Morton – Supply Chain Dir







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



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



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


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:


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.


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.



Largest Salt Company worldwide


Customers are loyal to the brand


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


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


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


Discuss opportunity with Olympia


Forward resume and salary target


Olympia Screen


Details presented to client


Client Initial Screen



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.


Dan Gathof

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Let’s explore if this role fits your career goals.