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Supply Planner in Chicago, IL at Morton Salt

Date Posted: 11/16/2021

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    Chicago, IL
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Job Description

As the Supply Planner for Morton Salt in Chicago, you are responsible for the following tasks:

  • Develop and maintain a 24-month Master Production Schedule that provides the Operations Management team with an achievable and efficient plan while meeting the supply chain KPI’s.  Develop and implement a strategy to optimize warehouse inventory levels, inventory turns, and product sourcing. May plan and coordinate salt services (packaging) and co-packer production so as to maximize both internal and contracted manufacturing utilization.
  • Collaborate with Sales, Marketing and Operations Management in times of constrained capacity to develop priorities and action plans in order to fulfill customer needs.
  • Lead / participate in cross functional projects such as Packaging Changes, New Product launches, Seasonal Event Planning, etc. to develop, manage and communicate a timeline and supply plan.
  • Schedule transportation planning and review sessions with the Logistics Team to discuss standard sourcing equipment needs, alternate sourcing, and upcoming promotions.
  • Maintain / update key system fields, parameters and modifiers that impact the planning process and projected supplier output.

Through a sustainable perspective, our unique team spirit and meaningful tasks, we offer you the opportunity for personal and professional development. You will receive an attractive benefits package, including: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k Match, Paid Time Off, and Company Paid Holidays.

Job Requirements

Our company values and recognizes the diversity of the workforce, and is looking for talented individuals with:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Operations Management or an equivalent functional area.
  • Minimum of 4-6 years of corporate or manufacturing production scheduling experience and or Supply Chain experience in a related industry.
  • Strong understanding of supply chain dynamics.
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience with ERP Supply Chain Planning software.
  • Strong computer/systems skills including basic MS Office programs
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new systems and operations
  • Common sense and diplomacy, with a high level of interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Effective problem identification, solving and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of key supply chain and inventory performance metrics, turns, margin contributions, etc.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving abilities as well as attention to detail
  • Ability to make key decisions on a daily basis independently
  • Ability to lead cross-functionally, work in a team environment and collaborate with internal process partners
  • Advanced organization and time management skills with ability to manage stress, work under pressure, multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal / written communication skills and ability to make presentations to small groups
  • Knowledgeable, active member of the Supply Chain team.
  • APICS or other Supply Chain / Logistics Certification preferred but not required


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