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Supply Chain Manager

Mumm Napa

Napa, CA

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Job Description:

Position Summary:

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.

Key Responsibilities

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.

4. Procurement

•  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
Special Conditions:

•  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.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Thursday, September 23rd
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Level: