Supply Planner (Exp in Food & Beverages Industry)

Position Type


Travel Required

Only need based travel onsite


Chicago (Remote and Need Based Travel




6 months plus possible extension

Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Pros2plan, a division of Spinnaker SCA Company is now hiring for a Supply Planner (Exp in Food & Beverages Industry)

Location: Chicago - Remote (only need based travel onsite)

Duration: 6 months plus

Bill Rate: open


The Supply Planner is responsible for supply planning finished goods for assigned bakeries and/or co-packers, ensuring proper inventory levels, service and cost objectives.  The Planner will be responsible for short to mid-term capacity planning. Supply Planner will work closely with manufacturing plants, as well as key business stake holders.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for generating a weekly capacity constrained supply plan, ensuring efficient delivery of inventory, service and cost objectives.

  • Primary supply contact for assigned product category; participate in weekly plant meetings, inventory management, KPI reporting

  • Ability to proactively identify supply risk and identify resolution, mitigating customer shortages

  • Responsible for escalating and communicating supply risks to Customer Service, Sales and other internal customers.

  • Work with cross-functional teams on product launches and/or existing product changes

  • Provide necessary reports and updates for monthly IBP Process

  • Work with Capacity Planner on demand changes, supply issues/risks and open capacity for Sales

  • Responsible for leading minor short-term ad hoc projects within the Supply Planning team

  • Track bakery/business performance (KPIs) to the established supply chain plan such as Case Fill Rate, Days of Supply, OSMI and Production Adherence.

  • Conduct root cause analysis for supply chain issues and define corrective action plans to avoid reoccurrence

  • Manage and control finished goods inventories for assigned items in order to achieve the company's financial targets along with utilizing obsolete and slow moving inventory reports to determine action required to initiate salvage sale or disposal of product.

  • Deploy finished goods inventories of assigned foods across the distribution network to support customer needs using SAP

Skills & Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree is required

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the following functions is required: supply chain management, planning, logistics, manufacturing and/or related field

  • Strong knowledge of SAP is required

  • Previous experience with Network Supply Planning tools, such as SAP APO or SAP IBP is preferred

  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing environments is required

  • Strong MS Office experience, specifically with Excel

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills required

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives while working independently is required

  • APICS Certification is preferred

  • Excellent organizational skills required

  • Demonstrates agility within a dynamic environment