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Supply Chain Coordinator

Company Overview

Vital Proteins is an emerging, dynamic brand consisting of a team of passionate individuals who believe whole food-based nutrition is essential for overall health, fitness and wellbeing. Our team, where job titles and hierarchy are meaningless, is comprised of intelligent and innovative individuals who have grit, a passion and perseverance to achieve goals, who work collaboratively and with speed to ensure creativity, success, and global growth. Vital Proteins seeks to develop and support the right people, with the right chemistry, who continually ask questions, and in turn will develop and tactically execute good ideas. We are looking for individuals to help us think smarter and put a lot of ideas on the table in a short amount of time. Building a great company is our goal. Quality individuals and getting the team right is our business plan. Reporting to the Associate Director Of Global Initiatives, this role will be located in corporate office in Futon Market but on occasion will travel to our warehouse and production facility in the Chicago suburbs.


The Supply Chain Coordinator position is a key role within our strategic plan for Global supply chain management at Vital Proteins. Excellent organizational skills, ability to balance short term priorities and exceptional information analysis skills are a necessity.  The role will be focused on materials planning and PO management. In addition, the role will be cross-functionally involved in forecasting, supply planning, and production scheduling functions. Supply chain analysis and continuous improvement are a large part of the position. Reporting to the Associate Director of Global Initiatives, this role will be located in corporate office in Futon Market but on occasion will travel to our warehouse and production facility in the Chicago suburbs.

What you will be responsible for 

  • Ensuring availability of materials to support internal or external production, in synch with the production schedule
  • Using NetSuite in order to manage customer demand and create purchase orders
  • Proactively planning future raw material requirements taking into account new product launch timing and upcoming product mix changes
  • The execution of the materials planning (MRP) and procurement of raw materials & packaging material to support material requirements through the utilization of Vital Proteins tools and processes
  • Creating and maintaining requisitions, purchase orders, acknowledgements and resolve invoice issues
  • Providing documentation on supplier order to delivery lead-times, supplier reliability, production delays due to raw materials or alternate material use; root cause analysis
  • Understanding the inventory management process with daily communication to support replenishment of on-site levels based on demand
  • Other tasks as directed to meet company objectives

Who you are

  • You have a B.S. degree in mathematics, engineering, or economics
  • You have minimum 5 years of Material Planning (MRP) experience in a fast-paced consumer products manufacturing company (must)
  • You have a working knowledge of ERP, Production Planning and Inventory Management modules preferred
  • You have experience with externally sourced production 
  • You have a proven track record and experience in materials planning (MRP) and purchasing   
  • You have an interest in continuous improvement and process development
  • You have excellent analytical skills
  • You must be comfortable working with all levels of staff and management
  • You are passionate about the health, fitness, and/or beauty market
  • You have the ability to read, write and understand English
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