Job Description Summary:
Summary: The VP Supply Chain Planning and Services is responsible for developing and executing demand and supply strategies to meet customer and supplier service level expectations while minimizing the costs invested in inventory, and will lead functional teams in supply planning, S&OP and demand planning, and overall inventory management.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned.)
Responsible for the strategy and tactical execution of planning and procurement of product for the Company, aligning supply chain strategy to overarching corporate strategy.
Build partnerships with warehouse operations, sales, finance, and portfolio management teams to support ongoing business requirements.
Develop and oversee effective S&OP collaborative process with sales, finance, and operations.
Establish inventory management COE responsible for leading continuous improvement activities across all markets relating to MEIO strategies, procurement, and demand planning.
Establish and manage inventory KPIs by supplier, warehouse, state, and role, understanding working capital, capacity, supplier business development strategy, and supply risk considerations.
Ensures compliance with supplier contractual inventory obligations.
Lead, mentor, and coach direct reporting teams to develop, utilize, and maintain various tool to execute supply chain goals and report against results.
Educate the business on tradeoffs between optimal inventory positions, service levels, forecast accuracy, variability of lead-time, capacity planning, etc.
Regularly interface with executive, regional, and state leadership to drive engagement and adoption of inventory and planning initiatives.
Coordinate with inbound transportation teams to manage receiving capacity and minimize inbound freight costs.
Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the competencies of the RNDC Manager - Administrative Leadership Competency Model:
Implement Continuous Improvement: Behaviors which result in the improvement of existing processes or development of new processes leading to greater efficiency. It also includes the implementation and management of change.
Negotiate Conflict Through Collaboration: Behaviors that involve the resolution of conflict, seeking win-win outcomes, picking battles carefully, and dealing with people in a respectful and straightforward way. This means dealing directly with other functions, creating a team approach to problems and discouraging a we vs. them mindset.
Manage Execution to Attain Results: Behaviors that involve the resolution of conflict, seeking win-win outcomes, picking battles carefully, and dealing with people in a respectful and straightforward way. This means dealing directly with other functions, creating a team approach to problems and discouraging a we vs. them mindset.
Focus on Profitability: Behaviors which have a direct impact on profitability, outside of process improvement activities.
Attract, Coach, & Promote Talent: Behaviors that contribute to the development of the skills and knowledge of direct reports. This competency includes creating a learning and training environment, coaching and providing feedback, and developing people’s careers.
Demonstrate Professionalism: Behaviors that contribute to creating an environment of respect and professionalism. Demonstrates excellent communication skills; high integrity; personal responsibility and initiative; treats people with respect; encourages diversity; maintains a positive, professional demeanor; and is serious-minded about responsibilities.
Create Customer Satisfaction – Administrative: Behaviors that involve direct interaction with external customers (trade/market) and internal RNDC customers that lead to increased customer satisfaction. Includes creating a culture of customer excellence, developing strong working relationships, being proactive and a good business partner.
Think Critically: Behaviors which involve using metrics and information, and gathering input, to make decisions. This includes effective business judgment and critical thinking, as well having a systemic perspective of the business.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty 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.
Education and/or Experience: A Bachelor’s degree in related field (e.g. Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, etc.) from an accredited four-year college or university required; Master’s degree in related field preferred; Minimum 10 years in related field with 5 years of management experience.
Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents (such as general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations), write routine reports and correspondence, and to present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, & permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability & validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions (in mathematical or diagram form), and to deal with several abstract and concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet, Microsoft Office Suite software (such as Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, and etc).
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Continual and current certificates and CEU relating to management training.
Other Requirements: Not applicable.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Tools & Technology: Calculators or accessories; Facsimile Machines; Notebook Computers; Photocopiers; Scanners. Accounting software; Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software; financial analysis software, supply and demand planning software.