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Senior Director Global Optimization (Boise, ID)

Company: J.R. Simplot
Location: Boise
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.SummaryThe Senior Director of Global Optimization will be responsible for overseeing various critical areas including Continuous Improvement, Sustainability, Supply Chain Development, and Procurement within the Global Food division. This role will play a pivotal part in aligning strategic objectives with operational excellence to drive sustainability initiatives, enhance supply chain capabilities, and optimize procurement processes. The Senior Director will lead a team and collaborate extensively with cross-functional stakeholders to achieve business goals.Key ResponsibilitiesSustainability: Develop and maintain a comprehensive Global Food Sustainability program aligned with business strategy and prioritized goals, including energy and water conservation. Provide strategic direction and leadership for sustainability programs, ensuring achievement of key objectives and targets. Represent the company in sustainability-focused organizations, committees, and external interactions to advance strategic sustainability initiatives. Collaborate with the Communications Department to address external inquiries regarding sustainability. Oversee various sustainability-related activities including strategic energy procurement, compliance, reporting, incident management, and ethical sourcing effortsContinuous Improvement (CI): Lead the implementation of a culture of Continuous Improvement across all Global Food manufacturing facilities. Drive efficiencies, streamline processes, enhance customer value delivery, and build site team capabilities through Simplot Operating Principles and recognized improvement tools.Supply Chain Development: Implement a Supply Chain Development program supporting major initiatives, end-to-end supply chain roadmaps, and manufacturing network strategy. Champion cross-functional supply chain strategies based on Global Category Strategies, including Manufacturing Network optimization and Make vs Buy decisions. Lead the development and submission of business cases for large cross-business initiatives.Procurement: Direct and lead global procurement activities for Category Management, encompassing NA, LATAM, and APAC plant direct materials (excluding raw materials) and Co Pack Finished Goods. Participate in the Simplot companywide Procurement Leadership Team and drive Food Group participation in Procurement Systems and Tools initiatives.Typical EducationBachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or universityRelevant Experience10+ years related experience and/or trainingOther Information Advanced certifications or training in sustainability, continuous improvement methodologies, or supply chain management. Experience working with cross-functional, global teams. Previous exposure to the food industry or a related field.Job Requisition ID:15244Travel Required:Up to 50%Location(s):Simplot Headquarters - BoiseCountry:United States**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. **

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