Santa Ana, CA
This position is responsible for coordinating the entire Supply Chain, from forecasting & customer integration, through planning and scheduling, and culminating in order fulfillment. This will be done primarily through leading the Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process, making it the driving force for designing & executing on processes designed to ensure customer satisfaction, operational & manufacturing efficiencies, and judicious management of working capital in both finished goods and raw materials / work in process.
The Supply Chain Manager is accountable for leading all supply chain activities for the assigned business. The SCM will be a partner with the appropriate Manufacturing Team Leader (MTL), the Business Leader (Business GM), and the Sales Leader (VP, Sales) ensuring that Supply Chain is the key link among these three stakeholders in driving customer satisfaction and operational efficiencies using S&OP as the framework and LeanSigma as the toolset. An inventory planner will report directly to this position, which will also have dotted-line responsibility for the appropriate plant Distribution Center Managers.
Specific Job Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Ensure a robust S&OP process is established and executed upon. This will include a rolling 12-month view of demand & supply that is tied to financial forecasts, and ensuring thought-driven discussions leading to consensus views on sales, production, and inventory that are realistic and support the overall objectives of the business.
Develop Supply Value Chains, aligning activities, processes, and metrics around value streams that span the entire supply chain encompassing common products, customers, or processes (distribution, manufacturing, design, etc.).
Develop separate systems for strategic activities, ensuring the right tools are in place for the long-term views and strategy setting, as well as daily execution in scheduling, production, and shipping.
Drive activities that continually reduce the amount of working capital needed to run the business (rtb inventories), with an eye towards the ability to attain theoretical inventory levels. Ensure the right levels and quality of inventory are in place to support the business. Align raw materials, work-in-process, and finished goods appropriately to reduce the total working capital investment in each business, which will be assisted by ensuring high levels of inventory quality, short planning cycles, efficient scheduling methods, reduced production lead-times, accurate forecasting, and high levels of customer integration.