Morton – Supply Chain Dir

ICONIC BRAND - BIG CHANGES

LARGEST SALT PRODUCTION COMPANY

CURRENT FOCUS: GROWTH, INNOVATION, EFFICIENCY

LEANER STRUCTURE TO DRIVE MORE EFFICIENCY

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WHO WE ARE

Market Leader in Salt

  • Over 30 production, mining, logistics and office facilities in North and South America
  • Market leader in the US, with extensive brand loyalty extending to Canada and South America
  • Products impact our communities; culinary, pharma, agriculture, oil & refinery, chemical mftg, highway de-icing, water softening, pool salt…
  • 170 yrs of heritage with a new path forward; financial rigor, prod. efficiency, and innovation to lead continued growth
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THE ROLE

Highlights

The Director will lead and guide the day to day activities of the customer supply chain organization in North America.

  • An effective leader will help integrate and transform the business - desire for leader with strong change leadership and innovation skills.
  • Director will collaborate with key stakeholders, build collaborative relationships with customers, lead cross-functional supply chain projects, and build an overall enhanced customer experience that enables growth.
  • 2 direct Reports, 26 Indirect Reports

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OUR VALUES

Things we deeply care about

The following are attributes of our best leaders:

  • Intellectually Curious & Great Problem Solvers
  • Self-Motivated, Flexible & Adaptable
  • Consistent Positive Demeanor
  • Hands-on, willing to "get into the weeds"

Job Description

Role Description

Overview:

The Director of Customer Supply Chain is part of the Morton Salt’s Supply Chain Leadership Team. The Director will work
closely with the Supply Chain leaders of Planning, Transportation & Inventory Control, and Distribution to consistently
move goods through the supply chain to maximize our customers’ experience. This leader will also be heavily
involved in creating the long-term supply chain roadmap for the company. This is a leadership position working to
harmonize two separate businesses (Morton Salt & Kissner Salt) into one, to achieve customer service performance that will create a competitive advantage.  This role has strategic and daily functional activities that are critical to operations and customer service execution.

 

Travel – up to 25%

When speaking with Olympia, please be prepared to share your salary expectations. We are unable to provide a salary range but can give guidance on if your expectations can be met.

 

What you’ll do:

Strategy

  • Develop the long and short-term strategic direction and execute initiatives
  • Partner internally with functional leaders in Demand and Supply Planning, Procurement, Sales, Marketing, Shared Services and Logistics; represents customer-specific performance issues and collaboratively develops short and long-term solutions with our partners to improve our customer supply chain results.
  • Build strategic partnerships with top customers, identifying shared supply chain efficiencies while aligning with customer’s initiatives

Execute

  • Identifying and implement processes and resources/tools necessary to improve communication and real-time information flow to both internal and external business partners.
  • Identify technology, process improvements, metrics and collaboration needed with other areas involved in the customer order process and overall customer experience. 
  • Work with IT to review and recommend key system needs that are required to fulfill customer expectations in the areas of Order Fulfillment, EDI, and Vendor Compliance

Lead

  • Provide coaching, mentoring & lead employee development.
  • Lead communication to sales teams and customers regarding supply chain issues impacting performance.
  • Lead development of customer-facing supply chain KPI’s; provides regular reporting, analysis and leads action plans to optimize results and impact related to fill rates, on-time delivery, inventory management, and overall customer service levels.

Qualifications:

In addition to demonstrating your capabilities of the above, top candidates possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Logistics or other business discipline.  MBA preferred
  • Minimum 15 years of Experience in Supply Chain Operations (Customer Service, Planning, Logistics), preferably in B2B Industry.  Lean / Six-Sigma preferred
  • 5+ years experience in people leadership
  • Solid negotiation and customer relationship management skills required.
  • SAP Experience, including SAP ECC system and CRM system. Advanced planning system experience with SAP APO/IBP
  • APICS Certification preferred.

Morton Salt is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Highlights

#1

Largest Salt Company worldwide

80%

Customers are loyal to the brand

1000+

Uses for Salt – Food, Highways, Medical Products, Water Softeners, …

2X

Growth rate over the past year

The Team

Erin Robinson - Hiring Executive

Erin Robinson - Hiring Executive

Supply Chain Lead

Jen McCormick

Jen McCormick

VP Sales & Marketing

Carol Cruz

Carol Cruz

Head of Procurement

FAQs

Why Morton Salt? Why Now?
  1. Morton Salt is a highly recognizable brand that, under new leadership, is rapidly executing on efficiency & results.
  2. Currently there is a heavy focus on finding individuals who can innovate and implement processes that contribute to expansion.
  3. Unique opportunity to drive change that has immediate and obvious impact to the business – truly exciting for those looking to make a difference.
Salary & Benefits
  • When speaking with Olympia, please be prepared to share your salary expectations. We are unable to provide a salary range but can give guidance on if your expectations can be met
  • Typically full benefits information will be provided at/near the offer stage. As a $2.5B+ company, Morton offers competitive medical, dental, vision and disability coverages as well as 401(k), vacation/PTO.
Company Culture

As Morton focuses on global expansion, culture will be defined by those who are successful change-agents, innovators and implementers.

 

Other attributes of building the culture include people who are:

  • Results driven
  • Collaborative
  • Continuous Improvement Focused
Office & Plants

Americas Headquarters in Chicago, IL

 

Plants & Facilities in the Americas include:

Canada – 12 sites

U.S. – 16 sites

Caribbean – 1 site (Inagua)

South America – 7 sites

Interview Process

1

Discuss opportunity with Olympia

2

Forward resume and salary target

3

Olympia Screen

4

Details presented to client

5

Client Initial Screen

6

Interviews

What you can expect from Oympia:

  1. Directness – We will provide candid feedback on your background, skills, and alignment of objectives against the opportunity.
  2. Professionalism – We will keep to any commitments we make to you. Let’s hold each other to the highest standard of professionalism.
  3. Honesty – We will tell you if you are not a fit and we will share whatever information we can regarding your candidacy.

SEARCH CONTACT:

Dan Gathof dgathof@olympiasolutionsinc.com

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