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Manager, Supply Planning

Chicago, Illinois Job ID 22803 Apply

SC JOHNSON IS A FIFTH-GENERATION FAMILY COMPANY BUILT ON THE SPIRIT OF OUR PEOPLE. We have been leading with purpose for over 130 years, building iconic brands that win the hearts and minds of consumers – such as Raid®, Glade®, Ziploc® and more, in virtually every country around the world. Together, we are creating a better future – for the planet, for future generations and for every SCJ team member. Join our winning team of Wave Makers and Go Getters and help us write the next chapter in the SCJ story.

The Manager, Supply Planning has the responsibility for delivering the customer service targets at the optimal inventory investment and cost for their specific category business units.  You’ll 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, you’ll 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 business units (BU’s), and visibility to base good requirements to support planned production

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Engineering or Business Administration or military experience considered in lieu of education requirement

  • 7-10 years relevant experience

  • 2+ years of management or leadership experience

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Advanced degree

  • 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

  • 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.


Better Together

At SC Johnson, we strive to create a positive, inclusive and unique workplace. We strongly believe SCJ people are able to achieve their best when they can collaborate and work together in person.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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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