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Labor Coordinator



Sikeston, MO, USA
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023

Background & Purpose of the Job:

The labor coordinator is responsible for labor optimization. This activity includes maintaining schedules for all hourly employees on a routine bases, as well as influencing the labor strategies of the site. The areas of responsibility are primarily in production but has the potential to reach across the entire facility. They will coordinate and assign people to factory positions based on both skill and business needs. The labor coordinator will also analyze headcount, monitor overtime and sustainable labor.

What You’ll Do:

  • Prepare production labor scheduling for each line.
  • Partner with 3rd party labor coordinators to coordinate demand for contingent labor.
  • Continuously monitor and adjust schedules per production changes.
  • Update kronos as needed to reflect accurately (production changes, approved schedule swaps).
  • Conduct people movement across lines and communicate moves efficiently and timely.
  • Look ahead to determine potential staffing shortfalls and create solutions to proactive prevent those shortfalls.
  • Coordinate training scheduling needs, pairing trainees with trainers.
  • Shift bids for production (and potentially entire factory in the future).
  • Manage openings for production handpackers and operators. Work with the HR and Finance departments to facilitate job openings.
  • Maintain a master list of people and their home spots
  • Manage and approve/deny PTO and entering onto the scheduling and kronos as needed. Communicate approvals/denials efficiently and timely.
  • Payroll signoff for production employees.
  • Manage overtime and maintain reports.
  • Track and enforce compliance with the company’s sustainable labor guidelines. Maintain reports and identify risks. Fully communicate these risks areas if any. Work with management and HR to create sustainable solutions.

Standard Job Expectations:

  • Maintain confidentiality of all personnel information, persons served, agency and staff information.
  • Follow site guidelines to ensure consistency and fair treatment for all. employees when executing people moves across lines
  • Maintain accurate files and completes all filing in a timely manner.
  • Maintain respectful and positive interactions with persons served and other staff .
  • Follow all policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate initiative and decision-making skills in completing job duties.
  • Follow safe work practices and reports unsafe conditions.
  • Complete, submit, and maintain all required documentation and data in a timely manner.
  • Represent Unilever in a professional and positive manner at all times.
  • May be required to work any hours, shifts, including overtime. Cooperate if asked to change hours of work, work additional hours (overtime).
  • Perform other duties assigned by supervisor.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Analytical – Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
  • Design – Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving – Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Interpersonal – Maintains confidentiality; Keeps emotions under control.
  • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively.
  • Diversity – Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.
  • Ethics – Treats people with respect.
  • Organizational Support – Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time.
  • Adaptability – Manages competing demands.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction.
  • Innovation – Meets challenges with resourcefulness.
  • Judgment – Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.


  • Experienced and proficient in Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word). Preferred to have at least 3 years of experience in previous work or educational setting.
  • Experience using Supervisor view of Kronos or other time keeping system is preferred.
  • Time Management Skills, experience prioritizing work with little guidance.
  • 2+ years' experience being in a leadership/supervisory role (leadership is considered directly and leading others work task, regardless of title).
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups employees of organization.
  • Able to be flexible and work in an ever-changing environment.
  • Able to work in pressurized situations and deliver on hard deadlines.


  • Being in role does not create a conflict of interest within plant per handbook guidelines.
  • Ability to work various hours and shifts to accommodate giving visibility to all shifts.
  • Able to work overtime when required.
  • Associates Degree in Business, Supply Chain or other relevant area is preferred. High School diploma or equivalent (GED) required.

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Pay: The pay range for this position is $42,300 to $63,500. Unilever takes into consideration a wide range of factors that are utilized in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, qualifications and education, and other business and organizational needs.

Bonus: This position is bonus eligible.

Long-Term Incentive (LTI): This position is LTI eligible.

Benefits: Unilever employees are eligible to participate in our benefits plan. Should the employee choose to participate, they can choose from a range of benefits to include, but is not limited to, health insurance (including prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage), retirement savings benefits, life insurance and disability benefits, parental leave, sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, as well as access to numerous voluntary benefits. Any coverages for health insurance and retirement benefits will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans and associated governing plan.


Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.