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SEA - S&OP Manager

Requisition ID 33351
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-SJ1
Posting Type LI

Kerry offers the industry’s largest portfolio of Taste & Nutrition Systems and Functional Ingredients & Actives, serving the Global Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries. We work with the world’s top Retailers and Manufacturing companies to produce some of the best private-label products and tailored Food & Beverage solutions on the market. We also work with the leading Food Service chains helping to deliver appetising, relevant and innovative custom solutions, using our expertise in new product development, production and commercialisation.

Our Values:      Courage | Enterprising Spirit | Inclusiveness | Open-mindedness | Ownership

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About the role

As a SEA S&OP Manager you will contribute to defining the globally consistent standards, championing S&OP within the region and ensuring regional considerations are accounted for in the global design. You will also drive global consistency of regional processes and governance, and define the mid term roadmap to improve the maturity of S&OP across the region. Influencing cross functionally and at all levels of within the organisation, coaching within S&OP sessions, to ensure S&OP is delivering the business outcomes.

Key responsibilities

  • Contribute to the S&OP strategy and performance to drive value generation, process robustness, efficiency and effectiveness for Kerry
  • Support in identifying best in class technology and tools to optimise reporting
  • Partner with functional owners to ensure a high performing team of Demand and Supply planning experts that are capable of driving process adherence and leading process improvements across the Kerry business
  • Build a central repository of expertise, methods, tools & templates to enhance the value of the S&OP framework 
  • Provide regional teams with the subject matter expertise, best practices, standard methods, tools and technology to run effective S&OP governance forums
  • Build strong senior relationships with Kerry-wide stakeholder groups to continuously improve the S&OP process
  • Accountable for ensuring the relevance of S&OP reporting to business needs, to provide insights to senior stakeholders in a consumable and visual manner
  • Collaborates with stakeholders across the region, including RD&A, Commercial, Procurement and Finance functions to enhance the S&OP Process

Qualifications and skills

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Supply Chain or Business/Commerce 
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in a Supply Chain role 
  • Strong track record in implementing and managing an S&OP process
  • Demonstrated exposure to SAP essential
  • Track record of being able to identify and drive continuous improvement and change management initiatives to develop a customer focussed, best practice division
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast –paced, changing environment 

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