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Ferrara Is Hiring A Supply Planner

Job Location: Chicago

Chicago HQ (hybrid)

Want to make an impact?

This position is responsible for supporting management of the supply and production planning for a production location at Ferrara Candy Company. This position works cross functionally to understand demand, timing issues and capacity requirements impacting the everyday and seasonal portfolios and works with multiple plant schedulers and other cross functional areas to assure optimal service with minimal carryover inventory.

Ways you will make a difference

  • Work with plant schedulers to assure service and proper inventory build quantities.
  • Supports the tracking and execution of SKU builds.
  • Provides regular status updates to management in weekly meetings on adherence to plan, root cause of delays, risks, and options/tradeoffs/recommendations to minimize impact.
  • Works closely with Brand Managers, Operations Business Managers, and Production Planners on product changes, issues, and roll-outs, and develops plans to minimize any obsolescence.
  • Works across all Supply Chain functions and leads the resolution of issues that are surfaced.
  • Ensures adherence to all company policies and procedures.
  • Understands and demonstrates the Company's core values.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Some travel may be required.

Skills that will make you successful

  • Strong mathematical, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal, written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Understanding of production capacities, constraints and cost/service trade-offs
  • Demonstrated team leadership skills, including ability to identify and resolve issues/opportunities
  • Detail oriented, self-starter and comfortable taking initiative, as well as capable of producing high quality results on a sustainable basis
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Excel, PowerPoint are required, including management of complex data sets
  • Strong understanding of SAP software (including APO) and Business Objects
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

Experiences that will support your success

  • BA/BS; in quantitative majors preferred (i.e., Supply Chain, Procurement, Engineering, Statistics, Operations Management, Economics, Business, Logistics)
  • 3+ years of experience in Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Operations Management, or related position, i.e., Business, Logistics
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with SAP software and Business Warehouse/Business Intelligence systems preferred
  • Bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish preferred
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