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Manager - Supply Chain

Req #: 180005I6_en
Location: Round Lake, IL US
Job Category: Supply Chain
Date Posted: 3/7/2018 11:51:49 AM
Baxter International


1) Develop, implement, and execute strategic supply chain processes in support of supply chain and business objectives


2) Responsible for managing planners and/or buyers who create and achieve production/purchase plans in support of goals & objectives. (Demand/Supply Optimization in accordance with business rules)


3) Meets with suppliers to discuss issues, performance, and future strategies. Evaluates supplier processes and partners with suppliers to establish Best in Class performance


4) Responsible to lead Planners through SIOP/Operating Review meetings - identify business critical issues and facilitate discussion and decision making in support of goals & objectives


5) Accountable for optimizing inventory turns - minimize excess & obsolete inventory through product life cycle management


6) Accountable for maximizing service levels, in conjunction with inventory goals, through distribution requirement planning and deployments


7) Lead and facilitate cross functional teams in support of strategic initiatives both within the supply chain organization and across the business units


8) Responsible to provide management with inventory projections and proactively identifies service level issues


9) Works with order management, sales & marketing, product managers, manufacturing, suppliers, distribution centers and third party logistics provider in support of business objectives


1) Strong leadership skills including leading projects with broad scope and impact outside own department and promotes teamwork between departments


2) Complete, in-depth understanding of all aspects of the business including profitability, inventory turns and service levels


3) Strong communication skills (with staff, peers, and upper management) and ability to develop rapport with other functional leaders inside Baxter and Supply base


4) Ability to do analysis of tradeoffs between business objectives - ability to think systemically


5) Embraces change, challenges status quo and makes recommendations for improvements to products and processes. Creates tools that help simplify job tasks and shares these with others


6) Requires the ability to influence the thinking of, or gain acceptance of, others in sensitive situations


7) Supervises, coaches, and develops others


8) Drives results through team leadership and self


9) Strong problem solving, negotiating, solutions orientation and presentation skills


10) Ability to communicate across multiple levels of the organization


11) Capable of analyzing and solving complex problems through innovative thought


12) BS in Operations/Logistics of similar degree; at least 7 years relevant experience.


13) MBA and APICS certification preferred.


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