Seed Supply Chain Manager
ROLE DETAILS Date Created: Date Filled:Role Title:Supply Chain ManagerReports to:Chief Operating Officer, (COO)Location (Region, Country, Site):RSC Elkhorn OfficeROLE PURPOSE:The Supply Chain Manager (SCM) will be responsible for achieving 95% customer satisfaction throughout our delivery and supply chain management processes while constantly monitoring economic impact on overall company profitability. This position will work with multiple 3rd party production, conditioning and logistics locations for all crops. Collaboration between multiple departments to achieve accurate on-time supply utilization while minimizing interplant transfers.ACCOUNTABILITIESOwns Quality Plan. Interfaces with Product Management to develop and implement process specified by the plan.Accountable for all state seed and regulatory licensing requirements. Interface with legal and Product Management resources as needed.Responsible for in-field seed contracts with third party production companies including inspection to ensure quality requirements are met.Monitors forecasted supply vs. demand and provides information to Product Management and Customer Care for decision and action.Accountable for maintaining capacities by 3PL to meet the demand position.Maintain accurate inventory/supply view to meet demand through initial entry of new crop, rework, quality disposition, returns, and discard.Work with 3rd party providers to rework (rebag, retag, treat, over treat), and maintain inventory as needed for on time delivery per the company Quality PlanReview and assist in negotiations of services needed and rates charged by 3rd party logistic locationsConduct annual trucker training meetings to set clear expectations and RSC representation requirementsArrange return process for allowable products in the field, as well as to all product suppliers.Responsible for the discard process and execution; including decisions and tracking of quality loss.Follow up on all issues that arise from the delivery, quality and packaging processes so improvements are made and issues resolvedResponsible for all packaging needs including bags, seed tags and other supplies as necessary to support owned and vendor managed items.Manage incoming and outgoing wholesale contracts through relationships with brokers.Perform other duties as assigned by management.KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: Critical Knowledge: Production scheduling and performance to supply forecast.Quality planning and regulatory requirements for seed industry.Knowledge of and ability to skillfully perform project management.Knowledge of and ability to skillfully apply exceptional communication.Knowledge of and ability to skillfully apply all best practices needed to maximize logistic efforts.Knowledge of and ability to skillfully apply sales, and service skills at an exceptional level.Critical Skills: Ability to demonstrate pride in one’s work.Ability to engage in effective communication.Ability to influence and negotiate profitable relationships.Ability to make timely, effective decisions.Ability to remain flexible and responsive when faced with multiple urgent requestsAbility to impact the position with positive change as technologies and improved practices become available.Ability to monitor all aspects of contracted seed production and conditioning.Critical Experience: Bachelor’s degreePrevious seed logistics and production experienceExperience with third party management and achieving company goals.Quality Plan experience CORE DIMENSIONS DecisiveTrustedCustomer-FocusedResults-OrientedCommunicativeTeam-OrientedInnovativeInfluencer (internal and external) Level: Managerial X Other Behaviors Critical for the role: Achievement orientation competency.Manage to and operate within a budget that will include expense forecasting and monitoring.Self-starter and independently motivated on a daily basis.Ability to resolve issues arising from supply and demand mismatches. CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS AND KEY CHALLENGESSuccessful implementation of complete Supply Chain within the company, for multiple product brands and crops with ultimate customer satisfaction being top of mind with a 95+% rating.WORKING CONDITIONS / PHYSICAL DEMANDSPHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Physical Requirements: PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS0-24%25-49%50-74%75-100%Office & Computer X Phone X General Travel X Warehouse visitsX In-field production visitsX WORKING CONDITIONS WHILE PERFORMING ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Working Conditions:This positions time will be primarily in an office environment. When traveling to 3rd party provider and in-field production locations one should expect to experience normal weather conditions to include wide temperature ranges depending upon the time of year. Exposure to pollen, dust and other allergens normal agriculture production to be expected.Questions – firstname.lastname@example.org 855-450-1822 office 402-981-8845 MobileApply for this job.