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Procurement Operations Manager

Company: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc.
Location: Franklin
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Job Description:

Description: SummaryRed Collar Pet Foods is looking for a Procurement Operations Manager to join our exciting new pet food business at our headquarters in Franklin, TN. Who is Red Collar? We are pet people, and to us pets are family. We believe that they deserve good food made with wholesome and balanced nutrition in every bag and bowl. It is our commitment to quality ingredients and manufacturing exclusively in the U.S. which makes us all proud of our company and the pets we ultimately feed.Purpose of RoleThe Associate Commercial Manager is responsible for developing and executing supply chain strategies primarily for the delivery of ingredients and packaging to the Red Collar Pet Food manufacturing sites and third party facilities by partnering with the Strategic Sourcing Managers and Inbound associates at Red Collar Pet Foods. Secondary responsibilities include leading material supply chains through process adherence and improvement. The position is also responsible for exploring opportunities to recommend and execute supply chain optimization strategies.Principal AccountabilitiesManage and develop the logistics pipeline for ingredients and packaging to Red Collar Pet Food sites and any third party facilitiesBe the problem solving catalyst and conflict resolution between Sourcing Managers, suppliers, and supply chain operationsDrive Inbound material efficiency and develop agilityManage operational Quality & Supplier issuesOwn the supplier logistics relationship for material, including communication of material requirements and management of supplier performanceDrive and leverage suppliers capabilities to reduce Red Collar Pet Food TCO in the supply chainNegotiate and contract one off purchases as needed for business continuityResponsible for ensuring the delivery of business results in the following key areas for ingredients/packaging materials: Supplier performance @ 98.5% + of Inbound loads deliver on time, in full and in specification New product launches case fill 98.5% + for first 6 weeks following launch Total delivered cost reduction on working capital/cash management strategies Inventory optimization Provide MRP parameter inputs for lead times, EOQ, and safety stocksPerform safety stock reviews quarterly for each siteOther duties and responsibilities as assignedKey Functional Skills/KnowledgeSolid understanding of logistics for ingredient/packaging pipelinesAbility to work with cross-functional teams to manage complex supply chainDemonstrated capability to perform at peak levels in a high pace environmentStrong knowledge of factory and manufacturing processesUnderstanding of finance and business operation requirements, including problem solving skills in urgent situations where supply shortages may exist for any reasonPlanning, project management, and organizational skillsVerbal and written skills-ability to communicate to all levels of managementSupply chain design and implementation maximizing efficiency for ingredient/packaging materialsCost savings process, projects, resources needed, and implementation plans for materialsProcure to pay improvements provide strategic recommendations and improvement opportunitiesRecipe, specification, and/or ingredient/packaging material process improvementsProcure to pay improvements: provide strategic recommendations and improvement opportunitiesExperience with SAP and/or JD Edwards ERP systems . Requirements: Minimum Qualifications:Minimum of 3 years of relevant business experience in logistics, purchasing, research and development, vendor assurance, or related fieldExperience in Ingredient & Packaging materials logistics and/or sourcingPreferred Qualifications:Bachelors Degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain Management or related fieldAdvanced degree preferred, but not requiredRed Collar Pet Foods is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.PI115450668Pandologic. Keywords: Operations Manager, Location: Franklin, TN - 37067

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