Supply Planning Manager

Vital Farms

Vital Farms

Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Finding the right place to grow your career isn’t (over) easy, so we’re here to help by sharing a few reasons why the grass is greener at Vital Farms. We think you’ll appreciate our focus on Conscious Capitalism, which drives business decisions that benefit all our stakeholders (leading to even better business results). You might be drawn to our innovative approach and refusal to settle for the “way things have always been done.” Or you could find it exciting to grow your skills while working for an industry-leading brand. Whether you’re into our values, our brand, or our egg-cellent puns, we hope you’ll join our Crew and help us change the world 108 square feet at a time!

Reporting to the Director of Integrated Business Planning, the Supply Planning Manager will be responsible for the planning of both raw materials and finished goods to maximize fulfillment results to our customers while optimizing working capital. 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 both internally & externally, and never satisfied with the status quo. You will work closely with suppliers, co-manufacturers, & internal stakeholders to streamline & optimize various parts of the supply chain & ensure the right items are at the right place at the right time for the right cost.

What You'll Do:

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders in the Integrated Business Planning process to understand the key factors that will influence the supply plan (demand forecast, capacity constraints, raw material availability)
  • Develop long range supply plans for each business area that will translate into medium-range planning for material procurement and short-term planning for production scheduling
  • Direct the co-manufacturing production schedule to maximize fill rates while limiting inventory obsolescence for highly perishable products
  • Manage full scope of day-to-day planning & replenishment of packaging components across the supply chain
  • Actively partner with suppliers & co-manufacturers to strengthen & sustain relationships, maintain open communication, & ensure prompt resolution of issues
  • Own the Center of Excellence for supply planning and implement best practices across the organization
  • Actively seek and implement supply chain optimization opportunities & continuous improvement.
  • Engage in cross-functional project teams for upcoming packaging changes & new product launches
  • Develop, manage, and communicate supply chain KPIs with recommended actions to address challenges

What You Bring to the Table:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Operations, Engineering or a related field
  • 7+ years of experience in supply chain; preferably in food & beverage manufacturing
  • Certification such as CSCP or CPIM a plus
  • Strong attention to detail & accuracy; highly organized
  • Strong analytical & problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work cross-functionally across the organization
  • Ability to work in a fluid, fast paced environment
  • Ability to quickly learn new tools & systems
  • Strong Excel skills

What We Bring to the Table:

  • Be part of a movement to bring ethically produced food to the table
  • Work in a Mission-focused environment alongside passionate colleagues
  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Companywide bonus program
  • Generous retirement contributions
  • Free eggs, butter, and ghee, along with friends and family discounts
  • Fun team SWAG
  • Learning and Development team dedicated to your growth

Who We Are:

Vital Farms, a Certified B Corporation, offers a range of ethically produced foods nationwide. Started on a single farm in Austin, Texas, in 2007, Vital Farms became a national consumer brand that works with over 300 family farms and is the leading U.S. brand of pasture-raised eggs by retail dollar sales. Vital Farms’ products, including shell eggs, butter, hard-boiled eggs, and liquid whole eggs, are sold in over 24,000 stores nationwide. Vital Farms’ ethics are exemplified by its focus on the humane treatment of farm animals and sustainable farming practices. In addition, as a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation, Vital Farms prioritizes the long-term benefits of each of its stakeholders, including farmers and suppliers, customers and consumers, communities and the environment, crew members, and stockholders. 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 .