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Supply Planner

Date: Nov 23, 2022

Location: Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Performance Nutrition’s purpose is to inspire people everywhere to achieve their performance goals! We are a global consumer product company with brands Optimum Nutrition, Isopure, BSN, think! protein bars, SlimFast, Amazing Grass and more. 


We are hiring a Supply Planner to our team! You will be responsible for using software to develop a 6-month Master Production Schedule (MPS) for assigned plants. The MPS must ensure targeted inventories of finished goods are maintained so that targeted order fill rates/customer service goals are achieved and working capital goals are met.


Responsibilities include:

  • Develops and maintains a six-month supply outlook for assigned plants.
  • Communicate short- and long-term production plans to appropriate facilities.      
  • Responsible for issuing and maintaining transfers (stock deployments) for assigned plants using an MRP system    
  • Represents Supply Planning in S&OP process by communicating supply chain issues and recommendations for resolution           
  • Review potential shortages daily and communicate potential shortage information to appropriate departments.      
  • Participate in meetings with cross-functional team members to support business initiatives and adjust plans accordingly.             
  • Manage production and inventory to balance plant capacity constraints
  • Analyze MRP exceptions daily to maintain appropriate inventory levels  
  • Weekly and monthly KPI reporting of production for assigned plants
  • Continuously improving supply planning techniques, method, and approach             
  • Weekly Plant Meetings to communicate production misses & capacity issues and /or raw material issues          
  • Review forecast changes and adjusting production accordingly. Coordinate with purchasing on raw materials availability as a result of production changes             
  • Work with Supply Chain Team to determine appropriate TILs for all SKUs and work with plants to determine run strategies.           


Experience needed includes:


  • Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain or similar
  • 1-4 years of related planning experience within an MRP manufacturing environment
  • Experience Business analytical tools a plus (SAP-Business Objects, Crystal Reports).
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Teams, Outlook, PP, Excel -pivots, vlookups)



GPN manufactures and markets the full range of performance nutrition and lifestyle products including protein, pre-workout, muscle gainers, ready-to-eat snacks and general health. We offer M/D/V, 401k, PTO, tuition reimbursement and more.



Nearest Major Market: Chicago