Ben Smith

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Demand Planner, Senior

Conagra Brands

BS MBA, Quinlan School of Business, Industrial Engineering


I graduated with a Quinlan MBA in 2016 accompanying my ten-year career in Supply Chain and wish to give back to current students through career mentorship and job shadowing. I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Western Michigan University and started my career with Whirlpool Corporation in their Global Supply Chain Leadership Development Program. Whirlpool afforded me a diverse set of roles across inventory/supply management, project management, and plant operations. In 2015, I moved to Chicago to complete my MBA. While at Loyola, I participated in the APICS Supply Chain Case Competition and studied abroad to Southeast Asia. Upon graduation, I took a role in Demand Planning for Conagra Brands and now work downtown Chicago. Loyola has served me well and has shaped me as a better professional and person.