Manage all purchasing activities related to incoming ingredients and materials. Manage all planning and scheduling activities related to packaging lines, processing equipment, tank farms and incoming oils. Coordinate manufacturing and supply planning activities to maintain proper finished goods inventory levels to ensure on-time delviery to cuistomers while minimizing additional inventory storage and handling costs. Oversees inventory accuracy, shipping, receiving, transportation activity, and warehouse operations performance.
Manage, influence and develop packaging line schedules to meet customer demands via (2) plant schedulers; including all processing activity.
Manage and direct the development of the weekly production plan based on forecasted needs, customer orders, inventory balance, labor availability, oil and tank availability. Work toward maximizing line efficiency and minimizing inventory balance when making the weekly plan.
Establish and Optimize the use of planning and scheduling software. Includes working with HQ Supply Chain staff.
Manages all purchasing activity associated with ingredient and packaging to meet customer demands via (1) plant purchasing employee.
Managing incoming material requirements for the facility and ensures inventory levels are optimized. Includes working with HQ Purchasing department staff
Manage oil requirements for the facility and ensure proper inventory levels are maintained to meet production schedulers. Includes working with HQ Oil Procurement, Railroad and tanker shipments and Vendors.
Manages and meets company objectives for Inventory including Finished Goods, Raw Materials, Packaging and Oil.
Participates in coordination of New Product Development as requested by HQ R&D.
Searches for efficiency and savings via scheduling methods, and development of new and innovative solutions involving raw materials.
Is advocate of safety within the facility and follows all safety procedures. Follow all company policies pertaining to allergens, koshering, etc.
Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in Business Management, Supply Chain or closely related field required (MBA highly preferred). At least 5 years of supply chain experience in a manufacturing environment is required. APICS, CPPM (Certified Professional Purchasing Manager), or CSCP (Certifired Supply Chain Professional) certification is preferred. Experience in production planning and scheduling, inventory management, MRP processand distrubition is a plus. Proven track record of implementation of processes leading to excellence and improving costs metrics through the use of best practice techniques such as MRp planning, JIT, kaizen, etc. Warehouse, Purchasing and or Buyer experience required.
Knowledge of facility's packaging, equipment, and capacity is essential. Use of mathematical concepts for needed calculations and projections. Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form using electronic media, telephone and direct contact with internal and external personnel. Operate standard office equipment and demonstrate competency in the use of standard software applications.
Physical Activity/Work Environment
Prolonged Sitting - 50% Prolonged Standing/Walking - 5%
Finger-Hand Manipulation (e.g. 10-key, typing) - 15%
Prolonged VDT use (Video Display Terminal) - 30%