1.Supply Chain Operations & Management
Provides general oversight, guidance and integration of multiple areas in the Cargill supply chain such as customer service, demand & supply planning, strategic sourcing/procurement via Risk Management and Sourcing team (RMS), warehousing, inventory management, and transportation & logistics (i.e. price, order, plan, source, make and deliver).
Supervises and participates in the development of projects and process improvements in the supply chain organization to drive continuous improvement to excellence standards.
Reviews and evaluates measures to improve on customer reliability and service level agreements, as well as action plans to improve on customer service.
Using a broad understanding of supply chain practices and procedures, implements and coordinates processes, and ensures best practices are shared. This include best practice identification within CAN, across BU’s and externally, documentation in playbook and story boards, creation of process workflow diagrams and RASCI schemes, and communicating best practices through trainings, workshops and documentation.
Monitors execution of operational business processes, such as S&OP (sales and operations planning), budget cycles, KPI reporting (key performance indicators) and dashboard reporting.
Organizes and assesses process to ensure all customer requirements are identified, communicated and documented.
Maintains relationships with plant operations (Production, FSQR) and RMS to ensure adequate inventory is available, and customer requirements are within operational capabilities.
Work with CTL to manage relations, including nagotiations, especially related to external logistics providers, transportation / warehousing / terminals vendors, ensure competitive logistic and warehouse rates and services.
2. Integrated Business Performance
Engage with Leadership Team / Marketing & Sales Teams to understand the business strategy and align supply chain design to execute business strategy.
Align supply chain efforts across other functions, especially with Sales & SMT Teams on Growing with Customers approach, Customers Segmentation and service level rendered to those customers (per segment), with RMS on raw material inventory and vendor management, with FSQR & EHS on regulatory, quality and safety compliance etc..
Work with Regional SC Lead to prioritize supply chain initiatives. Nest core supply chain metrics, benchmark performance and oversee supply chain initiatives focused on driving continuous improvement.
Network with other CAN Supply Chain Managers, as well as those outside of Cargill, to enhance internal connectivity and bring external insight to our business execution.
Maintains relationship with plant operations to ensure adequate inventory is available and customer requirements are within operational capabilities.
Regularly reviews and analyzes actual measures vs. target measures and provides input to the development of action plans to improve performance
Provides support for publishing metrics and action plans as part of the CIBP process
Contributes to continual Supply Planning process improvement focus
Uses broad knowledge to lead root cause analysis to identify and correct Supply Planning process deviations
3. People, Budget & Talent Management
Accountable for direct performance management, talent development, succession planning and engagement of Supply Chain Team (full scope covers Customer Service, Demand and Supply Planning /Order Fulfillment, Inventory management and Logistics understood as Transportations and Warehousing).
Manages and provides coaching and/or training to team, including coaching Cargill core values, personal safety, environmental stewardship, community involvement and development of specific competencies/skills.
Participates in selection of direct reports and other employees; determines resource need, plans for future workforce needs, and may independently make selection decisions.
Responsible for budgeting duties within area of scope
4.Change & Culture
Align supply chain capabilities to fit with appropriate business market strategies.
Drive broader awareness of supply chain capabilities and collaboration among other departments, specifically with Sales, SMT, RMS and OPS.
Focus on process improvements with Operations Excellence attitude. Ensure to share best practices. Investigate failures, identify and understand root causes, drive continuous improvement, which conforms CAN BPO (Business Process Optimization) approach.
Ensure best practices implementation.
Tracks and communicate key supply chain metrics especially related to customer experience, adherence to plan, inventory and cost competitiveness.
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