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Date:  Nov 15, 2022
Job Req ID:  11256
Category:  SupplyChain/ Operations
Country/Region:  US
State:  IL
City:  Naperville
Workplace:  Hybrid

Title:  Inventory Planner


Do you enjoy working with inventory and setting the pace for production schedules?  As an Inventory Planner supporting our Portable Wholesome Snacks business, you will develop production and distribution plans to maintain the optimal divisional and location inventory levels.  You’ll also solve for product shortages and collaborate with supply chain partners to drive results – It’s about having an owner’s mindset. 


As a part of the great community at Kellogg Company, you will have the opportunity to be involved in much more than your day-to-day responsibilities. Our culture is full of fun, flexibility and teams that play to win! Our purpose is creating better days and a place at the table for everyone through our trusted food brands.  Are you ready to leave your footprint (Or, as Tony would say, “pawprint”) with an industry leader? 




  • Set the Pace - Developing short term production schedules across assigned Kellogg facilities and co-manufacturers
  • Fresh Thinking - Managing production and inventory to balance capacity constraints, while also resolving critical product shortage issues  
  • Take a New Angle - Communicating exceptions to production plans and reviewing remediation plans with key individuals
  • Tools for Success - Maintaining planning system parameters (e.g., location of safety stock, economic production quantities, minimum run quantities, transit times, process capacity, packing capacity, shipping constraints, inventory constraints)
  • Drive Efficiency - Monitoring the age of product to minimize write-offs and institute steps to remedy problems and performing capacity analyses
  • Collaborate to Win - Providing timely updates and analysis to Supply Chain partners to identify scenario planning opportunities





  • High School diploma/GED with significant relevant experience
  • Understanding of the supply/demand planning business drivers, organization structures and key metrics
  • Proficiency working with SAP or similar database application technology
  • Excellent proficiency using Microsoft Excel, Access or similar software
  • Very strong communication skills are essential, and expertise in Microsoft Excel and data manipulation are also critical. 



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If we can help you with a reasonable accommodation throughout the application or hiring process, please

This role takes part in Locate for Your DayKellogg’s hybrid way of working that empowers office-based employees to, in partnership with their managers, find a balance between working from home and the office.




Kellogg Company is a multibillion-dollar company with over 30 thousand employees all over the globe. We are proud to make delicious foods that people love – foods that you grew up with like Frosted Flakes, Cheez It, Eggo, Pop-Tarts, Crunchy Nut, Pringles, as well as innovative foods such as MorningStar Farms, RX bar, and Noodles. Our KValues and BetterDays commitments are at the core of who we are, what we believe and what brings us together. We’re proud to say we’ve been awarded with Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies”, DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity”, Newsweek’s “Most Loved Workplaces”, and many more awards that you can check out here.


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion has been part of our DNA since the beginning. Clearly stated in our Code of Ethics “we have respect for individuals of all backgrounds, capability and opinions.” We believe that equity is more than leveling the playing field. It is making sure barriers, both tangible and intangible, are removed. Interested in the numbers? We hold ourselves accountable with our yearly Features report.

Kellogg is proud to offer industry competitive Total Health benefits (Physical, Financial, Emotional, and Social) that vary depending on region and type of role. Be sure to ask your recruiter for more information!




The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position. #LI-Hybrid


Kellogg Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment, a seat for everyone at the table, and embraces the diverse talent of its people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our website here.   


Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please follow this link.


Let’s create the future of food,

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Kellogg is taking bold next steps on its portfolio transformation journey by separating its North American cereal and plant-based foods businesses by the end of 2023, resulting in three independent public companies, each better positioned to unlock their full standalone potential. Learn more at

Nearest Major Market: Naperville
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago

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