As the world leader in nutrition, health and wellness for children from birth to toddler, Gerber Products Company is committed to creating a strong future. We joined the Nestlé Nutrition family in 2007 and have been a partner in parenthood ever since. Our Anything for Baby team works closely with experts to create products that enrich and establish healthy habits for children and are good for the planet as well. A career at Gerber provides meaningful opportunities to develop professionally, and nurture generations to come. Now is the time to define your future, and ours too.
The Deployment Manager is responsible for managing the daily executional, tactical, and rules-based deployment team activities from Plant to DC and DC to DC. Working closely with the transportation execution team, the Supervisor will oversee the execution of the distribution plan through regular deployment activities while minimizing distribution costs and optimizing payload with service. Supervisors are expected to provide Deployers with appropriate training, tools, mentorship, and support to effectively perform deployment activities to meet internal and external customer expectations and requirements. The Deployment Supervisor is also responsible for facilitating team meetings and driving cost savings & efficiency initiatives. The Supervisor may also be required to backfill Deployer responsibilities, for unexpected absences.
•Actively lead and participate in daily/weekly strategic planning meetings with internal and external clients to coordinate and communicate the efficient, seamless, synchronized movement of product across the Supply Chain network
•Manage 4 direct reports – Deployers. Participate in goal/objective setting. Conduct performance reviews, mentor and coach, and discipline personnel. Administer staff coverage, PTO schedules, and timecard approvals. Promote corporate culture which supports team-based environment, focusing on CPI, training and development Systems. Ensure associates have appropriate software and hardware and identify system issues and report to super users and/or corporate system owner
•Actively manage and lead process improvement projects in the Supply Chain
•Oversee and manage regular, day-to-day deployment activities. Encourage and support tight communication between Deployers and other teams including Load Planners, DRP planners & manager, supply planners, and warehouse ops, among others. Ensure that Deployment personnel receive appropriate training on systems, processes, policies, behaviors, and culture to enable them to provide high standards of services
•Provide support and input for Deployers for day-to-day business risks, issues and questions. Support with decision-making and seek input from other teams, where necessary. Enforce policies and procedures. Ensure equitable workload distribution within teams, support by ensuring processes are adhered and executed to by Deployers. Ensure truckloads and STOs are created in a timely manner. Facilitate communication across Customer Service, Planning, and Transportation. Review and monitor KPIs and reports to help drive performance and efficiencies
REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
•BA/BS degree required. Relevant supply chain experience (+3 years preferred). Prior experience in a supervisory / project management role
•Strong analytical aptitude with a proven ability to analyze/interpret data and build quantitative models of business problems
•Flexibility and adaptability to the demands and requirements of a fast-paced environment with multiple demands and priorities
•Excellent creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing innovative solutions to complex problems that may not have one clear answer
•Proven ability to lead, motivate and empower others
•Expertise in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access preferred
•Knowledge or experience with enterprise resource planning software, preferred (SAP APO, SAP TM)
The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.