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Mgr Supply Chain Excellence Sr

Ventura Foods

Ventura Foods

Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

​Location: Work From Home- Zone 2
Employment Type: Salaried
Work Designation: Work from Home

Position Summary:

Responsible for providing leadership, best practices, analytics, support and/or training for the supply chain processes and order to cash processes.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Serve as the subject matter expert on the organization’s Supply Chain processes and policies, focused towards Order fulfillment processes (Order to Cash and Logistics), working across business units to implement enhancement for the Supply Chain department in support of company strategy. The role will also support disseminate knowledge and to develop, document, and share best practices. This role will identify potential initiatives (practices, strategies, principles) that will help the organization to improve the way that they work, and build a learning organization to strengthen organizational discipline and memory.

Improve overall effectiveness and efficiency of department & company by leading cross functional stakeholders through continuous improvement processes and implementation of best practices using standard LEAN methodologies and PMO project management practices. Ensure that best practice SOPs are created and that all document libraries are updated and current. Deliver the business case / expected benefits from each project to be implemented. Facilitate cross functional opportunity ideation. Partner with all cross-functional stakeholders while aligning strategically with department leadership to complete risk vs. benefit analysis and prioritization process.

  • Key departmental lead for various cross-functional projects. Support project Executive Sponsors and Business Leads in defining initiative scope, identifying stakeholders, and managing initiative tasks.

  • Lead and support tools to improve the department & company performance which includes but not limited to Kaizen and Value Stream Analysis events to map current processes, define future state and drive key improvements.

  • Defining and implementing enhanced departmental metrics and refining the operating model to ensure accountability and performance management.

  • Stay informed on industry best practices, emerging technology, top rated vendors and process enhancements and identify implementation opportunities for VF.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in Business Management, Supply Chain or closely related field required (MBA highly preferred).

  • At least 5 years of supply chain experience in a manufacturing environment is required. APICS-CPIM, CLTD, or CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) certification is preferred.

  • Experience in optimizing order to cash and fulfillment processes.

  • Proven track record of implementation of processes leading to excellence in fulfillment, logistics and customer experience.

  • Experience of utilization of ERP system (like JDE) for optimizing business process is needed.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of various aspects of supply chain including order to cash processes, customer solutions, logistics, warehousing and other techniques for maximizing the effectiveness of our fulfillment process.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Knowledge of JDE order management systems is preferred.
  • Knowledge of scientific methodology for driving continuous process improvement.

Why Join Us:
Ventura Foods innovates and manufactures food solutions for foodservice and retail businesses. We make exclusive products for the world's most iconic restaurants and retailers, we provide ready-to-go product solutions for professional kitchens, and we make consumer brands everyone knows and loves. When you work for Ventura Foods, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work. As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth because you invest in ours.

Ventura Foods offers career growth opportunities as well as competitive compensation and benefits:​

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, & Vision – coverage beginning on your 1st day for eligible employees​
  • Profit Sharing and 401(k) matching (after eligible criteria is met)​
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Time, and Holidays​
  • Employee Appreciation Events​ and Employee Assistance Programs
  • Salary Base Range of $115,805.00 - $152,601.00 for Employees Located in California*
  • Annual bonus (based on the incentive program terms and conditions)

*The “base salary range” provided above is a good faith estimate of what we expect to pay for this position. The range provided is for California-based employees as Ventura Foods is required by California State Law to post pay rates. Ventura Foods reserves the right to pay outside of the given range based on a variety of factors including but not limited to: candidate skills and experience, complexity of the job, budgetary factors, and location/geography. Ventura Foods conducts regular reviews of compensation ranges and therefore reserves the right to alter this range at any given time.

Diversity & Inclusion:
Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees are treated with respect is evident in our company culture and values. We believe that fostering an environment of inclusion and a focus on diversity across our organization is vital to attracting top talent, driving innovation, and meeting the high expectations of our customers in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.

Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.