Production Scheduler

September 28, 2022 - 9:19 am, in
  • Full Time
  • Itasca, IL


The primary role of the Scheduler will be to coordinate and manage daily, weekly, and monthly production schedules to meet the organizational objectives. Schedulers will use multitasking skills to assist production members with timely responses to simultaneous production issues; communicate information about status updates or production changes and make reports based on the flow and priorities of the project. This position will be based in Itasca, IL.

Essential Functions:

  • Schedule usage of production materials to ensure optimal production levels
  • Evaluate suppliers or quality, timeliness, and match according to goals
  • Monitor material supply flow and identify any shortages
  • Identify and resolve problems relating to inventory
  • Forecast market challenges based on competitor analysis and industry trends
  • Address issues regarding quality and production; help improve processes
  • Produce reports based on findings and performance of production
  • Manage deadlines based on project expectations and ensure company deadlines are met

Competency or Position Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated experience working within a Lean Manufacturing environment
  • Knowledgeable in manufacturing operations, and experience with high mix / low volume production environments
  • Demonstrated ability to influence senior management, teams, and individuals
  • Exceptional communications skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a team-oriented mindset
  • Ability to use data and other methods for analytical problem solving
  • Excellent accountability record and ability to take initiative


  • Flexible packaging experience
  • Experience as a production scheduler or in a similar position