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Operations Business Senior Manager

Company: Del Monte Foods, Inc.
Location: Markesan
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Company and Position Information:

Del Monte Foods, Inc. (DMFI) is a multi-national food company headquartered in Walnut Creek, CA, with a powerful portfolio of brands, including iconic Del Monte -, Contadina - and College Inn -. Our premium-quality meal ingredients, snacks and beverages can be found in six out of ten U.S. households.

At Del Monte Foods, we believe in supporting one another. In helping our people shape their own careers - in letting them grow outward, upward and across disciplines. We are tending to the greater good, providing accessible, nourishing, great-tasting food for all. We are Del Monte Foods - Growers of Good.

The salary range for this role is: $101,296 - $182,208.

Responsibilities:

This is a business facing role in Del Monte's Supply Chain function with responsibility for collaborating across Business Unit, Finance, R&D, Sales, Manufacturing, Engineering, Sourcing, Planning, Logistics, and Sourcing. A successful incumbent is expected to (i) Provide cross-functional Supply Chain expertise to the business unit to enable key business results (ii) Uphold an agile, flexible, fast-paced mindset while growing the business and winning as an efficient Supply chain team (ii) Shape and influence strategic and operational plans with enterprise perspective; represent all supply chain functions to the business unit and provide business direction and insights to Supply Chain as

needed and (iv) Support the achievement of net sales, profit and Supply Chain KPI achievement for business unit.

  • Support the optimization of platform strategies and tactics in alignment with Supply Chain capabilities, goals, and metrics. Play a leadership role in evaluating and executing requests to expand current products into new markets or packaging formats
  • Influence business team on project portfolio and overall prioritization (core growth, network optimization, innovation, etc.). Speak on behalf of supply chain resources and capacities, short and long term, and maintain point of communication to plant operations teams. Ensure plant and technical resource availability for initiatives.
  • Lead a cross-functional team to achieve successful delivery of Cost of Goods Sold (COGS), service, innovation, and renovation at the platform level
  • Play an advocacy role with plant locations to foster improvement and enable breakthrough results
  • Provide broad Supply Chain leadership for New Product Development commercialization including participation in project teams, partnership with R&D to enable new technical capabilities, development of COGS for new products, support for preparation of capital project approvals, identification of sourcing and export logistics solutions, and supporting plant locations to start-up new lines and products.
    • Lead cross-functional teams to ensure successful commercialization.
      • Track key milestone for capital appropriation and executive project timeline.
      • Ensure DM's commissioning processes for new product launches.
      • Provide platform management/crisis management, escalation, and issue resolution.
      • Provide Operational/Technical Supply Chain leadership across platform.
      • Understand/monitor key manufacturing plant performance metrics, such as a capacity/utilization, OTIF and effectively communicate issues and resolutions.
        • Track and monitor plant trials, including test and startup budgets.
        • Early and consistent influence of business teams - "voice" of supply chain.
        • Lead cross-functional operations & technology team to ensure successful project commercialization and enable future growth
        • Provide crisis/issue management and support supply chain risk mitigation to deliver against service and cost.
        • Lead monthly platform Supply Review to identify future gaps in servicing the business (and at what cost). Support development of platform manufacturing strategies that enable Business Unit to service the growing demand for our products.
        • Coach teams on successful initiative launch and service management
        • Recommend best manufacturing location(s) for products using both internal and co-manufacturing options as well as logistics considerations
        • Drive quality improvement strategies for business unit
        • Manage and drive business simplification efforts for business unit - examples including activeSKU Management, packaging/product standardization, and material/specification consolidation, work with business unit to assess product offerings and ongoing effective use of Supply Chain resources.
        • Protect Del Monte's reputation by keeping information confidential.
        • Ensure product safety through development, review, and enforcement of company policy.
        • Ensure compliance with local, state, federal, and corporate food safety regulatory standards.
        • Review and enforce company quality standards provided by facility, regional and corporate quality authorities.
        • All other related duties as necessary. Del Monte Foods Key Behaviors:

          GET OUR HANDS DIRTY
          • Dig in and understand the business.
          • Stay focused on priorities and drive for results.
          • Pursue goals with purpose and persevere through challenges. CULTIVATE SOLUTIONS
            • Improve processes, products and services.
            • Take calculated risks to develop effective solutions.
            • Use data and insights to drive business performance. GROW SUCCESS TOGETHER
              • Create an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued.
              • Collaborate and promote teamwork to achieve individual and shared goals.
              • Hold ourselves and others accountable for commitments. Qualifications:
                • BA/BS degree in Supply Chain or related field.
                • Master's degree preferred.
                • 10+ years of continuous career progression in the Supply Chain management.
                • Demonstrated excellent project management experience.
                • Ability to build a network of trusted partners both internally and externally.
                • Strong presentation skills to provide regular status updates to leadership.
                • Thorough understanding of manufacturing, planning, logistics and sourcing concepts.
                • Understanding of financial/accounting principles and operational budgeting.
                • Demonstrates the ability to think strategically and directionally while also able to understand and account for detailed operational realities.
                • Demonstrated experience influencing, motivating, and leading others.
                • Demonstrated project management across cross-functional teams.
                • Demonstrated strategic planning experience.
                • Demonstrated strong business acumen, problem solving skills.
                • Strong communication skills; excellent written and verbal communication.
                • Experience with creating and using a balanced scorecard to track performance.
                • Excellent customer service focus and results oriented.
                • Strong computer skills, including SAP; proficient in Word, Excel, and Outlook . WE OFFER
                  • Competitive salary.
                  • Comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, and 401(k). Del Monte Foods, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, medical condition, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

                    ALL RESUMES NEED TO BE SUBMITTED THROUGH WWW.DELMONTEFOODS.COM TO BE CONSIDERED. ( https://www.delmontefoods.com/careers/ ). Please be advised that your application is not complete until you fill out, sign, and submit an Application for Employment for a specific position for which Del Monte Foods, Inc. is actively recruiting. Your application must reflect that you possess the required qualifications for the position.

                    No sponsorship is available for this position.

                    No agencies or 3rd party vendors.

                    Del Monte Foods, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, medical condition, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Del Monte Foods, Inc., Madison , Operations Business Senior Manager, Accounting, Auditing , Markesan, Wisconsin

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