Supply Chain Planner

Chicago, Illinois
Did you know that over 30% of fresh produce grown in the world goes to waste and never reaches consumers?

Founded in 2015, Hazel Technologies Inc. is aUSDA-funded company that develops new technologies to extend the quality and shelf-life of fresh produce in the global supply chain. The Chicago-based early-stage agricultural technology company is on a mission to reduce food waste. Shippers, growers, and retailers are always looking for new ways to ship food further, enter new markets, extend the growing season, and have less food rejected at the retail level. Hazel Technologies’ products address these needs by adding significant and measurable value throughout our customer’s food supply chains.

Hazel Technologies is searching for an experienced and self-motivated supply chain professional to join our supply chain team and contribute to the company’s global expansion.

Position Description:  

The Supply Chain Planner will lead Hazel’s contract manufacturing activities by planning production requirements in coordination with external and internal stakeholders. They will be a member of our SupplyChain team supporting the development, implementation and management of strategies to provide Hazel with optimal supply assurance, pricing, flexibility, quality and delivery performance.

Responsibilities:

  • Leads, grows, and manages Hazel's Supply Chain, including scheduling, demand planning, procurement, warehousing, logistics, and global wholesale support for all company-made brands.
  • Act as single-point interface with suppliers and contract manufacturers globally; maintains good supplier relationships and leads regular internal and external alignment meetings.
  • Collaborates with key stakeholders in Sales,Operations and R&D to review forecasts and develop strategic plans to meet demand.
  • Prepares and presents the Master Schedule within the S&OP process; Accurately tracks variance and plant capacities; Anticipates and communicates production resource constraints.
  • Responsible for vendor management and coordinates global procurement efforts, including sourcing and supplying raw materials and services.
  • Maintains Bill of Materials (BOM) in MRP system including regular BOM audits to maintain accuracy between BOMs and actual usage.
  • Acts as subject matter expert of Hazel's MRP software; Trains and mentors other team members
  • Identifies and informs appropriate levels of management of quality, safety and compliance issues that affect and drive the organization’s operations.
  • Develops key output and KPI requirements that support the supply and demand consensus across the organization.

Requirements for the Position:

  • BA/BS degree with 7+ years of Supply Chain experience

OR

  •  MBA/MA/MS degree with 5+ years of Supply Chain experience
  • 2+ years of experience Supply Planning and InventoryManagement in an ERP system

Recommended but Not Required:

  • ISM, APICS, CSCMP Certification
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Lean Six Sigma principles
  • Expertise in Excel (V-Lookups, VBA, Macros,Dashboard creation, etc.)

How to Apply:

Equal Opportunity Employer

Haze Technologies is an equal opportunity employer, committed to our diversity and inclusiveness. We will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, nationality, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or age. We strongly encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQIA community, people with disabilities and veterans to apply.

About Hazel Technologies, Inc.: Hazel Technologies is a USDA-funded startup company that develops new solutions to extend the quality shelf life of fresh produce and reduce food waste. Founded in 2015, Hazel Tech® services over 100 of the world's largest fresh produce packers, shippers, and retailers. Selected as a Finalist for Fast Company's 2020 World Changing Ideas and winner of "Best Sustainable Packaging" at the 2020 World Food Innovation Awards, the company's patent-pending technologies have been tested by top academic research programs including UC Davis, Cornell University, and Oregon State University. In 2020, Hazel treated over 3.2 billion pounds of fresh produce, preventing more than 270 million pounds from going to waste. For more information, visit www.hazeltechnologies.com.