Solar Supply Planning Manager
Position Purpose & SummaryThis role is responsible for the optimization of all supply planning activities for Solar Salt to deliver desired results for the Salt Group. Solar Supply Planning Manager will lead and provide direction to planners/Inventory control specialists/schedulers and oversee all supply planning activities across solar salt operation that spans across food, water and road safety markets. Leads, advises and makes decisions on all major supply chain planning activities such as: supply chain planning operations, process development, planning & execution, customer & client interaction / business partnership, technology selection / data management & reporting, and people, talent & budget management.Principal Accountabilities50% – OperationsAccountable for achieving the supply chain targets and the expectations set by Group Supply Chain planning leaderEnsure processes are deployed to manage Supply planning processes to maximize business results and strengthen cross functional alignmentAccountable for delivering desired customer service levels and others supply chain planning goals such as, but not limited to, reduction in OOPS and working capital?Provides input and feedback to definition of improvement projects and commitments requiring a substantial understanding of supply chain planning practices and proceduresUsing supply chain knowledge and robust experience, leads the team to identify areas of improvement and cost management deficiencies in order to create effective supply chain planning techniques and tools/systemsDrive and participate in strategic plans for the supply chain function30% – Talent DevelopmentAccountable for performance management, talent development, succession planning and engagement directly and through subordinate manager/ supervisors.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.Provides oversight to subordinate managers and supervisors in the selection of staff and other employees; determines resource need, plans for future workforce needs, and approves selection decisions.20% – Business PartnershipProvides input and support to internal stakeholders (e.g. sales, plant operations, CTL and procurement) on the impacts of supply chain plan. This includes all aspects regarding costs, impact on capacity, logistics, and order releaseParticipates in cross-functional teams to design, evaluate, recommend and implement common work processesGuides and partners with team to resolve any issues impacting supply chain?Provides guidance and oversight to Supply Chain team members in the analysis, evaluation, tracking and creation KPIs10%- System Data/ Reporting and AnalysisProvides leadership and governance in deciding which tools/systems are appropriate to use for specific supply chain environments.Ensures relationships related to tools/systems are kept intact (e.g. accurate capacity planning, as well as other databases within the business related to shipments and inventory management items.)Evaluates and assesses more complex supply chain data, and optimization/scenario management models to help analyze forecasts for long term outlook.Defines and publishes KPIs (key performance indicators), and implements actions to improve best practices across a large team.May review and provide feedback on ad hoc analysis and reports created by more junior members of the team. For example: RFQ, tactical sourcing, budgeting, plan vs. actual, etc.Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.#LI-SH1Skills:
Required QualificationsBachelor?s or higher Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering or related field?7 or more years of Business experience?3 or more years of managing a team2 years of Supply Chain Planning experienceAbility to travel 30% of timePreferred QualificationsExperience leading the integrated business planning activitiesAPIC's certification/ Supply Chain certification Knowledge of Supply chain principles including theory of constraints, form and function of inventory management?Experience managing planning and/or scheduling activities in an integrated ERP system (preferably SAP)Success?FactorsDemonstrated cross functional collaboration skills?Influential communication skillsExperience analyzing and improving integrated process resultsStrong mathematical / statistical skillsDemonstrated Bold & Inclusive leadership?