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Supply Chain & Operations Analyst

Mid-sized manufacturer looking to groom a future key leader!

Growing, locally owned manufacturing business is searching for an intelligent, problem solver to join their team in this key role that will make a direct impact on this firm’s profitability and future growth. Work closely with the CFO and Operations leadership team and step into a function with solid systems and processes in place and help take this operation from “Good to Great”.

• Take a strategic look at scheduling in a highly complex organization that customizes specifications to customer’s needs and partner with operations to improve processes

• Play a lead role in purchasing / procurement and research new vendors to source materials while building strong relationships with existing vendors and partners

• Team up with production to streamline planning processes while maintaining a continuous improvement mindset

• Build out analytics and produce reports that are viewed by the entire company to show how efficiently operations are running and where opportunities for improvement exist

• Team up with all members of the leadership team across the company to help the company reach its potential as you are groomed to grow into a key leadership role in the business

 

This is an excellent opportunity to become more than “just a number” - in this mid-sized company, the impact of each employee is felt and your work will matter. You will have a true opportunity to make a measurable impact on this company’s success and join a team of smart, engaged, high-energy employees who are genuinely excited to help this company reach its potential

 

 To learn more details about this position and company on a confidential basis, contact Jeff Kovar at 402-334-4800 *216 or send your resume to jkovar@hemphillsearch.com. Job number 8208JK.

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MRPII Consultant Engagement

Improve & Establishing Planning and Control processes and adherence in Omaha

Contact: Mathew Wright matthew.wright@syngenta.com

1.Introduction

The E2E Planning processes of Syngenta Crop Protection products follow the MRPII[i] concept and are supported by the use of SAP APO.

Global Supply Chain and Asset Planning Policies have been created by Syngenta’s Planning Centre of Excellence to provide mandatory and recommended principles to support & standardize the ways of working around Supply Chain Planning & Asset (site) Planning globally across Syngenta to ensure that mandatory & best practices are employed to meet the Company’s needs & drive competitive advantage on a continuous basis. 

In addition 8 Global Processes have been created in alignment with the Policy to give clarity and understanding of the ‘how’s’ and the ‘who’ and any associated training documentation.

Key Global Planning Parameters and a dashboard KPI have also been defined and established to support the system standardization and sustainability to support the processes.

2.PROJECT BACKGROUND

A Global CP FPP Improvement Program has been established to improve and (re-)establish standard formalized and robust ways-of-working in the Planning & Control area of Production Planning & Detailed Scheduleing and the links to Supply Chain Planning and Production execution aligned to the Global Policies & Procedures.

Aligned with the program a Oliver Wight diagnostic has been performed in Omaha, a Syngenta FPP site within North America to assess the current level of capability versus Oliver Wight Class A standards and to identify gaps as well as opportunities in Planning & Control.

There could be many detailed recommendations from the Oliver Wight diagnostic but we expect them to be categorized into 3 core activities:

  1. Educate Omaha Site Team on best in class planning and control – specifically focused on planning, master scheduling and data settings.?

 

  1. Transfer planning to SAP and away from the Excel spreadsheet. Correct master data and use hours for demonstrated capacity. Use work locations and load factor in SAP to display capacity situation.?

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  1. Establish ownership and accountability for master data. Generate a data dictionary, policy document and KPIs to ensure sustainability

 

The gaps and opportunities identified from the diagnostic will define the Omaha project Work Breakdown Structure, the activities, actions & timelines to improve the level of Planning & Control capability executed by Supply Chain Planning, Asset (Site) Planning, Vendor Scheduling & Execution. 

To support the implementation of the defined project activities, the project has identified the need for an MRPII Consultant as detailed below

3.ROLE OF THE CONSULTANT

The role of the MRPII consultant is to support & help deliver the required changes in the defined Planning & Control processes to the Oliver Wight Class A capable standard in conjunction with the team in Omaha. 

The MRPII consultant is to support all the projects implementation activities to embed the mandatory planning principles & processes & embed the identified process improvements. The MRPII Consultant will provide leadership, co-ordination, technical knowledge transference and hands-on consultancy to deliver the necessary improvements to achieve a step change in current ways-of working based on the diagnostic recommendations & aligned to Syngenta standards.

