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VP of Supply Chain Operations

Company: Packaged Goods / Food / Beverage, Kansas City, MO
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

Company , is seeking a Vice President of Supply Chain Operations in our Kansas City, MO headquarters location.

The VP of Supply Chain Operations will support and/or manage activity across all manufacturing facilities, distribution centers and corporate procurement. This position provides high touch, single point of accountability to drive and lead global brand and supply chain objectives, ensuring strategic alignment, innovation and operational excellence. This position will manage the entire supply chain team, processes and systems to support and scale for growth, while meeting company objectives around cost, quality, and the highest level of customer service. This position will be responsible for the generation of critical KPIs regarding inventory, service levels, costs, forecast, E&O levels, etc.

This position will be required to travel up to 15%.

Key Functions and Accountabilities: (Not an all-inclusive list) Directs overall supply chain operations, including demand, supply, and resource planning, finished goods inventory, product lifecycle management, new product introduction/support, and E&O management. Defines functional requirements and tools and direct supply chain capabilities to support company needs and implement strategies to reduce complexity and improve efficiency and responsiveness. Key stakeholder in the product lifecycle management and new product development/introduction support. Facilitates the development and implementation of supply chain processes, procedures and policies. Ensure all processes, procedures, and policies are documented and adhered to at all levels of the organization. Ownership of the development of, tracking of, reporting on, and management of customer service levels. Understands and ensures supply chain organizational alignment with sales and operational strategy. Develops, reports, and maintains related KPI’s: Customer Service Levels, E&O, Damage, DOH (days on hand), Inventory Stock/Turns/Accuracy/Cost/Carry Rate, on-time metrics, fill rates, and cycle times. Proactively mitigate product and material availability issues, analyze root cause and drive corrective actions. Maintains strong working relationships and communications with planning, operations, sales, finance, and marketing. Participates and contribute to monthly S&OP (Sales and Operations Planning) process. Key stakeholder in the product lifecycle management and new product development/introduction support activities. Represents Supply Chain to achieve the cost of goods objectives and drive supply cost and return on investment through the leadership of Value Analysis and Innovation Processes. Ensures all compliance and regulatory measures are met Builds, manages, and retains supply chain talent and establish supply chain succession plans for all critical positions. Required Qualifications: Bachelors’ Degree in Supply Chain Management, Economics, Business Administration, or related field required. Ten or more years of Supply Chain, warehouse, procurement and logistics experience Five or more years successfully managing people and leading teams. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in related field preferred. APICS (CPIM/CSCP) or ISM Certification preferred. International supply chain experience preferred. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Supply chain, inventory, planning, and MRP systems experience. SAP, JDA, and Logility preferred. Advanced MS Office and Data Warehouse skills Prefer experience in lean principles and tools, including lean implementation Knowledge and experience in the CPG industry End-to-end supply chain experience at a high-volume, high-growth organization recognized as best-in-class operations and supply chain, including specific expertise in integrated supply chain. Collaborative yet relentless approach to process improvement and team management in order to achieve best in class results, especially around cost, cycle time/throughput and customer service. Proven track record of partnering with R&D, Product Development, and commercialization team to optimize new product launches and product lifecycle management with a fast-paced, high growth company with a robust pipeline of new products and short product lifecycles. Experience deploying order-to-cash tools and inventory management systems to maximize sales, improve forecast accuracy, and reduce inventory and obsolescence, as well as seize systemic change management opportunities that coincide with ERP capabilities. Highly analytical and detail oriented with optimal organizational skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to deliver insights and findings effectively. Proven ability to build consensus among a diverse leadership group. Must be able to work independently under pressure and react quickly to changing priorities. Strong knowledge of brand strategies and inventory requirements in the consumer packaged goods industry. Able to manage multiple and complex priorities across numerous brands and geographies, using an innovative approach to resolve issues.

Keywords: Packaged Goods / Food / Beverage, Kansas City, MO, Kansas City , VP of Supply Chain Operations, Executive , Kansas City, Kansas

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