Manager Supply Chain
ConAgra Foods - Russellville, AR

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Directs the Supply Chain functions of Planning, Scheduling, Procurement, Warehousing and Transportation, so that plant consistently achieves its target customer service levels with a minimum investment in inventories and distribution costs. Work as a communication liaison between the plant, and corporate logistics, customer service, manufacturing platform, and related brand and business teams in proactively communicating and/or resolving issues related to service, scheduling and deployment. 7 years related experience.

Position Responsibilities
  • Manages the supply chain functions of scheduling, procurement, warehousing, forecasting and transportation for a plant location.
  • Helps location consistently achieve its target customer service levels with a minimum investment in inventories and distribution costs.
  • Works as a communication liaison between location, brand teams, customer service, and logistics in proactively communicating and/or resolving issues related to scheduling and deployment.
  • Direct the Supply Chain functions of Planning, Scheduling, Procurement, Warehousing and Transportation.
  • Work as a communication liaison between the plant, and corporate logistics, customer service, manufacturing platform, and related brand and business teams in proactively communicating and resolving service issues and/or meeting business and customer needs.
  • Responsible for a distribution strategy in support of achieving ConAgra’s target customer service levels with a minimum investment in inventories and at the lowest possible cost.
  • Oversee the purchasing function in the areas of ingredients, packaging and commodities by assuring continuous supply and optimizing procurement to minimize total costs.
  • Oversee inventory of ingredients, packaging and commodities, managing risk of obsolescence versus supply shortage.
  • Direct all distribution and logistics activities at the plant and dedicated off-site warehouses including managing labor costs and productivity, inventory levels and accuracy, and stocking strategies.
  • Maintain controls and procedures to ensure optimum use of warehouse locator system to maintain order accuracy and timeliness.
  • Work with plant operations to identify opportunities to improve production cycles in order to reduce working capital while also maintaining or lowering total net landed costs.
  • Direct the traffic function and take appropriate action to ensure that carriers meet ConAgra requirements.
  • Prepare budgets and control costs within established standards.
  • Serve as a member of the plant leadership team in support of plant goals.
  • Support annual planning process for designated brands/plants.
  • Involved in plant trials, cost effectiveness, Research & Development, and vendor certification.
  • Maintain raw and finished inventory levels.
  • Interact with interplant, food service, and industrial sales to assure maximum customer service.
  • Contact outside sources; negotiate raw material and ingredient prices; and new vendor sourcing.
  • Manages four to six exempt: Warehouse Manager, Supply Planner, Replenishment Planner, Materials Planner/Manager with 80 – 100 indirect reports in Purchasing, Warehousing Shipping and Receiving.
  • Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsible for interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Direct the Supply Chain functions of Planning, Scheduling, Procurement, Warehousing and Transportation, so that plant consistently achieves its target customer service levels with a minimum investment in inventories and distribution costs.
  • Work as a communication liaison between the plant, and corporate logistics, customer service, manufacturing platform, and related brand and business teams in proactively communicating and/or resolving issues related to service, scheduling and deployment.
  • May sign contracts and agreements as limited by defined expenditure levels and limited to areas of aforementioned responsibility.

    Position Qualifications
  • B.S. degree in Logistics, Business, or related area; Masters degree is desirable, but not necessary.
  • Five years supply chain, distribution management, planning or inventory control, or procurement experience in the food or grocery industry.
  • Ability to: write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, and commissions.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • The incumbent may perform other duties and responsibilities as required.

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