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Manager, Supply Planning (Lifestyle Brands)

Chicago, Illinois Job ID 23094 Apply

Lifestyle Brands (the LSB) is a growing house of like-minded brands under the SC Johnson umbrella including Method®, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day®,Babyganics® andEcover®. Headquartered in San Francisco with additional operations in Chicago and throughout Europe, the LSB is home to 650 employees. Together we act as a force for bold, transformative growth with a focus on delivering positive impact for people and the planet. If you’re into pioneering the future and doing good while doing business, come join us.

The LSB is part of SC Johnson, a family-owned company and leading manufacturer of household cleaning, home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care products, as well as professional products. Originally founded in 1886 and headquartered in Wisconsin, U.S.A., SC Johnson and the Lifestyle Brands division are at work for a better world.

The Supply Planning Manager position has the responsibility for delivering the customer service targets at the optimal inventory investment and cost for their specific Category business units. This role will have direct-line responsibility for supply planners within the category structure and will also be the primary Supply Planning owner with the Commercial Business Units. In addition, the supply planning manager position will play a critical role in the S&OP process owning the Step 3 as well as lead the weekly Control Tower (S&OE) meetings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leading E2E Value Chain Optimization as well as facilitating/driving issue resolution

  • Educate, lead, and own Control Tower meetings and ensure alignment with the global standards and best practices

  • Lead the monthly Supply Review (Step 3) meetings as a part of the S&OP process

  • Accountable for CFR and Inventory KPI’s within their cluster(s) or category(s)

  • Accountable for developing inventory/safety stock strategies

  • Ensure aligned inventory strategies are incorporated into updated supply plans

  • Proactively communicate potential supply issues with business integration and planning leadership while leading issue resolution

  • Conduct monthly root cause analysis of KPI’s for their category/cluster – and identify/drive corrective actions

  • Responsible for leading capability and both long and short-term capacity assessments on supporting demand changes

  • Primary point of contact in supply planning for Commercialization teams. Ensures that supply planning activities in the commercialization timeline are complete on time

  • Primary point of contact for 3PM procurement to solve issues related to contract adherence and future capacity requirements with repack vendors

  • Creation and implementation of rituals and routines to support the understanding and visualization of required capacity, prioritization of line time across BU’s, and visibility to base good requirements to support planned production

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • University Degree and 7-10 years relevant experience

  • Military experience considered in lieu of education requirement

  • 2+ years of management or leadership experience

  • 5+ years of experience using PC-based applications (such as Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and/or Access)

  • 5+ years of demonstrated results and working in a team-based, cross functional environment

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Advanced Degree

  • Strong communication skills, with a proven ability to understand key business and planning concepts

  • People Management and development skills

  • Ability to drive action and influence decision making at all levels of the organization

  • Strong organizational skills, as well as the ability to perform under pressure and manage multiple priorities with competing demands

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Proficiency in process improvement

Job Requirements:

  • Remote work is available once a week for eligible employees

SC Johnson’s total compensation packages are at or above industry levels. In addition to salary, total packages may include bonuses, long-term incentives, matching 401(k) contributions and profit sharing based on company profitability, job level and years of service. As a family company, we’re committed to providing benefits such as subsidized health care plans, maternity/paternity/adoption leave, flexible work arrangements, vacation purchase options, recreation and fitness centers, childcare, counseling services and more.

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The policy of the Company is to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, gender identity, gender expression, disability, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in any active or reserve component of the U.S. or state military forces, genetic history or information or any other category protected by law.

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If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 262-260-3343 or email your request to All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information. 


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