Actagro – Supply Chain Manager
Actagro – Supply Chain Manager (Biola, CA/US)Job Summary: The Supply Chain Manager will provide overall supervision and management of the Raw Material Purchasing, Forecasting, Warehousing and Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process in a fast-paced and complex chemical manufacturing and distribution environment in accordance with company policies and applicable laws. What you will do: Duties & Responsibilities: Job duties include, but are not limited to the following:Responsible for forecasting and planning of production at multiple manufacturing facilities including bulk and final packaging, inventory control and procurement of raw materials and finished productsManage the sourcing process to drive cost out of the supply chain by managing the following: Negotiation strategies including Terms and Conditions, Supplier selection/de-selection, evaluation and rationalization of Supply chain solutions, including supplier consignment, safety stock levels, and third-party warehouse / VMI. Work closely with Supervisor to enhance strategic partnerships with key suppliers and vendors.Initiates the New Material Evaluation Form (NMEF) and Continuing Material Evaluation Form (CMEF) for new and current chemistries that are and can be used in the manufacturing process.Maintains a list of approved and unapproved manufactures and products and uses this to aid and evaluate products for the NMEF and CMEF process.Works closely with R&D to source new materials for future and current projects.Establish and maintain measurable performance metrics for all levels of procurement and logistics activities to include but not limited to supplier performance, supplier quality, purchase order entry, delivery performance, and material shortage elimination. Develops an overall vendor base which creates and sustains a competitive advantage, utilizing global market exploitation, leveraging spend, and leveraging of technologies to ensure Actagro has a competitive advantage in the market.Manage material flow to insure inventory is maintained to the optimum level to support on time customer deliveries while keeping inventory holdings at the appropriate levels to maximize cash flow and warehouse space.Source, direct, and manage any outsourced toll manufacturing or packaging to provide cost effective, reliable, and quality services / products to meet the demand plan.Leads Actagro’s S&OP process and is key liaison between the sales organization / key customers and Manufacturing. Responsible for driving continuous improvement in the supply chain while maintaining and improving the customer experience.Process owner for S&OP which includes gathering of forecasts and historical sales patterns to use in Demand Planning and Inventory Management in order to provide a MRP to the manufacturing sites.Prepares and controls department budgets in conjunction with accounting department. What you will bring: Bachelor’s Degree is required (Supply Chain, Business or related field highly desirable), from an accredited college or university, or equivalent practical experience. Requires 5 plus years of Management experience and regulatory knowledge of procurement in a manufacturing environment, preferably in an Agriculture or Specialty Chemical company. International sourcing experience helpful, but not necessary. Five or more years of experience with rail, truck, and ocean logistics highly desirable.Demand and supply planning experience, including S&OP, in the production of food, agriculture or pharmaceutical products, preferably in a batch operation.Proven leadership skills with a required minimum of at least 5 years of coordination/supervisory experience and be well versed in the issued encountered by management.Are you a good match? Apply today!Actagro is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristicsThis job will remain posted until filled. In accordance with Actagro policies, you will be required to undergo a background check, and may be required to undergo a substance test. While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.To stay connected to us and for the latest job postings and news, follow us on: LinkedIn, Facebook and TwitterApply for this job.