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Operations Business Manager

Company: Del Monte Foods
Location: Hanford
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Position Function and Scope:

This unique role will allow a self-motivated, energetic and results driven individual who will be the single point of contact from supply chain with commercial teams to help with our business growth through new product/channel opportunities. The Operations Business Manager will work with cross functional team to ensure we are meeting our profit, COGS and service goals for new business opportunities.

Responsibilities:

Act as Supply Chain representation on a cross-functional brand team that establishes, develops and executes Brand/Business strategies as they relate to Profit, Volume and Share.

  • Have excellent project management experience, partnering with multiple internal and external teams to develop tools, processes, and best practices that affect new product and channel development.
  • Shape and influence strategic and operational plans with enterprise perspective; represent all supply chain functions to the business unit and provide business direction and insights to Supply Chain as needed
  • Support the achievement of net sales, profit and Supply Chain KPI achievement for business unit
  • Provide effective portfolio/program management process, project management leadership of Supply Chain activities for new product/offering commercialization projects.
  • Coordinate and support cost build-up, material set-up/readiness, scale-up efforts and launch/post launch metrics
  • Manage cost, service and inventory improvement efforts for assigned business unit, ensuring annual target achievement and steering team effectiveness
  • Manage and drive business simplification efforts for business unit - ex. SKU rationalization.
  • Management, packaging/product standardization, and component/specification consolidation; work with business unit to assess product offerings and ongoing effective use of Supply Chain resources
  • Monitor Supply Chain KPI's providing improvement plans for service, cost, quality improvement.
  • Work closely with DM business teams to understand and assess risk to reliability of supply, product quality or cost and work with Supply Chain counterparts to proactively develop solutions.
  • Lead troubleshooting and problem resolution for manufacturing issues impacting service, cost or quality.

Cost Management

  • Lead business unit teams towards successful delivery of (COGS) , throughput and service level.
  • Demonstrated understanding of manufacturing, logistics and sourcing trends and issues that impact COGS and Total Landed Cost.
  • Work with operations finance to clearly understand cost variances and provide appropriate guidance to the broader brand team.

Innovation & Product Commercialization

  • Lead cross-functional teams to ensure successful commercialization
  • Ensure DM processes are followed including IQ, OQ, PQ, validation for new product launches.
  • Early and consistent influence of business teams.
  • Provide platform management/crisis management, escalation and issue resolution.
  • Provide Operational/Technical Supply Chain leadership across platform.
  • Understand/monitor key manufacturing plant performance metrics, such as a capacity/utilization, OTIF and effectively communicate issues and resolutions.
  • Initiate capital budgeting process associated to new product startups or location changes.
  • Track and monitor plant trials, including test and startup budgets.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain or related field.
  • 8-10 years of experience in operations or planning leadership roles, including project management and business transformation. 5+ years' experience in a leadership role.
  • Consumer products/manufacturing an asset.
  • Planning and distribution experience an asset.
  • A sound grasp of Supply Chain information technology areas and related planning processes and systems.
  • Knowledge of flexible packaging industry including sales and marketing processes, Amcor products, competitor strategies.
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain network design.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Strong communication and negotiating skills.
  • Demonstrated experience influencing, motivating and leading others.
  • Ability to build a network of trusted partners both internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated understanding of PNL statements, Cost of Goods Sold.
  • Presentation skills to provide regular status updates to leadership.
  • Knowledge of Continuous Improvement methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma etc.).

WE OFFER

  • Competitive salary.
  • Comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, and 401(k).

Del Monte Foods, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, medical condition, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

ALL RESUMES NEED TO BE SUBMITTED THROUGH WWW.DELMONTEFOODS.COM TO BE CONSIDERED. (https://www.delmontefoods.com/careers/). Please be advised that your application is not complete until you fill out, sign, and submit an Application for Employment for a specific position for which Del Monte Foods, Inc. is actively recruiting. Your application must reflect that you possess the required qualifications for the position.

No sponsorship is available for this position.

No agencies or 3rd party vendors.

Keywords: Del Monte Foods, Hanford , Operations Business Manager, Other , Hanford, California

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