Pinnacle Foods

Supply Chain Manager

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At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.


The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.


This position is responsible for providing customer service through maintaining balanced finished product inventories to ensure a top quality product can be shipped to customers accurately and promptly.


This position also provides both direct and indirect supervision, and is the principle contact for plant planning and  materials queries and concerns.


Responsibilities include:

  • Drive business results through developing and executing action plans that improve results in the areas of safety, quality, service and cost.
  • Maintain an effective safety program that will eliminate obstacles and ensure employees perform their duties in a safely manner.
  • Analyze customer feedback and consumer complaints, utilizing data to drive improvement initiatives.
  • Ensure proper receiving, storage and inventory of raw and packaging materials as required to meet production needs.
  • Interface with Supply Chain, manufacturing, and external warehouses, as required to accomplish service targets.
  • Ensure compliance with corporate quality policies and procedures, including product hold, rework and product traceability.
  • Promote an environment conducive to teams, teamwork, and line-driven accountability.
  • Ensure compliance with state, federal, and local regulations.
  • Develop and maintain good communication processes with all other organizations and departments within the supply chain.
  • Analyze production plans and schedules to control and monitor the inbound flow of packaging and ingredients through the production process
  • Review weekly finite plant schedules soliciting changes to the schedule and upcoming production plans to maximize efficiency opportunities.
  • Monitor materials inventories to ensure complete availability of packaging supplies and ingredients; Maintain cost effective inventory levels and lead monthly physical inventories; Track booked vs. physical inventories, obsolete inventory and quality rejects; Monitor and take action to increase inventory turns and closely tracks safety stock levels, Manage obsolescence.
  • Work with Corporate Purchasing to source and establish vendor relationships, as well as when contracts expire or require updates or revisions.
  • Work with Corporate Purchasing and vendors to resolve price, quality, or delivery issues.
  • Maintain facility planning records and purchasing records, update pricing and contract parameters; Ensure raw material and packaging supply records and documents are kept current; and, prepare and publish periodic reports.
  • Comply with all Purchasing and Accounting policies and procedures.


To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.


  • Minimum of 7 years of management or supervisory experience in Materials Management, Logistics, Industrial Distribution Management, or equivalent, required.
  • Professional experience in a food manufacturing environment or food products industry, preferred.
  • Experience leading continuous improvement processes in a planning, purchasing or warehousing environment.
  • Experience driving business results in the areas of safety, quality, service and cost.
  • Experience working with a diverse group of people.
  • APICS Certification, preferred.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to maintain high expectations for self and others, demonstrating a dedication for results.
  • Knowledge of computer applications as they relate to work, specifically Microsoft Office     Suite (Excel, Outlook, Word and Project) applications.
  • Ability to analyze information and to exhibit excellent judgment in making effective and timely decisions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving, project management and prioritization skills
  • Ability to react to situations with a strong sense of urgency
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Materials Management, Logistics, Industrial Distribution Management, or equivalent, required.
  • Master’s in Business Administration, or equivalent, preferred.
  • Excellent customer focus, both internal and external



Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –
qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to
protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national
origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any
other legally protected basis.


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