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Procurement Operations Manager

Company: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc.
Location: Franklin
Posted on: May 16, 2020

Job Description:

Job Location:: Franklin, TN - Franklin, TNRed Collar Pet Foods is looking for a Procurement Operations Manager to join our exciting new pet food business at one of our manufacturing plants. 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.

As part of our overall total compensation package, Red Collar Pet Foods offers a competitive benefits package to all associates which includes: Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, and 401k match. Associates are also immediately eligible (based on hire date) up to three weeks of vacation, Paid Holidays per year, Sick Pay, Maternity & Parental Leave and annual/quarterly bonus earning potential, plus many other ancillary benefits not listed here.

Purpose of Role
The 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 Accountabilities

  • Manage and develop the logistics pipeline for ingredients and packaging to Red Collar Pet Food sites and any third party facilities
  • Be the problem solving catalyst and con?ict resolution between Sourcing Managers, suppliers, and supply chain operations
  • Drive Inbound material e?ciency and develop agility
  • Manage operational Quality & Supplier issues
  • Own the supplier logistics relationship for material, including communication of material requirements and management of supplier performance
  • Drive and leverage supplier's capabilities to reduce Red Collar Pet Food TCO in the supply chain
  • Negotiate and contract one off purchases as needed for business continuity
  • Responsible 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 speci?cation New product launches case ?ll 98.5% + for ?rst 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 stocks
  • Perform safety stock reviews quarterly for each site Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

    Key Functional Skills/Knowledge
    • Solid understanding of logistics for ingredient/packaging pipelines
    • Ability to work with cross-functional teams to manage complex supply chain
    • Demonstrated capability to perform at peak levels in a high pace environment
    • Strong knowledge of factory and manufacturing processes
    • Understanding of ?nance and business operation requirements, including problem solving skills in urgent situations where supply shortages may exist for any reason
    • Planning, project management, and organizational skills
    • Verbal and written skills-ability to communicate to all levels of management
    • Supply chain design and implementation maximizing e?ciency for ingredient/packaging materials
    • Cost savings process, projects, resources needed, and implementation plans for materials
    • Procure to pay improvements - provide strategic recommendations and improvement opportunities Recipe, speci?cation, and/or ingredient/packaging material process improvements
    • Procure to pay improvements: provide strategic recommendations and improvement opportunities Experience with SAP and/or JD Edwards ERP systems


      • Minimum of 3 years of relevant business experience in logistics, purchasing, research and development, vendor assurance, or related ?eld
      • Experience in Ingredient & Packaging materials logistics and/or sourcing

        Preferred Quali?cations:
        • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain Management or related ?eld Advanced degree preferred, but not required PI120245373

Keywords: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc., Franklin , Procurement Operations Manager, Executive , Franklin, Tennessee

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