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Supply Chain and Logistics Manager- Jackson, MI

Date Posted: Jun 15, 2019

Location: Jackson, MI, US, 49201

Company: Gerdau

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Basic Function

 

Responsible for the leading the creation and implementation of the Sales, Inventory, and Operations Plan (S&OP Plan) and Corporate Logistics initiatives for Gerdau, a Steel Industry leader.  In this role, the Manager of Supply Chain & Logistics will lead a team to resolve projected supply/demand imbalances, aligning the Company’s Marketing, Sales, Production, Raw Materials and Logistics plans and identifying profit maximization opportunities. Provide effective information to support decision making, supporting collaborative planning processes with strategic partners to increase supply chain visibility and drive supply chain performance improvements.

 

Main Responsibilities

 

 

This position reports to the Vice President of Order Fulfillment, S&OP, IT & Logistics, and the primary purpose of this position is to manage the Company’s Sales and Operations Planning and Logistics process.  The incumbent coordinates the implementation of a dynamic and  improved S&OP & Logistics process, and execute continuous education processes to ensure broad organizational support and alignment behind the S&OP & Logistics vision.  The incumbent has leadership in identifying profit maximization opportunities and providing effective information to support decision making that aligns the Company’s Marketing, Sales, Operations, Logistics plans, support collaborative planning processes with strategic partners to increase supply chain visibility and drive supply chain performance improvements, and participate in cross-functional teams to resolve projected supply/demand imbalances.  The incumbent provides analytical and technical leadership to improve the quality and timeliness of S&OP data reporting, and will construct the systems and business processes to establish S&OP as a centralized hub.

 

Responsibilities include:

 

  • Lead the Company’s Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) and Logistics Process

 

  • Lead crossfunctional teams to resolve projected departmental/functional trade-offs and supply/demand imbalances aligning Marketing, Sales, Production, Raw Materials and Logistics plans;

 

  • Coordination of Sales Forecasting activities within GSN

 

  • Design improvements to the Logistics, S&OP and related Sales Forecast processes, through continuous benchmarking against bestin-class references;

 

  • Coordinate S&OP Plans with the Global S&OP process;

 

  • Develop inventory and capacity utilization targets to optimize return on assets

 

  • Develop and maintain inventory strategies to minimize cost and improve on time delivery to our customersCreate continuous education processes to ensure broad organizational support and alignment behind the S&OP vision.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

A Bachelor’s degree is required and additional continuous upgrading and education, evidenced in the obtaining of a Masters degree and/or APICS, AST&L, SCOR or other professional supply chain certifications, is an added advantage.

A minimum of 6 years Operations and/or Supply Chain Management experience, of which at least 3 years are in Logistics or Supply Chain Planning, including exposure in S&OP.

 

Five or more years of progressive leadership experience in leading multidisciplinary teams and enterprise wide programs, operating and influencing effectively across the organization and within complex contexts

 

Strong analytical and problem solving skills, translated into sound, tactical and strategic, business understanding.

 

Good project management, coaching and relationship building abilities applied to various levels of an organization, including the executive tiers.

 

Proficiency in advanced statistical and forecasting techniques and accounting, costing and investment concepts.

 

Competence in using a variety of ERP (e.g SAP, PLEX, etc.), statistical and financial optimization applications.

 

Experience in sustaining business processes and supporting organizational change is desirable.

 

Ability to write and converse in Portugese and/or Spanish is an added advantage.

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Nearest Major Market: Jackson Michigan
Nearest Secondary Market: Ann Arbor

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