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Supply Chain Manager

balchem
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
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    121755953

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Balchem Corporation develops, manufactures and markets specialty ingredients that improve and enhance the health and well-being of life on the planet, providing state-of-the-art solutions and the finest quality products for a range of industries worldwide. Our corporate headquarters is located in New Hampton, New York, (Hudson Valley area) and we have a broad network of sales offices, manufacturing sites, and R&D centers, primarily located in the US and Europe. Founded in 1967, Balchem is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ BCPC) with annual revenues over $640 million and a market cap exceeding $3.0 billion. The company consists of three business segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; and Specialty Products. Balchem employs over 1,400 people worldwide who are engaged in diverse activities, committed to developing the company into global market leadership positions. To learn more about our dynamic, stable and growing company, visit www.balchem.com

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Corporate Supply Chain Planning Manager will play an integral role in Balchem's success by leading our operational planning and logistics activities. The positions will focus on improving both short-term tactical and long-term strategic initiatives related to material flow, scheduling and inventory management. To accomplish this, the Supply Chain Planning Manager must demonstrate strong leadership skills, be comfortable driving cross-functional change initiatives, and create and execute a strategic roadmap related to supply chain initiatives. This individual will act as a key liaison between Purchasing, Customer Service, Plant Operations and Commercial teams. The role will be responsible for managing our inventory position; ensuring sufficient days' supplies of inventory are maintained across the division, mitigating out of stock risk, ensuring customer's expectations are met, while optimizing production costs and network utilization. The position will manage multiple plant production and raw material planners.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage and oversee the planning (MPS/MRP/DRP) team, processes and systems for the business unit (including external partners).
    • Manage production and raw material planners
    • Maintain the Supply Chain planning data model, including inventory targets and resulting purchasing for raw materials (reorder points and reorder quantities) while mitigating obsolescence risks.
    • Maximize Capacity Utilization through advanced planning techniques such as campaign planning, material/resource optimization, and economic production quantity evaluation.
    • Creates long-term capacity models to ensure that Balchem has the right capacity to service the future growth of company.
    • Assist in progressing planning processes and systems to further improve accuracy while reducing administrative effort.
  • Establish, measure, analyze, and report key process metrics and monitor business objective adherence to key performance indicators.
  • Ensure and monitor inventory levels to improve service, minimize excess & overages and improve working capital performance
  • Lead Powder's network S&OP process.
    • Lead demand management process
    • Develop integrated supply and demand plans for short, medium and long term planning capacity planning.
    • Prepare and facilitate Consensus Supply Chain Planning meetings to balance agreed demand with production plan, planned raw material purchases and inventory levels
    • Influence and collaborate with key partners in marketing, sales (field sales, corporate sales managers and directors), business management, quality, R&D, logistics, manufacturing and finance to address input gaps as identified by forecast error review & other means.
    • Assess the impact of market changes or significant variances in the forecast and recommend appropriate revisions and tactics.
  • Assist in analyzing and defining projects to realize cost saving opportunities in purchasing/distribution/logistics. Act as lead for Supply Chain on all projects involving production assets.
  • Lead commercialization process for product changes and new products.
  • Act as main contact for commercial group on Powders network assets.
  • Manage operational performance for outside powders warehouses and provide inventory for those warehouses to meet customer orders while keeping inventory levels at a minimum.
  • Act as first point of contact for key internal stakeholders on any logistics/service issues.
  • Back up planners as needed.
  • Develop reports, tools and statistical analysis that will assist management in identifying issues/risk and develop plans to mitigate.
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external customers to improve communication flow and effectiveness and reduce risk.
  • Demonstrates flexibility, Strong communication skills coupled and ability to solve problems.
  • Exerts influence on the overall objectives and long-range goals of the organization and drives change

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum four years of supply chain experience.
  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in a Supply Chain/Engineering or Logistics field, but in a business-related discipline as a minimum
  • Ability to communicate professionally with people at all levels of the organization and external contacts
  • Effective analysis/problem solving/decision-making skills
  • Proficient with MRP/ERP systems
  • Proficient with MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
  • Organizational skills for efficient office control are mandatory
  • Solid decision-making skills
  • APICS certification preferred

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work is mainly sedentary

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Posted: 2020-07-21 Expires: 2020-08-22

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