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Deployment Lead - R-35182

Company: The Kraft Heinz Company
Location: Chicago
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

As one of the world's largest food and beverage companies, we are proud to spark joy around mealtimes with a global portfolio of more than 200 brands. Some are iconic master brands like Heinz, Kraft and Planters. Others are fast growing new sensations that defy status quo like DEVOUR and Primal Kitchen. No matter the brand, we are united under one vision To Be the Best Food Company, Growing a Better World. Bringing this vision to life are our 36,000+ teammates around the world, making food people love. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership and commitment with Rise Against Hunger. And we also stand committed to sustainability, and the health of our planet and its people. Every day, we are transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you're passionate like us -- and ready to create the future, build on a storied legacy, and participate as a conscientious global citizen -- there's one thing to do join us. Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. It all comes down to the way we empower our people to own their work. It's true Our employees are our competitive advantage. As part of the Kraft Heinz family you're supported to grow and achieve. You're recognized and rewarded for outstanding performance at every level. You're given the opportunity to leave your mark and build legacies. But you won't do it alone. This is where our values and teamwork thrives and collaborative spirit fuels every day. General information All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America Job Function: 11 - Logistics Department: 11 - 08 - Logistics Management Date Published: 05-Feb-2021 Job Type: Regular Description & Requirements Role
The Deployment Lead is responsible for ensuring the replenishment of finished good materials to Customer demand and Safety Stock requirements. Develops and manages a team of managers through replenishment strategies for assigned categories in finished goods through the network. Optimizes the balance between replenishment of finished goods while reviewing costs related to utilization- mode mix- and expedites/redeployments. Works cross functionally with Supply- Demand- Transportation- Warehousing- and Finance on network management- Tier 1 costs- and recovering our gaps to Safety Stocks. Leads and collaborates with deployment planners and capabilities to develop efficiencies and systemic solves. Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure flawless execution of alert management and deployment execution. Track and manage deployment execution using Tableau reporting.
  • Manage a team of 30+ deployment planners and managers and set targets for Short Lead Times- Redeployments- Utilization- Mode Mix- and the deployment dashboard.
  • Develop and implement productivity projects to reduce costs and optimize our transportation and warehouse capacities.
  • Maintain Rituals and Routines and execute process improvements on SOPs for the planners.
  • Create KPIs and Targets for the Deployment Team. Monitor with the team on a regular basis to make sure all KPIs are delivering.
  • Lead and coach Deployment Managers to ensure development and growth.
  • Provide guidance on proper management and maintenance of master data to ensure changes in sourcing- safety stock settings- lot sizes- modes- etc. in the system and with the team.
  • Understand warehouse and carrier capacity constraints and have appropriate contingency plans in place to maintain replenishment when capacity is exceeded.
  • Review network to ensure balance and waste risk avoidance due to over deployment or forecast misses.
  • Present to multiple levels of leadership.
  • Continuously improve job processes and provide continuous improvement suggestions for the larger Deployment Function Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree required
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills X functionally and at various management levels
    • Strong computer and analytical skills. SAP and Tableau experience a plus
    • Planning experience is desirable
    • Drive for results
    • Strong influencing skills with a total Supply Chain perspective
    • Strong Powerpoint and presentation skills
    • Strong problem solving skills with data driven- total cost approach Equal Opportunity Employer-minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity Not ready to apply?
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