Supply Chain Project Manager

  • Shelton, CT 06484, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

BIC® products are recognized all over the world for their quality, safety, affordability and ease of use. The ballpoint pen, the pocket lighter, and the shaver are all part of the daily lives of millions of consumers. These products make BIC® an iconic international brand, present in more than 4 million retail outlets in more than 160 countries around the world.

BIC’s founder, Marcel Bich, understood that to succeed, BIC needed hands-on team members who were willing to take measured risks and assume responsibility for their role in a team.   Today, we provide our more than 15,000 team members in 61 countries with the opportunity to invent BIC’s future – together – while honoring our past achievements. We are committed to our team members’ development and empower those who wish to discover different areas of our business or acquire international experiences.

Job Description

Our future NAM Supply Chain Project Manager will be responsible for our Global Supply & Deliver organization to manage Supply Chain projects, with a regional or global scope. 

They will work with our Subject-Matter-Experts and key stakeholders to improve our current processes and develop new capabilities.

This role reports to our Global Supply & Deliver PMO and dotted line to our Sr. Director of Supply & Deliver NAM. 

This person will have to: 

  • Lead complex operational implementations through change management
  • Demonstrate excellent level of communication, influence and organizational skills
  • Demonstrate strong leadership regarding project management and project team members engagement
  • Be creative and open minded to find innovative ways of solving/anticipating problems
  • Leverage their strong Supply Chain background and process improvement experience to challenge current ways of working
  • Report to our regional and global top management project status and update
  • Set timelines, assign responsibilities, and monitor progress of project

Main Responsibilities/Tasks: 

  • Be the point of contact in NAM Supply & Deliver organization for key projects and transformation programs
  • Builds and manages project teams built from internal and third parties’ resources 
  • Contribute to identify/collect, scope, filter/prioritize and then pilot/implement Supply Chain initiatives that deliver the most profitable returns on investment, in line with our Supply Chain strategy and roadmap 
  • Define project plan according to project objectives defined in collaboration with sponsors and all stakeholders
  • Lead and coordinate activities between functional groups including but not limited to Demand Planning, Customer Service, Logistic Operations, Supply Planning, IT, Commercial, Quality, Procurement
  • Maintain project trackers & reporting
  • Manage projects and deliver solutions on time, on budget and on scope, while respecting quality standards
  • Provide direction and clearly communicate deliverables to cross-functional team members/stakeholders internally & externally
  • Proactively manage all key milestones of development and execution to ensure deliverables are met
  • Understand and execute our Supply Chain strategy and roadmap
  • Use our Supply Chain tools and reports to identify and benchmark, KPI’s and results

Main Job Figures:  

  • Project portfolio 
  • Budget Managed 

Main KPIs: 

  • Project Delivery of designated projects on time with estimated impact 
  • Commitment Delivery Rate (CDR): Nb of milestones delivered on time / total nb of committed milestones 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree required; preferably in Supply Chain
  • Project Management qualification (PMP certification) preferred
  • 5+ years of Supply Chain Project Management experience
  • Strong Supply Chain knowledge within the US market, specifically on order management, retail customer base, logistics, demand planning, supply planning and manufacturing processes
  • Strong Change Management skills
  • Experience with Latin America region a plus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Professional Business Acumen
  • Experience on IT solutions deployment for multi-site projects, experience with JD Edwards (Oracle) is a plus

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Additional Information

BIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly commit to hiring people with different backgrounds and experiences to help us build better products, make better decisions, and better serve our customers.  We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability status, or similar characteristics. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

BIC is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any team member at BIC via email, or directly to a BIC team member in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of BIC, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by BIC as a result of the referral or through other means. 

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