Function/Department: Supply Chain
Global Job Grade Job Title: China Supply Chain Director
(Team scope: Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Transportation and Warehousing)
In order to accomplish this overall objective and achieve these targets, this individual will be responsible for the following major activities
Driving Strategy and Innovation: This person must generate a view of the future of the China business, determine how the China Supply Chain team can effectively function in the midst of future scenarios, and design and plan a resulting strategy to address key issues such as network optimization, route to market innovation, one touch implementation, market access, policy changes, network capacity constraints, and any other disruptions or events that could impact our ability to supply product to customers. This person must drive innovation within their organization and across the entire China business.
Leading Supply Chain Digital Transformation: This individual will be expected to be fully knowledgeable and experienced in the latest digital technologies in order to drive continuous improvement of the business in multiple areas.
Deliver Results for the Business: This individual is accountable for driving the monthly sales and operations process and the monthly demand planning cycle and replenishment plan/execution for finished goods for China. This will entail interpreting the portfolio results of the monthly forecasts to drive business results, develop and deciding upon over-arching strategies to resolve patterns of issues, ensuring planning parameter accuracy in APO, holding responsibility for data change control, and identifying ways to improve the business overall. This person must also decide upon appropriate service level agreements, make the final decisions related to key stock level requirements, considering demand and supply variability, expiration management, flow of funds, and other key technical points of importance for the portfolio.
Leading and Managing Team: This individual directly manages a team of ISC Planning Manager, Logistics Manager who manage teams consisting of Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Transportation and Warehousing. Jointly, these teams are accountable to deliver specific demand and replenishment plans, to lead Supply Issue Management Teams and Launch Teams when required, to participate in Product Supply Chain Teams to drive supply chain strategy, and to represent China on the ground across all planning processes. As such, the leader of this team must be effective in coaching and developing these individuals, knowledgeable on how to dive into the details and yet delegate work effectively, ensure the career development and progress of the team, drive culture and engagement, and provide political cover in moments of uncertainty.
Building Relationships and Collaborating across the China Business: This individual will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with all functions in the China business and key Global Supply Chain roles. These relationships include the China Commercial, Marketing, Agronomy, Manufacturing, R&D, Finance, IT, Engineering and Technical Service Teams. In addition, collaborating with Global SC leaders is imperative to ensure supply can be obtained from our global network. These relationships will be critical in order to influence critical decisions related to S&OP forecast and inventory level decisions, preparations for launches and competitive entrants, supply decisions, supply chain design and capacity priorities, and to represent and drive China’s interests in product and network strategy, resource allocation and relevant committee decision-making. Finally, these relationships will allow this individual to share and implement best practices.
Holding an Enterprise Mindset: As a senior supply chain leader, this person must bring a mindset of “enterprise ownership” to this role, contributing to the broader culture of the company, contributing to key business initiatives, providing peer coaching and support to other members of the CLT (China Leadership Team), and demonstrating a desire to further what is best for the company over their own personal objectives. They, like their peers, will hold key decisions related to personnel, culture, finance, investments and other topics relevant to the broader company organization as their contribution to the community overall.
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