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Supply Chain Director Latam

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

This role will be part of the GIO Latam leadership team. The role has ultimate responsibility for the management and improvement of the regional supply chain function, which must align and contribute to the overall business goals regionally . To develop the supply chain function and lead the continuous improvement of supply chain global best practices at all sub-regional sites, working with GIO team peers and other stakeholders in the sub-region or region  that are essential to delivery  of sustainable results.

Develop and retain  talent that consistently delivers  or surpasses  targets set by business, to ensure business  meets  customer & EUM expectations. Managing consistency through set of supply chain KPI’s.                                                                        

Given our business growth ambitions, our supply chain capability is a key differentiator for us in relation to serving our customers. We are now seeking an experienced and high-impact Supply Chain leader to help drive our functional excellence forward in this space, through working with closely with the extended Supply Chain, GIO and commercial teams.

Key responsibilities
  • responsible for supporting the regional network of delivering products and services across the entire supply chain, from raw materials to end customers
  • Lead and engage in the design, planning, execution, control, and supervision of supply chain activities with the objectives of creating net value, building a competitive infrastructure, leveraging regional & worldwide logistics, synchronizing supply with demand, and measuring performance sub-regionally and across Latam
  • Develop a robust Latam function that will sustainably support the business & customer needs, by integrating all aspects of ERP systems, resources effectively, as well as integrate all recommended optimizations to planning / execution processes to the standardized expected WOWs
  • Manage the various aspects of all supply chain activities, ensuring the delivery of value-add service to the business.
  • Embedding S&OP within our business to optimize profitability, efficiency and customer service
  • Manage or oversee the S&OP processes of Demand planning, supply planning, raw material call-off, plant scheduling , and transport planning roles within the department.
  • Management and delivery of agreed Supply Chain KPI's and process compliance with 1Kerry WOW and to drive process improvement to best practice.
  • Manage the complaints process to a satisfactory conclusion by proactively participating in the defined process linking,  with appropriate functions using RCCA methodology.
  • Provide Vision of developing concepts to direct reports
  • Management of direct reports within the extended team both in a day-day context and also from an employee development view point.
Qualifications and skills

Proven track record in a Senior Supply Chain Director role of 2 or more subregions within a complex manufacturing environment, food industry desirable

Experience in working with ERP in a manufacturing context is essential.

Experience in working with ERP in a manufacturing context is essential.

People Leadership & Management experience.

Vision and Strategic Thinking

Experience in working cross-functionally within a business.

Change management experience.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a combination of the leadership competencies, technical skills and experience and personal competencies.

People and Self Development

Leading and Managing Change

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