Job Description Summary
The Supply Chain Business Manager - is responsible for supply chain oversight for select brands within the Tea and Coffee Business Unit. This role supports supply chain functions including, but not limited to order management, procurement, quality control, inventory management, production planning, material planning, warehousing and logistics. This role is also responsible for managing key project initiatives that will drive cost savings and cost optimization for overall tea and coffee brands. This role works with internal and external Supply Chain organizations and Businesses to gather all pertinent costs, capacities, and constraints of the current infrastructure as well as all long-term volumes.
Functional Related Activities/Key Responsibilities (Top 5-8 core responsibilities)
- Leading supply management routines that include Sales and Operations Planning
- Leading strategic supply chain projects and programs that drive costs savings or supports network optimization
- Leading and Implementing process improvement initiatives (e.g., supplier or customer business processes and practices) to benefit the system and suppliers or customers by directing supply chain activities, involving external suppliers, functional peers, account teams and/or cross- functional teams.
- Developing and executing strategic supply chain project plans and timelines
- Identifying key drivers of service to create solutions to decrease costs, increase quality and deliver additional improvements to our P&L.
- Conducting regular business reviews with key stakeholders to monitor relationship, re-affirm strategies linked to needs and steward the business, operational and/or personal value created for the customer
- Evaluating, monitoring and projecting long-term global supply/demand analysis (i.e., capacity planning where appropriate)
- Identifying and recommending improvements to supply chain metrics and performance standards using research, supplier relationships, industry knowledge and best practices to secure benefits for the KO system, suppliers and/or the customer (e.g., cost savings, new technologies and innovations, operating efficiencies).
- Identifying supply chain metrics (i.e. forecast variance, total spending, cost savings, etc) using data collection and survey reporting methods to monitor performance.
- Bachelor's Degree Required, Master's Degree Preferred
- Up to 20%
Related Work Experience:
- At least 5 to 7 years of work experience in Supply Chain Optimization, Supply Planning, Project Management or relevant related field.
- Knowledge of distributor/distribution policies and procedures.
- Ability to understand costs/benefits of distributors and common carriers, third party capabilities, and distribution structures to support customer order processes, and product availability
- Optimize inventory levels using statistical models to design min/max/reorder levels.
- Knowledge of asset management procedures, policies and information used to optimize inventory levels and/or fill rates (e.g., balance inventory levels against inventory carrying costs).
Process Management -
- Process Benchmarking and Mapping: Knowledge of and the ability to apply skills in benchmarking and process mapping techniques across a supply chain (includes internal and/or third-party entities)
- Knowledge of elements that make up the supply chain and the interrelationship between these elements.
- Ability to manage and execute strategies across the supply chain to reduce costs and gain efficiencies in the completion of a quality finished good.
- Ability to analyze, balance, synchronizes and synergizes all internal and external resources and assets to ensure the progress and ultimate completion of a finished good.
Business Activity Processes:
- Ability to establish and define processes, and continuously monitor and improve processes to facilitate the execution of business activities.
- Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and coordinate efforts around process improvement.
- Ability to analyze business processes and develop systems-based solutions that will improve current state
- Knowledge of program management techniques and practices to drive execution of multifaceted integration projects.
Functional Skills: Top 3-5 critical skills
- Contingency Planning: Knowledge of information used to establish contingency plans for supply chain processes (e.g., cost, risk level, manufacturing and third-party capabilities). Ability to develop contingency plans that meet performance requirements
- Relationship Management (Suppliers, Contractors, Bottlers, Partners): Knowledge of third party supplier/contractor corporate cultures and core competencies. Ability to influence third party supplier/contractor relationship to benefit KO. Knowledge of Bottler/Partner culture and business priorities. Ability to influence Bottler/Partner relationship with KO.
- Customer Focus: Making customers (external and internal) and their needs a primary focus of one's actions; developing and sustaining productive customer relationships; creating and executing plans and solutions in collaboration with the customer.
- Inventory Management: Optimize inventory levels using statistical models to design min/max/reorder levels. Knowledge of asset management procedures, policies and information used to optimize inventory levels and/or fill rates (e.g., balance inventory levels against inventory carrying costs).
- Determining Financial Impact: Understanding the financial consequences of decisions; understanding economic value for the system; acting as an owner of the business and making decisions that ensure long-term value
- Logistics Management: Ability to strategically align distribution processes to fulfill customer requirements (e.g., configuration of supply chain). Basic knowledge of supply chain integration, logistics network designs, transportation management and warehouse management best practices. Knowledge and understanding of INCO Terms. Ability to use supply chain knowledge to negotiate freight rates. Knowledge of geography for use in logistics and transportation decision-making
- Total System Cost: Knowledge of assigning costs to activities in order to evaluate supply chain cost improvement opportunities. Knowledge of total cost (e.g., shipping, warehousing, inventory levels) in addition to invoice cost.
- Order Management: Ability to match invoices and POs and process through the KO system. Knowledge of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable practices within the KO system.
- GROWTH MINDSET: Demonstrates curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
- SMART RISK: Makes bold decisions/recommendations.
- EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices or ideas.
- PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AND ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.
- FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
- EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.