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Business Process Director - Distribution & Transportation

Company: Spectrum Brands
Location: Lake Forest
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title Business Process Director - Distribution & Transportation Job # US15211 Requisition Type Regular Function Global Supply Chain State/Province California City Lake Forest Region US Posting Start Date Aug-10-2021 Division Information Spectrum Brands is going through a greenfield ERP transformation and we're looking for a Business Process Director to join our Business Transformation Office. Our Business Transformation office is a part of our enabling functions which also includes Finance, Legal, IT, Human Resources, Supply Chain, and Commercial Operations. These enabling functions provide enterprise-wide strategy, structure, and common processes to deliver the knowledge and expertise that helps our businesses grow. Enabling functions may operate as a center-led global team, providing a central strategy, structure, and standards; or as business partner teams, with resources embedded within the businesses to deliver business unit-specific results. - Job Summary The Business Process Director - Distribution & Transportation develops and improves business processes related to Distribution, Transportation and Global Trade within SAP S/4HANA and associated business processes and practices. They will lead multiple projects utilizing improvement methodologies, tools, and techniques to deliver business results aligned to operational objectives. They will serve as a process improvement consultant related to the enterprise wide implementation of SAP S/4HANA involving people, process, and technology changes. They will lead, recommend, design, implement, integrate, and manage process changes for the global enterprise. This role is one designated as not anchored to a designated Spectrum Brands office. Work can be done remote, from a dedicated home office in an approved state within the continental United States. This role can be done from a dedicated home office in most states in the continental US. Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Key areas of focus will include business process improvement, project planning and management, financial and operational analyses, corporate strategy development, and change management.
  • Works closely with the organization's functional leaders and ERP implementation teams to help find solutions to the organization's toughest issues and provides internal consulting support for evaluation and implementation across the organization.
  • Identify and leverage executives, IT support, business leaders, and global subject matter experts needed to drive the development, design and adoption of new business processes and practices.
  • Assess business and application requirements and design robust business processes while considering leading industry business practices
  • Drives the execution of organizational change and strategic performance initiatives with necessary governance, oversight mechanisms, and process improvement efforts required to ensure the achievement of the organization's annual operational priorities.
  • Leads critical initiatives requiring analytical and decision support to frame key issues, develop hypotheses, assess risks, conduct analyses, and identify potential solutions prior to mobilizing commitment and designing broader implementation and engagement plans.
  • Utilizes change management principles, processes, tools, and identifies change strategies, assesses stakeholder impacts and organizational readiness, communicates with and trains facility participants, provides appropriate levels of support and supervision, and measures project effectiveness.
  • Apply consistent project management approaches and processes, identify and report roadblocks and variances to project plan, ensure projects are on schedule and achieve stated objectives. Coordinate with team members to identify and document resource constraints.
  • Take ownership in all project issues with a hands-on approach to root cause analysis and problem resolution while leading team to fact-based decision making.
  • Develop and maintain business process documentations that will be used as reference for preparing test cases, training documents, etc.
  • Facilitate any organizational process workshop acting as liaison with users and process requirements. Education and Experience Profile
    • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Operations, or relevant disciplines required
    • Master's degree preferred
    • Experience and knowledge implementing ERP systems using project lifecycle processes, including design, testing, implementation and support
    • 8+ years of experience in supply, demand planning & capacity planning, procurement, business transformation, ERP implementation, and SAP S/4 Sales and Supply Chain lines of business
    • 5-7+ years of experience in an international business & IT environment (ideally in manufacturing)
    • Six Sigma, Lean, and/or Change Management Certification a plus
    • Knowledge of SAP WM, SAP S/4 Supply Chain modules including EWM, TMS, and GTS Required Skills
      • Ability to lead change while achieving business goals and objectives.
      • Exceptional qualitative and quantitative analysis skills.
      • Hands-on, results-oriented and pragmatic.
      • Creative, flexible, strategic thinker, able to work in a fast-paced, complex, and dynamic work environment.
      • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, with excellent presentation skills and the ability to adapt to differing audiences.
      • Ability to manage through influence and build strong cross-functional relationships.
      • Ability to manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines.
      • Strong organizational, problem solving and analytical skills, including proficiency in statistical analysis.
      • Team player who can also work independently and thrives in a fast-paced environment. Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Must be able to travel at least 25% internationally and domestically to perform assigned duties. The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job/classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Spectrum Brands is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
        Spectrum Brands is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to Inclusion and Diversity. We provide 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, Spectrum Brands complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. Spectrum welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Priority may be given to current employees or local candidates.

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