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Supply Chain Development Manager; Mars Pet Nutrition; Hyderabad




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Job Title              Supply Chain Development Manager

Segment             Petcare

Site                    Hyderabad

Job Function       Supply Chain & S&OP

Job Level            T1


Job Purpose/Overview

This role is responsible for driving initiatives that help develop new capabilities and lead cost transformation projects within Supply Chain. In addition, he/she will also be accountable for Atlas and other system enhancements to drive productivity.


Key Responsibilities

New Capability Development and Change Management

-             Lead automation and digital initiatives to enable a responsive and efficient Supply Chain

  • Identify areas of opportunities in enhancing existing systems and processes and lead exploratory search for suitable solutions – understand industry best practices; identify suitable tools and system; find solution providers; implement and establish the solution
  • Keep abreast with new technology developments in the industry and bring forth solutions to leverage

-             Be the Supply Chain single-point-of-contact for global/regional/local level transformation initiatives such as

  • Polaris/Mega projects
  • Veritas and other traceability projects
  • SAP enhancements
  • CMOS

-             Lead pilot studies on tactical and strategic initiatives related to distribution network, Co-packing/VAS operations, Warehousing, Transportation, Importation and Customer Service that could transpire into bigger roll-outs

-             Drive initiatives to reduce supply chain complexity and simplify operations through regular SKU rationalisation exercises, RTM consolidation studies, vendor consolidation, process optimization, etc.

-             Data crunching and analysis to identify root causes impacting Supply Chain KPIs such as Service Levels, Inventory, Costs, etc. and propose continuous improvement plans through process redesign and innovation

-             Identify capable partners (3PL) in areas of concern that are critical and lead the change

-             Champion change management for processes across SC function through appropriate training and governance

-             Lead initiatives that require establishing new sourcing sites or distribution channels/network


COGS Transformation Initiatives

-             Champion the COGS Transformation agenda for Supply Chain

-             Accountable to drive and deliver on big transformation projects on Cost Savings – such as

  • Network optimization
  • VAS/ Co-Packing productivity
  • Inventory Optimization

-             Project Management for all Cost Savings projects within the Supply Chain function

-             Creating and Maintaining dashboards for lead/lag indicators of logistics cost elements including Non-Quality Cost

-             Regional/Global reporting on Supply Chain Cost Savings

-             Lead benchmarking for Supply Chain/Logistics costs that could help develop insights to identify areas of opportunity

-             Support in logistics cost budgeting exercise and cost provisioning

-             Logistics cost analysis at a periodic level and calling out timely risks/opportunities


SAP Troubleshooting, System Enhancements & Maintenance

-             Manage SAP trouble-shooting related escalations

-             Lead SAP system enhancements for accommodating change requests and improving operational efficiency

-             Responsible for maintenance and regular enhancement of common Supply Chain/Logistics systems such as Veritas, WMS systems, LCC Cost tracking portal, SMI tool, etc.

-             Maintain and manage GS1 portal for MARS India pet care and data-kart database


Context and Scope

  • This role is that of driving change through initiatives and innovation. It requires working closely with team members to understand their pain points and find solutions to the same.
  • Internal – Extended Supply Chain team, Regional Supply Chain team, MGS Commercial, S&F
  • External – Consultants, Solution providers, 3rd Party Logistics Operators


Education & Professional Qualifications             

  • Post Graduate- MBA in Supply Chain/Operations

Knowledge / Experience            

  • 4  to 5  years of relevant Supply Chain functional experience
  • Experience in leading change initiatives



Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.


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