Director of Supply Chain in Chicago IL

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Dairy Farmers of America
Director of Supply Chain
Job ID: 
Chicago IL
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Job Types:
Director/VP Materials Mgmt., Supply Chain Analyst/Mgr.

General Purpose:

Lead the internal and external supply systems in support of the Borden Cheese business, Keller s Creamery, Cultured businesses, and La Vaquita businesses. Is responsible for Sales & Operation Planning, Asset Utilization, Commercialization, and Co-Manufacturing Supply. Ensure development of supply and fulfillmentusing processes, plans, and tools to execute.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in searching for suppliers, co-manufacturers, and developing co-manufacturing agreements
  • Lead various meetings with internal and external customers as needed to support the business
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement and Innovation initiatives
  • Participate in the development of supply chain strategy
  • Work with logistics to improve delivery service and cost
  • Take initiative to arrange best supply options and backups to supply, working with procurement resources
  • Take initiative with inventory management personnel to manage inventory levels, relative days on hand, cost, and general execution of inventory plans and strategy
  • Participate in development of Operating and Capital Budgets as required
  • Complete special assignments as required by the VP or GM
  • Facilitate communication between various departments within DFA to support the businesses
  • Interact and communicate effectively with all employees, DFA business partners, and suppliers at various levels
  • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required.
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