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Planner Scheduler

Location: Golden Valley, MN, United States
Business Unit: Liberty Packaging
Remote Type: No Remote

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The Planner Scheduler’s core responsibility is creating the production schedule and ensuring the optimization of equipment utilization, as well as on-time fulfilment of customer demand.


This role works closely with production leaders, sales, and customer service to prioritize work orders and customer requirements. Communicates schedules and schedule changes effectively. This position will report to the Planning and Scheduling Manager and is based out of our plant in Golden Valley, Minnesota.


  • Build and update production schedules to ensure continuous plant operations and prevent machine downtime. Communicate production schedules out to the production floor based on customer orders and deadlines.
  • Communicate with customer service, sales, shipping, and production to provide real time information regarding machine breakdowns, late shipments, expedited orders, or lack of supplies.
  • Plan and modify daily production schedules this includes accommodating new information, coordinating with leaders when issues arise to conduct analysis of root cause and seeking to prevent future issues. Where root cause is cross-functional, collaborate with others on solutions.
  • Ensure waste is minimized through scheduling of seamless production handoffs between departments. Identifies production bottlenecks and collaborates with operations leaders to resolve them.
  • Responsible for forecasting paper roll use and managing onsite inventory in partnership with suppliers.
  • Communicates proactively to build relationships and trust with stakeholders to allow rapid problem-solving when required. Escalates issues appropriately.
  • Collaborates with production, sales, and customer service to ensure current and accurate information is used to inform inventory levels and strategies.
  • Review prior day reports to ensure orders were successfully delivered by carriers and received by customers.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Highschool Diploma or GED equivalent from an accredited institution 
  • Previous manufacturing experience
  • Previous experience leading projects or initiatives


  • Business/technical degree, equivalent experience, bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Previous experience in corrugated, folding carton, or paper manufacturing industries
  • Experience of having a leadership role within a manufacturing setting is a plus   
  • Strong understanding of business system software
  • Problem analysis/solving- formal training is highly preferred


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.

  • Regular sitting, standing, and walking throughout the day to accomplish tasks
  • Manual and finger dexterity used regularly with some repetitive finger motions
  • Ability to work in front of a computer screen for long periods of time
  • Specific vision abilities include close and distance vision; able to identify colors, small letters, and numbers; hand/eye coordination, depth perception and able to adjust focus
  • Hearing and speaking
  • Other conditions may include frequent reaching, stretching, pushing, pulling, pinching, grasping, and gripping.


Comprised of multiple companies with headquarters in New Hope, Minnesota, Liberty Diversified International (LDI) is a privately held company employing more than 1,900 individuals across our manufacturing facilities, production facilities and core business operations in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Arizona, California, and Mexico. With deep roots in the corrugated box manufacturing industry, we operate in the core markets of paper, packaging, workplace products, corrugated plastics and building products.

Since 1918, our values – Caring, Innovation, Trust and Excellence – have guided our day-to-day activities. We believe that when our employees are aligned with these values, we create superior solutions and service for our customers. The LDI family of companies includes Liberty Packaging, Liberty Paper, Liberty Plastics (Custom Solutions and Quarrix Building Products) and Safco.



Liberty Diversified International is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.