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Production Scheduler

Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: Murfreesboro, TN, US, 37129

Company: International Paper


  • Daily balancing of customer service and facility productivity to develop a plant production schedule for the entire manufacturing plant.
  • Schedules workflow for each department on the finishing side of plant according to previously established manufacturing sequences and lead times.
  • Reschedules work flow when there are machine breakdowns, productivity slowdowns, changes in customer order or materials shortage.
  • Recommends methods for improving general departmental procedures.
  • Responsible for daily management of machine scheduling and balancing.
  • Responsible for managing the roll stock forecasts and interfacing closely with Customer Service, Containerboard and roll stock vendors for purchasing needed roll stock in alignment with sales forecasts.
  • Specific accountabilities include:
    •             Roll stock ordering and inventory
    •             WIP control
    •             Waste control
  • Schedules the corrugator and converting equipment.
  • Work closely with the manufacturing and customer service teams to communicate production status, manage overruns, shortages, ship and delivery dates.



  • The successful candidate must be able to work independently, manage multiple tasks and conflicting priorities.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes, specifically with experience in the corrugated industry (3-5+ years)
  • Knowledge of KIWI planning system, preferred.
  • An understanding of customer standards and a background in production planning.
  • College degree preferred
  • Good communication skills – oral and written
  • Ability to negotiate delivery of goods with sales and customer service.
  • Understands corrugated terminology, paper grades, paper widths, etc.; preferred.



  • Organizing
  • Problem solving
  • Priority setting
  • Time management
  • Drive for results
  • Action oriented
  • Integrity
  • Functional/technical skills                              
  • Customer focus

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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