Sr. Director, Supply Chain Center of Excellence (COE)

Nutrien - Loveland, CO3.0

30+ days agoFull-timeEstimated: $130,000 - $170,000 a year
Sr. Director, Supply Chain Center of Excellence (COE), Loveland, Colorado

Why work at Nutrien Ag Solutions? Great question!

Safety is a core value at Nutrien Ag Solutions. Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority. Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.

While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future. We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.

In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, Nutrien Ag Solutions offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.

Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture. Culture at Nutrien Ag Solutions is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.

Reporting directly to the VP of Retail Supply Chain the Sr. Director Supply Chain COE will be responsible for ensuring Nutrien Ag Solutions supply chain functions are seamlessly and efficiently delivering product to over 1,600 locations across North America. Additionally, the Sr. Director will evaluate and improve supply chain processes in international countries that Nutrien Ag Solutions operates.

The Supply Chain COE will consist of a team of supply chain subject matter experts whose sole role is to make Nutrien Ag Solutions supply chain a world class system and organization. The COE will assess performance, identify improvement initiatives, and coordinate execution of improvement initiatives across all pillars of the supply chain. Functions in scope for this review include: Production Planning, Field Asset Management, Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics, and Inventory Management/Integrated Business Planning (IBP). The objective of the COE is to drive governance, manage and oversee balanced scorecard of metrics to drive action and accountability, execute a culture of innovation, and steward change management.

Key Tasks:
Build world class supply chain standards in planning/IBP, transportation, distribution, logistics, and warehouse/terminal operations
Work closely with the VP of Retail Supply Chain and other senior leaders to set a vision, plan, and execute effectively
Drive innovation
Think outside the box to create a cutting-edge distribution network that excels in using conventional channels, as well as non-conventional channels such as e-commerce platforms
Leverage the size and scope of Nutrien Ag Solution’s current network and assets to create synergies across the organization using new ideas and data-driven insights
Lead logistics network optimization and supply chain strategy studies to continually ensure the network supports the organization’s long-term objectives and creates value for the customer
Utilize best-in-class processes based in SAP
Metrics and analytics

Lead supply chain improvement projects and track performance using key metrics

Lead a collaborative team of supply chain experts and data scientists to conduct supply chain improvement studies that provide meaningful, data-driven insights

Drive balanced scorecard for supply chain COE and actively manage overall performance to achieve desired targets

Establish accountability and governance
Create standard operating process across all product shelves and functions that seamlessly work together to deliver exceptional service to the field
Utilize best-in-class processes based in SAP, while improving on processes established from legacy systems
Lead a proactive change management strategy
Continually liaise with other business functions to create value to our customers and break barriers between supply chain and the rest of the organization
Create a culture of continuous improvement and instill Lean Six Sigma principles

10+ years in supply chain functional management
Extensive experience leading and implementing a supply chain transformation for a large and complex logistics network
Experience in assessing current state operating models, creating maturity models to identify areas of improvement, and executing on a plan
Experience with creating and using a balanced scorecard to track performance and improve key metrics
Experience with SAP system operation and capability
Demonstrates the ability to think strategically and directionally while also able to understand and account for detailed operational realities
Thorough understanding of supply/demand planning, logistics network optimization, inbound/outbound transportation, and has end-to-end supply chain experience
Lead or closely worked with major warehouse operations, including terminal, cross-dock, and other facility operations
Understands over-the-road (OTR) truck rate/routing and other transportation options
Understands import/export ocean freight and is familiar with river logistics
Experience managing or working in international supply chain operations
Six Sigma Green Belt

Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or equivalent degree
Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) preferred but not required
Nutrien Ag Solutions, a Nutrien Company, is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate. This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.

If this sounds like a good match, apply now. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with Nutrien Ag Solution policies.

While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

**EOE race/color/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/veteran