Key Accountabilities & Deliverables:

  • Develop, coordinate and (help to) deliver the required training

 

  • Define & deliver education & training in APO/SAP with key focus on planning transactions and critical master data which support this planning activity

 

  • Provide further detailed understanding of MRPII principles and support team in implementing such principles into the planning & control processes for Seneffe Site.

 

  • Drive the gathering of the production, process & capacity data in conjunction with Production & Logistics required for planning & control.

 

  • Diagnose data quality & define the required changes

 

  • Understand interfaces between SAP APO and SAP R/3 to identify where are the broken links and the master data within APO to be fixed.

 

  • Lead and support the definition of master data changes and data setup & accuracy in system ensuring team fully understand the process & transactions for sustainability

 

  • Use hands-on experience to maximize the use of the SAP APO platform, and make this the single point of truth

 

  • Move the planning team from planning in excel to planning in APO/SAP.

 

  • Overall system support
  • Drive the creation of any supporting local processes & role working instructions defining ownership & accountabilities

 

  • Support implementation and embedding of project activities as appropriate

 

  • Interact with key stakeholders; these will include operation teams, solution delivery partners, subject matter experts, and the process governance

With the key objective to deliver embedded and sustainable planning and Control processes and adherence in Omaha to Oliver Wight Class A capable standard.

4.ENGAGEMENT PROPOSAL

Syngenta will provide IT support from their Business Partner Infosys.  In addition, the MRPII consultant will be supported by a Project Manager & P&S CoE BPC in addition to the Omaha site planning team. The initial engagement will consist of:

  • Familiarization with the Program & Project plan, deliverables & timelines & key stakeholders
  • Familiarization of the Production site at Omaha, the key people within the site & sharing of the local Production sites processes & current ways of working
  • Provide necessary knowledge sharing around Syngenta’s Global Supply & Asset Planning policies &  critical processes & the findings of the Oliver Wight diagnostic assessment
  • Engagement in the detailed improvement requirements – process, ways-of-working, roles and responsibilities, training, master data, and system requirements
  • Engagement in the detailed project plan for the delivery and embedding of the improvement requirements

It is anticipated that MRP II consultant will initially be involved for one month for this initial engagement, and then will be further required for a further 5 months to deliver the objectives.

To support the MRPII consultant with local knowledge, and to ensure the work of the consultant is sustainable after the engagement of the consultant stops, it is required to have one dedicated representative from the production planning function and other from the supply planning function to support and help the MRPII consultant.

5.NEXT STEPS

  • Agreement with stakeholders concerning the scope and nature of the MRPII consultant

Initiate RFQ Process

 


[i] A method for the effective planning of all resources of a manufacturing company. Ideally, it addresses operational planning in units, financial planning in dollars, and has a simulation capability to answer what-if questions. It is made up of a variety of processes, each linked together: business planning, production planning (sales and operations planning), master production scheduling, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, and the execution support systems for capacity and material. Output from these systems is integrated with financial reports such as the business plan, purchase commitment report, shipping budget, and inventory projections in dollars. Manufacturing resource planning is a direct outgrowth and extension of closed-loop MRP. (APICS)


The Global Procurement Site team is responsible for Procurement across all the GSK manufacturing Sites for Pharma, Vaccines and Consumer.  The team covers Direct and Indirect spend, and focuses on the creation and execution of Procurement strategies by creating strong relationships with stakeholders at different levels within the Site.

 

Procurement is accountable for establishing and nurturing value-focused relationships with third parties.  The Procurement Site Specialist  (SPS) partners with the local Site team in order to drive and support across all the dimensions of Procurement delivery.  At a strategic level, the SPS supports the alignment with the Site Leadership Team; ensures the Site business needs and priorities are well understood and supported from Global Category Procurement teams and contributes, directly or indirectly, to the strategic management of key suppliers.  From a more tactical perspective, the SPS supports the local Procurement team in the operational management of activities, implementation of sourcing strategies and other global projects.  They also ensure that the daily needs and transactional activities are executed in accordance with GSK’s policies and SOPs and that the communication provided to the local Procurement team and the stakeholder community is relevant and effective.

 

Business strategy:

• Support the development of the long and short-term plans to improve Procurement processes in order to enhance the overall performance of the Site.  Provide support in the implementation of new processes.

• Support the Implementation of  Global Procurement processes, policies, guidelines, strategies locally and ensure compliance.

• Managing interfaces between Procurement and the Site, balancing the expectations of both Procurement and Site stakeholders.  Understanding different perspectives and satisfying the needs and expectations of all stakeholders, both within Procurement and the Site.

• Ensure the Site requirements are taking into account within the definition and implementation of Global Category strategies.  Development and robust implementation of Procurement strategies for local categories of spend that clearly meet business requirements.

 

Procurement Management:

• Support the Procurement function at Site (Directs, Manufacturing Indirects and Capex). 

• Develop and manage the Site supply base to meet GSK’s requirements: assurance of supply, quality, regulatory, service, cost, and innovation to control costs in a fast-moving environment.  Adapt and respond to regularly changing business requirements. 

• Support the development of a long-term vision for all local purchasing categories to support the growth of GSK.  Ensure the approval of this long-term vision by local key stakeholders.

• For specific Categories, actively negotiate contracts.

• Reduce the Directs, Manufacturing Indirects and Capex costs of the site.  Support the reduction of end-to-end total costs of the Site.

• Influence the balance sheet of the Site through development and robust implementation of best Procurement practices.

• Balancing both strategic and operational requirements.  Any interruption of supply results in immediate and extended impact on GSK revenue stream.

• Co-ordinate support from multiple Category teams and working within a matrix organisation.  Manage relationships with other Procurement staff remotely.

 

Risk Management:

• Secure the supply chain through integrating a risk management approach as a foundation of Procurement mission.  Evaluate and mitigate risk associated with long standing local suppliers and single sourcing.

 

Minimum:

• 2 years of operational Procurement experience across multiple categories of spend and some experience of regulated environments

• Awareness of Procurement tools such as sourcing, quotation analysis, contract negotiation, supplier review, supplier development and others

• Ability to drive & implement change

• Good Knowledge to manage sensitive partnerships, strong influencing and stakeholder partnering skills coupled with excellent negotiation and communication skills

• Good written and verbal communication skills – fluent English.

• Awareness of cost benchmark & financial audit with key supplier and legal matters (contracting)

•Understanding of risk management

 

Preferred:

• Ability to work in high pressure environment, often under tight deadlines

• Financial acumen

• Understanding of external environment & supplier relationship models.

• Ability to operate and influence across all business units and across multiple disciplines

 

At GSK, our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Our three world-leading businesses research and deliver innovative medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. We need a talented and motivated workforce to deliver against our strategy. To achieve this, we strive to attract the best people and to create an environment that empowers and inspires

 

Who are Global Procurement at GSK?

•We are a centralized and integrated organization, delivering value to GSK through partnership with stakeholders and our supply base. Our team is comprised of 700+ colleagues in over 65 countries. Collectively we manage over £11B in spend across a substantial breadth of spend categories. We do this through an approach centered around Global Category Management and through embedded presence and engagement with our stakeholders in local country teams and manufacturing sites.

 

What role does Procurement play in delivering the GSK strategy?

•Procurement at GSK continues to develop into an important strategic business partner with a high expectation to help create value for GSK not only through delivering savings to the business but from working with great suppliers who help deliver high quality goods and services to GSK impacting both our bottom line and top line growth.

 

What’s the future for Global Procurement?

•We will be an integrated organization with value added business partnering relationships, deep category expertise in the right places, and effective supplier relationship management practices. We are focused on streamlining business processes, efficiently managing a strong pipeline of value-adding projects, and delivering maximum value for GSK


Your Responsibilities: 
Job Purpose
The Global Procurement Site team is responsible for Procurement across all the GSK manufacturing Sites for Pharma, Vaccines and Consumer.  The team covers Direct and Indirect spend, and focuses on the creation and execution of Procurement strategies by creating strong relationships with stakeholders at different levels within the Site.

