A mutually rewarding experience.
Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there's more to being in business than just making a profit. That's the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet. What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.
Because it's never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It's about how you can grab everything that's within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It's about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we'll all be a little better off. It's that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.
About Mars, Incorporated
Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world's best-loved brands: M&M's®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN'S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.
The labor scheduler position is responsible for the effective and efficient scheduling and placement of production associates into the correct shift and positions within the site. In addition, the position is responsible for managing associate absences, scheduling vacations, and proper administration of time reporting as necessary. This position also requires contract labor scheduling and load balancing for work peaks and valleys.
• Create and communicate weekly staffing requirements, including temporary staffing, for each operation according to site guidelines and in a timely manner as well as a 12-week rolling forecast.
• Administer the proper replacement of associates into positions created by planned absences.
• Maintain holiday patterns forecasts to ensure effective coverage for holidays.
• Enter data into various systems in an efficient and accurate manner. Track associate position changes and training certifications for qualified positions via area skills matrix.
• Responsible for efficient office management such as: keeping track of and providing cost center assignments to line managers for Kronos coding, employee absences, step-up pay scale verification.
• Run reports and update systems at the appropriate frequency to ensure all data and reporting measures are accurate.
• Provide assistance with time and attendance tracking tools, to associates.
• Communicates continually with peers, supervisors, and support groups to maintain an atmosphere that fosters collaboration toward all production objectives.
• Promotes, follows and enforces all EEO/AAP, ADA, Safety and Health and Worker's Compensation policies and procedures and related state and federal laws and regulations and ensures compliance within the assigned area of responsibility; consults with People & Organization (Human Resources) on such matters as required.
• May be required to work various shifts, overtime, and weekends as necessary
• Utilize staffing requirements and production schedules to determine required staffing levels to ensure meeting operational commitments with seasonal variability. Create reports on historical data and forecasting results from applicable systems.
• Create integrated database tracking tools for staffing shrinkage patterns (vacation, sick, training, etc.) to optimize staffing forecasts.
• Optimizes labor by completing time studies to Identify labor balancing opportunities
• Performs other duties as assigned and ad-hoc reporting as requested.
Education & Professional Qualifications:
• Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent.
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to handle conflict effectively
• Excellent computer skills with experience in Word, PowerPoint, PowerBi, and Excel.
• Must be comfortable around higher management
Knowledge / Experience:
• An undergraduate degree or equivalent is preferred.
• Ability to navigate an ambiguous environment.
• Background in manufacturing environment.
• Three or more years successful related forecasting and planning experience, with strong operations background, preferably in a high demand production environment.
• Experience in utilizing and maintaining forecasting models.
• Experience in leading managers and staff professionals in workforce planning sessions and ability to develop relationships with internal customers and become their single point of contact.
Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.
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