Labor Scheduler in Marshall, Minnesota

Company: Schwan Food Company

At The Schwan Food Company, we are driven to bring our customers delicious foods and reliable services. That's how we grew from a "one-man-and-a-truck" delivery business in rural Minnesota to a multibillion-dollar private company with thousands of team members nationwide. Our commitment to delicious foods shows in all we do, from careful ingredient selection and quality food making to delivering a great experience wherever you shop and eat.

The foods we make reach customers in many ways. We deliver directly to our customer's homes through our popular food-delivery business, offer well-known retail brands such as Red Baron, Freschetta, and Tony's pizzas, Pagoda snacks and appetizers, and Mrs. Smith's and Edwards desserts, and bring innovative food solutions to our customers in the food-service industry. To learn more, visit us at

As a Labor Scheduler you will be responsible, under general supervision, for evaluating labor requirements and assisting in labor scheduling of employees in a manufacturing plant. This role is also responsible for maintaining accurate and up to date data in the system and providing staffing solutions for the best possible business results.

Other duties include:

* Coordinate and communicate with all departments to ensure that labor needs for the plant are utilized effectively and efficiently. Troubleshoots exceptions that occur during the labor scheduling process. Stays informed of all variables affecting labor schedule including but not limited to call-ins weather related issues and other special case scenarios.

* Organizes weekly meetings with supervisors on labor schedules, communicates any changes in the schedule to the manager as well as supervisors and identifies training needs to meet the best possible scheduling results.

* Maintains employee profile (primary jobs, job transfer, sets availability patterns, shifts) and skill matrix data in Kronos system with the help of regular communication with supervisors. Communicates with temp agencies and HR to maintain temp employee data.

* Analyzes and reports exceptions within scheduling to Labor Scheduling Manager assign resources to meet business guiding principles.

* Maintains annual vacation tracker and call-ins for employees. Communicates with supervisors and the Labor Manager on approval and denial of vacations. Monitors trends on call-ins and regularly communicates with HR team.

* Communicates with Production Scheduler to bring common ground on Production and Labor planning. This includes but not limited to adjusting labor schedule if the production schedule changes.

* Communicates with production employees for coverage of shifts based on labor needs.

* Manages part-time workforce identifies availability of part-time employees and fits them into weekly schedule to obtain optimum results.

* Reports weekly labor scheduling metrics to Labor Scheduling Manager analyzes trends in the data recommends changes if necessary.

Bachelor's degree or equivalent

Years of Related Experience: 3-5 years of related experience


* Proficient with data entry in database tools, Kronos knowledge preferred.

* Proficient in MS Office:
Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

* Must have good written and verbal communication skills as well as good basic math skills.

* Capable of working with tight deadlines to ensure on- time deliveries.

The employing subsidiaries of The Schwan Food Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.


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