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Sr. Supply Chain Manager

Requisition ID:  35392
Date:  Sep 19, 2021
Location: 

Kearney, Nebraska, US

Department:  Supply Chain

 

 

Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.

 

At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $2.14B in 2020. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.

 

Job Summary:

Manages all aspects of site supply chain function, including procurement, production planning, warehouse management (shipping, receiving, transportation and inventory) and database coordination while optimizing the use of resources to achieve established delivery, lead-time, inventory, and cash flow objectives

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Strategically develop production plans in coordination with the Regional Planner/s and direct plant personnel in the execution of the approved plans --- following their review and approval at the monthly Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) meeting.
  • Directs the teams that develop and executes production, inventory, and material plans.
  • Adheres to monthly S&OP schedule in providing inputs & managing outputs and participates in all required production and supply chain/customer meetings.
  • Collaborates with the regional planner & demand analyst to understand customer demand (inter-company included) and market drivers to facilitate a balancing of capacity (tool, machine and labor), inventory and delivery lead-time in the development of the production plan.
  • Partners with the regional planner to aggregate the plant Master Production Schedule (MPS), incorporate forecast & market demand and develop a production plan (VOLUME).
  • Implements and oversees vendor managed inventory (VMI) programs.
  • Executes Rough Cut Capacity Planning (RCCP) for key resources (tools, machine, labor and material) to establish that the Production Plan is achievable and to recommend the need for additional resources.
  • Works with the strategic supply planner to develop and maintain a program to manage raw material sourcing routine for an optimal balance between inventory, cash flow and transportation cost.
  • Provides strategic direction and guidance in planning for conversations related to purchasing of raw materials.
  • Manages the customer order cycle and communication between plants, headquarters and the customer.
  • Monitors manufacturing lead times and delivery performance to assure targeted customer service levels are being achieved.
  • Provides oversight and strategic leadership on slow moving and obsolete inventory.
  • In the absence of packaged solutions, develops and implements PC/Microsoft based tools.
  • Leads effective product transfer plans and supports database coordinator to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the ERP and MES data.
  • Develops and manages the training, growth, development, and succession planning for the Supply Chain Department
  • Support and contribute to Lean/Six Sigma programs and activities
  • Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and all safety rules.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned based on business needs.

 

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Supply Chain, Engineering, Finance, or Business
  • Experience: 8 – 10 Years of experience
  • Supply Chain, Engineering, Finance, or Business Highly proficient PC skills and excellent analytical skills.
     

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and APS (Advanced Planning & Scheduling) process and systems knowledge preferred.
  • MBA preferred.
  • APICS Certification
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing, six sigma, and continuous improvement
  • Experience with manufacturing in a cGMP environment.
  • ERP and planning optimization software (i.e.) SAP SCM suite, JDA/Red Prairie experience.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with all levels of employees
  • Able to comply with the company’s safety and quality policies at all times
    • Compliance to all local environmental, health & safety regulations.
    • Compliance to all local site company policies, procedures & corporate policies.
       

Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel up to 20% of the time

 

Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Able to sit and/or stand for extended periods
  • Able to be able to lift & carry various items up to 40 pounds
  • Able to climb stairs and ladders
  • Able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, &/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
  • Must be able to multi-task, work under time constraints, problem solve, and prioritize.
  • Must also be able to maintain confidentiality and resolve conflicts.
  • Ability to make independent and sound judgments.
  • Read and interpret data, information, and documents
  • Analyze and solve problems and interpret situations
  • Work under deadlines with constant interruptions

 

 

 

 

 

 

West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  If you have a special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to kimberley.eby@westpharma.com.  Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

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