Group Vice President, Global Supply Chain

Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Employment Type: Direct Hire Area of Specialty: Supply Chain Job Number: 7491

Job Description


POSITION SUMMARY:

The Group Vice President, Global Supply Chain will play a pivotal role in defining the technology vision and strategy to power digital and physical Supply Chains.

You will be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining a comprehensive strategy across the end-to-end Global Supply Chain application domain.

You will own the effective design and implementation of a fully integrated application suite from Product design through to Product delivery. A critical component of this will be a rolling, multi-year application roadmap. They will set the vision and the quality bar of its output. They will own and represent the strategy in all its forms internally and externally.

This role also partners with business and other technology leaders, as they define and evolve the supporting technology architecture, while sourcing, leading, and presenting forward-thinking, high-impact Supply Chain application & technology solutions.

The Group Vice President, Global Supply Chain will provide proven leadership and direction to one or more Global Supply Chain teams. Builds and drives the structure, people, processes and partnerships to enable effective execution of the Global Supply Chain strategy.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE JOB:
  • Understand and set industry leading direction regarding the strategic position of the Global Supply Chain application suite.
  • Full cycle, Strategy ownership – investigation, definition, development, implementation and maintenance.
  • Drive Supply Chain solutions and recommend industry standards and best practices, across cloud, on-premise or hybrid architectures.
  • Act as trusted advisor to Global Supply Chain partners on all matters of Supply Chain applications & solutions, technology, software development, and project delivery.
  • Will be instrumental in C-suite level conversations with CSCO, CIO and brand leaders on strategy and implementation of Supply Chain technology programs & projects.
  • Responsible for investigating and defining new technologies in the Supply Chain application domain driven by industry best practices & trends, vendor capabilities or initiatives, vendor capabilities.
  • Portfolio Management for the Global Supply Chain application domain.
  • Define and manage cross-portfolio investments and proactively engage the key business and technology portfolio stakeholders to ensure opportunities, risks and issues are understood and addressed.
  • Guidance and definition of the appropriate program or project delivery techniques – Agile, Waterfall, Hybrid
  • Passionate about attracting, developing and retaining Supply Chain Technology experienced associates
  • Co-own and manage Global Value Chain technology solutions and vendor relationships

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

Experience:
  • 7-10 years or more in Global Supply Chain application & technology strategy development and execution.
  • 7-10 years or more leadership experience (implementing & supporting), in Global Supply Chain applications & technologies
  • Proven successful track record in leading implementation and integration of Global Supply chain applications & technologies
  • Strong proficiency with digital & physical Supply chain technology landscape and trends across the landscape e.g., Planning, Product Design & Development, Sourcing, Logistics
  • Strong senior-level leadership skills with proven ability to prioritize and deliver on multiple concurrent initiatives – on time and on budget
  • Demonstrated excellence in analytical and sophisticated communication skills, as well as influencing broad technical discussions and decisions, across different audiences and seniority levels
  • Demonstrable experience in cross-portfolio program & project development and management.
  • Proven experience in developing, presenting and executing plans, meeting deadlines and operating under tight time constraints within a global scope.
  • Demonstrate a sense of urgency, thoroughness and quality towards assigned tasks/goals
  • Demonstrated ability of working with and integrating multiple internal and/or external teams including outside technology and consulting agencies.
  • Provides guidance in system design, project management and change management.
  • Uses innovative problem solving and critical thinking approaches to proactively solve a broad range of problems across technologies.

 

Education: Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Supply Chain or other related fields

Skills:
  • Strong presentation, negotiation and facilitation skills within all levels of the organization
  • Logical and thoughtful in approach and influential in presenting solution options
  • Good written and verbal/non-verbal communication skills with internal and external business partners
  • Excellent problem solving skills, particularly with regard to anticipating and solving issues or concerns before they occur or become critical
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, shifting priorities and handle multiple projects simultaneously towards agreed upon goals and target dates
  • Anticipates, identifies & escalates issues that may prevent deliverables or introduce risk; enforces root-cause analysis and corrective actions.
  • Team player with strong collaboration skills
  • Must be flexible and able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Must be detail oriented and highly organized
  • Understanding and appreciation of the customer centric Product Mindset approach
  • Strong knowledge of portfolio/program management methodologies and practices

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Group Vice President, Global Supply  Chain will play a pivotal role in defining the technology vision and strategy to power  digital and physical Supply Chains.
You will be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining a comprehensive strategy across the  end-to-end Global Supply Chain application domain.

You will own the effective design and implementation of a fully integrated application suite from Product design through to Product delivery. A critical component of this will be a rolling, multi-year application roadmap. They will set the vision and the quality bar of its output. They will own and represent the strategy   in all its forms internally and externally.

This role also partners with business and other technology leaders, as they define and evolve the supporting technology architecture, while sourcing, leading, and presenting forward-thinking, high-impact Supply Chain application & technology solutions.

