SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER
Supply Chain Manager
Oversees the Demand Planning, Purchasing, Inventory, Shipping and Receiving, and Plant Supply of the plant. Reviews and implements policies to improve customer service. Coordinates production, warehouse, purchasing, and shipping activities to achieve plant objectives. Keeps plant management well informed of daily activities and provides recommendations for areas of improvement.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
1. Effective plant planning and implementation, under the leadership of the Director of Production.
a. Assists plant management team in developing short- and long-term production goals.
b. Provides suggestions and recommendations for areas of improvement.
c. Participates in developing department procedures and ensures that they support and complement company-wide strategic objectives.
d. Participates in budget planning of all physical plant operating budgets.
e. Write letters of justification for department expenditures as required.
2. Effectively manages assigned personnel, ensuring optimal performance.
a. Provides leadership to assigned personnel through effective goal setting, delegation, and communication.
b. Trains, advises, and counsels employees on current job functions and plant control methods.
c. Provides recommendations to improve performance and productivity.
d. Conducts performance appraisals as required.
e. Assists with personnel decisions including hiring, termination, wage, and promotions.
3. Ensures the efficient and effective completion of production planning functions.
a. Develops daily, weekly, and period forecast and production schedules within an acceptable margin of error.
b. Coordinates the order process of raw materials to ensure raw materials are available to meet production schedules.
c. Ensures that raw material inventory is maintained at optimal levels to meet customer demands.
d. Ensures the rotation of inventory to minimize waste and ensure first in, first expired (FIFO).
e. Ensures plant management is apprised of daily production activity through the production of daily efficiency reports.
f. Prepares reports based upon fact and historical data to aid the Director of Production in fiscal planning. Investigate potential budget problems.
4. Ensures the efficient and effective completion of dry goods and supply inventory management functions.
a. Coordinates the purchase of consumables to ensure said materials are available to meet production demand schedules.
b. Ensures that inventory is maintained at optimal levels.
c. Ensures that inventory functions are completed in accordance with established safety and quality standards.
5. Oversees the planning, development, and implementation of effective Warehouse policies, procedures, and planning.
a. Ensures established warehouse standard operating procedures are met and maintained.
b. Makes recommendations for equipment purchases and capital improvements.
c. Assists in developing policies and procedures for warehouse operations.
d. Ensures that warehouse shipments and deliveries are processed efficiently.
e. Ensures problems that involve damaged goods, incorrect orders, and missing goods are resolved in a timely manner.
f. Ensures that warehouse materials are rotated and stored properly.
g. Ensures that warehouse operations follow established procedures, policies, safety regulations, and codes.
6. Ensures professional business relations with vendors, suppliers, shippers, and external contacts.
a. Works to develop and maintain productive business relations with vendors, suppliers, and shippers.
b. Acts as liaison between the company and external contacts.
c. Ensures effective coordination of external delivery services with company operations.
d. Obtains and conveys information as appropriate.
e. Promotes goodwill and positive image of the company.
7. Assumes responsibility for maintaining effective communication, coordination, and working relations with company personnel and management.
a. Coordinates activities with production, customer service, receiving, and inventory personnel to ensure on-time production.
b. Implements and maintains all plant reports for assigned areas of responsibility as well as operational areas within the plant.
c. Maintains scorecards to ensure plant management is abreast of operational status.
d. Provides support for warehouse, receiving, and production personnel.
8. Assumes other duties as assigned.
§ Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field or 8 years of operational management experience in a plant environment
§ SQF and GMP certification
§ Expert level knowledge of the company’s demand planning process, with a solid understanding of demand forecast development
§ Expert level computer skills including the ability to prepare spreadsheets and use Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and/or Access) to analyze data and trends.
§ Working knowledge of HR policies and employment laws.
§ Expert level knowledge of raw material and finished good products.
§ Working knowledge of warehouse processes and inventory systems.
§ Previous experience/broad understanding of safety systems and enforcement of safety rules and policies.
§ Demonstrated strong leadership, teambuilding, and advanced coaching skills.
§ Excellent planning and organizational skills, with the ability to balance production and maintenance needs.
§ Excellent interpersonal communication and listening ability.
§ Ability to speak, read, and write English
§ Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
§ Strong analytical and decision-making skills
Standing, walking, bending, lifting, stooping, crouching, kneeling intermittently.
Must be able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.
Must be able to frequently and regularly use wrists, hands, and or fingers.
Average, ordinary visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents, products, or operate machinery.
Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds throughout the day.
Typical office environment, with no hazardous or significantly unpleasant working conditions as well as a no-kill food processing environment, where it is wet, damp, and cold, in which temperatures are frequently below freezing.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The list of essential functions, other duties, mental and physical demands, requirements and licenses is not meant to be exhaustive. Management reserves the right to revise job descriptions and to require other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job changes.