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Head of Supply Chain

Head of Supply Chain

At Argenta, we’re more than a company — we’re a global team, dedicated to healthier animals. We believe that when their lives are made better, we're all the better for it.

Founded in 2006, we support companies big and small to develop and manufacture health products for pets and livestock. Our trusted, innovative solutions and services cover every stage of the process, from molecule to market.

We’re in a unique position. We are the world’s only combined contract research and contract development and manufacturing organisation (CRO/CDMO) dedicated to animal health.

Our uniqueness means:

  • We are ambitious, growing and building a ‘one team’ culture, guided by our values.
    • We are team players;
    • We are doers;
    • We are customer-centric;
    • We are innovators.

We value diversity, as a global company, we get the richness of working with different people in different places whether it be location, stages of their career, their development, their role. We believe that when everyone works together and puts their best “paw” forward we will make the lives of the animals we care for, better.

With bases in New Zealand, the US, the UK and Europe, our 650+ colleagues are driven by our partnership approach and purpose: Healthy Animals. Let’s Make It Happen, Together.

TEAM PLAYERS who want to DO great work and find INNOVATIVE ways to make animals lives better through our CUSTOMER CENTRIC efforts should apply. 

Argenta is looking for an experienced Head of Supply Chain to join our Argenta, Fort Dodge team.  

The Head of Supply Chain adds value through the following responsibilities:

  • Leads planning to create and maintain an 18 month production schedule aligned to client orders and forecast
  • Leads the Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning (SIOP) process for the site
  •  Develops appropriate supply chain strategy to maximize customer satisfaction at the lowest possible cost
  • Responsible for adhering to global inventory policy to optimise inventory, ensuring availability of raw material/componentry to support the manufacturing plan while ensuring turns and negating slow moving and obsolescence. 
  • Develops a continuous improvement/cost down culture focused on improving business performance year on year
  • Leads the supply chain team in executing best practices and measuring performance through agreed upon KPIs as well as mentors the team and guides them through Argenta's performance assessment and goal process

Head of Supply Chain Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred with emphasis in Supply Chain Management, Logistics or Business Administration or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Five to seven years of related experience with end-to-end Supply Chain Management
  • Proven work experience as a Supply Chain Manager
  • Comprehensive understanding of warehouse operations and technology
  • A good understanding of factory processes and production schedules
  • Possess a strong understanding of GMP regulations
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organization skills
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects and able to adapt to rapidly changing priorities


Why us? 

Argenta has strongly embedded company values which is key to who we are and how we deliver. We offer an opportunity to work for a successful and rapidly expanding global business where your input will be valued.  At Argenta we are a hard-working group who really enjoy the people we work with each day. That is why we support our people through strong culture, great benefits, and opportunity for growth.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Director

Job Function : General

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