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Sr Manager, Protein Supply Chain

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Date: Dec 25, 2021

Location: Chesterfield, MO -Missouri, US, 63017

Company: Bunge

Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.

Position Summary:
The Sr. Manager of Supply Chain is a member of the global Protein Ingredients leadership team. In this role, you are responsible for building and managing our global supply chain and co-manufacturing partners as we launch the Proteins Ingredients business globally. As such, you will be involved and play a significant role in decisions around logistics, warehousing, purchasing of materials, inventory management, finished goods distribution, capacity planning, master scheduling, and inventory control all within the context of a global SAP system. 


Major Opportunities and Decisions:
• Develop supply chain management strategic plan and provide leadership to establish supply chain operations within the Start-Up phase of the Protein Ingredients business unit 
• Ensure issues regarding new or existing products are resolved in a timely and cost-efficient manner.  
• Work with internal and external stakeholders to develop supply chain strategies to maximize productivity and minimize risks 
• Supervise Supplier Relationship Manager responsible for day-to-day management of global manufacturing partners.
• Maintain compliance with all regulatory requirements, ethical standards, and sustainability goals related to procurement
• Lead and coach others in maintaining excellence on GMP, quality control and safety
• Participate in the implementation of Bunge’s SAP systems supporting business growth.
• Develop and manage supply chain forecasts using statistical methods and business intelligence tools.  
• Communicate Supply Chain matters through a weekly meeting, and a monthly meeting with Protein Ingredients Team
• Identify gaps within Supply Chain resources and staff accordingly
    o Build a corresponding Supply Chain team and foster talent development
• Coordinate sales forecast with supply forecast and assist in resolving supply gaps
• Establish and monitor all goals and KPI’s
• Responsible for identifying the need and a network of contract manufactures and co-packers
• Coordinate with Sales, Marketing, Product Management, Procurement, R&D, QA, Operations and finance to ensure readiness for future global growth 
• Negotiate contracts and work with the legal department to develop legal contract structure and strategy. Ensure suppliers and copacker’s adhere to contracts and meet all requirements
• Address and handle all customer complaint issues appropriately
• Monitor and ensure the timely completion of all purchase orders, invoices, freight, and orders


Core Functions:
• Design, implement, integrate and maintain global supply chain.
• Identify and set up relationships with co-manufacturers with value-added offerings (further processing, bagging, blending, etc.) and manage corresponding Supply Chain 
• Responsible for identifying and implementing warehousing and logistical partners 
• Integrate new Protein-related capabilities into the Business Unit / Bunge organizational structure 
• Maintain and build upon existing relationship with existing partners and maintain oversight of quality and functionality as well as continuing key role regarding price negotiations
• Participation in the definition of business growth strategies at a global level (portfolio, markets, trading partners, prices, margins, priorities, supply chain, etc.) and business critical decisions
• Work with key internal stakeholders across the value chain to enable excellence in operations and unlock value contributing to profitability
• Support the development, training and on-going use of SAP Supply Chain modules with in the Protein Ingredients Business Unit


Skills/Experience Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, operations or related business discipline required; Master’s or MBA degree preferred 
• Advanced certifications are a plus or demonstrated work experience
• Minimum 10 years of progressive supply chain management experience
• Experience leading a cross-functional team and effective influence skills required
• Strong experience in use and integration of SAP supply chain modules in a global setting
• Ability to understand market flows both internally, externally and globally
• Effective communication skills, including presenting
• Problem solving and critical thinking skills required
• Strong negotiating and relationship building skills required
• Ability to lead and implement change
• Ability to work effectively in a highly matrixed environment
• Experience working within a “Start-Up” environment desired
• Strong-team player, comfortable working in a cross-functional team setting
• High degree of business acumen
• Self-starter
• Prior supervisory experience required
• Excellent analytical and negotiation skills are required
• Proficient SAP Supply Chain management skills


In order to protect all employees and maintain a safe working environment, Bunge requires employees in U.S. offices to be fully vaccinated.  Anyone unable or unwilling to be vaccinated will be required to participate in weekly testing and follow strict safety protocols while in the office.



Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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