Pullman, Chicago IL
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.

Reports to the VP of Supply Chain with a dotted line to the Plant Manager. The role is based in Pullman, Chicago, IL.

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.
Inventory Control
  • 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.
Team Management
  • 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.
The compensation package for this position is commensurate with experience and includes a competitive base salary, annual bonus and benefits package.
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