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Newburyport, MA · Manufacturing

-  Challenging and Rewarding Role for a person who is a proven manager and has experience as an individual contributor.
-  Great pay and benefits!!!

PURPOSE -   Below is the job's overall purpose which highlights the general function and duty for which this position is responsible:  
  • Lead the local Supply Chain functions of  Staging, Transportation and Warehousing at the Newburyport, Massachusetts Plant (the “Plant”).  Role requires a hard-worker who is a strong leader and has been an individual contributor. 
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES – Following is a list of the typical duties the incumbent will be performing but is not intended to cover all possible work assignments.  
  • Coordinate all LTL common carrier deliveries, and investigate new methods of shipping our product
  • Maintain integrity of all temperature-sensitive raw materials and finished goods utilizing standards set by Dianne’s Fine Desserts management team
  • Review and approve departmental budget expenditures to maintain budget compliance. 
  • Negotiate and procure all materials for warehousing and logistics operation
  • Maintain integrity of both finished goods and raw materials inventory via ERP System
  • Ensure compliance with all inbound and outbound lot tracking procedures
  • Participate in Safety program
  • Support the annual planning process for the Plant.
  • Plans local weekly replenishment orders.
  • Serve as a member of the Plant Leadership Team in support of Plant goals.
  • Manages activities at the Plant including managing labor costs and productivity, inventory levels and accuracy, and stocking strategies.
  • Interface daily with Procurement and Production to maintain production efficiencies and customer satisfaction
  • Manage monthly physical inventories and reconciliation to ensure accurate financials and procurement
  • Ensure inspections of all inbound and outbound trucks, using established shipping and receiving procedures, to ensure the highest quality products going to our customers
  • Manage employees in the department in accordance with the Employee Handbook
  • Interface with Production Planning Manager to ensure product availability
  • Mediate all third-party shipping issues
  • Participate in all applicable facility audits and assist in the development of procedures & corrective actions as needed
KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE/COMPENTENCIES-  Following are the preferred qualifications/competencies:    These specific competencies are the preferred competencies/experience/knowledge:   
  • College degree or equivalent experience (BA/BS preferred)
  • ERP experience required (Oracle/JD Edwards preferred)
  • 2-4 years supervisory experience (Supply Chain preferred)
  • Direct exposure to purchasing, accounting, data processing, and manufacturing processes
  • Strong computer skills
  • Working knowledge of current DOT regulations
  • Working knowledge of HACCP
  • APICS or other resource management society affiliation preferred
  • Leadership skills, analytical ability, integrity, initiative, objectivity, creativity, human relations skills, written and verbal communication skills
  • Forklift Operation
ORGANIZATIONAL  RELATIONSHIPS - List position titles, not individual names.  Attach a separate organizational chart.                            
Immediate Supervisor (title) :
      Director, Operations, Newburyport 
Subordinates (titles):
      Receiving Clerk, Truck Driver, Warehouse Pullers, Warehouse Supervisor(s), Stagers. Freezer/Selectors
Other Job Titles Reporting to the Same Immediate Supervisor:  
DIMENSIONS – As applied to your job, record measurable statistics, such as: budget (spending, operations, research, etc.); number of employees supervised – directly and indirectly; sales volume; cost of purchases; value of inventories controlled, goods produced, etc.; and any other figures that would help others understand the nature of your job.  All figures should be annual and approximate.
Employees supervised:                        8
Operating budget:                    $500,000
F/G Cases Shipped:                  700,000 annually
Sales Volume:             
Inventory Levels (monthly)
            Raw Materials: $1MM
            Finished goods:$500M
  • Must comply with all DOT regulations
  • Must comply with all OSHA rules and regulations.
  • Must comply with all safety protocols, rules and procedures
Final decision making authority: 
  • Common carrier negotiation/selection
  • Logistics providers' negotiation/selection
  • Off-site storage negotiation/selection
  • Departmental travel requirements, vacations, overtime hours
  • Departmental policies and procedures
  • Discipline, performance management and staffing of employees 
    Regular interaction with the following:  
  • Plant Manager- All areas of responsibility, cost analysis, continuous improvement projects, Management Team
  • Human Resources 
  • Sales Management - Sales Issues
  • Managers - supplier delivery issues, management team, procedures
  • Production Planning 
  • Warehouse Vendors and Sales Representatives
  • Various customer representatives and logistics management
  • Common Carrier Logistics Support 
Common problems:
  • Short customer lead times/time constraints
  • Re-deliveries due to product shortages 

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