THE OPPORTUNITY Our client is looking to hire a Supply Planning Manager. This is a wonderful opportunity for a strong and passionate person to come in and become part of the company’s growth. The ideal candidate will be very flexible and adjust with the ever-changing needs of the organization and the people. REPORTING STRUCTURE Reports to the VP of Supply Chain with a dotted line to the Plant Manager. The role is based in Pullman, Chicago, IL. RESPONSIBILITIES Supply Planning
Align plant operational capacities with corporate planning systems. Evaluate available capacities and constraints in equipment, labor and materials, both long-term and short-term, suggest revisions and implement the final plan.
Manage the flow and streamline the processes involved in producing a product to maximize inventory efficiencies and meet customer expectations.
Represent Planning as part of the Plant Leadership team encourage cooperation and exchange information between Corporate Master Planning and the plant team.
Maintain and review the production plan to adjust for forecast changes and unexpected sales.
Responsible for determining and implementing formulation production plans.
Develops contingency plans to issues and coordinates with functional areas to resolve plant planning or scheduling conflicts and capacity constraints.
Responsible for plant planning department budget numbers.
Consult and communicate with Procurement and determine what raw materials are needed for the plant and request from Procurement.
Manage Finished Goods inventory levels between manufacturing locations within established control limits to support demand.
Monitor WIP levels and adjust production plans as necessary.
Monitor components to assure availability when needed to maintain continuous workflow to production lines while maintaining proper inventory levels.
Determine materials requirements needed to meet production schedules, inventory levels and shipment demands to achieve on-time production and inventory management requirements.
Control the flow of product to the packaging room – to ensure no obsolescence/expiry.
Manage finished goods inventory at outside storage locations.
Monitor, daily, the inventory and codes of all products in the cooler to ensure proper rotation and traceability of all items.
Manage day to day activities of production scheduler to implement and maintain performance metrics.
Lead and manage goal setting, developing, training, succession planning and mentoring for production scheduler.
Technical resource for Allergen program.
Plan, direct and coordinate the day-to-day activities of the shipping department
Manage shipment status to meet on-time and accurate delivery requirements.
Proactively evaluate process flow, making changes to improve time-to-fill.
Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management, Logistics, or Supply Chain Management preferred.
5-7 years of experience in Supply Chain / Supply Planning processes (e.g., scheduling, logistics, inventory planning and/or warehouse management).
Proven experience with ERP system, preferably IFS.
Microsoft Suite proficient.
POSITION BENEFITS The compensation package for this position is commensurate with experience and includes a competitive base salary, annual bonus and benefits package.