The Supply Chain Manager is responsible for managing material requirements, procurement, production planning, logistics, and inventory control across all PRW USA production activities and sites, including co-packers. The role works in conjunction with customer service, marketing teams, and operations departments to identify demands, material needs, product priorities, allocations, and operational capacities.
1. Production Planning
• Actively participate in regular S&OP meetings to understand customer demands and priorities, and to identify operational risks / opportunities
• Translate demand plans into short- and long-term production plans including tirage, riddling, disgorge and bottling activities at each PRW USA and co-packer production site
• Produce master and specific schedules for production to meet delivery dates based on product inventories and anticipated manufacturing shipments
• Plan and coordinate activities to meet export market demand and legal requirements.
• Lead weekly production planning meetings to ensure stakeholders alignment
• Function as single point of contact for issues of product status, product quantities, and time of delivery
• Report on achievement of KPIs relating to Forecast accuracy of sales, shipments, and Adherence to production plans
2. Dry goods management
• Manage dry goods inventory levels ensuring a controlled flow of materials timed to meet production requirements
• Optimise order volumes to minimise purchase price variance impacts
• Develop and manage product specifications to determine dry goods requirements to support production plan
• In conjunction with Marketing teams, coordinate product development management to deliver NPD and packaging restages to agreed launch dates, specifications, and costs
• Manage the preparation and completion of label analysis, as it relates to winemaking and Government compliance
• Directly communicate annual material forecasts to suppliers and provide updates that reflect GDS updates to ensure availability of dry goods
• Report on achievement of KPIs relating to: DIFOT, slow moving and obsolete dry goods stock, and PPV
3. Inventory Management
• Provide customer service oriented inventory control support focused on delivering a best in class supply chain using group defined best practices that meet the needs and expectations of the operational activities for PRW USA winery sites (Mumm/Kenwood) and various co-packers
• Define inventory policy covering roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders, lead times, safety stock levels, and service level targets
• Ensure inventory levels are optimal and provide sufficient coverage to meet forecasted demands
• Monitor Inventory levels to mitigate shortage / surplus risks, including SLOBS
• Ensure formal workflows for the planning of raw materials in coordination with local and global Pernod Ricard stakeholders
• Investigate and correct discrepancies found between procurement and receival activities and accounting records
• Report on achievement of KPIs relating to: DIC (days of inventory cover), forecast cover, and slow moving / obsolete.
• Govern the PRW USA supply base through regular supplier evaluation and identification of quality improvement initiatives to ensure total support of operational requirements (i.e. Ensure a consistent supply of raw materials services at established specifications and costs).
• Supplier Selection & Development – Establish and maintain reliable sources and partners for materials, services, and information through robust vendor selection and monitoring processes
• Establish purchasing policies and procedures covering the relevance, content, documentation, communication, and timeliness of all purchasing activities. Train all applicable staff on established purchasing procedures
• For direct and indirect purchasing activities, ensure a fluid process with clear responsibilities from purchase order to payment.
• Liaise with PR affiliates to leverage procurement synergies, participate in regional & global tenders, and share best practices
• Identify and develop Value Engineering pipeline to support PRW USA annual COGs initiatives
• Monitor and support all NPD projects to manage packaging changes and new product launches
5. Leadership & People Management
• Quantify business objectives, develop a set of standards, clearly communicate expectations and appraise performance against objectives and standards.
• Define levels of leadership and functional competencies for staff; define and support development plans.
• Identify the training and developmental needs of key staff and development of an effective training program in conjunction with the HR department.
Skills / Qualifications / Experience:
Proficiency in JD Edwards ERP and Microsoft Excel
3+ years of successful experience in Supply Chain and/or manufacturing operations, including: production planning, scheduling, inventory control, sales order fulfillment, or product distribution and shipment
Strong organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills; able to self-manage priorities, workflow and meet tight deadlines
Team player with ability to negotiate with intra/inter organizational cross-functional teams
Business experience in wine industry
Certification in APICS or similar supply chain certificate
Knowledge of State & Federal compliance regulation as it relates to label requirements and registration
• Some out of hours work may be required;
• Intra/Interstate travel as required;
• Current driver’s license.
• Work is performed in a typical field environment with moderate demands for movement and lifting.