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Supply Chain Manager - Cookie Business

Supply Chain Manager - Cookie Business

Job ID 
2017-1134
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-NY-New York - National Office
Posted Date 
9/21/2017
Category 
Revenue/Merchandising
Type 
Full-Time

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About Us

We're 2.6 million strong—1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) ™ to change the world. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.

 

We are seeking to hire a Supply Chain Manager to support our Cookie Business. The Cookie - Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for leading the efforts to modernize and improve the distribution and supply chain that support our flagship Girl Scout Cookie Program. This includes both the cookies themselves and the associated marketing materials, rewards and other pieces that allow the Cookie Program to operate. Join us on our exciting journey to make a significant difference for our parents, volunteers, councils, and most importantly, our girls.

 

You Are:

  • Well-versed in market dynamics and consumer behavior.
  • Thorough in developing a cost-to-serve understanding of the complete Cookie Business.
  • Flexible and can support and drive innovation.
  • A proven relationship builder based upon trust, respect, effective communication, and achievement of common goals.
  • Someone that anticipates needs and is skilled in resolving issues.

You Will

  • Manage the development, implementation, and execution of new supply chain processes, with immediate focus on distribution processes.
  • Partner with other stakeholders to ensure that processes, capabilities, and strategies are in place to enable optimization of entire supply chain and associated costs.
  • Coordinate with and influencing stakeholders across Girl Scouts at national and Council levels on all supply chain operations.

Short-term

  • Develop a baseline of how the Cookie Program Distribution works currently- including how this process may vary by individual Council (local chapter).
  • In reviewing existing procedures, examine opportunities to streamline supply chain processes in production, purchasing, warehousing, distribution, and forecasting to meet Cookie Program needs.
  • Partner with the VP, Cookie Program + Transformation to develop a specific desired future state vision for supply chain and distribution and a plan for how to transform the current state into that future state.
  • Conduct RFI / RFP process to evaluate and select partners for distribution.
  • Implement and execute new supply chain solution pilots, analyzing and refining the new state of supply chain management within GS initiatives for full organizational roll-out.
  • Drive optimization of supply chain processes to all Councils throughout the U.S. to support the operations and growth of the Girl Scout Cookie Program.
  • As applicable, maintain close cross-organizational integration with other work streams and provide input for cross-functional topics to ensure timely execution of Cookie Program transformation initiatives.

Long-term

  • Develop and manage tracking of key performance criteria for third-parties
  • Manage relationships with all third-parties to ensure service level agreements are met and processes are continuously reevaluated and improved for optimal efficiency.
  • Collaborate with vendors to support analyses to drive warehousing and transportation footprint optimization and to continuously improve operations and efficiency.

You Need

 

  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA a plus.
  • 5-10 years progressive experience in supply chain management required
  • Experience in consumer-packaged goods and/or retail a plus;
  • Strong industry experience in supply chain third-party management (e.g., distributors, 3PLs) and supply chain optimization highly desirable.
  • Superior analytical abilities with a strong understanding of financial and business analytical techniques and experience with strategic framing and long-term organizational planning.
  • Keen ability to take data/ information and distill this into insight
  • Experience building long term solutions and roadmaps to meet the needs of the various stakeholders with differing key objectives.
  • Strong knowledge of PowerPoint, Word, and Excel; comfortable working with multiple sources of information to complete analysis.

 

 

Girl Scouts of the USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does 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.