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Nestle Production Scheduler in Columbia, South Carolina

As the nation’s leading bottled water company, Nestlé Waters North America is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we’re also committed to developing our people – enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed.

Nestlé Waters consists of four business units: Corporate, Retail, Supply Chain and ReadyRefresh by Nestlé. Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you’ll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that’s challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You’ll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It’s a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions – all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.

Job Summary

To support and help lead the efforts of the Planning team in meeting business objectives and exceeding customer expectations.



  • Effectively create a comprehensive master production schedule which considers order fill, water supply, preventive maintenance, sanitation and line load opportunities daily.

  • Serve as the focal point for all departments for all communications associated with the master schedule, on-time delivery, production capacity and sales forecasts based on the master production schedule.

  • Continual and proactive communications with production, sales, and supply chain teams, respond to and keep each informed of potential problems and opportunities related to forecasted and non-forecasted orders and recommend alternatives and process improvements.

  • Provide daily/weekly analysis and metrics for production attainment, on-time delivery, order fill, capacity & planning, production constraints and work-arounds.

  • Establish and implement effective strategies to manage inventory levels at internal and external warehouses.

  • Work with Raw Material Planner to align material requirements with manufacturing capabilities, capacity and suppliers.

  • Maintain SAP master data for production priorities, supply areas etc.

  • Act as the Planning representation at the daily operations meeting and determine production priorities.

  • Managing communications through the total business on warehouse space planning and projections for utilization.

  • Provide the daily update for all on current schedules, all process order management in SAP and the after hour directives for the night shift teams to execute.

  • Develop training guides, process changes, and SOP’s as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned by Planning Management Team.


  • Ability to handle multiple people and projects in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent communication and organization skills

  • Must be able to tactfully accept and resolve challenges from multiple departments.

  • Strong SAP knowledge, specifically Production Planning module.

  • Computer skills; Microsoft Office, Word, Power Point & strong Excel skills required.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Must be flexible in working hours – overtime, vacation coverage, taking calls after hours and off-shifts.

To our veterans and separated service members: you are at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills that you have gained while serving our country, such as adaptability, agility, and leadership, are aligned with the skills that we look for when we think about what success looks like at Nestle. We hope that you will consider sharing in our mission and purpose to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future.

Nestlé Waters North America is the nation’s leading bottled water company. Our water brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, Nestlé Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, Perrier and Acqua Panna. We’re passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship – most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America. As a valuable part of our team, you’ll receive a competitive total rewards package – something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It’s not just the work that you’ll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you’ll receive exactly the kind of benefits you’d expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at Nestlé Waters?

Job: Logistics/Supply Chain/Distribution/Transportation

Organization: Nestle Waters North America

Title: Production Scheduler

Location: SC-Columbia-McBee

Requisition ID: 19001880

The Nestlé Companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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