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Mgr Regional Supply Chain

 

Location: Brea HQ 

Exemption: Exempt 

 

OUR COMPANY:

Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that proudly helps food providers in the U.S., Canada and more than 60 other countries earn a special place on consumers’ tables.  We do this by continually crafting custom dressings, sauces, mayonnaises, and other food solutions that exceed peoples’ expectations for great-tasting flavors and high-quality ingredients.

Headquartered in Brea, California, Ventura Foods operates 14 manufacturing facilities, 3 culinary centers, and numerous distribution centers across North America. When you work in our manufacturing and distribution facilities, 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.

Position Summary:

Provides leadership of supply chain projects and activities, including production planning, material planning, and inventory forecasting activities to improve customer service levels, reduce costs and improve accuracy. Examine existing procedures for opportunities for streamlining activities to meet product distribution needs. Direct the movement, storage or processing of inventory.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage appropriate supply chain planning strategies to achieve desired service levels and inventory targets. Document physical supply chain processes, such as workflows, cycle times, position responsibilities or system flows
  • Hire, train, develop and manage regional planning team of 15-25 employees in accordance with planning best practices as assigned
  • Participate in the design and implementation of ERP system integration development and upgrades to support desired planning strategies
  • Ensure appropriate metrics are maintained and communicated to drive execution of regional team goals
  • Act as a liaison between regional planning team and production facilities to ensure collaborative planning process is maintained
  • Participate in the coordination of engineering changes, product line extensions or new product launches to ensure orderly and timely transitions in material or production flow
  • Manage inventory, including the disposition of obsolete and excess inventory and manage and coordinate physical inventories
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • Manage appropriate supply chain planning strategies to achieve desired service levels and inventory targets. Document physical supply chain processes, such as workflows, cycle times, position responsibilities or system flows
  • Hire, train, develop and manage regional planning team of 15-25 employees in accordance with planning best practices as assigned
  • Participate in the design and implementation of ERP system integration development and upgrades to support desired planning strategies
  • Ensure appropriate metrics are maintained and communicated to drive execution of regional team goals
  • Act as a liaison between regional planning team and production facilities to ensure collaborative planning process is maintained
  • Participate in the coordination of engineering changes, product line extensions or new product launches to ensure orderly and timely transitions in material or production flow
  • Manage inventory, including the disposition of obsolete and excess inventory and manage and coordinate physical inventories
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge and Skills:

  • APICS, Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) or Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) certification preferred 
  • Knowledge of production planning and scheduling, inventory management, MRP process and distribution with proven track record of implementation of processes leading to excellence and improving cost metrics through the use of best practice techniques such as MRP planning, JIT, kaizen, etc. 
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods
  • 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 computer hardware and software, including applications and programming
  • Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems

 

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.


Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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