Procurement is accountable for establishing and nurturing value-focused relationships with third parties.  The Procurement Manager – Site (SPM) partners with the local Site team in order to drive and support across all the dimensions of Procurement delivery.  At a strategic level, the SPM leads the alignment with the Site Leadership Team; ensures the Site business needs and priorities are well understood and supported from Global Category Procurement teams and contributes, directly or indirectly, to the strategic management of key suppliers.  From a more tactical perspective, the SPM leads the local Procurement team in the operational management of activities, implementation of sourcing strategies and other global projects.  They also ensure that the daily needs and transactional activities are executed in accordance with GSK’s policies and SOPs and that the communication provided to the local Procurement team and the stakeholder community is relevant and effective.


Key Responsibilities
Business strategy:
• Develop and propose long and short-term plans to improve Procurement processes in order to enhance the overall performance of the Site.  Provide leadership in the implementation of new processes.
• Implement Global Procurement processes, policies, guidelines, strategies locally and ensure compliance.
• Managing interfaces between Procurement and the Site, balancing the expectations of both Procurement and Site stakeholders.  Understanding different perspectives and satisfying the needs and expectations of all stakeholders, both within Procurement and the Site.
• Ensure the Site requirements are taking into account within the definition and implementation of Global Category strategies.  Development and robust implementation of Procurement strategies for local categories of spend that clearly meet business requirements.

Procurement Management:
• Lead the Procurement function at Site (Directs, Manufacturing Indirects and Capex).  
• Develop and manage the Site supply base to meet GSK’s requirements: assurance of supply, quality, regulatory, service, cost, and innovation to control costs in a fast-moving environment.  Adapt and respond to regularly changing business requirements.  
• Manage the development of a long-term vision for all local purchasing categories to support the growth of GSK.  Ensure the approval of this long-term vision by local key stakeholders.
• For specific Categories, actively negotiate contracts.
• Reduce the Directs, Manufacturing Indirects and Capex costs of the site.  Support the reduction of end-to-end total costs of the Site.
• Influence the balance sheet of the Site through development and robust implementation of best Procurement practices.
• Balancing both strategic and operational requirements.  Any interruption of supply results in immediate and extended impact on GSK revenue stream.
• Co-ordinate support from multiple Category teams and working within a matrix organization.  Manage relationships with other Procurement staff remotely.

Risk Management:
• Secure the supply chain through integrating a risk management approach as a foundation of Procurement mission.  Evaluate and mitigate risk associated with long standing local suppliers and single sourcing. 

Team:
• Responsible to select, train, supervise, develop and evaluate local buyers.  Lead and motivate team members towards the pursuit of operational excellence and attainment of best practices.  In addition, promote empowerment and process ownership.

Closing date for applications: September 22, 2018 
For internal GSK applicants please indicate in your application if you are at risk of redundancy.

*LI-GSK

 

Why You?

Basic qualifications: 
• 5-8 years of operational Procurement experience across multiple categories of spend and some experience of regulated environments
• Good knowledge of Procurement tools such as sourcing, quotation analysis, contract negotiation, supplier review, supplier development and others
• Demonstrated team leadership and ability to motivate and inspire colleagues, and work in partnership with others to drive, implement and support change
• Demonstrated ability to manage sensitive customer partnerships, strong influencing and stakeholder partnering skills coupled with excellent negotiation and communication skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills – fluent English.
• Good knowledge of finance (cost benchmark & financial audit with key supplier) and legal matters (contracting)
• Risk management expertise

 

Preferred qualifications: 
• Specialized Master’s in Procurement/ Supply Chain or MBA
• Significant experience working in a matrix business environment
• Ability to work in high pressure environment, often under tight deadlines
• Deep financial acumen
• Strong acumen of corporate business norms and requirements needed; broad understanding of Procurement activities needed; ability to adapt quickly to new topics and responsibilities
• In depth understanding of external environment & supplier relationship models.
• Exceptional communication and influencing skills across internal GSK teams and external suppliers globally
• Demonstrated success in leading and improving outsourced services and projects to meet and improve the needs of business.
• Ability to operate and influence across all business units and across multiple disciplines