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Director, Supply Chain Optimization and Design

Company: Brambles
Location: Orlando
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

CHEP helps move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organization on earth via our 300 million pallets, crates and containers. We employ 11,000 people and operate in more than 55 countries. Through our pioneering and sustainable share-and-reuse business model, the world's biggest brands trust us to help them transport their goods more efficiently, safely and with less environmental impact.

What does that mean for you? You'll join an international organization big enough to take you anywhere, and small enough to get you there sooner. You'll help change how goods get to market and contribute to global sustainability. You'll be empowered to bring your authentic self to work and be surrounded by diverse and driven professionals. And you can maximize your work-life balance and flexibility through our Hybrid Work Model.

Job Description

Position Purpose

Leading a team of six, this role is responsible for both strategic and on-going network design activities for North America, and well as assistance to South America, Australia & Asia Pacific. Annual savings plus avoidance requirements through network optimization activities utilizing state of the art software. The Director Supply Chain Optimization and Design is responsible for the critical deliverable of the NA supply chain strategic plan on a rolling multi-year plan with a concentration on maximizing customer value and fulfillment along with driving stability and continuous improvement of safety, quality, and cost excellence in a rapidly changing environment. Critical to the role will be the delivery of short- and long-term actionable supply chain strategies which reduce network cost and improve the flexibility of the global supply chain. The Director, Supply Chain Optimization & Design requires a wide variety of supply chain and customer insights including understanding of key drivers of customer value along with experience in supply chain planning and execution. Leading a team of highly technical analysts and managers in a very competitive space, the Director will be required to deliver strategies for employee engagement & succession planning. Position will be responsible for savings identification within supply chain.


  • North America, LATAM, APAC Major/Key Accountabilities
    • Responsible for delivering measurable increased customer value and fulfillment and improved supply chain efficiencies through continuously improved supply chain design strategies
    • Lead and develop a technical team of two managers and four analysts, all with highly marketable supply chain design capabilities
    • Responsible for bi-weekly Supply Chain Optimization (SCO) review process in which opportunities with material change to the CHEP supply chain network are reviewed and vetted with key stakeholders in the business. This includes financial modeling and operational (capacity) considerations
    • Co-lead development and implementation of Real Estate strategy, incorporating supply stain strategies, evolving engineering capabilities, etc.
    • Develop expert-level knowledge in Coupa Supply Chain Guru software and lead cost analyses of potential opportunities to the CHEP supply chain, supporting various business units across CHEP, including Pallets, Automotive and Containers
    • Manage the innovation pipeline of how the Supply Chain Guru software is utilized by the team to continuously increase business value.
    • Maintain awareness of alternative software in the Supply Chain Design space and advise on opportunity/need to transition software to increase team value
    • Develop implementation plans in coordination with supply chain leadership to achieve agreed upon supply chain savings
    • Analyze various "what-if" supply chain scenarios to prepare a cost/benefit analysis of proposed change
    • Own the cost-to-serve process for larger customer to determine the cost/benefit that the customer drives through the supply chain
    • Present findings to senior management and gain buy-in to recommendations
    • Engage in technical training courses & industry events to continue expanding the groups capability with modeling & supply chain design activities, including presentation of organizational design & technical modelling to industry leaders
    • Develop and maintain relationships with key contacts, both internally and externally Challenges/Problem Solving
      • Challenges range from the technical (leveraging niche software and processes which may not always behave as expected) to the very strategic, which often involves solving very loosely defined problems Authority/ Decision Making
        • Network design recommendations
        • Real estate recommendations
        • People decisions for team
        • Working in a matrix environment Key contacts

          • Logistics Teams
          • Operations Teams
          • Supply Chain Teams
          • Real Estate Teams
          • Sales Teams
          • Finance Teams
          • Engineering Teams
          • Local Country Leadership External:
            • Consulting Companies
            • Software Providers (Coupa, competitors) Qualifications

              Essential Qualifications:
              • Graduate in a technical field, such as engineering, mathematics, supply chain, economics, management, or general business Desirable Qualifications:
                • Master in a supply chain related field or business administration would be desirable.
                • Experience in Supply Chain Guru X software, linear programming software/field, or similar
                • CHEP Supply Chain experience (preferred) Experience
                  • Minimum 3-10 years of experience with supply chain design technology & techniques
                  • People management capability (technical team)
                  • Stakeholder management capability (internal and external customers)
                  • Minimum 10+ years of experience with data analysis Skills and Knowledge
                    • Coupa Supply Chain Guru software
                    • Comfort collaborating with people across functional areas
                    • Effectively communicating with all levels of people in the organization
                    • Decision-making, expert critical thinking and problem-solving skills
                    • Strong project management skills
                    • Work independently with little supervision
                    • Strong analytical skills, including proficiency with Excel Languages

                      • English

                        Preferred Education

                        Bachelors - Business Administration/Management

                        Preferred Level of Work Experience

                        7 - 10 yearsHybrid Remote

                        We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to developing a diverse workforce in which everyone is treated fairly, with respect, and has the opportunity to contribute to business success while realizing his or her potential. This means harnessing the unique skills and experience that each individual brings and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

                        Individuals fraudulently misrepresenting themselves as Brambles or CHEP representatives have scheduled interviews and offered fraudulent employment opportunities with the intent to commit identity theft or solicit money. Brambles and CHEP never conduct interviews via online chat or request money as a term of employment. If you have a question as to the legitimacy of an interview or job offer, please contact us at recruitment@brambles.com.

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