Production Planner

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Thornton, CO, United States

Posted on: 2024-02-26

Category: food

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

About the company:

Meati Foods is focused on using proprietary, clean technologies to provide nutritious, fungi-based protein that everyone can enjoy and feel good about eating every day. The company strongly believes that finding the right protein should be easy and consumers should never have to choose between health, taste or the environment.


Job Summary: We are seeking an experienced and detail-oriented Production Planner to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for planning and scheduling production activities, including material planning, to meet customer demands and optimize manufacturing efficiency. The Production Planner will collaborate with various departments to ensure a smooth and well-coordinated production process.


  1. Production Planning:

    • Develop and maintain production schedules to meet customer demands while maximizing efficiency.
    • Analyze production specifications, plant capacity, and resource availability to ensure optimal production output.
  2. Material Planning:

    • Work closely with procurement teams to ensure timely availability of raw materials and components needed for production.
    • Monitor and manage inventory levels, reordering points, and lead times to minimize stockouts and excess inventory.
  3. Coordination:

    • Collaborate with sales, operations, and procurement teams to gather information on customer orders, inventory levels, and raw material availability.
    • Communicate production plans and material requirements to relevant stakeholders.
  4. Capacity Management:

    • Monitor and analyze production capacity against demand, making adjustments as necessary to ensure on-time delivery.
    • Identify and address potential production bottlenecks related to both capacity and material availability.
  5. Inventory Control:

    • Manage inventory levels to minimize excess or obsolete stock while ensuring sufficient materials are available for production.
    • Implement strategies to optimize inventory turnover and reduce carrying costs.
  6. Continuous Improvement:

    • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives to enhance production processes, reduce lead times, and improve overall efficiency, with a focus on material flow.
    • Implement best practices for material planning and scheduling.
  7. Reporting:

    • Generate regular reports on production performance, key metrics, and any deviations from the production plan, with specific attention to material-related issues.
    • Analyze data to identify trends and areas for improvement in material planning processes.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • Proven experience as a Manufacturing Production Planner in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management abilities.
  • Proficient in using manufacturing resource planning (MRP) software.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams.

Preferred Skills:

  • APICS certification or equivalent.
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Familiarity with Netsuite or other ERP systems.

**Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Meati we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.** 

The base salary range for this role is $68,000 - $90,000 annually, which is just one aspect of our total compensation package. In addition to the salary, this position is eligible for a potential annual bonus and equity! Actual compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance at no cost to the employee (for employee-only coverage)
  • 401K with company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and Floating Holidays
  • Monthly reimbursements for personal health and wellness expenses
  • Mental health programs at no cost
  • Parental Leave, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability coverage, and AD&D 

Equal Employment Opportunity: Eat Meati™ is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About Eat Meati™

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Eat Meati™ is on a mission to build Good Energy™ from the ground up. We work closely with Mother Nature to cultivate the complete protein she intended — one that’s been the root of our living world for millennia. We’re connecting and empowering eaters everywhere to evolve energetically. We believe food should be simple, clean, and of course, delicious, which is why grow and nourish our mushroom root to create nutrient-rich, whole food protein everyone can enjoy. Get to know more about Meati™ at

Our team is passionate about making the world a better place through good health and wellness, positive climate impact, and equitable access to nutrition around the world. This passion translates into the culture of our office, making Eat Meati™ a lively, enjoyable, innovative, and inclusive place to work. This is an exciting time to be a part of the Meati™ team and the growing plant-based meat category..

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