Production Scheduler

Production Scheduler ( 1 positon at Marshfield, MO )


Do you want to help improve and health around the world?

At Oterra, food and health are at the heart of everything we do and every day over 400 million people eat a product with our colors in it. We believe that nature got it right the first time and as a leading manufacturer of colors from natural sources, we are here to make a difference for healthy living and sustainable agriculture. We need the brightest and most passionate people on board to succeed. Want to join us?


The team for you to join:

Team Oterra is characterized by having a culture where we all chip in when and where it is needed, have a flat structure but high standards, enjoy a good laugh and a pragmatic and operational approach to driving the operations and business growth globally. We love to learn and genuinely find our purpose and passion in continuously improving our organization.





  • Ownership of schedule(s) for all assigned machines, processes and production activities within the plants ensuring we optimize equipment and maximize utilization throughout in order to meet customer requirements.  Responsible for customer on-time/in full performance as well as optimal inventory level metrics.
  • Ensure adequate Work In Process (WIP) to support finished good production—maximizing inventory turns.  Leverage rework to mitigate disposal of aging stock.  Optimize inventory investment in relationship to plant efficiency and scrap rates. 
  • Communicate/coordinate information flow to the production floor/cross-functional teams to ensure alignment as needed.
  • Maintain rolling 4-6 week schedule for the Production Planning/Detailed Scheduling (PPDS) horizon to ensure aligned visibility for material flow to support line/work center requirements.  Proactively communicate/manage capacity shortfalls.
  • Monitor/action slow moving materials.
  • Provide availability dates for customer/sales requests based on end to end supply chain parameters when needed.
  • Maintain SOPs/training documents and provide back up support as needed for other scheduler or plant coordinator roles.
  • Maintain Visual Performance Board(s)
  • Maintain reporting and drive Root Cause Analysis (RCA) cross-functional meetings and Continuous Improvement (CI) actions for identified issues (significant or recurring).
  • Order/transfer materials to managed site location in timely manner to support production.  Proactively identify/communicate material shortfalls to ensure no impact to rolling 7 day schedule.
  • Manage/adjust inventory as required to ensure accuracy.
  • Release orders to the floor as needed.


Required Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED with 2+ years Production Planning experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
  • APICs Certification Preferred


System capability:

  • ERP system experience—SAP preferred
  • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Ability to leverage Word/Powerpoint/Outlook/Teams


Skills required:

  • Strong system skills
  • Excellent math skills
  • Solid logic skills with inference capability
  • Lean Methodology experience preferred
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills


Other skills:

  • Willingness to be open to change
  • Ability to look at various viewpoints and draw conclusions utilizing good judgment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Collaborative/professional demeanor
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Willingness to dig in to drive necessary improvements



What we offer you?

We offer you a great place to work, with the opportunity to be part of a high growth, high pace and ambitious company. We are a global organization committed to support our business and our customers.


About Oterra:

Oterra, an EQT portfolio company, is the largest provider of naturally sourced colors worldwide. Since our first color launch in 1876, we’ve utilized the power of nature’s true colors and championed that natural is best.


We have an unrivalled expertise in colors for food, beverage, dietary supplements and pet food, and help manufacturers bring appealing products to consumers around the world. We empower our partners to meet the demand for safe, sustainable and natural food on our journey together towards natural. Every day over 400 million people eat or drink a product with our colors in it.


At Oterra we are on an exciting growth journey where no two days are alike. We are a dedicated team of professionals around the world united in our belief that nature got it right the first time and that no one knows natural colors like us.


Our headquarters is in Hoersholm, Denmark, and we have production sites in Europe, Latin America, India, and the US and close to 1,500 team members in 29 countries worldwide, serving 120 markets globally. Join us on our journey together towards natural.



West Allis and Mount Pleasant, WI.

Application Deadline: 
Job ID:  1961

Marshfield, MO, US, 65706

Job Posting Function:  Supply Chain (logistics procurement)

Nearest Major Market: Springfield