Morton – Network Supply Planner (SC)

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 Network Supply Planner will:

  • Develop and implement strategy to optimize site inventory levels, inventory turns, and product sourcing.
  • Develop and maintain a valid end to end supply network plan for assigned manufacturing sites– both short term and long term views
  • Drive continuous improvement within the Salt Group’s supply chain.

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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 Network Supply Planner is responsible for balancing and optimizing supply plans to meet service levels and cost targets. The Network Supply Planner serves as the link between commercial team and S&OP by collaborating with demand planning, plant leadership, and other key functional stakeholders. This includes defining and implementing supply planning process, determining priorities, driving process improvements, and active participation in S&OE and supply review.

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:

 

Plan & Monitor

  • Accountable for developing and maintaining a valid end to end supply network plan for assigned manufacturing sites– both short term and long term views
  • Accountable for developing what-if supply scenarios and develop recommendations in response to actual or anticipated changes in demand or supply.
  • Accountable for developing what-if supply scenarios to continuously improve performance relating to both service levels and total costs thru continuous evaluation of supply, outsourcing strategies, product strategies and the positioning of inventory across the network.
  • Identify, analyze, resolve emerging and projected Supply challenges for timely mitigation. Gather relevant information and levers and develop compelling fact-based assessments and recommendations for Senior Leader forums decision when necessary.

Partnerships & Cross Functional Management

  • Transparently partner with internal departments (e.g. operations, sales, marketing, finance, procurement) and externally across other Morton functions to profitably grow the business.  This role will get to know the partners in the plants, the teams actually trying to sell the salt who understand the pains of not having product, etc.
  • Communicate decisions and supply impacts to all stakeholders, escalation and prioritization of supply responses around all issues and opportunities impacting customer service
  • Lead / participate in cross functional projects such as Packaging Changes, New Product launches, Seasonal Event Planning, etc. to develop, manage and communicate a timeline and supply plan.  Monitor and revise production needs to maximize customer service levels while minimizing risk for excess inventory and added cost.

Systems & Reporting

  • Maintain / update key system fields, parameters and modifiers that impact the planning process and projected supplier output.
  • Compile and communicate management reports detailing issues, results and opportunities in the co-packer supplier area.

Qualifications:

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably with concentration within Business, Supply Chain, Operations Management or an equivalent functional area.
  • Minimum of three years of corporate or manufacturing supply planning and or Supply Chain experience in a related industry.
  • Strong understanding of supply chain dynamics (such as knowledge of key supply chain and inventory performance metrics, turns, margin contributions, etc.).
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience with ERP Supply Chain Planning software, SAP APO strongly preferred.
  • APICS or other Supply Chain / Logistics Certification preferred but not required.

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

Lucas Kammerzell - Hiring Lead

Lucas Kammerzell - Hiring Lead

Sr. Director of Operations Analytics

Brian Hulett

Brian Hulett

Director of Supply Chain Planning

Mike Cary

Mike Cary

Supply Chain Analytics Lead

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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