been a time of remarkable growth and excitement, with energy and passion usually only seen in a new company.
But in fact, LiDestri Food and Drink has a storied history, earning an impeccable reputation over the past 40 years and growing into an industry leader whose products feed over 10 million people every day.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's Degree and/or 5 years of Supply Chain production planning/scheduling experience;


Desired candidate would have prior management experience and detailed understanding of manufacturing operations;

Experience in the food/beverage industry;

Previous experience in manufacturing or production environment;

Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

Detailed oriented and have the ability to multi-task;

Proven organizational skills and time management skills;

Demonstrated ability to work with a team;

Ability to lead, coach and train others;

Consultative, influential, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.


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