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Business Unit Supply Chain Manager

Company: Vertellus
Location: Ledgewood
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Company OverviewVertellus is a dynamic global organization with more than a century of leadership in manufacturing health, agriculture, and performance chemicals. Our company is also a leading provider in the world of specialty chemicals for agriculture, nutrition, pharmaceutical, fine chemicals, medical, personal care, plastics, coatings, and many other industrial markets. Our products are in the things you use every day - toothpaste, deodorants, vitamins, pharmaceuticals, detergents, plastics, adhesives, inks, tires, and more. Our culture is built on mutual trust and respect for all employees to focus on providing the best products and solutions to our customers.At Vertellus, we hold ourselves and each other Accountable for Delivering Results with a Bias for Action while always acting with the utmost integrity, this is truly what it means to be a Vertellus employee. We take great pride in displaying our Core Values through our work and our teams.Job Summary:The business unit Supply Chain Manager role reporting to the Global Director Supply Chain Management is a key operational role focused on managing supply chain elements and optimization to deliver the business unit's goals. This role is responsible for developing site supply chain objectives, goals, actions, and processes targeted to efficiently manage the supply planning execution for a global business unit. The role will support and manage the plant supply chain site teams to ensure efficient daily execution of planning/schedule to meeting customer service expectations and inventory investment by helping each team optimize the overall site schedules to balance the customer demand and supply capabilities of the sites. The supply chain manager will support and drive the ongoing execution of accurate SAP planning data, focus on leaning out supply chain process and support the identification and completion of specific supply chain projects to drive continuous improvement. The position is responsible for partnering with various levels within the organization at each site to ensure the timely development of the overall supply plan for discussion and use in the Sales, Inventory and Operational Planning (SI&OP) process. Responsibilities:Role Specific Responsibilities:

  • Manages or Leads the SI&OP Process to ensure tight coordination between the demand and supply planners. Partners with functional leaders and others to develop policies, levels and lead times for various product lines.
  • Leads the SI&OP executive meetings.
  • Ensures a high level of planning/scheduling execution to meet the overall service and execution requirement of the business markets and customers.
  • Delivers on the established inventory targets for the overall business unit and cascades targets down to the individual plant sites based on the site capabilities and service objectives of the business group.
  • Works with each site to propose actions for the appropriate disposition of slow moving and blocked inventory with the commercial and manufacturing teams.
  • Monitors sales forecasts vs. actual sales, inventory levels and production schedules for deviation from plan initiatives, develops corrective action plans and projects to improve execution, reporting and communication.
  • Identifies, defines and coordinates improvement projects to the supply chain processes and performance metrics, incorporating lean techniques into enhancing the end-to-end supply chain performance. Ultimately, balancing the process optimization for cost and capacity utilization with customer service at the business level.
  • Functional SAP user expert with the ability to train new resources and with the ability to support a site when a master planner is out of the office.
  • Act as the point person for implementing SAP system enhancements and new functionality within the business
  • Collaborate with the sites and other Business unit supply chain managers to work with the site SCM teams to implement best practices
  • Monitor and report key performance indicators, initiate improvement actions
  • Focal point for new product introduction for the business unit
  • Travel to sites where applicable to coach/mentor the team members, support projects in line with business and team goals. Compliance:
    • Complies with company Health, Safety and Environmental policies, procedures, and arrangements
    • Reports all Health, Safety and Environmental accidents, incidents and near misses promptly
    • Acts in a safe and responsible manner at all times Problem Solving and Innovation:
      • Active participation within continuous improvement activities
      • Participates in problem solving and promotes Lean methodology
      • Takes responsibility and ownership for own learning and development in the spirit of continuous improvement of both self and the business
      • Assists in the training, mentoring and assessment of other team members
      • Exercises autonomy and judgement subject to overall direction or guidance Qualifications/Desired Skills:Education and Qualifications:
        • Bachelor's degree required (Logistics, Supply Chain, Engineering or related fields is preferred) Experience:
          • Minimum of 6 years' experience providing master scheduling, supply chain or logistics operations within a global chemical manufacturing environment
          • Experience with international logistics
          • Demonstrated deep analytical skills and use of spreadsheets and report generation
          • Demonstrated ability to lead teams and build teamwork to accomplish business objectives
          • Demonstrated ability to identify business process issues and opportunities and to implement effective improvements and control plans
          • Demonstrated ability to use influence to obtain business results
          • Highly motivated and enthusiastic self-starter.
          • Working knowledge of an MRPII (SAP or equivalent) system.
          • Professional qualification Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
            • Attention to detail with the ability to adapt quickly to changing business needs and priorities
            • Ability to work within a multi-functional, global organizational structure and exhibits robust interpersonal skills
            • Self-motivated and ability to work within a fast-paced environment independently and within a team
            • Critical thinking skills and analytical abilities which allow assessments of situations and opportunities
            • Exhibits a passion for continuous improvement and problem solving
            • Proficient in Microsoft office applications such as Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook, etc.
            • Embodies the Vertellus Core Values:
              • Accountability: Takes ownership and holds him/herself and other accountable
              • Deliver Results: Takes personal responsibility for performance and business results
              • Bias for Action: Plays to win and gets the job done
              • Integrity: Acts ethically, with integrity to act and do in the right way If you have the energy, drive, and passion for joining the Vertellus team, we would love to hear from you. Apply today!Vertellus offers competitive total compensation packages, including benefits such as medical, dental, vision, life, 401(k), disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, paid time off, and paid holidays. Vertellus is a global Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of and will not be discriminated against based on gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability status, genetic information, or any other protected category. Onsite: #LI-Onsite

Keywords: Vertellus, Newark , Business Unit Supply Chain Manager, Executive , Ledgewood, New Jersey

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