Erlanger, KY, United States
Contract Manufacturing Coordinator - Erlanger, KY
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 32,000 employees serving customers in more than 160 countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 500 crop procurement locations, 250 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 38 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at www.adm.com .
Contract Manufacturing Coordinator – Erlanger, KY
This is a full time, exempt position
MAIN FUNCTION :
The purpose of this role is to work closely with contract manufacturers for both WFSI and SCI entities as well as internal groups to meet quality and delivery requirements. as well as develop short and long term production and sourcing plans. The Contract Manufacturing Coordinator will also be responsible for assisting in the coordination of commercial development for items that are targeted to be produced at contract manufacture’s site. Ensure the contract manufacturer relationships provide adequate contingency for all products and meets the needs of internal and external customers’ expectations.
KEY SKILLS & COMPETENCIES :
Adapts well to changes in assignments and priorities; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; approaches change positively and adjusts behaviors accordingly.
Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the listener, helps them understand and retain the message, and invites response and feedback. Keeps others informed as appropriate. Demonstrates good written, oral, and listening skills
Decision Making/Problem Solving
Breaks down problems into components and recognizes interrelationships; makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions. Compares data, information, and input from a variety of sources to draw conclusions; takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
Shows ability to plan, schedule, direct work of self and others; balances task requirements and individual abilities; organizes materials to accomplish tasks; sets challenging yet achievable goals for self and others.
Effectively exploring alternatives and positions to reach agreements and solutions that gain the support and acceptance of all parties.
Communicates a vision and inspires motivation; engages with others (direct-reports and peers) in team process to solve problems; works to find a win/win resolution of differences; is aware of how management style impacts staff productivity and development; modifies leadership style to meet situational requirements; helps team stay focused on major goals while managing within a context of multiple directives.
Keeps the organization’s mission, vision, and values at the forefront of employee decision making and actions; ensures alignment of organization’s strategic plan and company practices with vision, mission and values.
Job Description (Continued):
DESCRIPTION OF WORK PERFORMED :
Lead or participate in cross-functional teams and work closely with contract manufacturers to achieve superior levels of performance in quality, delivery, cost management and service.
Facilitate communication and alignment of contract manufactured items with R&D, Finance and Operations.
Develops and maintains a database of contract manufacturers, ensuring that all technologies to be serviced by WILD have a qualified contract manufacturer.
Ensure all contract manufacturers are qualified from both a quality/food safety, as well as manufacturing process perspective.
Ensures that all tactical elements of contract manufacturing are accurately and efficiently executed.
Leads the development and execution of corporate and departmental policies and procedures related to contract manufacturing, ensuring ISO 9001 and 22000 elements are incorporated.
Develop and execute strategies to meet the company’s business growth and sourcing requirements as it relates to contract manufacturing.
Establish and manage effective relationships with contract manufacturers.
Identify new and alternative sources of contract manufacturers.
Personally abide by and enforce ethical practice in all dealings with contract manufacturers.
Develop and maintain ISO documents pertaining to all contract manufacturing functions.
Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS :
A minimum of a 4 year college degree preferred.
Minimum of 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment.
Must be a self-starter (highly motivated) who can work independently or as a part of a team.
Assertive indirect/influence leadership qualities.
Ability to travel to contract manufacturers 30% of the time.
Results driven and focused on quality.
Project management mentality and ability to contribute in a cross functional collaborative environment.
Strong analytical, organizational, negotiation and PC skills required
Relocation assistance is available with this position.
This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life, vision, and dental insurance.
ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check.
ADM is an EOE for minorities, females, protected veterans and individuals with a disability.
KY - Kentucky
ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.
Website : http://www.adm.com
As the world's population grows, so does demand for quality foods, feed ingredients for livestock, alternative fuels, and environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional chemicals. As one of the world's leading agricultural processors, ADM plays a pivotal role in meeting all of these needs.