Supply Chain, Procurement & Transportation Greeley, Colorado


Position at Pilgrim's

Production Planner

We are looking for a Production Planner for Pilgrim’s that plans and manages production schedules to meet order fill rate and on-time delivery metrics based on sales forecasts, customer demands, and production lead-times.


  • Schedule and direct production planning meetings, track operational performance to schedules, and coordinate necessary adjustments.
  • Optimize inventory levels and working capital while supporting targeted customer service levels.
  • Coordinate production requirements with Procurement and Operations to ensure adequate inventory of raw materials, packaging, and ingredient components.
  • Work closely with Operations to understand and support their needs in order to facilitate high schedule adherence.
  • Take part in the logistics planning and contracting of raw materials and finished products.
  • Utilize a collaborative approach with Inventory Control and Distribution Planning to ensure timely and efficient order fulfillment.
  • Manage and maintain OFR indicators for Prepared Food’s customers.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in related field (business, supply chain, etc.)
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of business affecting the forecast process.
  • Must have intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to view the supply chain as a series of linked processes. 
  • Have a solid understanding of electronic business systems.
  • Maintains exceptional analytical, math and problem-solving skills
  • Must have strong organizational skills and acute attention to details.
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work independently and ask questions as needed.
  • Must have a track record of successful implementation.
  • Knowledge of SAP or other software related to production planning is preferred.

As a salaried position with the company, you may be required to travel at some point to other facilities, to attend Company events, or as a representative of the Company in other situations. Unless otherwise specified in this posting, the amount of travel may vary and the most qualified candidate must be willing and able to travel as business needs dictate.

The applicant who fills this position will be eligible for the following compensation and benefits:

  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, and Dental coverage begin after 60 days of employment;
  • Paid Time Off: sick leave, vacation, and 6 company observed holidays;
  • 401(k):company match begins after the first year of service and follows the company vesting schedule;
  • Base salary range of $58,000-$63,000
  • Incentive Pay: This position is eligible to participate in the Company’s annual bonus plan, the amount of bonus varies and is subject to the standard terms and conditions of the incentive program;

For individuals assigned and/or hired to work in Colorado, JBS and Pilgrim’s is required by law to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. This compensation range is specific to the State of Colorado and takes into account various factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to a candidate’s relevant experience, qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiencies for the role.

The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

About us: Pilgrim’s is the second largest chicken producer in the world, with operations in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico and the U.K. Pilgrim’s processes, prepares, packages and delivers fresh, further-processed and value-added poultry products for sale to customers in more than 100 countries, employs more than 50,000 people and contracts with more than 5,200 family farmers. Pilgrim’s is headquartered in beautiful Greeley, Colorado, at the JBS USA corporate office where our 1,200 employees enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine a year.

Our mission: To be the best in all that we do, completely focused on our business, ensuring the best products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers, profitability for our shareholders and the opportunity of a better future for all of our team members.

Our core values are: Availability, Determination, Discipline, Humility, Ownership, Simplicity, Sincerity