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Supply Planning Manager

Chicago, Illinois Job ID 13097 Apply

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.

Key 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 the Product Supply– 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

Key Competencies:

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

Required Experience & Qualifications:

University Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management or Business Administration and 7+ years of direct/relevant experience or Advanced degree and 5 years of direct/relevant experience

2+ years of management or leadership experience

Preferred 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

SC Johnson & Son, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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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