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Manager S&OP


Location: Remote 

Exemption: Exempt 



Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that proudly helps food providers in the U.S., Canada and more than 60 other countries earn a special place on consumers’ tables.  We do this by continually crafting custom dressings, sauces, mayonnaises, and other food solutions that exceed peoples’ expectations for great-tasting flavors and high-quality ingredients.

Headquartered in Brea, California, Ventura Foods operates 14 manufacturing facilities, 3 culinary centers, and numerous distribution centers across North America. When you work in our manufacturing and distribution facilities, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work.  As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth, because you invest in ours.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director of S&OP, the S&OP Manager will be responsible for category medium- and long-term capabilities including capacity planning for the manufacturing sites, also working to resolve long term supply and demand constraints. Through the collaboration with the key category leaders, the S&OP Manager will play an integral role in creating plans that drive the production and investments necessary to achieve the company's organic growth and revenue goals, support strategic decision making and cost saving initiatives leveraging the LLamasoft tool, and act as a key contributor in the S&OP process.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Own the long-term capacity views to support the investment, people, and OpEx plans to create capacity around organic and new growth. (25%)
  • Provide the Long-Range Capacity Plan (LRCP) for all manufacturing sites within the category and manage supply and demand exception resolution for the medium and long term. Influence senior leadership on making prioritization decisions and trade-off recommendations. (20%)
  • Lead strategic initiatives for the category using the network optimization tool (LLamasoft), develop strategic scenarios and cost savings models, communicate with senior leadership on results. (20%)
  • Lead supply and demand collaboration - ensure capacity planning, product commercialization and demand planning work collaboratively to solve for new business opportunities. Develop reports to determine growth investment priorities and work closely with procurement teams to align long term RM/PM requirements. (20%)
  • Support the Category Review Meeting structure to recommend and drive planning process improvements. Motivate and encourage team members to improve communication with other departments, and work toward constant improvement of key metrics (10%)
  • Lead or participate in various special projects at the direction of senior management to ensure supply chain objectives are aligned with company objectives.  (5%)

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience, with 5+ years of supply chain experience in a consumer products and/or retail industry 
  • Ability to travel 10% in the United States & Canada
  • Network optimization is a plus (continuous improvement mindset) - comfortable navigating through ambiguity
  • MicroStrategy and Llamasoft are a big plus
  • Perishable products industry a plus
  • Direct Manufacturing experience is an advantage
  • S&OP experience highly desirable

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to manage conflicting demands with sense of urgency
  • Strong understanding of end-to-end supply chain dynamics
  • Ability to multitask and communication effectively cross-functionally in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to think critically to tackle difficult analytical challenges
  • Knowledge of ERP/ Planning
  • Strong computer skills with advanced proficiency in MS Excel

Why Join Us:

Ventura Foods offers career growth opportunities as well as competitive compensation and benefits:​

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, & Vision – coverage beginning on your 1st day for eligible employees​
  • Profit Sharing and 401(k) matching (after eligible criteria is met)​
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Time, and Holidays​
  • Employee Appreciation Events​ and Employee Assistance Programs
  • Salary Base Range of $104,500 – $136,000 for Employees Located in California*
  • Annual bonus (based on the incentive program terms and conditions)

*The “base salary range” provided above is a good faith estimate of what we expect to pay for this position.   The range provided is for California-based employees as Ventura Foods is required by California State Law to post pay rates.  Ventura Foods reserves the right to pay outside of the given range based on a variety of factors including but not limited to: candidate skills and experience, complexity of the job, budgetary factors, and location/geography.  Ventura Foods conducts regular reviews of compensation ranges and therefore reserves the right to alter this range at any given time. 


Diversity & Inclusion:

Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees are treated with respect is evident in our company culture and values. We believe that fostering an environment of inclusion and a focus on diversity across our organization is vital to attracting top talent, driving innovation, and meeting the high expectations of our customers in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.


Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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