Supply Chain Planner

Vital Farms

Vital Farms

Springfield, MO, USA
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023

Reporting to the Logistics & Warehouse Manager, the Supply Chain Planner will be responsible for the planning and scheduling of production and raw materials. The goal is to maximize fulfillment results to our customers while optimizing efficiency of our operation through scheduling. The ideal candidate for the role is collaborative, detail-oriented, structured, results-oriented, a creative problem solver, adept at balancing multiple priorities, a great communicator and never satisfied with the status quo. You will work closely with operations, supply chain and external suppliers to ensure we are producing the right products at the right time, with a focus on efficiency.

What You'll Do:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including production, procurement, and logistics to develop and execute a comprehensive master production plan that meets customer demands and optimizes manufacturing resources.
  • Create a weekly material plan that supports the production plan, ensuring that the required raw materials will be in place at the right time, in the right quantities.
  • Effectively communicate the plans to key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Create and manage a daily production schedule with clear directions to Operations when product and line changeovers need to take place.
  • Closely manages utilization of Nest Run Eggs (input) to optimize finished goods (output)
  • Acts as a “Quarterback” making necessary adjustments and communicating to Operations and Supply Chain
  • Plan and schedule production/materials for shell egg co-manufacturers when they are being utilized for surge capacity.
  • Work closely with the Inventory Control Analyst to ensure accurate production reporting.
  • Represent Operations in supply chain planning meetings (e.g., S&OE)
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives across operations and supply planning for ECS.
  • Act as an owner and use your knowledge and skills to support other projects and teams to help propel our business forward!

What You Bring to the Table:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Operations, Engineering, or a related field
  • 3+ years of experience in operations and/or supply chain; preferably in food & beverage manufacturing
  • Certification such as CPIM is a plus.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy; highly organized
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work cross-functionally.
  • Ability to work in a fluid, fast paced environment.
  • Ability to quickly learn new tools and systems.
  • Strong Excel skills
  • You’re no hero – You know the power of teamwork and celebrate the work of others before your own.
  • You give a sh*t – You believe in acting like an owner and making Vital Farms a place to be proud of.
  • You raise the standards – You know growth can be hard, but you strive to improve yourself and others each day.
  • You can walk in someone else’s boots – You seek to understand other’s viewpoints and think that you get to better answers by sitting on the same side of the table.
  • You don’t walk on eggshells – You’re not afraid to leave the bullsh*t behind and have honest conversations.

What We Bring to the Table:

  • A fast-paced, energetic, environment with passionate people who are leading a movement to bring ethically produced food to the table.
  • Competitive pay and benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Paid Parental Leave, just to name a few).
  • Company-wide bonus program; when we succeed together, we celebrate together.
  • Generous retirement contributions: 401(k) + 3% Contribution from Day 1.
  • Free eggs and butter, along with friends and family discounts.
  • Fun team SWAG that will make you the talk of the town.
  • Professional development opportunities and an amazing team dedicated to your growth.

Who We Are:
Vital Farms is a Certified B Corp that sources and markets delicious, high-quality, ethically-sourced egg and dairy products nationwide. We started on a single family-farm in Austin, TX in 2007, with 20 Rhode Island hens and a drive to raise the standards in sustainable agriculture. Today, Vital Farms is THE leading producer of pasture-raised eggs, partnering with more than 275 family farms, and selling into over 18,000 grocery stores around the country. We believe that a healthy bottom line is the result of healthy business practices, and we care deeply about supporting all our stakeholders. This includes our crew, our consumers, our retailers, and of course our happy hens and contented cows. In short, we exist to improve the lives of people, animals, and our planet through food.
Next Steps:
Shortly after you complete your application, you'll receive a follow-up email elaborating on any potential next steps in our process. If you don't immediately receive said follow-up email, we would highly encourage you to check your spam filter!
In order to fulfill Vital Farms mission to “bring ethically produced food to the table,” we seek to build teams that leverage diverse perspectives to create a welcoming and innovative environment that is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities.
To that end, we make employment decisions based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Vital Farms does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other status protected by law.
Notification to Agencies:
**Vital Farms is not accepting unsolicited third-party recruitment agencies in the hiring process for this role. If you are a potential candidate interested in a role with Vital Farms, please submit an application directly. If you have any questions about the application process or the role itself, please reach out to a member of our Talent Acquisition team at .