Employment Opportunities

Job Category:

Production Planning


Dairy Program Associate


The Dairy Program Associate will be responsible for production-related duties primarily coordinating inventory for assigned plants/warehouses based on forecasts and customer demand for Organic Valley product lines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Issue purchase orders and transfers.
  • Communicate with plants on production needs and issues.
  • Utilize production planning, dairy forecasting, and sales projections worksheets to plan production.
  • Maintain inventories at a just in time basis to meet ingredient and private label customer orders.
  • Maintain finished packaged product inventories, including tracking promos.
  • Reconciliation of weekly inventories and production yields.
  • Assist in billing of quality assurance failures and plant losses.
  • Serve as plant emergency contact person, with possible night and weekend calls.
  • Coordinate ingredient sales.
  • Provide weekly reports to and coordinate with Warehousing, Inventory, Quality Assurance, and Freight departments.
  • Serve as the telephone contact for milk haulers and schedule changes, with night and weekend calls.



Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform order entry within the ERP system as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Associate degree in Business, Ag Business or related field preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Dairy background preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to work both independently and in team settings.
  • Strong ability to prioritize and organize effectively. 



Reports to:

Regional Dairy Supervisors

Job Status:

Regular, Full-Time




La Farge, WI


Email Human Relations: hr(at)organicvalley.coop.

Fax: 608-625-3071

Organic Valley
One Organic Way
La Farge, WI 54639

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Organic Valley is an equal opportunity employer.

All employment at CROPP is at-will and can be terminated by CROPP or an individual employee at any time, for any reason, with or without notice, and with or without cause.

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