Supply Chain Manager

Logistics/Supply Chain/Distribution/Transportation Bakersfield, California


Role and Activity

  • Supply production through effective planning for the factory, mix plant and warehouse.
  • Achieving service level targets.
  • Maintain material working capital at or below budgeted levels.
  • Maintain finished goods stocks at target levels.
  • Drive the team to look for improvements.
  • Ensuring the MRP system within SAP is always up to date and operational.
  • Report weekly KPIs, know your numbers.
  • Actively looking for improvements in quality from suppliers.
  • Training of all staff is up to date.
  • A close working relationship with NPD monitoring new products and recipe/artwork changes.
  • Ensure all areas are operating under factory standards.
  • Planning, work orders, purchase orders, contracts, pricing, and the process is followed in a timely manner in the supply chain department.
  • Clean desk policy, clean warehouse and all other areas you are responsible for.
  • Ensure that you are the focal point for the team.
  • Promote the Froneri culture of employees being owners rather than just employees.
  • Ensure the use of other group resources to guarantee synergies are carried through, driving knowledge and issues to be shared on quality improvements.
  • Attend the daily DRM meeting and debrief the supply chain team daily basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Measurable Outcomes

  • Production and mix plant are effective with minimum change overs and downtime.
  • No production downtime due to non-delivery by supply chain team.
  • Daily, weekly, monthly KPI’s targets are fully met.
  • Systems in place for effective management of the supply chain team.
  • Costs are maintained at or below target levels.
  • Multi skilled team in place.
  • Relevant training and development plans in place for all staff producing measurable business benefits.
  • Write off costs kept at a minimum.
  • Meeting customer service levels.
  • Meeting targets on agreed time scales.
  • Supply Chain department white board up to date of the daily and weekly KPI’s and tasks.
  • Shop floor presence for you and your team.
  • Hygienically clean areas.

Levels of responsibility

    • Levels of stock finished goods and raw materials.
  • Production Planning
  • Health and Safety
  • Team management
  • Training and development of the team
  • Quality standards
  • Leading by example


  • Performance – En­sur­e all incoming supply is met in a con­sis­tent and timely manner.
  • Hands on approach – Decisions and plans based on seeing and being part of the event, not solely based on report reading.
  • Zero compromise on Quality and excellence – Ensure right first-time approach.
  • Entrepreneurial – Strong understanding of the business and its workforce with the ability to link activities to the organization’s strategy and success, whilst also being able to communicate this effectively to senior management.
  • Continually striving to increase knowledge of the processes and products – Understand all tasks, processes and activities undertaken by the team.
  • Teamwork – Commitment and enthusiasm to working together to achieve better outcomes.
  • Accountability – Identify and anticipate supply issues that impact on the delivery of operational objectives by improving processes and recognizing actions when required.
  • Consumer focused – Drives service excellence within the team, knows what internal customers want.
  • Know Your People – Spend time getting to know your people, their skills, interests, knowledge, etc.