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Manager, Global SC Optimization

Date: Jul 12, 2021

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77084 Jacksonville, FL, US, 32256

Company: Kraton

Make a +Difference at Kraton!

At Kraton, we make a Positive Difference, and we are looking for individuals who are also looking to make a difference in their jobs, for our customers and to the world.  We are looking to hire a key member of our Supply Chain team.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to the following:

  • Lead the supply chain optimization global team consisting of 4 team members.  Focus on continuous improvement through transaction efficiency, visibility and driving automation of business work processes.
  • Lead Business process owner groups to include but not limited to the following responsibilities:
    • Standardization and optimization of business processes and procedures across all business segments (Polymers and Chemicals)
    • Drive automation and minimize touches with greater visibility within SAP 
    • Implement work process best practices across businesses and regions
    • Develop prioritized roadmap of improvement initiatives
    • Drive efficiency in business work processes (monitor health)
    • Gatekeeper of master data, documentation, etc. surrounding PtP, OtC, PtD processes
  • Deploy global metrics, auditing processes, and training to drive performance against external benchmarks
  • Improve overall analytical capabilities of Global Supply Chain team
  • Collaborate with Global Supply Chain, IT, Commercial, Manufacturing and Quality teams to implement solutions
  • Responsible for cataloguing and analyzing key supply chain data (planning, logistics, customer service) to create basis of optimization tools.
  • Oversight of global supply chain projects

Required Skills

  • Minimum of 15 years working experience in related Operations / Commercial/ Supply Chain roles
  • Experience leading the implementation of new  supply chain systems, tools, or processes
  • Problem Solving and Advanced Analytics
  • Working knowledge of SAP ERP system capabilities  
  • Value Stream Mapping

Education, Certifications & Licenses

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited university, college or business school
  • SAP or other ERP system experience desired

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The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification.  Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

Kraton’s internal talent acquisition team manages our recruiting efforts and from time to time works with pre-selected/pre-approved external staffing agencies. We do NOT accept unsolicited resumes or candidate referrals from recruiters and/or agencies who are not pre-selected/pre-approved.

Kraton is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Nearest Major Market: Houston