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734221 Supply Chain Manager (Exp in & Food Industry)


Pros2Plan, a Spinnaker Company, is now hiring for a Supply Chain Manager (Exp in Food Industry)

Location: Parsippany/ Cherry Hill, NJ

Duration: 6-9 months contract

Bill Rate: Open

Travel Required:No
Location:Parsippany/ Cherry Hill, NJ
Position Type:Contract
Desired Education Level:BS
Description:

SCOPE OF POSITION:

 

  • This position will be responsible for supply planning for Innovation SKUs produced in our Co-Manufacturing network as well as providing supply chain planning and analytical support for a number of innovation/renovation projects. 
  • Responsibilities in this area include (but are not limited to) the delivery of monthly purchase and/or production plans (using latest forecast consensus) that align with SKU-level DOS (days of supply) targets to support the company’s customer fill rate (CFR) goal.  Quarterly review of SKU-level inventory targets that balance service and cash requirements. 
  • Additionally, this role will focus on the multi-year transition across the Frozen franchise to Shopper Ready Packaging (SRP). 
  • Given the size and scale of the business, a key focus will be the management of materials and finished goods run-out of the existing version while simultaneously ensuring adequate inventories are built and maintained of the new packaging style. 
  • Consistent two-way communication with the materials and supply planners is the key to a successful transition delivered within budget. 
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for reporting progress in weekly and monthly forums, identifying risk and working with cross-functional partners to mitigate.  The position will report to the Director of Frozen Supply Planning.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Essential duties and responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned.
  • Interface closely with Materials and Supply Planners to minimize material and finished goods risk of transitioning SKUs; ensure adequate supply of new version is built and maintained to target DOS for launch and eventual turn volume
  • Track and report progress in weekly/monthly Integrated Business Planning (IBP) sessions
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to address risks to SLOB (slow moving and obsolete) budget and/or supply shortages
  • In conjunction with Materials Planners, work with packaging and raw materials vendors to ensure FIFO policy adherence and accurate inventory reconciliation
  • In partnership with Supply and Materials planners, analyze demand trends and make recommendations regarding production/purchase schedules with the goal of minimizing exposure and maximizing CFR
  • Prepare and submit a purchase plan to Co-Manufacturing partners for an 18-month horizon
  • Play a key role in SLOB management throughout the overall Frozen network
  • Manage a defined portfolio to target DOS (days of supply) that balance corporate service and     cash requirements
  • Develop and maintain good communication processes with all other organizations and departments within the supply chain
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Supply Planning in support of SRP project and supply planning duties
Requirements:

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in project, inventory or materials management
  • Professional experience in a food manufacturing environment or food products industry, preferred
  • Experience leading continuous improvement processes in a planning, purchasing or warehousing environment.
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Knowledge of computer applications as they relate to work, specifically Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, Word and Project) applications.
  • Ability to analyze information and exhibit excellent judgment in making effective, timely decisions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving, project management and prioritization skills
  • Ability to react to situations with a strong sense of urgency
  • Excellent customer focus, both internal and external
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment

  

EDUCATION:

 

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Supply Chain Management is preferred
  • APICS Certification Preferred


TRAVEL:

 

  • 5-10% travel required