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Sr. Mgr, Supply Chain Operations at Continental Mills, Inc.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Tukwila, Washington

Job Description:

Sr. Manager, Supply Chain Operations

Department: Supply Chain

Location: Corporate


About the Position

The Sr. Manager, Supply Chain Operations is a newly-created role, designed to provide increased capacity, flexibility, clarity, and precision within the Continental Mills Supply Chain. The work of this role will serve to strengthen support of existing and evolving internal and external customers. This position is accountable for supporting the development and implementation of key strategies impacting the entire Supply Chain Team at Continental Mills.  Responsibilities include understanding and supporting Procurement, Co-Man, Transportation, Distribution, and Customer Service areas with a focus on aligning the processes, tools, and systems to the evolving strategy and demands of CM.  This role will be a part of the Supply Chain Leadership team and will help drive continuous improvement efforts within the organization.  This role will have the unique ability to gather perspective from all of the functions within the organization and provide insights on how we can create a stronger team and a more unified approach.

Essential Functions: Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time. Major responsibilities for this position will vary over time, but will be initially focused on some or all of the following key areas:

  • Lead Supply Chain efforts on key CM projects that require new tools/processes for the area, including both internal projects and needed support of product development projects. These may include internal (to Supply Chain) project leadership, initial “hunting” for solutions, or support of other Supply Chain managers in their efforts.

  • Development and maintenance of new tools to support continuous improvement efforts within Supply Chain, including leadership of Cost Reduction efforts.

  • In collaboration with Sales & Marketing, PMO, and Demand Planning teams, streamline and clarify communications and process for demand signals for both new and existing products.

  • Support of Integrated Business Planning (IBP) initiative; forecasting, and budgeting; and related efforts where needed.

  • Develop and manage contract management process for Supply Chain team to include tracking of key data. Create guidelines for how we review, identify risk, and respond to contracts, including potential use of contract management systems

  • Develop internal IS process and/or systems to support new and ongoing needs, including how we can better utilize existing data.

  • Work with the functions to identify key gaps in processes/data that can better support their roles.

Position Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals qualified with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Technical Capability:

  • Proven record of data driven decision making.

  • Strong Financial Analysis background.

  • Strong systems thinking required.

  • Bandwidth/flexibility--ability to steer multiple projects at multiple levels simultaneously, while also managing core business details.

  • Customer Focus/Engagement--ability to truly understand what the customer/organization needs and engage in that process at whatever level is required.

  • Trust--has to be an individual can be trusted to be consistently accurate in what they communicate and what they commit, and willing to admit when they don't have the information they need to convey data or make commitments.


  • Ability to clearly communicate strategy to all levels and all departments within Continental Mills.

  • Sets expectations, tracks results, and manages accountability for projects and initiatives.

  • Effective collaborator with peer across the organization.

Personal and Social Competence:

  • Creative and change-oriented coupled with high integrity and honesty, promoting trust in all actions.

  • High energy, assertive and a self-starter.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Food Science, Finance or equivalent combination of education and experience. Graduate level degree preferred.

  • Minimum 10 year’s progressive work experience with consumer goods or the food industry.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone along with reaching. Specific vision abilities include close vision requirements due to computer work. Moderate noise, ability to work in a confined area, and ability to sit at a computer for an extended period of time are also included.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.  This position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit our employees nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the company.

The policy of Continental Mills, Inc. is to hire, train, and promote all persons in all job groups in accordance with law, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital or military status, national origin, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law.