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Supply and Scheduling Manager, Oil Trading

Purchasing & Procurement


Location: Brea HQ 

Exemption: Exempt 



Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that can be found at national and regional restaurants, hospitals and universities, movie theatres and major retailers in the U.S. and in more than 60 countries. At 15 manufacturing sites across North America, Ventura Foods creates dressings and sauces, mayonnaises, margarines, and oils that help our customers create great-tasting flavors with high-quality ingredients. Those same high-quality ingredients go into our own set of branded products, such as: Marie’s® dressings, LouAna® oils, Dean’s® dips and Gold n’ Soft® spreads. Our company is headquartered in Brea, California with operations across the U.S, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines and Singapore. Regardless of your role, function or location, at Ventura Foods, you'll be part of a supportive team dedicated to helping our customers delight their customers.

Position Summary:

Primary liason between all 12 manufacturing facilities and corporate Oil Procurement group.  Responsible for managing supply of all bulk oils to 12 facilities, including both railcar and truck movements.  Control proper inventory levels at each location to meet demand and control costs.  Interface with plant schedulers, suppliers, brokers, and procurement to balance contract position with weekly and monthly demand.  Responsible for allocating plant requisitions to the correct, lowest-delivered-cost purchase contracts. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Schedule oil by creating purchase orders based on plant requisitions and by using knowledge of contracted positions apply POs to appropriate oil contracts, maintaining lowest possible costs for each oil type.
  • Resolve supply issues and demand changes with suppliers and brokers on a daily basis, managing the relationship with plant schedulers.  These result from late shipments by suppliers and rejections and schedule changes by our plants.
  • During supply disruptions, act as primary liaison between Oil Trading, Operations, and Supply Chain.
  • Monitor and manage oil invoice exceptions.
  • Manage regular, frequent communications with suppliers and brokers to maintain flow of oil to plants.
  • Assemble oil forecasts as requested.
  • Utilize the supply and demand analysis tool to monitor inventory flow thus preventing shortages and controlling inventory costs.
  • Entering purchase contracts and maintaining contract positions.
  • Cross-Training and coverage of other roles in the department.
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 to 5 years of Supply Chain experience or equivalent experience of  5+ years of Supply Chain experience in CPG, or commodities or food/bev manufacturing required.
  • Supply Chain experience to include scheduling and logistics management of bulk commodities for multiple plant operation
  • Supply Chain certification preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Requires strong verbal and written communications skills with a high degree of accuracy and strong attention to detail. 
  • Ability to make decisions independently and prioritize and manage time sensitive situations. 
  • Must be able to interact with a wide variety of personnel within and outside the company on an ongoing basis to accomplish proper supply chain management.


Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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