Sr. Manager, Supply Chain (Remote)
Denver CO
Full Time


Denver CO

Senior Manager Supply Chain

Your role:

As Senior Manager Supply Chain you will be responsible for the S&OP process across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico including all subprocesses.  You will lead a team that provides meaningful data and analysis in pricing, forecasting, capacity, and network optimization that helps to maximize margin and drive network optimization for Ardent Mills.  You will also have ownership for the warehousing network across North America from both a strategic and tactical perspective.

As a leader and people manager, the Ardent Mills Values of trust, serving, simplicity, and safety will guide your decisions. You will listen, learn, and serve your team members. You will enable your team to deliver superior business results by constantly learning, reinventing, and challenging yourself to do better. You will inspire people to achieve things they never thought possible.

To succeed, you must be able to:

  • Deliver results in first-time situations by inspiring others and working to earn trust every day.
  • Serve others with understanding, respect, and care.
  • Operate with simplicity, clarity and transparency.
  • Deal with and drive change.
  • Organize, prioritize and own multiple tasks while meeting or exceeding deadlines.
  • Learn and apply new technology, and share your knowledge with others.

Above all you will be expected to carry out all your activities with reliability, integrity, compliance and in a safe, environmentally responsible, and efficient manner.

Your responsibilities:

  • Supply Chain Leadership-
    •  Work independently with guidance to solve complex problems with technical solutions. 
    • Lead a team of 5-7 direct reports. Provide tactical support for daily execution of the team and identify growth areas to expand team members skills. 
    • Use influence in the larger business to positively impact results.
  • S&OP / IBP–
    • Interact with multiple functions and levels of leadership to lead the S&OP program including Demand Review, Supply Review and Reconciliation/Executive Review.  Sponsorship for near term S&OE process.
    • Support development of margin strategies at macro and micro level in-line with business strategy. This involves helping to evaluate the Annual Operating Plan against market indicators, business strategy, internal variables & open opportunities
    • Understand external factors and their bearing on the total Ardent Mills business (ie. USDA report)
    • Develop and analyze capacity utilization, runtime and demand planning views
  • Sales Enablement –
    • Work closely with Pricing, Logistics, Sales, Tech Services and Operations to determine optimal approach /source for customer demand.
    • Support internal/external capacity utilization inputs and reports
    • Freight optimization and support for customer negotiations
  • Analytics 
    • Champion Continuous Improvement efforts and Relentless Curiosity to push for simplicity, innovation, and automation informed by Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
    • Lead the development of dashboards, scorecards and reports that drive insights
    • Leader for the TnL annual budget process
  • Warehousing – ELEMEDS execution, geographical footprint, infrastructure, inventory management, contract negotiations
  • Network Optimization
    • Leverage technology to drive insights which guide the capital planning and longterm logistics planning approach.
    • Work with a cross functional team to drive supply optimization by identifying and executing least cost distribution strategies informed by Landed Cost modeling. 
    • Ensure development and implementation of the strategic pricing and network optimization data, analytics and process

Essential skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum 10 years supply chain, operations, Ag sales or grain risk/merchandising experience
  • Exceptional technical skills, ability to pull/analyze data from multiple systems with an emphasis on Excel and PowerBI
  • Self-starter with a high degree of energy and passion; ability to effectively multi-task and prioritize
  • Tolerance and appetite for ambiguity and risk; ability to make tough decisions with less than perfect information
  • Collegial/collaborative style; demonstrated ability to work closely with others to conceptualize, test, and implement new ideas.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience leading S&OP or IBP
  • Firm grasp of critical technical skills, chiefly risk management, network optimization techniques and product/service pricing
  • Ability to coach and develop both individuals and teams
  • Ability to handle difficult conversations with grace while educating and creating bridges that build the partnership with customers 
  • 3-5 yrs experience leading a team of direct reports 

Good to have:

  • Deep understanding of customer market behavior and the capabilities of Ardent Mills plants
  • Deep Customer insight- Understanding of Customer economics, value drivers, and decision drivers
  • Preferred: Microsoft GP/365 or other inventory management software experience

Physical requirements and working conditions (with or without reasonable accommodation):

  • Ability to travel up to 15% of time
  • Ardent Mills is headquartered in Denver, CO.  It is preferred that this candidate reside in the Denver area; however, this role can be fully remote.  If remote, the successful candidate will be expected to commit to a periodic presence in the Denver HQ office, the frequency of which will be determined by the hiring manager.

At Ardent Mills, everyone matters and everyone has a voice.  We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal opportunities are available to all applicants and team members and the decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, aboriginality, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, age, political affiliation, or any other non-merit characteristic protected by law or not.  Together, celebrating our differences, we make Ardent Mills.

The preceding position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this position.  It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this position. The description, duties, functions, and responsibilities are subject to change at the discretion of Ardent Mills. 


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Employment Type:

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Additional Information:


We provide market-driven base pay, based on skills, abilities, and level of experiences. Our salary ranges are broad, and individual salary will be market competitive based on a candidate’s unique set of skills and level of experience. The starting range for this position is $110,225.63 - $147,013.43, with additional earning potential possible commensurate with experience. Additionally, we believe that our team members are the reason for our success and all team members are incentive eligible with a target based on contribution, company performance, and individual results achieved. While the specific bonus plan and target amount will be determined based on the role and breadth of contributions, the targeted bonus plan and targeted percentage amount for this role is Bonus - MIP, 10% Annual.


At Ardent Mills we offer a wide range of benefits to our team members and their eligible family members. Some of our great benefit programs you may be eligible for include: • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage• Health and Dependent Savings Accounts • Life and Disability Programs • Voluntary Benefit Programs • Company Sponsored Wellness Programs • Retirement Savings with Company Match • Team Member and Family Assistance Program (EAP) • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays • Employee Recognition Program with Rewards (RAVE).

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