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Advantage Solutions Manager, Packaging Ops (Remote) in St. Louis, Missouri

Summary

Operations Manger - Packaging Management

The Operations Manger - Packaging Management is responsible for the leadership, development and improvement of Daymon’s packaging procurement business. The leader of this team will act as the primary point of contact for all internal operations, business analysis, and reporting of department financials/metrics. This role is fully responsible for the P&L, identifying, documenting, and evolving internal processes and operations, to make decisions that ensure maximum efficiency and margin as well as developing long-term planning initiatives that further the company’s overall goals.

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What we offer:

  • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Training and Career Development

  • Generous Paid Time-Off

Responsibilities

Lead Packaging Management Team

  • Leader over critical functional areas of the business including client service, forecasting, procurement and finance

  • Manager of individual contributors; responsible for their development and growth

  • Continuously strive to identify potential areas of improvement in internal processes, collaboration and connectivity across stakeholders

  • Responsible for ensuring timely and clear communication with manufacturers, retailers, vendors and the Daymon team. Actively communicate any ongoing situations for both internal and and external stakeholders as necessary.

  • Foster culture of collaboration, teamwork and operational excellence. Supervise, support, develop, and inspire the team to meet both personal and company goals/objectives.

Business and Operations Management

  • Monitor overall quality of agency relationships, providing leadership and guidance to the team on relationship building/management

  • Actively develop processes to make the team, and our day-to-day actions, more effective and efficient. Partner with cross-functional teams to support improvement initiatives.

  • Identify opportunities to expand or change course in order to keep up with rapid market changes

  • Manage print partners and maintain viable, long-term business partnerships. Develop and grow network of vendors, ensuring network can deliver on cost, capabilities, and quality expectations required.

  • Ensure accurate and timely forecasting with manufacturers, retailers and vendors

  • Effectively manage inventory using LEAN strategies to mitigate costs/liability and excess on hand stock.

  • Maintain and manage relationships with senior leaders at our clients and vendors

P&L Management

  • Responsible for the management and profitable growth of the business P&L. Will analyze and report on financial performance using all systems available, and make recommendations on procurement decisions and/or inventory level adjustments based on current financial performance.

  • Oversees procurement decisions, including timing and quantity of purchases, to ensure timely, adequate, and appropriate levels of customer packaging that meet company revenue and profit targets.

  • Responsible for margin preservation and improvement through management of internal operations. This includes identification, documentation, evolution, and communication of internal processes, working to improve operational efficiencies and improve margin.

  • Lead for new business development. This includes both the financials (pricing/P&L) and the pitch creation.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree, Field of Study/Area of Experience: Business Adminstration, Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing

  • 5-7 years of experience in packaging procurement, printing, supply chain, logistics and/or Private Brand experience a plus

  • Proficient at managing and negotiating vendor relationships; background in creating and negotiating contracts

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and grow complex P&L’s, including buying and selling of goods

  • Proven ability to effectively and efficiently manage cross-functional teams

  • ERP software experience preferred – eg: JDE, AX, MS Dynamics

Job Will Remain Open Until Filled

Responsibilities

The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Position Summary

The Operations Manger - Packaging Management is responsible for the leadership, development and improvement of Daymon’s packaging procurement business. The leader of this team will act as the primary point of contact for all internal operations, business analysis, and reporting of department financials/metrics. This role is fully responsible for the P&L, identifying, documenting, and evolving internal processes and operations, to make decisions that ensure maximum efficiency and margin as well as developing long-term planning initiatives that further the company’s overall goals.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Lead Packaging Management Team

• Leader over critical functional areas of the business including client service, forecasting, procurement and finance

• Manager of individual contributors; responsible for their development and growth

• Continuously strive to identify potential areas of improvement in internal processes, collaboration and connectivity across stakeholders

• Responsible for ensuring timely and clear communiation with manufacturers, retailers, vendors and the Daymon team. Actively communicate any ongoing situations for both internal and and external stakeholders as necessary.

• Foster culture of collaboration, teamwork and operational excellence. Supervise, support, develop, and inspire the team to meet both personal and company goals/objectives.

Business and Operations Management

• Monitor overall quality of agency relationships, providing leadership and guidance to the team on relationship building/management

• Actively develop processes to make the team, and our day-to-day actions, more effective and efficient. Partner with cross-funcrtional teams to support improvement initiatives.

• Identify opportunities to expand or change course in order to keep up with rapid market changes

• Manage print partners and maintain viable, long-term business partnerships. Develop and grow network of vendors, ensuring network can deliver on cost, capabilities, and quality expectations required.

• Ensure accurate and timely forecasting with manufacturers, retailers and vendors

• Effectively manage inventory using LEAN strategies to mitigate costs/liability and excess on hand stock.

• Maintain and manage relationships with senior leaders at our clients and vendors

P&L Management

• Responsible for the management and profitable growth of the business P&L. Will analyze and report on financial performance using all systems available, and make recommendations on procurement decisions and/or inventory level adjustments based on current financial performance.

• Oversees procurement decisions, including timing and quantity of purchases, to ensure timely, adequate, and appropriate levels of customer packaging that meet company revenue and profit targets.

• Responsible for margin preservation and improvement through management of internal operations. This includes identification, documentation, evolution, and communication of internal processes, working to improve operational efficiencies and improve margin.

• Lead for new business development. This includes both the financials (pricing/P&L) and the pitch creation.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

  • Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

Indirect Reports

  • May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

  • Travel and Driving is an essential duty and function of this job

  • Travel up to 25%

Minimum Qualifications The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

Education Level: (Required) Bachelor's Degree

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Business Adminstration, Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing

  • 5-7 years of experience in packaging procurement, printing, supply chain, logistics and/or Private Brand experience a plus

  • Proficient at managing and negotiating vendor relationships; background in creating and negotiating contracts

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and grow complex P&L’s, including buying and selling of goods

  • Proven ability to effectively and efficiently manage cross-functional teams

  • ERP software experience preferred – eg: JDE, AX, MS Dynamics

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Excellent customer service orientation and conflict management skills

  • Able to build and maintain strong client relations

  • Skill in supervising to include delegating responsibility, training and evaluating performance

  • Self-starter with strong organization, negotiation, and problem-solving skills

  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Ability to present to large and small groups in a variety of settings

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Committed leader who can balance multiple programs and direct resources appropriately

  • Team player with a positive attitude

  • Ability to work effectively with management

  • Ability to develop strategic plans to grow the business

  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment

  • Track record of building and maintaining customer/client relationships

  • Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment

  • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Office / Sedentary Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Additional Information Regarding Advantage Solutions Job Duties and Job Descriptions

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Job Locations US-MO-St. Louis

Primary Posting Location : City St. Louis

Primary Posting Location : State/Province MO

Primary Posting Location : Postal Code 63100

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2024-431832

Position Type Full Time

Category Creative & Product Services

Minimum USD $65,000.00/Yr.

Maximum USD $90,000.00/Yr.

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