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6 Dec 2016

Midwest VP OF SUPPLY CHAIN –Mid-West

Posted by – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #30860   – Mid-West

Manage organization encompassing strategic (e.g., demand planning, sourcing strategy, network optimization, vendor forecasting) as well as execution functions (e.g., purchasing, production and distribution)

Ensure all regulatory and compliance measures are met within company guidelines as well as industry leading practices.

Identify and implement best in class supply chain technology including MRP, DRP, forecasting, etc. suitable to the scope and size of the business, including implementation of such technology at a detailed level, e.g., modeling supply constraints; creation of item attributes such as lead times, EOQ/MOQs; inventory logic; planning rules; etc.

Implement best practices across all supply chain functions including demand planning (delivery goals,   sales and operations planning (S&OP) processes, finished goods (FG) inventory strategies, product introduction/retirement); supply planning (non-FG inventory strategies, capacity planning, creation of realistic plans); planning execution (work order and purchase order creation, response to MRP messaging, finite scheduling, vendor management, engineering change); as well as order management, order fulfillment and inventory management

Develop, implement, set and meet targets for key performance indicators at a line, manager and executive level, to include forecast accuracy, capacity utilization/efficiency, schedule adherence, lead times, inventory turns, in-stock performance/on-time delivery, excess/obsolete inventory, etc.

Drive operational excellence and best practices to improve purchasing and manufacturing costs.

Manage supplier relationships and strategy for all suppliers; develop / grow world-class supply base (cost, delivery and quality).

Deploy a supplier strategy to strengthen overall supplier/grower portfolio and performance.

Augment sales efforts with credible, thought-leading insight and the ability to build/maintain direct customer relationship, if necessary.

Provide oversight of daily production operations for efficient and discretionary use of available resources.


Experience and Education Requirements:

  • 15+ years of supply chain management experience in progressively senior positions.
  • Food processing experience is a requirement and produce or meat processing is a plus.
  • Professional Certifications in Operations, Purchasing or Logistics a plus.  APICS designation a plus.
  • Minimum four degree with advanced education in a related field strongly desired.
  • Strong analytical, financial & P&L skills
  • Experience in multiple supply chain/processes, methodologies and technologies such as ERP, JIT, S&OP, Lean and Six Sigma.
  • In depth knowledge of key supply chain / logistics processes & current best practices.
  • Must have the ability to interact and execute at the highest levels of the company.
  • Strong purchasing, negotiation, planning & materials knowledge.  Ability to drive projects to a successful completion.
  • Demonstrated track record supporting new product and / or customer introduction (for all aspects of the supply chain

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Job Categories: Supply Chain, Warehouse, Logistics. Job Types: Midwest. Job expires in Endless.

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