Director - Head Office, SCM EMEA (interim 10 months)
Director - Head Office, SCM EMEA
Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:
Establish, implement and manage operating model that ensures effective and efficient operations that support the SVP SCM EMEA and the SCM EMEA Senior Management Team in driving activities across the function to help bring the strategy to fruition. Ensure that the strategy, supply chain processes, infrastructure and enablers are understood in the organization. Drive and implement strategy execution and large-scale program execution. Builds and owns clear and efficient process for communications and change management. Establish and drive structure that brings together multiple stakeholders across functions and geographies to drive decisions.
Work alongside SVP SCM EMEA in guiding and continuously evolving the SCM EMEA organization
Support SVP SCM EMEA in defining their ‘management agenda’, priorities and objectives for the SCM EMEA organization including Europe market inputs
Drive implementation of the ‘management agenda’ through preparing relevant SMT meeting/calls, ensuring structured follow-up on key topics / action items
Drive progress in achieving key transformational initiative milestones and objectives in collaboration with the Senior Management Team
Provide leadership in change management of EMEA key strategic topics to ensure a clear path for change and clear connection with communication strategy and execution to support understanding and adoption of key changes across SCM, Market Europe and GSCM.
Drive organizational reviews and changes across SCM EMEA organization including structural changes and hiring approach in collaboration with HR
Influence and manage any adhoc issue resolution, coordinate solutions across the different functions of the organization both for Europe and for Global SCM
Support and drive strategy evolution jointly with SMT and organizational engagement
Support the Strategic Business Plan process, and the annual objectives setting process in collaboration with the SVP SCM EMEA
Monitor and influence strategic projects after conceptualization
Feedback and facilitate sharing of best practices or improvement ideas
Facilitate and manage all SCM EMEA Senior Leadership meetings and SCM EMEA key events including alignment with Europe market meetings and key events and GSCM alignment
Create and align communications Framework for SVP SCM EMEA to share regular updates with the SCM EMEA organization and support in ongoing execution
Provide leadership and support for Europe market initiatives as needed
Leads and steers major assignments and/or projects with significant contribution towards department goals based on organizational strategy
SCM EMEA Senior Management Team (SMT)
SCM EMEA Finance and Performance Management
GSCM Senior Management Team
Market Strategy and Head Office
GOPS Comms and Head Office
GOPS Strategy & Program team
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strategic and visionary thinking and acting
Structured problem-solving approach
End-to-End supply chain mindset
High level of flexibility, tenacity, eagerness to learn
Service-minded and global thinking
A natural and proactive communicator with good interpersonal skills
Flexible and adaptable approach; able to change direction and respond to requirements within a changing environment
Organised and efficient, able to juggle projects in parallel with ease
Fluent in English, ideally in other languages
International, cross-functional and intercultural experience
Excellent Communication skills with clear employee and customer focus
Strong stakeholder management and ability to influence various levels and functions
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
A degree from an accredited college or university with emphasis on the areas of business, logistics, planning, supply chain, or operations, MBA a plus
Min. 10 years progressive working experience in fast moving consumer goods or SCM industry in a strategic function and/or consulting background in one of the top strategy consulting firms
Proven track record in project and/or portfolio management and change management, preferably in a matrixed organization
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Director - Head Office, SCM EMEA (interim 10 months)