Sr Manager Supply Chain, EMEA

 Full Time
 Operations & Supply Chain

What will you do?

Identify and execute best in class solutions supported by information technology for Supply Chain end-to-end programs across the region. Reporting to the Operations Director, EMEA you will assess the current SC process with a real focus on strategic improvements, which will be implemented across the EMEA region.

  • Spearhead the Supply Chain organization across EMEA in line with the QH values – currently circa 150 people (functional and matrix)
  • Redesign of existing supply chain processes and organization and implement improvements by providing greater visibility of the end-to-end supply chain performance and integrated planning. This will need a more developed application of information technology.
  • Determine and execute the regional SKU policy together with Sales & Marketing.
  • Develop, implement and measure (KPI’s) a regional production allocation strategy that ensures the product portfolio is produced at the lowest possible costs, including responsibility for toll-manufacturing contracts.
  • Create annual budgets and KPI’s for freight, packaging, warehousing, and tolling and to regularly update the involved stakeholders.
  • Manage the cost of non-quality (poor inventory, re-works, waste of products and time and inefficiency).
  • Manage optimal product allocation management over the plants in consultation with local plant/site management.
  • Manage all tolling & consignment contracts in the region.
  • Manage a sales & operations planning process that prevents (unexpected) stock-outs, improvement of forecast accuracy and supports production efficiency in consultation with Sales and Marketing
  • Develop product categorization and inter-company ordering procedures to support stock management. Share best practices with other regions.
  • Periodically tender packaging, transport, external warehousing, toll-manufacturing and other logistic activities

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive pay programs with excellent opportunities in all geographies, essential to attracting and retaining global talent.
  • Opportunities to see your efforts contribute toward the success of the business. Solving problems and creating value are part of our DNA.

What do we look for?

  • Experience in supply chain management, S&OP process, ERP process management to the level norm at a Master degree program. APICS and SIX SIGMA certificates are desired.
  • 10+ years of experience working and managing supply chain projects within B2B.
  • Regional footprint experience
  • Previous experience in digitization for SC.
  • Proven process improvement background
  • English language skills; written and spoken – German would be beneficial.

Who are we?

We are the global leader in industrial process fluids, continually improving and innovating so the world’s steel, aluminium, automotive, aircraft, machinery and industrial parts manufacturers can stay ahead in a changing world. Our chemists, engineers and industry experts partner with our customers to continually improve their operations so they can run even more efficiently, even more effectively, whatever comes next.

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