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S&OP Practitioner - Decatur, IL

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Job Title: S&OP Practitioner - Decatur, IL
Location: Decatur, IL, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Commodities and Trading
Career Type: Merchandiser/Trader/Broker
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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S&OP Practitioner - Decatur, IL-
This is an exempt level position
Position Summary:
The S&OP Practitioner is responsible for the successful application of the S&OP process each cycle in all BUs and Regions. The supply chain S&OP Practitioner functions as the chief architect, teacher, conductor and, when required, the enforcer of supply chain processes. This practitioner works cross-functionally, and benchmarks internally and externally among industry peers and thought leaders to develop the most appropriate process to achieve management objectives.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Establish relationships with key roles across the end to end supply chain, including commercial executives, finance, procurement, supply chain, product development, order management, logistics and others
  • Establish standards for each element of supply chain strategy and execution. Tailor best practices to meet the needs of individual entities to meet business objectives
  • Form a companywide strategic roadmap to improve supply chain process maturity. Align strategic roadmap with key stakeholders across functions, hierarchy and different parts of the business.
  • Interact with IT to develop system solutions to meet supply chain requirements.
  • Manage projects to implement improvements to the process.
  • Document current processes and develop future state.
  • Create process playbook for key supply chain pillars, such as S&OP, S&OE and logistics.
  • Assess the current S&OP process maturity in collaboration with S&OP coordinators across different business units and geographies.
  • Align changes to the process as impacted by other changes (e.g., organizational changes in commercial or finance, company structure, M&A, etc.).
  • Support the hiring, training and onboarding of new supply chain colleagues on overall process.
  • Support definition of the competency model and assessment for supply chain operational roles.
  • Enable process design through technology and analytics and manage technology upgrades.
  • Establish key metrics to drive the actions to create value while delivering superior performance to the customer.
  • Channel continuous improvement ideas across supply chain and selects suitable ones to turn into projects.
  • Ensure the overall standard and health of the processes while driving continuous improvement.

The successful candidate will deliver:
  • Overall quantified business benefit of the process improvements. This can be improved profitability, revenue, inventory and/or service.
  • Process maturity across different parts of the organization through an assessment of the current state.
  • Successful project implementation (time, cost, benefit) to improve the process and embed it across the different business units and geographies.
  • Outcome and health of the process through sharing best practices, audits and alignment on top projects and targets.

Knowledge of the following:
  • S&OP and others supply chain process across different business units, products and geographies within the organization.
  • Adjacent processes of supply chain, including order to cash, manufacturing, procurement and financial planning.
  • In-depth understanding of strategic business goals and objectives.
  • In-depth understanding of portfolio planning, demand, supply planning and executive S&OP steps of the process.
  • Moderate understanding of financial planning.
  • Deep understanding of technology enablement and current technology tools

Interpersonal Skills
  • The ability to build rapport, understanding and trust with all key stakeholders through ongoing dialogue and delivering results.
  • A proven ability to communicate with stakeholders across the organization, including listening to understand multiple viewpoints and their relevance to the success of Supply chain outcomes.
  • Fosters productive dialogue and manages high-tension situations with diplomacy and tact to maintain credibility and influence.
  • Able to work with teams of people with disparate opinions and agendas to develop common outcomes, strategies and plans. Builds sense of team goals, focusing team toward those ends while balancing trade-offs in each stakeholder community.
  • Focuses on most important and relevant topics through identification of impact on business results.
  • Drives change and engages with others to turn the vision into action.
  • Focused on ensuring that all data and activities are managed at an appropriate level of detail to ensure an accurate demand and supply plan.
  • Understanding the connection between groups and activities and the ability to organize people and activities to achieve expected outcomes. Insight into opportunities to simplify and integrate process steps to maximum effect.
  • Ability to educate and coach stakeholders toward desired business outcomes.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication, including great presentations.
  • Ability to identify modifications to business practices to take full advantage of technology innovation

Educational and Experience Requirements:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain or related field. A Master's Degree in Business is desired.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years professional work experience in business, technical, Supply Chain or related field.
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Job Post Date: 08/25/20
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