Supply Chain Manager Chocolate & Sweet Decorations

The Leman Decorations group, has joined Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate in May 2021 and is currently looking for a Supply Chain Manager for the Leman location in Mouscron. If cake and especially cake decorations make you happy and you are looking for a new challenge within supply chain, then you might be the perfect match for this function!

The Leman Decorations group is a fast-growing business located in Mouscron, Thailand and Mauritius producing and selling a creative and extensive range of cake decorations in chocolate, sugar, marzipan, and wafer for every professional user. The group has been taken up within Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate to further strengthen the position in the Gourmet market. To support further growth we are expanding the team in Mouscron with a Supply Chain Manager.

Position summary

The SCM will lead and develop the supply chain team of Leman Decorations in Mouscron, overseeing and making decisions on all supply chain activities with a medium term outlook. These activities include demand & supply planning, inventory planning, sourcing execution, order management, transport planning, warehouse operations, process development & optimization, data management & reporting and people management/coaching.

Key accountabilities as

  • Creates the demand & supply plan with medium term outlook for a large product portfolio with high complexity due to seasonality and short product lifecycle
  • Gives guidance and direction to the team creating and executing the short term production plan & ensures this plan is in line with mid-long term planning
  • Provides safety stock & inventory plans for the assigned products
  • Supports the team to ensure all materials are sourced in alignment with the demand plan & the appropriate data and inputs are being used for the material requirements planning
  • Leads all transport planning & internal / external warehouse activities (box picking / repacking & relabeling)
  • Leads all order management activities
  • Ensures efficient communication with key local stakeholders on supply chain topics(production , sales, FSQR)
  • Initiates & leads improvement projects related to local supply chain topics
  • Introduces & owns supply chain KPIs & scorecard
  • Is responsible for people management & coaching of the supply chain team : ensure having right people in right position, take the lead in recruitment, ensuring continuity in case of absences & having regular performance reviews with all team members

Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum 3-5 years relevant working experience
  • Experience with demand & supply planning / inventory planning
  • Hands-on problem solver
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit / self-starter
  • Able to map, analyse & optimize processes
  • Strong People manager
  • Experience with change management
  • Effective communicator with good interpersonal skills – frequent interaction with different functions/levels
  • Dutch, French & English (fluency not required)

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