Supply Chain Mgr III

Whippany, NJ, United States
Apr 16, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Supply Chain Manager lll, are to:

  • Drive the End-to-end Pipeline Strategy and Communication within the entire global community;
  • Proactively bring systems and process transparency to the pipeline to drive strategic decisions with the appropriate decision makers within the global and local functions;
  • Drive End-to-End risk assessments;
  • Drive monthly standard reporting of brand per communication protocol;
  • Drive details capacity planning assessments and discussions to build in supply flexibility as needed for assigned brands;
  • Establish Segmentation in their pipeline and an inventory optimization strategy;
  • Convert Demand Planning forecast into production / inventory requirements for internal & external suppliers;
  • Proactively identify opportunities for improvement and reduction potential for non-value added materials;
  • Focus on risk based approach to reduce risk within assigned pipelines;
  • Prepare long range Master Production Plan per Supply Chain Strategy support increased customer service, reduced inventories and maximum efficiency for operations;
  • Ensure releases of planned production orders for final plan to Detail Scheduler (APO SNP to APO PP/DS) as well as monitoring supply plan to shifting trends through APO alert monitoring and demonstrate a high degree of control over dependent demands and predecessor / successor relationships within finished good plans;
  • Ensure clean data is passed into detailed demand to sites including dependent demand and accurate PO assumptions;
  • Manage overall inventory performance for assigned business. Includes establishment of safety stock levels and management of inventory obsolescence resolution and optimizes load leveling, deployments and utilize rough cut capacity in development of Master Production Schedule in accordance with inventory plan;
  • Proactively identify opportunities to reduce obsolescence risk without impacting customer service levels;
  • Act as communication focal point for all supply related topics within Product Supply (PS);
  • Proactively identify and resolve capacity constraints as needed for assigned manufacturing locations and proactively highlight and communicate potential product supply risks;
  • Proactively communicate significant demand and supply changes to the supply center(s) upon occurrence;
  • Provide planning oversight / guidance to GPM Product Project initiatives including new product introductions, packaging change implementations (i.e. artwork updates, count-size changes, etc.), formulation changes, product discontinuations and manufacturing site transfers;
  • Manage all repackaging activities through 3rd Party co-packers (i.e. Multipacks, Bonus Packs, IRC Programs, Customer Specific UPC's and all other product customization);
  • Organize ad hoc evaluations of short-term supply opportunities and issues with Demand Planning, the Pipeline Managers at the supply center (s), and other stakeholders as needed;
  • Identify and support process improvement activities/projects;
  • Manage the distribution channel for commercial and demonstration products;
  • Implement and maintain regulatory documents per GMP standards;
  • Provide direction and support to all levels of the supply chain, maintain relevant SAP master data, attend and actively participates in relevant S&OP business meetings, serve on project teams for new product launches and assure launch timing, quantities available per project plan, supply chain reporting: prepare supply status updates;
  • Prepare monthly reports on supply chain performance vs. key metrics;
  • Proactively streamline processes to reduce complexity of assigned pipelines and seek ways to enhance transparency;
  • Respond to supply issues and coordinate communications with quality and engineering groups;
  • Maintain cost standards and initiate cost improvements, supply contracts, etc.;
  • Coordinate product + process changes at the supplier level;
  • Handle purchasing/procurement activities for assigned product lines;
  • Manage Supplier Scorecard and Business reviews in alignment with Buyer/Planner;
  • Drive strategic discussions with Suppliers to improve overall supplier relationship and performance;
  • Make sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems;
  • Work independently and manage multiple domestically or globally supplied SKUs of varying size and high / moderate complexity;
  • Operate effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear;
  • Be responsible for seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies;
  • Be able to apply knowledge of business and marketplace to advance the organization's goals.

Who you are

Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a business, logistics or technical discipline;
  • Minimum of 10 years of supply chain management experience in Pharmaceutical, Consumer Products, or ISO Regulated industry;
  • Minimum of 5 years of SAP experience (SD/PP/MM) or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience;
  • Background and understanding of supply chain management principles such as (but not limited to) Production Planning, Purchasing, Forecasting, and Logistics;
  • Strong analytical, organizational, decision making, written and verbal communication and presentation skills to working level as well as executive levels;
  • Strong interpersonal skills for effective relationship management with internal & external business partners / customers;
  • Computer skills/ability to work with various software packages. Working knowledge of SAP/APO required, high competency in Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Project, and PowerPoint;
  • Knowledge of consumer goods production, operations and industry practices;
  • Knowledge of Strategy and People Change Management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA;
  • Greenbelt certification;
  • APICS certification.


Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

Country: United States
Location: NJ-Whippany