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Planner, Supply

Date: Feb 11, 2021

Location: Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company: Glanbia

Job Summary

  • The Supply Planner is responsible for using software to develop a six month Master Production Schedule (MPS) for assigned plants. The MPS must insure targeted inventories of finished goods are maintained so that targeted order fill rates/customer service goals are achieved and working capital goals are met.  This role reports into the Supply Planning Manager.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops and maintains a six month supply outlook for assigned categories.  The planner will have responsibility to ensure the plan maintains target inventory levels and is executed successfully through the production and fulfillment.
  • Interfaces with Plant Schedulers to convert rough-cut production plan to finite schedule on a weekly basis. Communicate short and long term production plans to appropriate facilities.
  • Identify and resolve supply planning exceptions in JDA through prioritization in the production schedule, re-allocation of  available raw/pack inventory and establishment of safety stock parameters;


  • Develop standard and ad hoc detailed analysis for planning & fulfillment metrics.  Identify key root causes for non-performance, and drive improvement initiatives across the business


  • Continuously find opportunities to improve supply planning techniques, methods, and approaches. Participate in projects to advance processes, service levels, efficiency, inventory, space, and cost.


Other Experience

  • Knowledge of the position
    • A clear understanding of the relationships between the planning systems and their effect on inventory and service levels
    • Solid knowledge of planning process within an MRP environment
    • Advanced knowledge and use of MRP systems. Experience with JDA a plus
  • Skills of the position
    • Exceptional analytical skills; detail oriented and well organized
    • Exceptional problem solving skills
    • Advanced Excel skills preferred
    • Verbal and written communication skills to convey information that may be somewhat complex to other who may have limited knowledge of the subject in question.
    • Role may require basic negotiation and influence, cooperation, tact and diplomacy, etc.



  • 3 years of Supply Chain Experience
  • Preferred experience in a CPG supply chain role
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or related area.



Nearest Major Market: Chicago