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Director, Supply and Material Planning

Company: White Claw
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

If you are a job seeker with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, you will find the contact information to request the appropriate accommodation by visiting the following page:Reporting to the VP, Supply Chain, the Director, Supply and Material Planning will lead the supply planning and material planning functions to actively manage the short-term and mid-term network production plan and inventory management strategy across raw and packaging materials, subcomponents, and finished goods, resulting in uninterrupted supply across the production network while optimizing stock levels, driving supply and material planning KPIs, and implementing system and process improvements to deliver outstanding financial results for Mark Anthony Brewing. This individual will drive the Integrated Business Planning process for supply and material planning, align closely with functional leaders to address demand and supply risks, proactively solve capacity and flow concerns, and make recommendations based on collaborative and fact-based data supported by root cause analysis.Core Duties and Responsibilities: -Business Outcomes: Run + Build - implements departmental tools, systems, business cases, reporting, business processes and resourcing plansPeople and Teams: Directs the work of others up to and including Sr. Manager and has authority for resource planning, hiring, performance, development, disciplinary action and terminationKnow-How: Progressive knowledge of concepts and business processes and how they can be applied or integrated into the businessStrategic Planning (40%)

  • Drive a production and material planning function that is laser-focused on driving solutions and delivering results and is agile enough to meet the company's aggressive top-line growth plans.
  • Functional lead for the development of the supply and material planning module of an optimized Integrated Business Planning process that incorporates Mark Anthony Brewing's network and product expansion.
  • Develop a communication cadence and a set of metrics to understand how Mark Anthony Brewing is performing against inventory, delivery, and forecasting targets. Lead corrective action implementation in those areas where performance is not meeting expectations.
  • Manage Mark Anthony Brewing's inventory segmentation strategy (ABCD) that incorporates product classification and depletion forecast balancing.
  • Lead the process to continually balance and optimize inventory levels of raw and packaging materials, subcomponents, and finished goods across sites nationally.
  • Forecast and manage inventory levels across all sites to ensure supply plans meet financial objectives and eliminate obsolescence risk.
  • Accountable for ensuring that accurate, monthly packaging and raw materials forecasts are published to suppliers timely.
  • Implement a plan to deliver frozen, slush and liquid planning horizons.Technical Functions (20%)
    • Lead the national material planning process including delivery to domestic and international locations.
    • Ensure the supply planning process and tools reflect the most up to date capacity information over a 24 -month horizon.Logistical Functions (20%)
      • Build the supply plan, highlighting any gaps or excess production that needs to be adjusted within the network to prevent shuttling costs.
      • Provide an overview of capacity against demand, highlighting supply chain planning performance metrics and make recommendations on key challenges and decisions that need to be made to effectively run the business.Team & Leadership Functions (20%)
        • Lead a team of leaders to deliver planning adaptability across production and material planning
        • Build a structure and hard-working team that delivers exceptional service by building short- and long-term horizon planning subject area, proactive reporting and clear systems and processes to drive accountability.Qualifications:
          • 8+ years of senior leadership experience in food, beverage, or packaging industries.
          • Bachelor's degree in supply chain, business, engineering, or related field required.
          • Extensive leadership experience with supply planning and process improvement, including ERP systems and Integrated Business Processes.
          • Successful track record of building and leading impactful teams.
          • Strategic vision and business savvy balanced with strong operational integrated supply chain experience.
          • Excellent influencing skills; confident, robust, and happy expressing one's opinion. Can communicate and present at the senior executive level.
          • Outstanding project management and organizational skills with proven experience leading projects, including outstanding troubleshooting skills with ability to drive solutions cross-functionally.
          • High attention to detail, be data-driven and fact-based.At Mark Anthony, we live by 5 Core Values every day. They are our core belief and cornerstone of our culture. These values are non-negotiable and what one needs to be successful at our company. For this reason, they also become the requirement of how we design jobs and what we look for in those we hire and promote.Sense of Urgency - Our business moves fast and so do we. We understand the power of now. We have drive and believe if it can be done, we're the ones who will do it first.Authenticity -We need to stay real because our brands, our stories and our culture must remain genuine to thrive. When we have the best intentions for all, we create space to be our whole selves.Simplicity - Our lives are complicated enough. So why use 50 words when you can use 5? We thrive in ambiguity and change, but we also know how to translate our goals into simple explanations and actions.Humility - Egos distract us. When we're humble, we're open to listen, take feedback and change direction quickly.Trust - We respect and rely on each other. Trust is the backbone of our relationships, and we work hard not to break it. This level of trust allows us to be all-in and take comfort in the support of our teams.We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Keywords: White Claw, Chicago , Director, Supply and Material Planning, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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