Your leadership in elevating our Supply Planning team to the next stage of development is key to doubling our size and maximizing our service to our customers. By developing inventory strategies to maximize working capital, improve internal and external manufacturing efficiency, while maintaining high service levels in a national distribution network of company owned and 3rd party warehouses is like second nature to you. You have developed analytical teams to transform information into actionable solutions that drives alignment and service through Torani.
Through the use of collaborative planning across Torani brand, sales, procurement, manufacturing and R&D you have developed inventory plans to drive improvements, strategic supply plans and leveraging talented teams internally and externally will accelerate our growth while maximizing our return on working capital.
SUCCESS FACTORS (first 12-18 months)
Develop Strategy to Maximize Working Capital: To support our growth strategy and enable maximize our working capital, you will have developed an aligned inventory strategy that delivers consistent service, return on investment for new lines and distribution center capacity. You will have aligned with finance, procurement, logistics and manufacturing on a plan to deliver the right inventory at the right time to reduce write off risk, leverage space and maximize manufacturing efficiencies.
Strategic Capacity Planning: You will have developed a capacity plan for the next 3-5 years that allows for strategic investment in equipment and warehouse utilization that maximizes our logistics expense to drive decision making regarding future capacity investments for manufacturing lines, warehouse locations and co-manufacturing partners.
Optimized Production Planning Process: You will have optimized our production planning process integrated with sales and operations planning software to allow for effective communication and inventory plans with our factory and co-manufacturing partners. By optimizing the process you have reduced our cycle time from buy to make while reducing our inventory and material waste.
Development of Service Strategy: Your mastery of developing aligned inventory plans have been translated into service levels that bring amazing service to our customers. You have led and communicated with brand and sales on the execution new items that delivers against launch timelines and reduced waste.
People Leader: An inspiring leader, experienced in building and developing high performance teams, you’re creating the optimal, scalable purchasing and planning infrastructure and talent bank – recruiting, engaging, coaching and mentoring your team in support of their growth and increased contribution.
Education and Experience (Requirements):
7 to 10 years of experience in Sales and Operations planning required, preferably within consumer packaged goods (CPG) or food industry
Experienced in materials management, production planning/inventory and deployment in a multi-facility environment
Bachelor’s degree required, masters degree preferred, ideally in Supply Chain, business or related subjects – will consider work experience in lieu of degree of 10+ years of relevant experience
Experience using ERP systems to manage production scheduling (SAP/ORACLE/Manugistics) is required.
APICS Certified Production Inventory Manager (CPIM) certification preferred
Experience in working within an environment of multiple internal customers/business units and multi-facility company
Previous experience in managing direct reports is required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to identify, recruit, develop and retain team members
Ability to build and maintain high performance teams
Capable of creating and presenting executive level communications to succinctly explain results and plans
Demonstrates and models company culture and values
Ability to represent supply chain planning in cross functional decision making
Understanding of planning practices and impact of inventory accuracy and forecast accuracy
Ability to work with internal teams to improve process
Ability to plan/communicate/present and execute programs and influence multi-disciplinary Supply Chain stakeholders to enable success
Demonstrated ability to work within a cross functional matrix environment where responsibilities are layered throughout the organization
Strong quantitative and analytical sills
Demonstrated ability to manage change and develop positive working relationships
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Torani is, and always has been, a family-owned organization that inspires team members to develop, thrive and taste life. As a team and a community, Torani strives to provide a challenging and rewarding work environment. We have an amazingly talented and diverse set of team members working in the business. We have a culture of learning, growth and development that is integrated into how we do business. And, along the way, we like to have a little fun, enjoying ourselves and each other.
As a small company with big aspirations, Torani is always looking for the right candidates to join our team and enhance our business and culture. We offer a generous total rewards package, including competitive pay, generous benefits and unlimited flavors and lattes for all team members.