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9782 Network Strategy Manager

Pros2plan, a Spinnaker Company is hiring for a Network Strategy Manager for a Large Food & Beverages company


Location: Suffolk, VA

Duration: Full Time

Salary: Open

Travel Required:No
Location:Suffolk, VA
Position Type:Full Time
Desired Education Level:BS

The Network Strategy Manager will be instrumental in defining Client’s supply chain strategies and driving them towards execution. This role will support the entire supply chain network by simplifying our current go to market product flows, realizing cost savings company-wide. The role will be responsible for hands-on development of optimization models using Llamasoft Supply Chain Guru and the data model using Llamasoft Data Guru. This tool will be one of the many analytics software to provide strategic and tactical solutions to manage spend, minimize risk and optimize efficient execution across the fulfillment organization.



Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

  • Enhances, manages and becomes a SuperUser of the Llamasoft software and functionality.
  • Finds hidden inefficiencies in the current supply chain processes and tests outcomes using simulation technology.
  • Balances supply and demand in order to identify the lowest cost solution to satisfy seasonal demand, while satisfying production, warehousing and transportation capacity constraints.
  • Optimizes inventories to assist distribution team understand where inventory buffers should be placed to meet service level goals while minimizing inventory holding costs.
  • Requires a high level of skill managing, manipulating and analyzing large amounts of data in Data Guru, Excel, Sequel, or other data management software. 
  • Responsible for minimizing cost and risk in efforts to improve service within the Distribution team.
  • Develops cost analysis models and frameworks to support, prioritize and influence the supply chain team and other networks in the organization.
  • Highlights and drives change through the organization through use of data and appropriate systems to manage cost and service.
  • Fully visualizes and understands current distribution and supply chain operations in order to consider alternative models to effectively plan for the future.
  • Works cross functionally to ensure successful implementation of optimization and analytic models developed in this group.
  • Works with various departments to maintain industry benchmarks.
  • Evaluates other network/customer programs to ensure efficiency and makes the most cost effective decisions.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in Supply Chain Management, Business Management, Accounting, Finance or a closely related field and 5+ years of relevant work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
  • Master’s Degree, preferred.
  • Background in logistics, transportation, & supply chain, preferred.
  • Advanced abilities in Excel and capable of manipulating large amounts of data.
  • 1-2 years of experience using the LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru, preferred.
  • Lean training is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence the organization at the most senior levels.
  • Ability to work effectively under short time constraints.
  • Ability to effectively present information to all levels of the Company.
  • Strong planning, organization and execution skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Up to 30% travel required.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Specific vision includes close vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to sit, use hands to handle or feel, and talk or hear.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.