The Branded Feed Supply Chain Excellence Manager will provide leadership to the Feed Segment’s overall efforts in building world-class supply chain capabilities that enable success in our business by operating in a safe, responsible and sustainable way to deliver on the brand promise to our customers across three growing product lines (Beef, Dairy & Aquaculture) within CSSTNA. This role will provide leadership in development of a continuous improvement culture, enable processes and systems using a comprehensive approach to support a highly integrated supply chain system, ensure the continued development of core supply chain capabilities within the Feed Segment, and enable digitalization and analytics to sustain and provide further capability in a growing organization.
40% Network Design, Continuous Improvement & Project Management: Identify, develop, execute & implement complex projects and process improvements in the supply chain organization to drive continuous improvement and enable growth across the organization. Examples include changes in the way our Supply Chain integrates at various stages from Plant Production all the way to Customer Experience (eg. customer service, supply chain planning, sourcing, plant operations and transportation & logistics). Develop a strong understanding of customer needs through building and maintaining internal & external relationships to provide optimal service to our customers through delivery of the brand promise.
35% Supply Chain Strategy, Design, & Optimization: Develop and implement a Supply Chain project portfolio management process in support of strategy and continuous improvement efforts across the branded feed organization Engage with product line leaders to understand key supply chain/customer touch points. Define and document precise actions and behaviors required to deliver a dynamic and desired customer experience across the organization. Ensure consistency and best practice sharing. Manage supply chain ACI initiatives. Provide oversight for motor carrier operations, unit train system, export supply chain, and ingredient freight.
20% Systems/Data Management, Reporting & Analysis: Develop & utilize extensive supply chain knowledge to navigate through data and technology challenges, upgrades and changes including but not limited to supply chain leadership in support of project NEX and SAP implementation. Implement, analyze and review scorecards and related KPI’s for multiple areas of the integrated supply chain organization (e.g. Supply & Demand planning, customer service, transportation/logistics, etc) Develop, manage and track project plans while providing regular feedback to stakeholders.
15% People, Talent, Budget Management & Other: Coach direct reports and others to provide support and buy-in on Supply Chain strategy and continuous improvement. Remove barriers to ensure completion of project milestones and influence stakeholders to take necessary action for support. Develop knowledge and expertise of all supply chain related roles within the organization. Drive and track cost reduction and efficiency where appropriate. Member of the business leadership team. Additional projects and responsibilities as assigned.
Education, Experience, Skills
Minimum Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in business or technical field (supply chain management, engineering, business, finance or related)
Minimum 8 years business experience with at least 5 years in supply chain, process improvement, project management, or related field
Demonstrated experience leading project work and change management initiatives
Strong strategic and analytical skills; including experience in process mapping, project & program management, implementing and leading change
Ability to provide leadership and function well in a team-based collaborative work environment
Proven problem solving & effective decision-making skills
Demonstrated high level of commitment to customer care and related processes; relationship management
Demonstrated strong communication skills (written & verbal) with internal/external customers and multiple levels within the organization
Results drive- ability to take initiative, drive change, work with people, and to influence decision making across various teams and multiple levels within the organization
Strong business acumen, knowledge of P&L, finance & other metrics
Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment, act with a sense of urgency and thrive in an ambiguous environmentAbility to travel up to 20%
- Masters Level degree/MBA
- Broad end-to-end understanding of supply chain principles with deep expertise in network design and optimization
- Experience with SAP
- Knowledge of other tools (transportation, supply planning, demand planning, etc.) used to support supply chain execution
- Six Sigma and/or Lean certification
- Demonstrated experience leading project work in large scale projects
- APICS CPIM or CSCP certification
- Demonstrated ability and passion to learn and apply new concepts
- Demonstrated experience innovating processes/systems
Other relevant information to the position
Position is designed to allow for incumbent to develop strong expertise over multiple areas of the supply chain organization while using background & expertise to implement continuous improvement opportunities. Experience can prepare incumbents for future leadership roles within the Supply Chain organization.
This position is posted internally as well as externally.