Sr. Supply Planning Manager in Chicago IL

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fairlife, LLC
Sr. Supply Planning Manager
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Chicago IL
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Job Types:
Demand Planning/Forecasting, Planning/Scheduling, Supply Chain Analyst/Mgr.

fairlife, LLC is a Chicago-based dairy company that creates great-tasting, nutrition-rich and value-added products to nourish consumers.

With more than $1B in annual retail sales, fairlife s growing portfolio of delicious, lactose-free, real dairy products includes: fairlife ultra-filtered milk; Core Power High Protein Shakes, a sports nutrition drink to support post-workout recovery; fairlife nutrition plan , a nutrition shake to support the journey to better health; and fairlife Light Ice Cream.

A wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola company, fairlife, LLC has been recognized by both Fast Company and Nielsen for its industry leading innovation.

The company is driven by its values of caring for the people, animals, and planet it touches across its business. By providing nourishing products, implementing stringent care standards for animals, and stewarding efficient operations and responsible packaging, fairlife, LLC puts a focus each day on making a positive impact for all.

To learn more about fairlife and its complete line of products, please visit

COVID-19 Vaccine Information: fairlife, LLC complies with the federal contractor COVID-19 vaccination mandate, which requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022, except for those with documented and approved medical or religious accommodations. Prior to starting with fairlife, successful candidates will be required to: (i) be at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19 and in the process of getting fully vaccinated; (ii) be able to provide fairlife with proof of vaccination, or (iii) have applied for and received a medical or religious-based accommodation to be exempt from the mandatory vaccination policy.

job purpose: The Sr. Supply Planning Manager is a key leader of the Supply Chain team. This role is directly responsible for leading the supply planning, production scheduling, distribution planning and customer service teams in all our facilities. This role will work cross functionally with key members of the operations, warehouse, transportation, finance and commercial teams. This role will drive value by ensuring the planning team develops an efficient and optimal production schedule/plan built to ensure target customer service levels are met and exceeded.


  • Oversee the supply planning, production planning and distribution planning teams, including customer service across all bottle production sites
  • Responsible for creating production plan with planning team, including signing off on weekly and monthly production plans to ensure regional balance across plants
  • Own supply vs demand balancing processes, including execution of allocation processes when needed
  • Responsible for reporting for customer service metrics through all routes to market to all key stakeholders
  • Act as voice of supply planning in discussion with commercial teams around new product launches, promotions, etc.
  • Direct responsibility for reducing costs and increase efficiency and productivity by delivering an efficient and optimal production schedule, taking into consideration key inputs such as capability, demand, inventory levels, and material lead times
  • Coordinate and lead weekly alignment meetings between the planning team, transportation, warehousing, operations, and customer service.
  • Drive continual improvements of current tools, processes, and reporting, including owning and developing new tools to drive fairlife s extraordinary growth.
  • Refine information systems configurations/settings to drive a more integrated supply planning and material resource management system
  • Proactive management and cross functional communication of quality concerns impacting production schedule
  • Continuous monitoring and proactive management of finished goods inventory levels to ensure a balanced level and efficient storage utilization
  • Work with planning team members to ensure plans are in sync across all plants act as backup in key areas for team members as required
  • Demonstrate value through leadership, detailed and innovative approach along with proactive communications

Demonstrate critical thinking and sound judgment in all situations

skills/qualifications required:

  • Bachelor s Degree in related field required
  • 5-7 years of relevant experience required
  • Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities
  • Experience leading supply chain planning teams across multiple locations
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail required
  • Strong Microsoft Office (Excel, Access) skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to handle ambiguity and work in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Programming (SQL/Python) and Data Visualization (PowerBI) strongly preferred
  • Network Design experience preferred but not required
  • Dynamics 365 experience preferred but not required

position location: Chicago, IL

reports to: Sr. Director of Supply Chain

travel requirements: Up to 40%

exempt/nonexempt: Exempt

fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email careers


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