VS Project & Improvement Manager
AkzoNobel
Barcelona, ES
hace 1 día

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792.

Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

Job Purpose

  • Analyse and define the value chain network and define and initiate required business improvements to drive operational performance (service and costs)
  • Drive Supply Chain improvements in Business projects / Lighthouse and M&A
  • Secure that customer service offers are defined and secured in the end to end supply chain
  • Optimize supply chain performance and balance inventory, lot-sizes, lead-time etc
  • Masterdata support / maintenance for planning teams
  • Manage commercialization activities for NPI and sourcing allocations
  • Key Accountabilities

    Within the value stream network :

  • Work on the continuous supply chain assessment and benchmarking to identify business improvement opportunities, including end to end value stream mapping.
  • Analyse and define business improvements and projects to optimize end to end supply chain performance in OTIF, Cost to serve and working capital (inventory, payables, receivables).
  • Customer service offer preparation and the translation into replenishment models
  • Examples : optimize usage of distribution network and interaction between customer service and planning, e-commerce, route to market, lot sizes, truck rates
  • Support delivering BU supply chain KPIs in the region.
  • Provide support to assist the BU Supply Chain Manager when issues are raised
  • Work with the regional planning teams and liaise with the central Master Data teams and System Support Experts on the master data update to ensure ERP system runs accurately
  • Commercialization activities

  • Responsible for management of NPI's into the Supply Chain - BOM's, Artwork management, master data, overall project plan, trial coordination, factory acceptance
  • Leads preparation of Buy vs MAKE decisions and capital investment requests for approved NPI activities
  • Works closely with planning and manufacturing functions, to ensure innovations are timely and cost efficiently introduced into the markets
  • Is Supply Chain approver on regional gates and leader of sourcing board to determine where NPI and major changes will be supplied from
  • Executes product costing and include options for the marketing teams as part of the overall NPI stage-gate process
  • Leads projects for compliance, cost savings, complexity reduction
  • Performs network modelling to support sourcing decisions and complexity impact analysis
  • Takes care of third-party manufacturing sourcing and contracting
  • Works closely with Technical / RD&I, Marketing and Commercial functions to ensures speed to market in new production introductions, via the Stage Gate process
  • Participates and contributes to the related IBP Product Management Review process

    Experience

  • At least 8 years in Supply Chain function; strong experience in operations, planning and good hands on exposure to IT / ERP related projects
  • Master degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Operations Management, Science or Engineering
  • Apics certified
  • Strong knowledge and experience with SAP preferred.
  • Strong project management skills and deadline accountability.
  • Functional excellence & credibility to drive the organization forward.
  • Ability to operate effectively across different cultures and functions.
  • Good communication skills, strong command in English.
  • Awareness and compliance with general HSE requirements
  • Ability to travel 15-25% of time. Position based around Europe.
  • All qualified applicants will receive

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