Optimizer Process Expert

Req #: 1801458
Location: East Hanover, NJ US
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Job Category: Customer Service & Logistics
Job Description

With our portfolio of global Power Brands such as Oreo and belVita biscuits, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolate and Trident gum, we’re the world’s #1 in biscuits and candy, and #2 in chocolate and gum. We’re Mondelēz International, a snacking powerhouse with operations in more than 80 countries, with approximately 90,000 employees globally and our brands are marketed in around 165 countries.


Our purpose and vision is to create more MOMENTS OF JOY by building the BEST SNACKING COMPANY IN THE WORLD.




Customer Service & Logistics (CS&L) is where you’ll integrate our end-to-end demand-driven supply chain. Working “from farm to shelf,” you’ll connect plants with customers to deliver best-in-class service in the most efficient way. Your goal will be to have the right products, at the right time, and with the right quantity and quality on the shelf.

Purpose of Role 

The role exists to drive efficiency in the NA Supply network by driving excellence through the use of APO Optimizer technology across NA Business supporting both Confections and Biscuits across ~70 Supply Planners. Includes ownership of the APO Optimizer functionality used within the Supply Planning Hubs; starting with the alignment of requirements with key stakeholders, developing parameter changes and gaining alignment, in order to drive best in class business results and supply chain optimization (planning, manufacturing, distribution and logistics).

Main Responsibilities 
  • Be the subject matter expert for APO Optimizer including adoption of emerging technology trends and its applicability in NA business to continue to drive best in class business results. 
  • Lead and manage all APO Optimizer developments providing subject matter expertise and ensuring business and technical resources are aligned to deliver the overall benefits. 
  • Participate in weekly DMS to ensure delivery of a quality plan across all metrics
  • Co-manage with our technical providers the stability of APO Optimizer solution (daily) ensuring business continuity
  • Be the NA representative on global projects ensuring that NA needs are represented. Share also NA best practice with the global team and other regions
  • Owning capability and providing ongoing support to Users and providing appropriate training and coaching program for new starters.


Role Requirements:

12+ years of work experience
10-12 years of Supply Chain planning experience
4-6 years of CPG experience preferred
8+ years of SAP APO functional and technical expertise - specifically using APO's Optimizer functionality
Bachelor's degree requried, Master's degree preferred"

Leadership Competency:

Problem solving
Intellectual horsepower
Drive for results
Innovation management

Functional Competency:

Working knowledge and experience of Demand and Supply Planning process, sub processes and broad cross functional supply chain experience such as Network Design, Log Ops, Warehousing etc..

Deep technical expertise of SAP APO - specifically configuration and usage of the Network Optimizer in SAP APO

Ability to lead and proactively manage team deliverables to ensure best in class business results

Mondelēz Global LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, uniform service, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact 847-943-5460 for assistance.

Applicants must complete all required steps in the application process, including providing a Resume/CV, in order to be considered for this position.
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