Job title: Head of Supply Chain & Manufacturing
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable
Location: USA
Job published: 2022-06-22
Job ID: 32280
Contact name: Rushit Shah
Contact email: [email protected]

Job Description

Head of Supply Chain & Manufacturing

Alcott Global is partnering with a Global FMCG company to identify its new Head of Supply Chain and Manufacturing.

Role Overview 

Head of Supply Chain & Manufacturing, will lead the planning and directing of all aspects of our client’s supply chain policies, objectives, initiatives, and integration of processes that support the business delivery function for the unit.

• He or She will drive strategies for the United Stated Manufacturing, Warehousing, Distribution, Inventory Control, Transportation, and Import-Export Compliance. and Operations functions to support and enhance the company’s overall strategy and objectives.

• This role will also work closely with our global teams in other parts of the world

Your Responsibilities:

• Will be proactive in providing supply chain solutions based on best practices in alignment with the goals of the North America Supply Chain and Global Supply Chain.

• Partners with regional leaders to integrate and leverage existing operational capabilities and develop new capabilities to deliver growth and improve returns.

• Serves as the functional leader and role model to foster a continuous improvement culture, and promote measurement, accountability, empowerment, and a collaborative spirit within the Company environment.

• Oversight of the organization’s planning & logistics, manufacturing, warehousing, inventory, and transportation.

• May be required to perform additional duties and special projects as assigned, including interim operating leadership roles.


• Be the key Supply Chain resource for the US Business Unit and support the Regional/Global Supply Chain management through communication and interaction.

• Promotes alignment and collaboration in pursuit of Regional/Global defined strategies and goals. • Direct and coordinate appropriate operations metrics, process improvements, and organizational changes

to drive continuous improvement. Set ambitious world-class standards that are measured, monitored, and achieved/exceeded.

• Integrates his/her teams towards common business objectives, global initiatives, and Company standards. • Implement best practices & procedures across all supply chain functions, sets teams targets and standards

accordingly, and regularly monitor performance. Manage budget and expense requirements. • Promote and support the North America and Global Supply Chain organizational structure.


• Align resources, priorities, and systems to achieve an employee-safe environment to supply wholesome food-safe products with reliable and consistent production and service to meet the customer expectations and operating plans of the business unit.

• Align plant operations toward consistent processes and performance.

• Drive the implementation of consistent processes, technology, and capabilities as well as other strategic

initiatives leveraging best practices across the organization

• Ensures operational compliances with required national and local agencies and manages the relationship with relevant parties ensuring all statutory requirements are met.

• Create a strong and progressive plant leadership/management team through proactive talent management that is committed to continuous improvement of goal as productivity improvement, schedule attainment, and commitment to Employee and Food Safety requirements.

• Ensures plant leadership/management team that promotes employee talent management and training that builds ownership and accountability of goals.

• Process and ensure conformance to established practices through proper employee training programs.

• Influence at all levels of the organization and develop strong working relationships with managers and employees, taking a proactive approach to addressing issues.

• Lead, coach, and ensure the building of a strong talent bench at the regional level. Also, support recruitment, mentoring, and development of regional employees.

• Ensure consistent and efficient lean and flexible production systems based on continuous improvement techniques across manufacturing operations.

• Coordinate and propose appropriate capital management programs to achieve strategic goals. Oversee process for changes to all major capital project planning, facilities planning, purchases, and technology.

• Work with QA to promote Food Safety and Quality systems programs to accomplish customer and internal expectations and to implement, monitor, and elevate quality control standards and procedures consistent with the company’s objectives and industry Food Safety Standards.

• Works with QA to promote and support food safety initiatives through program and goal development, measurement, action planning, and monitoring.

• Ensure compliance with internal audit program, regulatory, and customer expectations.


• Develop, integrate and continually optimize the key processes of supply planning, inventory control, “at- risk” inventory management, production scheduling, and logistics across the Supply Chain.

• Establish and ensure an effective S&OP process across the US business based on regional/global standards. • Ensure proper procedures and skills are in place to reliably supply customer order patterns and expectations while managing within the financial objectives of the unit.

• Ensures appropriate capacity planning and initiates change when needed. • Supports net working capital goals and is a key member of the team. • Promotes the development and incorporates the use of business analytics to provide insights and guidance in operational effectiveness and opportunities for improvement.


• Experience  in leading teams in Supply Chain/Operations areas (Food Industry preferred)

• LEAN/Six Sigma Certification essential.

• Well-developed and demonstrable project management and presentation skills.

• Very strong people orientation with proven leadership and team-building skills.

• Strong analytical, financial, and P&L Skills

• Strong knowledge of ERPs (SAP preferred) • Business acumen. Demonstrates knowledge of and analyzes markets and competition. Capable of advising


• Includes domestic and international destinations to visit factories and various supplier locations.


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