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At Michael Foods, we are a leader in the food industry because we introduce innovative, value-added food products and customer solutions. Our success starts from the inside out — empowering employees to play a vital role in our company. They have the chance to make their own impact, expanding on our already rich history. That’s how plenty of our people have already transformed their careers. And you could be next.

Supply and Master Planning Manager

Supply Chain


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The Supply Planning Manager is responsible for overseeing a team of supply planners, ensuring feasible, high quality schedules and deployment plans are developed that meet or exceed key performance indicators. These KPI’s include maximizing customer fill rates, minimizing obsolescence, meeting target days on hand, increasing STO load factors, etc. This person will coach and guide the Supply Planners in determining root causes of inventory imbalances, resolving them, and developing process and reporting improvements to prevent reoccurrence. They will also be required to develop in-depth knowledge of the APO planning tool to assist in broad cross functional communication on the results and assist in training/support of all users.

This position also manages the team that leads the S&OP process which creates visibility for the organization to our manufacturing capacities. This position will be responsible for communicating data driven analysis on plant capacities and the impact in being able to service the unconstrained demand plan.


  • Review master production schedules ensuring they are feasible in terms of capacities and raw material; maximizing plant efficiencies; optimizing customer service levels, meeting days on hand targets, and minimizing obsolescence
  • Work closely with Master Planners and Supply Planners in the conversion of the monthly plan into weekly buckets for the 3-month planning horizon
  • Develop/utilize reporting tools that help drive management decisions, resolving potential roadblocks before they occur
  • Assist in monthly SNP Supply Network Planning meetings, driving continuous improvement, and providing accurate and valuable information for the production facilities
  • Leverage current and future system capabilities including SAP ECC, BW, SNP, and PP/DS. Provide ongoing support of SNP and PP/DS process. Utilize system based exception management tools to proactively identify issues that can adversely impact KPI’s
  • Gain thorough understanding of master data that help drive high quality master production schedules and deployment plans, developing processes that maintain data cleanliness
  • Drive continuous improvement in the overall planning process
  • Provide coaching, mentoring, and supervision to the Supply/Master Planners
  • Perform ex-post analyses to determine root cause of inventory imbalances, working with Demand Planning and Supply Planners
  • Help manage phase in/phase out for new and discontinued items
  • Align with Procurement to develop and manage ongoing raw supply requirements; recommend appropriate changes in order to resolve supply imbalances
  • Manage planning process with co-packers, developing processes that ensure timely and accurate flow of information and execution
  • Manage inventory projections at the warehouse level; collaborate with Distribution in improving accuracy and overall process
  • Develop detailed understanding of MFI manufacturing process, including equipment familiarity, capacity constraints, production limitations, etc to assist in proper communication and escalation of issues.
  • Reviews, communicates, and interprets the output of the capacity and inventory models to management, translate the models and data into presentations for upper management and for the S&OP meetings to relay the information to anyone who needs to see the data.
  • Communicates “what-if” unconstrained/constrained analysis on “upside” volume to determine whether volume can be achieved.
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor’s degree in field related to supply planning
  • 5+ years of experience in supply planning, inventory management, manufacturing, or distribution in a related industry
  • Prior experience in SAP ECC/APO/IBP
  • Microsoft Office skills, with focus on advanced Excel
  • Excellent analytical, written, and oral communication skills; ability to communicate complex issues in a clear manner

  • Experience in a food industry or short shelf life environment preferred
  • Experience in plant manufacturing and process flow diagrams
  • APICS certification
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work and may not include all the duties associated with this position.



    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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