Skills and Abilities for Supply Chain

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					Position Title: VP of Supply Chain

Position Reports To: President & C.E.O.

Position Summary: The Vice President of Supply Chain will have responsibility for procurement, logistics, agricultural
operations, planning and scheduling, and inventory control.
This individual will:
     Be responsible for the development and communication of the supply chain in order to drive high customer
         service while optimizing inventory levels.
     Oversee the supply chain budget and operating performance, along with key service, quality and cost metrics
         and focus on continuous improvement programs.
     Provide strategic cross-functional collaboration with Sales, Operations, Quality and Customer Service to ensure
         team alignment and execute strategic planning initiatives.
     Be highly “process driven” and continuously improve the supply chain and manage complex customer needs
     Benchmark and work to understand similar environments in order to implement best practices to continue to
         transform Furmano’s into a world-class enterprise

Duties and Responsibilities:
Key supply chain functions include:
Procurement:
     Oversee Procurement, which will work with Planning and Scheduling to ensure the required raw products and
        materials needed by operations and labeling are available at the most cost effective price to meet customer
        demand and quality standards.
     Oversee Ag operations, which is responsible for contracting, growing and harvesting of the fresh vegetables
        needed to meet the company’s manufacturing needs allowing for optimum quality, efficiency and maximum
        profits.
     Maintain working knowledge of key markets, commodities and inputs, and establish indicator metrics to identify
        price movements
     Develop strong relationships with key suppliers
     Lead key contract/pricing negotiations
     Identify strategic sourcing alliances

Logistics:
     Oversees Logistics, which manages the flow of goods between the point of origin and the point of consumption
         in the most efficient and cost effective manner to meet the requirements of customers. This includes all
         inbound, intercompany, and outbound material movement.
              o Inbound is responsible for coordinating the transfer of raw products and materials from suppliers to
                  operations, where and when they are needed, for production and labeling.
              o Intercompany is responsible for coordinating all in-house inventory movement, warehouse utilization
                  and outside warehousing.
              o Outbound is responsible for arranging and delivering desired quantity of finished goods to the
                  customers on-time.
     Oversees the J.W. Transportation Operation, which includes the motor vehicles, equipment, drivers and garage
         activities.
     Identify the most efficient and cost effective methods to move inventory throughout the supply chain
              o truck vs. rail, Furmano fleet vs. 3rd party logistics companies
     Identify strategic alliances to meet our logistical needs
Planning and Scheduling:
     Oversee Planning and Scheduling, which will work with demand planning and customer service to schedule
       production and labeling to meet customer requirements, as well as coordinate with procurement and logistics to
       supply the inputs required to meet the schedule.
     Oversee Inventory Control, which will focus on improving our cash position by efficiently managing inventory,
       while still maintaining our high standards of customer service.
     Ensure every step of the process is functioning effectively to avoid costly delays and lost sales opportunities.
     Champion the S&OP process

Skills / Abilities:
      Experience in Strategic Planning and Execution
      Leadership in change management
      Expertise in contracting and negotiating
      Risk Management
      Analytical and problem solving skills
      Professional written and verbal communication
      Strong interpersonal skills
      Ability to build, develop and motivate teams
      Cross-functional collaboration
      Strong project management abilities
      Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings
      Internally driven and motivated
      Strong Knowledge of vegetable crop production
      Strong Knowledge of transportation functions
      Strong knowledge of the competitive environment
      Customer focused
      Continuous improvement focused

Education / Qualifications:
    Bachelor’s degree in Business Logistics/ Engineering/Supply Chain/Agriculture or related field
    Preferred Master’s Degree in Business, Finance, Engineering, or Supply Chain Management
    Knowledge of six sigma and lean concepts
    Minimum of 15 years of broad-based supply chain experience

       This individual must have experience leading various aspects throughout the supply chain. He/She should be
        highly “process-driven” and understand general best practices in similar environments and have worked in a
        diverse, high-volume product environment. The right candidate will have demonstrated the ability to
        continuously improve a supply chain and manage complex customer needs. The successful candidate will have
        effectively managed logistics throughout the United States, preferably including North/South and East/West
        transportation.

       This role will require someone who is a leader and mentor capable of building, managing and developing an
        outstanding performance-oriented team. Strong communications skills, drive, energy level, and problem-solving
        abilities will be critical for the success of this individual. The ability to work across all disciplines and throughout
        all levels of the organization in a persuasive and credible manner is a must. He/she will have the ability to work
        effectively with other executives in a team environment toward common goals and objectives. This includes
        having a track record of building a strong, collaborative working relationship with operations, as well as
        interacting with areas outside of supply chain such as marketing, product development and finance.

				
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