Responsible for planning, scheduling and coordinating demand/supply management, business processes and/or manufacturing/delivery of products and services to the company policy and country regulatory requirements. Partners with stakeholders to identify/implement opportunities for business process improvement to effectively manage costs, integrate new and existing businesses, and adapt to changes in the business and regulatory environment. Time horizon is typically focused on less than six months for forecasting/planning. Leading and working with cross-functional teams, creates and implements plans that enable the execution of business strategies. Participates in the process by which demand signals are developed, validated for alignment with transition plans, supply constraints identified, and an executable plan defined that meets financial and market share goals. Scope includes business execution processes related to lifecycle planning; order management (including allocation management, Available to Promise (ATP) / commit processes, business attainment tracking); logistics management (including inbound/outbound coordination and consolidation of domestic and international systems to support shipments); and inventory management (including analysis, optimization and velocity). Partners cross-functionally to develop, track and manage business metrics for the organization (may include customer availability, service levels, on-time delivery, supplier response time (SRTs), supply chain costs and inventory.
Develops and leads planning, design, implementation, communication and delivery of the company's demand/supply management and/or business process initiatives across a large business group or region(s).
Actively partners with and influences internal and external stakeholders and/or suppliers at the VP and SVP level on a regular basis; manages complex 3rd party relationships.
Drives multi-year strategies and initiatives at the regional/global/business group level by exercising some governance oversight in one or more areas (e.g., key policy decisions, resolution of high impact issues, site selection, new product introduction).
Has significant financial responsibility (e.g., budget of $5 million+ USD).
Leads a team of Managers and Senior Individual Contributors for a business function and/or region by setting overall program initiatives, allocating financial and human capital for programs and projects, and ensuring timely and effective delivery of Supply Chain programs.
Responsible for performance management, talent management and succession planning, ensuring that the appropriate tools and processes are in place to support the team.
May be responsible for significant dotted-line employee reporting relationships.
Applies broad and deep subject matter expertise to solve a variety of highly complex business issues.
Leads or advises on organization design.
Education and Experience Required:
First level university degree or equivalent experience; advanced university degree preferred.
Typically 12+ years of experience in a supply chain or related function.
Experienced in managing large teams and/or organizations.
Significant Supply Chain and Operations background preferred, with experience in multiple disciplines (e.g., manufacturing, planning, logistics, etc.).
Knowledge and Skills:
Superior understanding of supply chain and procurement processes and strategy.
Advanced understanding of market place and industry business operations and standards.
Advanced ability to build forward-thinking partnerships with suppliers.
Advanced leadership skills, particularly in complex, international, and cross functional teams.
Advanced program management and prioritization skills.
Advanced communication skills, catered to a wide variety of audiences; mastery in English and local language.
Excellent business acumen and understanding of risk mitigation approaches and contract language usage.
Advanced financial skills.
Excellent understanding of the company's policies and processes.
Ability to manage complex processes concurrently.
Advanced consulting, influencing and negotiation skills; ability to ensure strategic alignment with multiple parties.