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Procurement Inbound Manager

Company: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc.
Location: Franklin
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Job Description:

Job Location:: Franklin, TN - Franklin, TN


Red Collar Pet Foods is looking for a Procurement Inbound 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 Role

The Procurement Inbound Manager is responsible for developing, executing and optimizing supply chain strategies, pipelines and procure to pay processes for the delivery of packaging to the Red Collar Pet Food manufacturing sites and third-party facilities in support of plant production schedules and forecasted demand. This role partners with the Strategic Sourcing Managers, manufacturing sites and suppliers.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Develop, manage and execute effective and efficient logistics pipelines for packaging to Red Collar Pet Food sites and any third-party facilities to satisfy plant production schedules and forecasted demand.
  • Ensure that all plants have sufficient inventory to support production schedule and safety stock while optimizing inventory balanced against the risk of disruption to production.
  • Optimize the cost of supply by helping to reduce losses due to obsolescence, aged inventory and managing transportation costs
  • Drive inbound material efficiency and agility
  • Ensure adherence to quality & manage supplier issues
  • Ensure adherence to and improving relevant processes and procedures
  • Determine optimal packaging order needs based on combination of production demand forecast, historical usage, pipeline inventory level and other key inputs such as run-out estimate and EOQ etc.
  • Place orders with suppliers and maintain order status information up to date in operating systems.
  • Schedule packaging & raw material order releases with suppliers and ensure delivery
  • Manage to optimize run-outs and supply and inventory ramp-up/ramp-down during new packaging transition items
  • Own the supplier logistics relationship for material, including communication of material requirements and management of supplier performance
  • Assist with disposition of damaged materials and replacement of rejected shipments
  • Communicate effectively between plants, suppliers, supply activity analysts, planners, buyers and other functions to manage the responsibilities, changes and exceptions.
  • Be the problem-solving catalyst and conflict resolution between sourcing managers, suppliers, and supply chain operations
  • Drive and leverage supplier's capabilities to reduce Red Collar Pet Food TCO in the supply chain
  • Provide input and endure adherence to MRP parameter such as lead times, EOQ, and safety stocks
  • Perform appropriate safety stock reviews for each site
  • Negotiate and contract one off purchases as needed for business continuity
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

    Key Functional Skills/Knowledge
    • Solid understanding and knowledge of logistics and order processes for ingredient/packaging pipelines and inbound processes for manufacturing sites.
    • Ability to manage supply chain operation requirements, including problem solving skills in urgent situations where supply shortages may exist

      Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc.

    • Supply chain design and implementation maximizing efficiency for ingredient/packaging materials
    • Procure to pay processes and invoice reconciliations skills
    • Enforcing adherence to specifications
    • Experience with SAP and/or JD Edwards ERP systems
    • Solid skills in standard software (e.g. MS Office Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook etc.)
    • Cost savings process skills such as project management, resources needed, and implementation plans.
    • Good math, analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks, meet required timeline and manage time and prioritizing
    • Demonstrated capability to perform at peak levels in a high pace environment
    • Planning, project management, and organizational skills
    • Ability to work with cross-functional teams to manage complex supply chain
    • Verbal and written skills - ability to communicate to all levels of management


      Minimum Qualifications:
        • Minimum of 3 years of relevant business experience in ingredient/packaging supply chain management, logistics, purchasing, or related fields.
        • Experience in Ingredient & Packaging materials logistics and sourcing
          Preferred Qualifications:
          • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain Management or related field.
          • Advanced degree preferred, but not required

            Red 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.


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

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