Posted 4 weeks ago

Senior Supply Chain Manager

Company: Viskase
Category: TDL (Transportation, Distribution & Logistics)


Type: Full Time

Viskase is seeking an individual to join their corporate team as the Senior Supply Chain Manager, North America. In this role, you will be responsible for executing the Sales & Operating Planning process in the region, which includes demand and supply planning, transportation management, and oversight of the order process. Key deliverables for this role include forecast accuracy, inventory value, management of slow-moving inventory, efficient changeovers in the plants, and On-Time-In-Full (OTIF) metrics with customers. Key Responsibilities:

  • Planning:
    • Collaborate with the Director of Global S&OP to execute the Sales & Operating Planning (S&OP) process in North America, ensuring effective utilization of the SAP ERP system.
    • Oversee the demand planning process, managing demand planners to ensure accurate sales forecasts for capacity planning.
    • Manage inventories of semi-finished and finished cellulose and plastic casing products, implementing tools to efficiently meet customer demand and prioritize production based on sales demand and capacity constraints.
    • Maintain the frozen zone in the production schedule and minimize changeovers through planning tools and targeted inventory management.
    • Oversee the implementation of Make-to-Stock (MTS) and Make-to-Order (MTO) strategies, maintaining safety stock levels and executing Material Requirements Planning (MRP) to ensure sufficient inventory.
    • Take action to prevent the creation of slow-moving stock, collaborating with sales to ensure consumption and disposition of remaining items.
    • Ensure reliable order reception, confirmation, and delivery processes, investigating delivery issues and implementing corrective actions to ensure strong customer service.
    • Collaborate with Product Management and plant teams to plan the production of new products and adaptations.
    • Optimize and utilize sales order policy (order management process) to enhance efficiency.
  • Logistics:
    • Develop a transportation strategy for the region, implementing a cost reduction plan to minimize shipping costs while meeting customer commitments.
    • Manage the transportation group and monitor the frequency of shipments to US customers, driving efficiencies through order consolidation.
    • Implement customer service policies to reduce premium freight and manage transit times to customers to enhance On-Time-In-Full (OTIF) metrics.
    • Oversee intercompany and intracompany shipments, implementing strategies to reduce costs.