The Regional Supply Chain Director will ensure efficient and dimensioned operations in local supply chain activities including: end to end network optimization, physical logistics, planning / scheduling, materials management and flow, in order to meet expected customer service while meeting or exceeding inventory and logistics cost targets. Provides leadership by promoting team concepts, coaching, counseling, retaining, mentoring, training, talent management, and individual development. Drives a culture of accountability and results through strategy deployment and effective performance management. Develop and manage the direction and daily activities of the region's materials and services with the focus on people, organization, process and information technology. This includes the S&OP process to support the manufacturing / processing cycle and ensuring timely flow of product. Responsible for embracing and driving lean enterprise systems throughout the region's supply chain. Position will manage the complete material control process including materials management and flow, production/inventory control, and transportation logistics. Will interact with all levels of regional management including Operations, Sales, Engineering, Quality, Marketing and Finance. Responsible to network best practices with other Regional Supply Chain Directors.
Duties & Responsibilities
Responsible for daily service levels and root cause analysis for service misses. Responsible for total logistics cost and network optimization, including raw material delivery.
Responsible for full shop floor integration between materials, scheduling and logistics
Responsible for facilitation of the Regional S&OP Process and linkage with the SSB corporate process. Provide S&OP direction to all plants in his or her region after optimization with other regions when necessary.
Contribute to the successful execution of internal and external customer service through rigorous execution of logistics, planning and / or procurement
Size all SC internal and outsourced means appropriately; contribute to budget design and (seek opportunities to outperform budget) manage within budget
Collaborate with Engineering, Strategic Sourcing, Sales, Marketing and New Product Development teams and communicate required specifications to execute new product line launches
Review supplier lead times and monitor safety stock programs to meet specified inventory targets for proper inventory management
Accountable for managing the region's overall strategic production planning practices taking into consideration short term/long term production requirements and integrating materials availability.
Responsible for managing the regions' operational inventory to ensure adequate stocking levels for immediate production items and forecasting for future requirements. Will establish and implement standard/automated delivery procedures for just in time supplier stocking items.
Manage the region's transportation logistics to ensure distribution of products direct to customers, or through distribution centers / warehouses are completed with optimum service at the most efficient cost.
The leadership of material life cycle management and obsolescence. Establishes plans to meet corporate goals around material obsolescence.
Foster a safety culture and the implementation of safety policies and training in compliance with the company safety program and OSHA regulations to eliminate work related injuries.
Capability (ideally demonstrated) to manage operational team
Demonstrated capability to deal with various Supply Chain topics and high workload
Participated effectively in complex supply chain projects, able to work cross-functionally, contributed to improving processes and performance, good oral and written communication
Customer and quality focused
Adapting to Change -Readily adapts to change and motivates team to take responsibility for adapting to and executing change.
Strong analytical and technical ability to problem solve.
Planned and organized decision making makes empowered decision within their area with the best interest of the company in mind.
Advises, assists, mentors and provides feedback to others to encourage and inspire the development of work-related competencies and long-term career growth
Uphold SSB Mission & Core Values.
Education/ Experience/ Work Environment
Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred in engineering or supply chain
Minimum 10 years relevant Supply Chain Management experience in manufacturing, logistics or planning/scheduling
Experience managing S&OP
Experience lean continuous improvement techniques
Designations and verification of CPM, CPIM, or CPSM preferred.
Work is active in nature, with frequent walking of manufacturing plant and warehouse distribution environment.
Up to 50% travel