Highly visible Supply Chain Manager that will oversee the Kerry Beverage Systems & Brands Demand/Supply Planning, Inventory/Age/Service levels, Distribution and related new product commercialization and customer service support.
Essential Responsibilities: Exceed expected business performance levels in the areas of – - Work directly with Demand Planning team on forecast concerns and question to improve service or inventory targets based on market demand changes and trends. - Work directly with Operations/Copacker Operations and Supply Planning to ensure demand and inventory targets are maintained. - Prepare reports and communicate inventory measurements to management (turns/age/DOH/working capital and service levels). - Develop and monitor Distribution Requirements Plans, initiate priorities based on customer needs and production availability. - Manage inventory targets (turns, aged, doh, safety stock, distribution) - Work closely with Sales, Marketing and Customer Service to identify proactive inventory adjustments in support of both sales and operational targets. - Monitor SKU levels and recommend SKU rationalization initiatives to promote reduced exposure, raised awareness and recommend options. - Evolve and maintain documentation and operating procedures for demand/supply planning process and related systems. - Actively participate with Contract Manufacturing, Finance, Sales/Marketing, R&D and Project Managers towards new product development and launch. - Proactively facilitate and recommended re-engineering, best practices & consensus between functional areas (Supply Chain, Sales/Marketing, Operations, Finance and IT). - Work closely with Plant Operations and Material Managers towards the accurate and timely manufacture and distribution of products.
Qualifications: - Excellent systems knowledge with Microsoft Excel, Access, MAPICS , SAP and other ERP/DRP/MRP functionality. - Excellent Analytical Abilities (Extensive spreadsheet analysis experience) - Strong knowledge of Demand/Supply Planning - Strong financial and inventory systems knowledge. - Detail oriented. - Extremely accurate and self motivated. - Strong and EFFECTIVE communication and documentation skills.
Education & Experience - BA/BS Degree required. – Accredited in Business preferred. - APICS certification preferred. - Extensive background in Materials Management with hands-on experience in: - Master Scheduling - Demand Planning - Materials Manager - Supply Chain Manager - Commercial Accountant -
Reports directly to: VP of Finance and Supply Chain Beverage Systems, Brands & Flavors
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