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Supply Chain Manager Job


King of Prussia, PA, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Supply Chain
Posting Date:  Jun 11, 2022


The Supply Chain Manager reports to General Manager, Hydrogen Peroxide & Derivatives.  Direct reports include the S&OP Manager, Customer Fulfillment Manager, Transportation Manager and the Senior Chemical Equipment Manager.  Indirect reports include a Supply Chain Specialist and a 3-person Customer Service team.



Supply Chain Manager manages a Supply Chain organization while setting and executing the regional Supply Chain strategy.  Optimize working capital and coordinate with BU in order to maximize profitability via customer segmentation and rules to serve strategy and participate in regional BU leadership team (NALT). 



Lead Supply Chain and Customer Service operations for Hydrogen Peroxide & Derivatives plants, tolling operations, and import of product, including: (30%)

  • Develop supply chain vision and strategy, lead regional supply chain operations, and be an active member of BU leadership team.
  • Optimize working capital and variable costs and achieve customer service levels while adhering to appropriate internal controls
  • Develop business cases for changes in supply chain operations/capital expenditures; including, but not limited to: debottlenecking, staffing, equipment purchases/releases, lease arrangements, changes in distribution network, etc.
  • Lead the operational and administrative functions of the Supply Chain team to achieve streamlined, highly efficient production and inventory planning and customer fulfillment management
  • Develop a balanced supply of material and associated logistics requirements that align with inventory targets and corporate global working capital goals, BU financial results and customer service levels
  • Integrate and manage tolling operations and logistic services consistent with the supply chain strategy and cost objectives
  • Manage master data integrity: creation/change/obsoleting requests
  • Adhere to the REACTS transportation safety incident reporting process
  • Participate in Business Leadership Team and be strategic partner to the business leader 


Participate in the Sales and Operations Planning processes by managing the following activities: (30%)

  • Implement the strategy for inter-region transfers and related transportation/equipment requirements;
  • Monitor forecast accuracy and bias; drive root-cause/corrective action as needed

Manage the Supply/Demand process:

  • Identify and resolve key issues and imbalances, including production capacity, logistics equipment or carrier availability, sales deviations, raw material supply issues, etc.
  • Utilizing SC SMART KPI dashboard, report performance to Global Supply Chain Manager; identifying gaps and outlining corrective actions
  • Partner with manufacturing and tolling sites to improve production scheduling and raw material procurement
  • Accountable for managing working capital to meet or exceed financial targets of the division through control of inventory levels, product quality, and freight, logistics costs vs. net sales. 
  • Accountable for maintaining inventory accuracy and loss management by ensuring that inventory reconciliation is done in accordance to corporate guidelines  
  • Optimize plant, warehouse, and customer consigned inventory by setting stock levels based on BU rules to serve

Manage the logistics execution plan:

  • Evaluate the transportation data against the defined logistics strategy
  • Ensures domestic and export transportation is strictly in line with safety and security regulation
  • Develop and track appropriate metrics to drive results and continuous improvement
  • Champion opportunities to improve the supply chain strategy and performance
  • Identify and manage swaps and trading opportunities, as applicable

Lead Supply Chain initiatives to support business and process improvement, including digitalization: (30%)

  • Serve as the gate-keeper for new product development or business initiatives
  • Support the scale-up and commercialization of new products
  • Lead the implementation of new product flows and distribution patterns, regionally
  • Contribute to, and validate the BU Service Offer. Responsible for adherence, performance, and financial impacts.
  • Manage the implementation and continuous improvement of digital initiatives, reporting, and process/performance improvement
  • Identify and manage swaps and trading opportunities, as applicable
  • Provide SAP expertise on tools used for execution, reporting and process/performance improvement
  • Lead the implementation of processes and tools for improved inter-region activities as designated by the Supply Chain Directors
  • Manage the adaptation of tools by the broader organization.
  • ID corrective actions & optimization solutions and monitor progress

Talent Management and Development of team (10%)

  • Active involvement in talent management process to attract, develop and retain talent in alignment with the organizational strategy and needs of the business.
  • Develop talent via cross training, assignments, formal education, and mobility for succession planning
  • Support teamwork via group initiatives, management meetings, communications and cross functional assignments
  • Manage direct and indirect reports



  • This position is based in King of Prussia.  25% travel is expected to the sites.
  • This position is a focal point for the business and manufacturing, and works as a liaison between Global Supply Chain, Business Managers, Customer Service, Manufacturing, Logistics, Purchasing, Finance, Marketing, Regulatory, Third Party terminals, warehouses, suppliers, competitors and carriers, etc. to optimize all aspects of the regional supply chain
  • This position leads necessary activities to ensure the operating plans can be executed and meet the commercial demands, and lead activities to resolve problems that do occur
  • Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business, or Technical field, MBA Preferred                   
  • 10 + years of experience in Supply Chain, Logistics and Customer Service:                                      
  • Experience in Transportation Management Systems required            
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (advanced Excel skills) required
  • Forecasting (Picaso preferred) and performance measurement/management software knowledge required
  • Experienced in Power BI Dashboards
  • SAP including MM/PP, SD and F&P                                                                            
  • Project Management experience required, project management software experience a plus                           
  • 7 years of direct supply chain experience                                    
  • 3 years supervisory experience
  • Extensive experience with implementation and use of performance metrics
  • Logistics and DOT experience/knowledge required, HAZMAT preferred
  • Understanding/management of working capital preferred
  • Process Mapping Experience
  • CSCP/SC Certification a plus                                            



  • Planning, financial and contract management
  • Solid understanding of manufacturing, transportation and warehousing
  • Strategic thinker with competency in execution in multi-regional scope
  • Ability to lead and influence complex process improvement initiatives
  • Builds a climate of trust and creditability
  • Able to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated influence management skills
  • Proven ability to appropriately manage priorities
  • Ability to influence and collaborate


Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €8.7 billion ($9.7 billion) in 2019, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.

The diversity of its employees is an asset that the Arkema group wants to preserve. Its non-discrimination policy applies to recruitment, salary levels and career management. The Arkema group is committed to ensuring diversity among its employees.

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

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