May 15, 2019

Corporate Production Planning Manager

  • Nor Cal Beverage Co Inc
  • West Sacramento, CA, USA
Full-Time Manufacturing

Job Description

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Company Profile

Nor-Cal Beverage Co., Inc. (Nor-Cal), founded in 1937, is California’s largest independent beverage bottler. Family-owned for three generations, Nor-Cal mixes and packages such well-known beverage brands as Arizona Tea, Vitamin Water, PowerAde, Hansen’s, and Monster Energy, as well as Florida Natural and Minute Maid Juices, and its own brand - Go-Girl energy drinks. Nor-Cal has facilities in West Sacramento, Anaheim and Fullerton.  As a result of its innovation and sound business decisions, Nor-Cal has expanded and is planning continued growth.


Nor-Cal Beverage Co., Inc. is seeking a Corporate Production Planning Manager for our West Sacramento, California facility


Benefits eligible first of the month following 28 days of employment.

Summary: Working in Production Planning Department coordinating all aspects of production planning. Create an efficient schedule by working with internal and external customers.  Responsible for monitoring and scheduling of multiple production lines, and overseeing the ordering of all raw materials for the production lines. Communicates with customers and suppliers and maintains planning systems.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follow all safety procedures and work as safe as possible at all times.
  • Responsible for production scheduling support and guidance for both Anaheim and West Sacramento facilities.
  • Work closely with Production Operations to ensure production schedules are clearly communicated and as efficient as possible.
  • Manage employees in different locations.
  • Oversee and monitor schedules for all production lines ensuring customer satisfaction and efficient schedule writing.
  • Communicate with customers on all aspects of their production schedule and problem solves any issues.
  • Monitor releasing of all raw materials to ensure orders are completed, ordering is within specification, and ordering per customers’ requirements.
  • Work closely with suppliers to ensure proper documentation and delivery requirements are being followed.
  • Monitor on hand inventory to remove any aged stock and confirm levels are kept at a minimum level.
  • Work closely with Inventory Control Manager on all aspects of raw material inventory including current levels, space used, and delivery schedules, as well as maintaining interdepartmental satisfaction.
  • Work closely with Engineering and Maintenance on scheduled and unscheduled work to be done on the production lines and understand its impact on production scheduling. 
  • Work closely with Sales Team on validation and implementation of new customers.
  • Set up all new items in multiple Operating Systems.
  • Set up and maintain all Work Orders.
  • Set up and maintain Batch Summary Sheets.
  • Oversee Holds Process for accuracy and completion.
  • Provide various reporting to Management.
  • Run daily production meetings.
  • Identify and implement ways to improve efficiencies of the production schedule and daily tasks.
  • Complete accurate work in Avail, ILS, Deacom, and/or SAP systems.
  • Complete KRONOS for all direct reports.
  • Cross train on your area as needed.
  • General
    • Maintain a positive work atmosphere and interaction with customers, co-workers, and management.
    • Perform all other duties as assigned.
    • Regular and punctual attendance.
  • To perform this job successfully, must be able to perform each fundamental task listed above satisfactorily.



  • Excellent customer service.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Well organized.
  • Ability to multitask and work with changing priorities.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Proficient in Word and Excel.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.


Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma required;
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferred;
  • Minimum of 5 years general office experience required;
  • 1-2 years’ experience managing a team preferred;
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Experience with the following systems preferred: SAP, AS400, Avail, ILS, MS Office.


Language Skills: English required.


Supervisory Responsibilities: Yes


Amount of Travel Involved: 10%


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.  However, the noise level in the work environment can often be loud and disruptive due to the nature of working with Production


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Nor-Cal Beverage Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer-----M/F/D/V



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