Reference : 587143

Global Supply Chain Process Leads - Operational Excellence

  • Supply Chain
  • United States Solon
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 07/28/2021

Position description

If you want to reshape the world and discover your greatest potential, Saint-Gobain provides one-of-a-kind opportunities for innovative problem solvers.

We're one of only two companies in the world that is consistently recognized as both a top Global Employer and a Top 100 Global Innovator, but Saint-Gobain's remarkable story and culture of innovation begins with a team of nearly 200,000 creative, diverse and passionate team members collaborating across the globe.  We are committed to our mission to improve lives because, every day, we witness the enormous impact of our efforts on the world around us. 

This role will support the S&OP business process for the assigned business units within Life Sciences and its Key Suppliers. The roll is responsible for: Overseeing & reviewing the individual capacity plans for sites/cost centers; educating/training site Supply Chain resources and cross-functional teams on deployment of supply chain best practices; deployment of KPI’s to drive clear end-to-end cross-functional accountability; process standardization; and automation; so as to consistently meet customer requirements, while improving team productivity.

Essential Functions:

Plan and Implement Supply Chain Optimization.  This includes working with the Supply Chain team to develop standard processes around Data Management, Business Strategy, Capacity Planning and Scheduling. Ad-hoc data gathering, analysis research and validation using MRP system.  Develop and ensure escalation of issues and action plans.  Drive adherence to Sales and Operations Planning.

KPI and Performance:  Monitor and drive improvement on the Supply Chain’s KPI’s.  Deliver metric improvement including alignment of lead-times to market target, Improved On time delivery with root cause analysis for sustained improvements.    Develop robust effective lead time reduction plans as needed.  Assure compliance of SOP’s while making improvements and process changes.

Inventory:  Implement and drive sustained activities related to inventory optimization.  Develop stocking strategies to support service level agreements.  Drive down slow and no – moving inventories to support financial targets.

Relationships:  Help foster trusting relationships with business partners.  Consult internal customers to understand and validate service performance.  Proactively seek opportunities to improve business process and service initiatives.  Effectively communicate with customer service, finance, supply chain and operations.




Bachelor’s Degree – Operations, Supply Chain or Related Field; Required.


3+ years of experience – Supply Chain (Analytics, Logistics, Scheduling/Planning); Required.

1+ years of experience – Saint-Gobain Systems (QAD, APS, Facitivity); Preferred.


Practical Knowledge/Skills:

Strong supply chain knowledge including use of MRP/ERP systems.  Demonstrated ability to drive change management; Required.

Data mining, analysis and reporting.  Thorough understanding of MRP and scheduling tools; Required.

Knowledge of production lines, processes, plant capabilities and customer requirements; Preferred.

Strong organizational and detail-oriented skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously; Required.


Professional Licenses/Certifications:

APICS CPIM / CRIM / CSCP Certification or Equivalent; Preferred


Who are we ?

Saint-Gobain’s innovations touch almost every major industry around the world. Within its Life Sciences division, teams are solving critical problems for customers who are getting life-saving medical devices to the frontlines of healthcare, discovering essential medications, and nourishing and connecting the world through consumer, industrial and electronics applications. As one of the world’s leading producers of high-performance polymer products, we improve lives by making simple experiences better and being there in life’s critical moments.


Our team members recognize that we all create the environment for people to succeed, with a culture built on respect, open and honest communication, and honoring our commitments to our customers and each other. And at the heart of our culture, we’ve learned working together makes good ideas, great ones.


With a legacy dating back more than 350 years, Saint-Gobain offers employees the stability and security of a leading Global 500 corporation while operating like multiple small and agile start-ups, where entrepreneurial spirit, pioneering teamwork, and bold, forward-thinking ideas pave new paths.


Every team member is encouraged to develop and leverage their unique expertise and strengths to make the greatest impact on the company and our end users. At Saint-Gobain, you’re empowered and equipped with countless opportunities and resources for professional development. You will find the support you need to create a vision and roadmap for your career, and make that vision a reality.

Invent yourself at Saint-Gobain Life Sciences; and together, we’ll create a better life.

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