Clearwater Paper Corporation

Finite Production Scheduler - Finished Products

Req No.
Location : Location
US-NV-N Las Vegas
Customer Service/Support


Schedule manufacturing site Production units, and support equipment for a specific manufacturing operation, in a manner that covers sales orders with expected service levels and to meet internal needs with the lowest possible inventory and cost.  While this position reports to a central MPS the person has a dotted line reporting relationship to the mill manager and actively participates in mill leadership meetings.


Production Unit Scheduling

  • Demonstrate high energy and urgency in a fast pace environment to resolve issues quickly
  • Firming, converting and releasing of production orders to meet inventory targets and customer orders
  • Follow-up and close monitoring of exceptions and critical /rush orders
  • Partner with operations to enable the mill to meet stated production and service metrics
  • Collaborate with operations to minimize unit changeovers and maximize their efficiencies 
  • Use work-related software (JDE/VCP) to their fullest capabilities 
  • Plans and establishes production schedules to meet customer service level agreements (SLA’s)
  • Develop production schedules that minimize both operational and transportation costs while meeting customer delivery deadlines
  • Communicate clearly to the appropriate parties about deviations and delays to the schedule and customer orders

Inventory Management

  • Work with packaging buyers and paper planners to review raw materials inventories to ensure that they are available for current schedules and if necessary help develop a plan to obtain the needed raw material
  • Responsible for notifying packaging buyers, paper planners, customer service and transportation of schedule changes within the locked period
  • Release product transfers daily to the appropriate warehouses
  • Responsible for reviewing and monitoring the inventory health report.  Takes action as needed to keep inventory in a healthy range

Other duties

  • Schedule outside converting and perform the associated transactions, as needed
  • Balances customer service needs with operational efficiencies
  • Attend operations meetings to review schedules and participates as an active member of the mill leadership team
  • Coordinate and lead meetings with production departments, deployment planner and customer service representatives regarding production schedules and to mitigate issues
  • Provide backup and vacation relief for other planning department positions
  • Actively drive and participate in continuous improvement activities


Required education and related experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Material Management or Operations Management
  • Two to five years’ experience in manufacturing, preferably with a production planning  / purchasing / projects or order management background
  • Demonstrated understanding of the demand triggers in manufacturing and their interdependencies (sales, production, work orders)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, preferably JDE/Oracle and understanding of master data in an integrated system

Skills and Abilities (technical/professional skills, expertise and qualifications):

  • Must have the ability to communicate and interface effectively with internal work groups
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills required
  • Highly motivated and results-oriented with ability to work under pressure
  • Team player, positive attitude, excellent initiative and problem solving abilities
  • Proven analytical thinker; shows ability to analyze complex and sometimes conflicting data in order to reach logical conclusions
  • Strong organizational skills and proven ability to multiple tasks simultaneously


Illustrative Essential Functions:

  • Primarily office environment
  • Keyboarding; long periods of sitting and viewing computer monitor
  • Must wear required Personal Protective Equipment in the manufacturing environment



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