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803403 Capacity Planner (Exp in Food/Bakery Industry)

Pros2Plan, a Spinnaker Company is now hiring for a Capacity Planner (Exp in Food/Bakery Industry)

Location: Chicago, IL

Duration: Full Time

Salary: Open

Travel Required:No
Location:Chicago, IL
Position Type:Full Time
Desired Education Level:BS

The Position

The Capacity Planner will oversee the long term capacity outlook for Client’s North America Mfg. network.  Working with cross-functional teams to ensure long-term solutions are identified to support volume growth and product innovation strategies.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Develop a rolling 24 month forward view of capacity utilization by Bakery, Line, Week based on demonstrated capacity and the demand plan and identify/address capacity shortfalls.
  • Work across Bakery Operations leadership teams to ensure operational capabilities are appropriately captured in the capacity models.
  • Align with Supply Planning and Customer Development to ensure month to month changes in the base demand plan.
  • Support business teams with ad-hoc scenarios to support network / business initiatives
  • Participate in meetings with cross-functional team members to support business initiatives and adjust capacity projects accordingly.
  • Synthesize pipeline initiatives (wins, losses, opportunities), and integrate into the long term capacity planning outlook.
  • Prepare summary and detail templates for presentation in the monthly capacity planning review.
  • Maintain a list of risk, opportunities as well as actions/owners to ensure organization focus on closing near term/long term gaps when demand is expected to exceed available capacity.
  • Participate in meetings with cross-functional team members to support business initiatives and adjust capacity projects accordingly.
  • Provide necessary reports and updates for monthly IBP Process

Skills & Qualifications

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the following functions is required: supply chain management, planning, logistics, procurement, manufacturing and/or related field.
  • Strong MS Office experience, specifically with Excel.
  • Strong knowledge of SAP is required; APO or IBP background preferred
  • Extensive spreadsheet analysis and strong mathematical abilities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.
  • Strong partnering and communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as the ability to communicate across all levels of the organization.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret large amounts of data. Proven problem-solving experience involving a variety of functional department and management levels.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives while working independently is required.
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing environments is required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering or Business
  • Previous experience with Network Supply Planning tools, such as SAP APO or SAP IBP is preferred
  • APICS Certification is preferred.
  • Experience with Six Sigma/Process Excellence Tools, Training and Certification is preferred


Note: This Position Description indicates the critical features of the role as they are presently envisioned.  They are subject to change at any time due to business conditions or other reasons.  The incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.