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SUPPLY CHAIN SPECIALIST

Company: F & S Produce Company Inc
Location: Vineland
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
From our headquarters in Vineland, NJ, F&S Fresh Foods distributes fresh-cut fruits, vegetables, and meal solutions to nearly 100 million customers daily. Strategically and centrally located, our main hub has easy access to every major interstate on the Eastern Seaboard. With 650,000 square feet of devoted facilities, we process over 100 million pounds of produce annually for our retail, food service, and industrial customers alike.We have spent 40 years perfecting our production and safety processes, and our support and partnership have generated new possibilities for an array of customers from restaurants to convenience store chains to supermarket prepared food operations, and every high-volume fresh foods marketspace in between.The Supply Chain Specialist focuses on demand forecasting, production planning, inventory control, and logistics functions within established guidelines and standards to produce on-time, high quality, low-cost product in a safe and clean environment. The role collaborates with the operations team in the planning and forecasting of customer orders to delivery due dates and provides support to production scheduling to resolve material flow issues to meet production schedules and customer requirements. The ideal candidate for this role will have high energy and thrive on on providing quick and accurate responses with proactive communication and strong negotiation skills. Success in this role requires being able to apply systematic thinking to solve problems and make effective data driven decisions. .

Requirements:
Qualifies suppliers, supports the RFP process, assists with evaluating proposals, supports the documenting of cost and/or price analysis. Assists in new supplier development and maintain approved supplier list. Identify, qualify and formalize which suppliers should be on a preferred supplier list. Partners with internal stakeholders to ensure alignment.Supports product development by sourcing suppliers and obtaining samples and quotes. Manages material planning to support production and new product launches. Ensures material availability across manufacturing locations. Helps to develop a highly capable materials management function.Partners with internal stakeholders to participate in the development of sourcing strategies in support of the long-range plans. Collaborates with cross-functional teams, suppliers and customers to define, design and implement supply chain enhancements and solutions that optimize supply chain processes and meet the needs of the company and its customers.Creates and updates supply and demand forecasts, including an analysis of production, inventory and distribution capabilities. Develop purchasing plans and create and execute purchase orders.Identifies opportunities to improve quality and efficiency. Develops and optimizes purchasing and inventory management procedures.Maintains ERP/MRP purchasing and inventory management functionality.Generates and maintains operating schedules to meet forecasted needs.Develops and sustains supply chain reporting tools that monitor cost changes, growth, new products, contracts and performance against the forecast. Adjusts data to minimize discrepancies and improve data integrity. Generates various reports, as needed.Participates in supplier and vendor discussions for quality, service, equipment and price.Makes recommendations to optimize supply chain plans and processes.Facilitates the sale and sourcing of surplus inventory.Responds to customer inquiries and processes customer requests.Maintains systems to support supply chain and production reporting processes.Establishes and facilitate the business relationship with key subcontractors.Uses judgment to interpret internal and external issues and develop best practices.Uses specialized knowledge to solve lower complexity problems.Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Business or related field preferred.0-3 years of related experience Some experience with ERP systems is a definite asset. Must have the ability and experience to act as influencer to frontline, sales leadership and insight stakeholders, with and independent from sales, marketing, customer or supply chain team partners.Strong interpersonal skills, including a positive "team-player" attitude -- within the department and outside. Excellent negotiation skills with a proven ability to create and maintain positive working relationships with vendors, suppliers, shippers, and customers.Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.Excellent verbal and written communication skills and can interact at all levels of the organizationExpert knowledge of ordering and operational systems is a plus.Strong capabilities with creating effective presentations, presenting technical and complex concepts and solutions to a non-technical audience, and using remote as well as in person communication and presentation tools.Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to prioritize, proactively schedule, organize, focus on, and complete accurate and quality work.Thorough understanding of company products and logistics.Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software. F&S CULTURE:As we continue to grow and provide leading edge products to our customers, we understand hiring the right people and treating them well is critical to our success. Everything we do starts with our values. These are the beliefs that we share and that strengthen our team. Our values shape our thoughts and actions every day. At F&S its Always FRESH and Always FUN!Find the most positive path. Respond swiftly, accurately, and nimbly. Earn trust by sharing, helping, and keeping promises. Serve up safety. Have each other's backs. F&S OFFERS:We are proud to provide a comprehensive benefits program focused on your total well-being.Competitive compensation packageA robust health and welfare benefits package that includes Life, Health, Dental, Vision The opportunity to plan for the future with a strong 401(K) including company matchTime to recharge with Paid Time Off annually + Paid HolidaysCareer Advancement opportunities and Tuition Assistance to help you achieve your goals and continue your career growthPI177668414

Keywords: F & S Produce Company Inc, Vineland , SUPPLY CHAIN SPECIALIST, Hospitality & Tourism , Vineland, New Jersey

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