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Director, Supply Chain Optimization in Chicago, IL at Morton Salt

Date Posted: 4/22/2022

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    Chicago, IL
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Job Description

Reporting to Supply Chain Leader this position will be responsible for the following:

  • Leading and executing Supply Chain process improvement efforts
  • Coordination of efforts to integrate new processes with existing ones and communicate changes to all stakeholders. Key coordinator between project teams to ensure enterprise-wide integration of reengineering efforts
  • Driving end to end capability improvement programs
  • Assuring successful implementation of standard processes, evaluation of end-to-end performance and adjusts.
  • Partnering cross functionally to determine business imperatives and supply chain responses
  • Leading Supply Chain business integration efforts
  • Developing and leading Supply Chain road mapping and planning to support strategic supply chain objectives
  • Leading supply chain technology enablement 
  • Creating and implementing standard work based on industry standards
  • Supporting supply chain leaders with developing strategies, capability standards and priorities

By living our Morton Salt values across all of North America: We are optimistic about our future as the World's Largest Salt Company, we are collaborative in building with our entrepreneurial spirit, we aim to dig deeper and reach higher. We remain agile in an ever-changing world. We are innovative, turning obstacles into opportunities – and we do it all in ways that are safe and sustainable, protecting future generations. We offer the opportunity for personal and professional development. In this role you can look forward to: Company Health & Wellness Program: We believe in enhancing the lives of employees, which is why we offer DASH – a holistic well-being program. DASH has 5 important dimensions: health, finance, work/life matters, social, and community. Attractive Benefits: You will receive an attractive benefits package, including: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k Match, Paid Time Off, Paid Parental Leave, Company Paid Holidays. Home based position at the present time.

Job Requirements

Our company values and recognizes the diversity of the workforce, and is looking for talented individuals with:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics or other relevant discipline.
  • MBA is a plus, Professional certification (e.g., CPIM) is a plus    
  • Minimum 15 years of diverse Supply Chain operations experience (Supply and Demand Planning, Transportation and Logistics, Customer Care, Inventory Management, etc.)
  • Deep knowledge of ERP systems (preferably SAP) 
  • Strong IT and data analytic skills
  • Prior experience with project management, change management and process improvement
  • Experience developing, leading, and implementing network optimization strategies
  • Strong customer focus with an ability to establish credibility with stakeholders, vendors, and customers
  • Ability in successfully manage multiple projects and timelines
  • Action orientation drives for results with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Analytical, problem-solving, decision-making, and follow-through skills
  • Experience with presentations to influence senior management
  • NOTE: Position will be home based in Minnesota and will require 25% travel.


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