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Supply Chain Manager, NA Powder

Date: Oct 14, 2021

Location: Shanghai, CN

Company: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

Job Purpose

Carries end-to-end responsibility for a value stream cell and is responsible for the total inventory (incl. SEFI and RMP), supply chain costs and planning efficiency

Secures product availability and coordinates interface with Business Operations Director (BOD), Demand Manager and Customer Service Manager to the BU. Coordinates the interface with Manufacturing, Logistics and Procurement.

Is jointly accountable with the BOD for OTIF (delivery to request, delivery to promise), supply chain cost, inventory health, finished goods inventory, End-to-end cost to serve (total delivery cost, incl. expedited freight), total lead time and cost of poor quality.

Manages team of Value Stream Planning Manager(s) and Project and Improvement Manager. The Value Stream Planning Managers are leading planners in the area of DRP planning, Production planning, Material planning and Capacity planning.

Coordinates Value Stream Optimization with: Inbound Supply chain manager, Logistics Manager, Manufacturing and Procurement to optimize E2E Cost to Serve, Inventory and Service Level.

Together with the BOD responsible to define value stream strategy and Identify/prioritize improvement programs (i.e: supply network design)

Develop team capabilities/skills, create career opportunities within the value stream teams. 

Key Accountabilities

Define and orchestrate North Asia businss,  Value stream strategy – define SLA SC for the value stream: Logistics, Manufacturing, RMP.

Coordinate with Logistics Managers SLAs SC translation into specific warehouse & transportation resource and capacity requirements – ensuring transportation quantities in line with strategy

Align with Production/Site Manager SLA SC translation into specific bottleneck / resource requirements (SLA) – ensuring batch sizes and production lead times in line with strategy (highest NPV within current constraints)

Align with Inbound Supply chain manager and Procurement Manager on:

  • RMP Stocking points and EOQ
  • Material availability / Vendor OTIF performance
  • Flexibility of supply of RMP; capacity review; allocation decisions
  • SEFI and RMP Inventory / consignment stock
  • Cash2Cash cycle time RMP
  • Cost     of poor quality (claims, scrapping, returns, rework)

Ensure adherence to Global Processes & Planning efficiency

Follow-up Service Level accuracy and SLA SC bias (~D-OTIF)

Track End-to-end cost to serve (total delivery cost, incl. expedited freight) and define correction actions when required.

Chairs S&OE and BU-SMR meetings in the IBP cycle. And participates in PMR, DMR, Regional SMR, BU IR and BU MBR where relevant.

Define and drives Supply Chain Business performance targets for OTIF, SLOB%, DIO and End-to-end cost to serve.


Gained a MSc degree, with a supply chain or engineering major, is APICS certified (CPIM & CSCP) and has completed the master IBP training

Has at least 10 years of work experience both in supply chain and planning roles

Experience with customer requirements and collaboration

Gets results through influencing rather than power

Has worked in following functions: production management, supply chain planning, logistics, and commercial

Extensive managerial skills in hands-on leading teams, people development and operational reporting

Value stream optimization project experience integrating production, planning and logistics

Solid knowledge and understanding of AkzoNobel and E2E SCM, Value stream planning, Material Planning, Logistics

Business acumen to drive impact and optimize for growth; the ability to focus on areas of high business value


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 10938