Energizer Sr. Manager, Supply Chain in St. Louis, Missouri
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Based in St. Louis, Missouri, the Sr. Manager of Supply Chain leads end-to-end Supply Chain processes and tools. This role is responsible for orchestrating the development and implementation of strategies that will improve forecasting and reduce working capital while delivering customer service. The Sr. Manager, Supply Chain drives results through strong collaboration with cross-functional leadership within the customer supply chain, operations, procurement, logistics, and commercial sales.
The chosen candidate will ensure planning processes and tools enable the delivery of business results. The Sr. Manager, Supply Chain is accountable for driving continuous improvement and keeping current on industry trends and technology advances.
Advocate for supply chain excellence by focusing to improve forecasting, reduce working capital and improve customer service
Has significant influence/collaboration within Supply Chain to plan, develop and execute forecasting, supply planning and S&OP strategies in alignment with the commercial strategies
Influence business decisions through the on-going leadership of the Planning process
Accountable for Supply Chain talent strategy
Assures global leveraging of industry best practices and incorporation of industry trends and technology advances, including machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI)
Anticipates future opportunities and develops strategies to address them. Constructively challenges the conventional wisdom and leans heavily on the collaborative culture and core values of the organization when making decisions
Sets aggressive, yet realistic, goals to drive change in support of growth objectives
Demonstrates the capacity to understand the markets in which the company sources and operates and to envision long-term opportunities. This individual must be able to communicate this vision in bold and persuasive terms
Engages teams through enthusiasm, excitement and insight into the business. Ability to motivate the staff to pursue common objectives with excitement about the future of the function
Has an eye for talent, can recruit impressive and capable individuals to the team who will bring positive change to grow the business and fit culturally
Translates business goals into specific objectives for each member of the team and will hold people accountable for agreed-upon results
Capable of leading and managing multi-cultural organizations in an international environment.
S/he will communicate on a regular and consistent basis all aspects of the vision, financial results, and business issues that are relevant.
Develop necessary talent and succession plans
Building Relationships and Using Influence
Builds and sustains excellent relationships at multiple levels within the company and externally with relevant stakeholders. S/he needs to be able to represent the Supply Chain function with internal and external stakeholders.
Demonstrates excellent negotiating skills, effectively builds coalitions, and listens intently while proactively soliciting the views of others. S/he will serve as the interface between the business community and the manufacturing group and needs to be able to negotiate tradeoffs between business and operations constraints, identify acceptable compromise, and lead flawless execution.
Able to accomplish goals through persuasion, networking, and broad influence, leaning heavily on a transparent and authentic style
Risk-taker, willing to tackle difficult issues, and is decisive. Ability to develop global relationships based on trust and common objectives
Leads a team of Supply Chain colleagues
Leads end-to-end Supply Chain in assigned markets (s) and processes and tools for Supply Chain
Executes the Supply Chain functional plan, addressing process, technology and organization structure
Monitors planning and inventory management processes, initiatives, and results
KPI Accountability: forecast accuracy, working capital (Days In Inventory – DII), and customer service
May also perform additional duties as assigned
Required Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate will be a strong leader with planning expertise in organizations known for world-class planning and supply chain capabilities. S/he will have at least 10 years of experience in planning, with a strong working knowledge of tools/processes. S/he will have a strong experience working with commercial business teams and customers to improve forecasting and service levels while decreasing working capital. This leader must be a proactive, action-oriented business leader with the ability to solve complex problems and drive change within well-established organizations. S/he must be a dynamic leader with a strong executive presence and business credibility. Most importantly, this individual must balance the strategic and hands-on requirements of this position with a flexible working style and a proven ability to influence key internal and external stakeholders.
10+ years of demonstrated progressive leadership experience
5-10+ years of planning experience
Bachelor’s Degree required; Advanced degree highly preferred
Deep understanding of both demand and supply planning and its impact on company results
Strong business and financial acumen
Possesses an analytical understanding of the value and impact of information (managing and reporting data effectively)
Experience with integrating acquisitions
Excellent communication, presentation, and storytelling skills
Proven experience leading and developing high performing teams
English fluency required. Other languages helpful (e.g. Spanish/Portuguese)
CPG background preferred
Exposure and understanding of global supply chain dynamics and considerations
Influential leadership of the global organization and senior management
Working Relationships & Environment
Travel Required 10%-20% (Post Covid)
Flexible work schedule to accommodate virtual meetings with other regions within all time zones
Come Join Us!
Energizer offers a competitive total rewards package which includes a range of health, wellness and retirement savings coverage, paid time off and holidays, and many opportunities to learn, develop and grow. At Energizer, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute and make an impact every single day.
Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.