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Distribution, Logistics and Inventory Optimization Manager

Boehringer Ingelheim

Last Updated: 5/22/24

Job Description

Description

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development, and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in several ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking, and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

The Distribution, Logistics and Inventory Optimization Manager is responsible in the areas of Financial Analysis, Strategic Modeling, Analytics & Reporting, Continuous Improvement, Project Management, and managing the Co-Op/Internship program for the Commercial Distribution function. The incumbent is responsible for identifying continuous performance improvements by utilizing a variety of tools to understand, predict, and improve services and/or reduce costs.

This role will create and maintain financial and performance metrics that will meet or exceed performance goals. The incumbent will administer the development of long-term sustainable competitive-advantage strategies that align with and support Commercial Business and Commercial Supply Chain objectives. This role will create multifaceted supply chain/distribution solutions based on an understanding of the distribution network strategy, transportation strategy, manufacturing strategy and inventory deployment strategy.

Duties & Responsibilities

Finance Analysis:

  • Assists Director, US Commercial Distribution with the creation of annual budgets for 3PL Warehouses, Transportation, and Warehouse Shipping Supplies.
  • Manages the monthly & annual budgeting and forecasting process enabling timely submissions to Group Controller.
  • Provides analytics on monthly accruals and submits by required due date.
  • Creates financial models that help with decision-making by comparing actuals to budgets, forecasting new launches or Marketing programs, and opportunities for performance improvements.
  • Works with Group Controller, Director on Outlook (OL)& Watchlist submissions, preparation for AD (Annual Discussion) and other ad hoc requirements.
  • Produces monthly reports, which include key drivers of financial results, variance management, and commentary to key stakeholders.
  • Audits all 3PL Invoices, assures compliance with contracts & pricing, and disputes any discrepancies.


Strategic Modeling:

  • Works with team to translate strategies and financial plans into short-term, medium-term, and long-term plans including number and size distribution centers within the US.
  • Utilizes Network Design/Optimization modeling tools and advanced data capabilities to complete in depth network and supply chain analysis. Evaluates model results and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Responsible for logistics studies involving distribution costs, transit times, shipping patterns, carrier performance, and other variables to design and develop solutions and performance improvements.
  • Identifies key opportunities to proficiently conduct strategic analyses, and formulate data driven recommendations.
  • Develops business cases for projects/programs based on robust analytics, (i.e., what-if scenario analysis).
  • See above financial modeling.


Analysis & Reporting:

  • Manages and tracks Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s.)
  • Analyzes monthly, quarterly and year-to-date sales to ascertain if there are patterns developing that require a change in distribution or transportation strategy.
  • Pro-actively evaluates the effectiveness of current processes that are in place and assists in driving new strategies and programs that provide greater productivity while enhancing the customer experience.
  • Engages with users to understand needs and enhancements on existing dashboards and analytical reports.
  • Manages & grows cross-functional relationships with key Supply Chain functions, CX, Finance, and IT to build robust analytics that provide valuable insight to stakeholders.


Continuous Improvement & Project Management:

  • Understands and remains current in logistics/supply chain processes, software functionality and best business practices that deliver solutions to increase customer service levels, reduce non-compliance costs, and improve overall cost effectiveness of the operations.
  • Identifies improvement opportunities through analytics, modeling, and key performance indicators.
  • Develops and implements Monthly Dashboards that are presented and reviewed with leadership & key business partners. Utilizes four-eyes principles.
  • Researches and recommends continuous improvement opportunities for the distribution, logistics, inventory control teams based on external benchmarking and industry best practices.
  • Provides financial impact to continuous performance improvement projects.
  • Utilizes project management & modeling tools, e.g., Lean Six Sigma, Vizio, MS-Project.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree Required - Engineering, Logistics, Supply Chain, or Operations Research preferred. LEAN Six Sigma certification a plus.
  • Five (5) or more years' of progressively responsible corporate Supply Chain, Logistics, Analytical leadership.
  • Demonstrated experience in Distribution/Optimization initiatives, Analytical role in Distribution, Logistics operations, and a strong understanding of end-to-end Supply Chain operations.
  • Proven understanding of statistics and strong analytic skills. Strong mathematical skills and problem-solving abilities.
  • Advanced skills required in Access, Excel, Word and ERP systems (preferably Oracle), Data Warehouse & Database query tools (e.g., Cognos, SQL, Discoverer).
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships and interact with management on all levels, in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Good working knowledge of Distribution processes, transportation, inventory, warehousing and/or manufacturing processes and cost methodologies.
  • Ability to write, speak, and present clearly across a variety of settings and adjusts communication style to the audience by translating and articulating technical concepts to non-technical groups.
  • Knowledge of LEAN Six Sigma principles and standard project management processes with ability to apply strong project management skills.
  • Strong work ethic, ability to multi-task, set priorities, work independently, and show attention to details and accuracy.
  • Ability to travel up to 25%.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required).
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

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Company Details

Binger Strasse, Germany