Supply Chain Director

Cargill, Inc. Brookville, OH
Position Purpose

Responsible for management, development and leadership of all supply chain capabilities - Demand Planning, S&OP - Sales and Operations Planning, Logistics understood as transportation and warehousing, Inventory Management, Order Fulfillment & Customer Service for CPN US business. Aligns supply chain execution with business strategy, customer segmentation and product portfolio development. Drives continuous improvement process with a visible effect on owned key supply chain metrics. Tracks and communicate to the business key supply chain metrics, especially related to customer experience, adherence to plan, ensures end to end supply chain cost competitiveness. Develops talents.

Principal Accountabilities

30% Develop & Deploy Supply Chain Capabilities – Lead implementation of supply chain capabilities in respective cluster / country to its full scope: Demand Planning, S&OP - Sales and Operations Planning, Logistics understood as transportation and warehousing, Inventory Management, Order Fulfillment & Customer Service. Work closely with ROM, Regional and CPN Supply Chain Leads, to develop, maintain and deploy necessary capabilities to improve supply chain execution in the business. Assess gaps in capabilities and/or performance and build necessary capabilities to execute against promises made to customers.

30% Business Partner – Engage with Leadership Teams / Marketing & Commercial Teams to understand the business strategy and align supply chain design to execute business strategy. Align supply chain efforts across other functions, especially with Commercial & SMT Teams on Go to Market approach, Customers Segmentation and service level rendered to those customers (per segment), with RMS on raw material inventory and vendor management, with FSQR & EHS on regulatory, quality and safety compliance etc. Work with BOSC Leader and Regional SC Lead to prioritize supply chain initiatives. Develop core supply chain metrics, benchmark performance and oversee supply chain initiatives focused on driving better performance. Network with other CAN Supply Chain Managers, as well as those outside of Cargill, to enhance internal connectivity and bring external insight to our business execution.

20% Talent – Lead Supply Chain Team (full scope covers Customer Service, Demand and Supply Planning /Order Fulfillment, Inventory management and Logistics understood as Transportations and Warehousing). Understand the talent needs of the organization to perform supply chain activities. Work with BOSC Leader, CPN and Regional SC Lead to help assess and place appropriate talent, as needed to support business goals. Coach individuals/teams, building strong capabilities amongst leadership. Work with the HR to ensure succession plans are in place for key supply chain positions.

20% Change & Culture - Align supply chain capabilities to fit with appropriate business market strategies. Drive broader awareness of supply chain capabilities and collaboration among other departments, specifically with Commercial, SMT, RMS and BOSC. Focus on process improvements with Operations Excellence attitude. Investigate failures, identify and understand root causes, drive continuous improvement, which conforms CAN BPO (Business Process Optimization) approach. Ensure best practices implementation. Tracks and communicate key supply chain metrics especially related to customer experience, adherence to plan, inventory and cost competitiveness.

Essential Functions/Requirements

Travel required up to 30% and ability to work outside normal working hours as necessary.

This position is posted internally as well as externally

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Education, Experience, Skills

Required Qualifications

* Minimum 7 years supply chain management experience

* Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, business or related field or equivalent experience

* Experience across multiple supply chain competencies: Logistics, Demand Management, Customer Service, etc.

* Demonstrated ability to connect functional execution to business strategy

* Good communication skills both written and verbal

* Collaborative approach to problem solving

* Demonstrated capability to successfully partner with peers and senior business leaders.

* Experienced in change management

* Good analytical skills

* Self-motivated, results oriented with focus on continuous improvement

* ERP (specifically SAP) system experience

* Excellent software skills in Microsoft products such as, Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications

* Prior experience and knowledge quality management systems, operations excellence, process improvement, Six-Sigma

* Prior experience managing multiple projects