The Group Vice President, Global Supply Chain will provide proven leadership and direction to one or more Global Supply Chain teams. Builds and drives the structure, people, processes and partnerships to enable effective execution of the Global Supply Chain strategy.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE JOB:
  • Understand and set industry leading direction regarding the strategic position of the  Global Supply Chain application suite.
  • Full cycle, Strategy ownership – investigation, definition, development, implementation and maintenance.
  • Drive Supply Chain solutions and recommend industry standards and best practices, across cloud, on-premise or hybrid architectures.
  • Act as trusted advisor to  Global Supply Chain partners on all matters of Supply Chain applications & solutions, technology, software development, and project delivery.
  • Will be instrumental in C-suite level conversations with CSCO, CIO and brand leaders on strategy and implementation of Supply Chain technology programs & projects.
  • Responsible for investigating and defining new technologies in the Supply Chain application domain driven by industry best practices & trends, vendor capabilities or initiatives, vendor capabilities.
  • Portfolio Management for the Global Supply Chain application domain.
  • Define and manage cross-portfolio investments and proactively engage the key business and technology portfolio stakeholders to ensure opportunities, risks and issues are understood and addressed.
  • Guidance and definition of the appropriate program or project delivery techniques – Agile, Waterfall, Hybrid
  • Passionate about attracting, developing and retaining Supply Chain Technology experienced associates
  • Co-own and manage Global Value Chain technology solutions and vendor relationships

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

Experience:  
  • 7-10 years or more in Global Supply Chain application & technology strategy development and execution.
  • 7-10 years or more leadership experience (implementing & supporting), in Global Supply Chain applications & technologies
  • Proven successful track record in leading implementation and integration of Global Supply chain applications & technologies
  • Strong proficiency with digital & physical Supply chain technology landscape and trends across the landscape e.g., Planning, Product Design & Development, Sourcing, Logistics
  • Strong senior-level leadership skills with proven ability to prioritize and deliver on multiple concurrent initiatives – on time and on budget
  • Demonstrated excellence in analytical and sophisticated communication skills, as well as influencing broad technical discussions and decisions, across different audiences and seniority levels
  • Demonstrable experience in cross-portfolio program & project development and management.
  • Proven experience in developing, presenting and executing plans, meeting deadlines and operating under tight time constraints within a global scope.
  • Demonstrate a sense of urgency, thoroughness and quality towards assigned tasks/goals
  • Demonstrated ability of working with and integrating multiple internal and/or external teams including outside technology and consulting agencies.
  • Provides guidance in system design, project management and change management.
  • Uses innovative problem solving and critical thinking approaches to proactively solve a broad range of problems across technologies.

 

Education: Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Supply Chain or other related fields

Skills:
  • Strong presentation, negotiation and facilitation skills within all levels of the organization
  • Logical and thoughtful in approach and influential in presenting solution options
  • Good written and verbal/non-verbal communication skills with internal and external business partners
  • Excellent problem solving skills, particularly with regard to anticipating and solving issues or concerns before they occur or become critical
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, shifting priorities and handle multiple projects simultaneously towards agreed upon goals and target dates
  • Anticipates, identifies & escalates issues that may prevent deliverables or introduce risk; enforces root-cause analysis and corrective actions.
  • Team player with strong collaboration skills
  • Must be flexible and able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Must be detail oriented and highly organized
  • Understanding and appreciation of the customer centric Product Mindset approach
  • Strong knowledge of portfolio/program management methodologies and practices

 

Meet Your Recruiter

Sheri Breitstein
Managing Director, Business Transformation & IT

Sheri first joined The Connors Group in 2002. Her genuine commitment to finding the best outcomes for her clients and candidates has resulted in establishing long term, trust-based partnerships. Sheri believes that above all, clients value results and responsiveness in any partner. A high level of service is always required in recruiting, and asking the right questions about an opportunity helps ensure talent is functionally capable and culturally aligned to their needs. 
 
Candidates value that Sheri always takes the time to understand their career goals… because an opportunity represents more than just a job description. Additionally, candidates are always very appreciative of constant follow up and updates to encourage them through the application process. Maintaining two-way communication for interview management and post-hire follow up; she believes it’s always important to empower others through honest feedback.
 
Making her clients happy is the most rewarding part of the job! Working with an organization to fill their “top spot” and leveraging her consulting expertise in building out their team… This is a scenario that’s occurred multiple times and something she is certainly proud of in her career. She also loves that she has effectively established and maintained her network. Managing to build relationships over the decades and watch individuals grow in their careers – these are accomplishments that have been incredibly rewarding!
 
Career goals include continuing to learn and grow, build new client relationships, and develop new practice areas. To be positioned in the market as the go-to person for hiring needs in technology, digital, and business transformation - always both from a consulting and full-time standpoint!  Outside of work, Sheri loves to travel! Art, theatre, film, jazz, palates, hiking, cycling, and Star Trek (yes – she’s a Trekkie!) are all interests! A favorite quote – “Nobody ever died wishing they spent more time at the office!”

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