Director of Supply Chain
Toppers Pizza
Cold Spring, Wisconsin, US
3d ago

Toppers Pizza is looking for a Supply Chain Director

for full-time employment at our World Headquarters in Whitewater.

At Toppers Pizza, we strive tobe the place where all people want to do their best work. Therefore, we value all the fascinating characteristics that make us different.

People, Pizza, and Passion - it's how we roll.

Our Pizza People are the heart and soul of our company, bringing great food and memorable experiences that people connect over in our communities.

At our corporate office, we support these store Team Members.

We live by a set of core values that pretty much sum up everything about us. We love what we do. Our goal is to be the best pizza company in the WORLD by KILLING IT on every DETAIL of the Customer Experience.

COVID-19 slowed many businesses down, but Toppers is experiencing its most substantial growth and sales in company history. Our time is now.

Are you an experienced supply chain director that will passionately represent the Toppers Brand? Do you impress and inspire others with how you do your job by being reliable, not compromising your values, being a role model for politeness, generosity, and good manners, and having well-founded confidence that reassures other people?

Can you do this even when under pressure?

As the ideal candidate,

  • you are technically savvy
  • You have basic computer literacy skills and are up to date with the latest technological innovations and tools. You understand the implementation challenges that take place in the complexity of today's supply chain software solutions.

  • you are a systems thinker
  • You can keep up with the challenges that come with thinking of the supply chain as a system. You embrace the added dimension of cross-functional and cross-company complexity and understand the connections and interdependencies across logistics, manufacturing, marketing / sales, and procurement.

    You also recognize that engaging in the complexity of interfaces with suppliers, store management teams, and franchisees is also very important.

  • you have superior business skills and language
  • You effectively communicate with senior executives. You are comfortable speaking about terms such as EBITDA, ROC, and economic profit as you are comfortable talking about fleet-truck efficiency or demand forecasting.

    You can step into the CFO's office and be capable of holding a conversation about cash flow and step outside and be able to engage in delivery schedules talk with suppliers immediately.

    You know how to explain supply chain problems to the executive team in their language.

  • you are an influential leader and have the ability to inspire
  • You create close interpersonal relationships that build a credible reputation for you and the organization's supply chain function.

    You understand that you are in a position to influence and use it to get people to work together to create a world-class supply chain.

    You are also gifted in building close collaborative relationships with leaders in sales and marketing, corporate & franchise operations, and finance.

    You are fully invested in a conversation when people have something to say or ask, and you don't rush to give your point of view or interrupt without entirely understanding the other person.

    You are a patient listener and create a conducive environment and make Team Members feel comfortable.

  • you can apply certainty to uncertain situations affecting others, such as in forecasting or decision making
  • Even with the volatility in the supply chain, you are comfortable dealing with ambiguity when it comes to forecasting, budgeting, business planning, and other processes.

    When possible, you implement technology that will remove the guesswork from these processes.

  • you balance risk and reward in careful analysis using hard and soft skills
  • You crunch numbers to help arrive at making a decision, but you also think imaginatively seeing the big picture without becoming mired in a mountain of data.

  • you align tactics to strategy in planning and harmony with organizational culture
  • You recognize that just having a great supply chain strategy is rendered meaningless if we fail to execute a supporting tactical operations plan.

    You connect strategic supply chain imperatives that align with overall company objectives to a tactical management system that necessitates the establishment of meticulous metrics.

    You continuously monitor these metrics to determine if productivity, quality, inventory, and other tactical objectives are being met, exceeded, or missed.

    And, this activity can't take place in a vacuum. In today's increasingly collaborative enterprise, you know that it requires you to work closely with finance, sales, IT, and other departments to ensure company-wide success.

  • you satisfy competing priorities and stakeholders on an ongoing basis
  • Managing the competing priorities of purchasing and maintaining large quantities of raw materials and keeping production costs low while at the same time providing the high-quality food that we promise to our customers - as well as variety and low prices that they expect.

    Meeting the expectations of key stakeholders requires you to have a tenacious management approach blended with a sophisticated communication style.

  • you maintain and improve relationships of supply chain partners
  • You cultivate mutually beneficial connections with supply chain partners through having an in-depth understanding of our business operations and an innate talent for relationship building.

    You carefully nurture effective supplier relationships to ensure a sustainable business and operational model.

  • you are a lifelong learner
  • You embrace that there is never an end to learning, and you believe as a Supply Chain Director you need to remain relevant and keep yourself updated with the latest happenings in the restaurant industry by reading, signing up, and attending networking events to meet experts so you can proactively acquire the necessary knowledge.

    The position allows some flexibility to work remotely from home but will require working at the Toppers Headquarters in Whitewater, WI, about 80% of the time.

    Some travel is expected for this position travel to current and proposed vendors and conferences as needed.

    Required Education & Experience

  • BS Food Science & Nutrition (or business or related field)
  • Restaurant, supplier, distribution background
  • 3-5 Years related managerial experience
  • Have held a valid driver's license for two years
  • Can pass our insurance company's motor vehicle record minimum requirements :
  • In the past three years, no more than :

  • two minor moving violations or
  • one at-fault accident or
  • one minor moving violation and one at-fault accident
  • With so much in motion, the role of Director of Supply Chain isn't always easy. You understand that people, machines, and software all have a role to play while overseeing and integrating processes.

    At Toppers, we work together to reach our full potential of a smooth-running and prosperous business with your strong organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills.

    You bring it with passion by coming to work ready to make things happen. You're noticeably friendly & project positive energy by smiling.

    You enjoy being in our stores, talking to Customers, Team Members, and Franchisees regularly. Not only do you have fun enjoying the work that you do, but you want to be a part of building something special we are building an extraordinary company!

    The Supply Chain Director will report to the CFO and is a member of the Supply Chain Team. This role is responsible for supporting the brand's goals and objectives in the following areas :

  • Supervision -You provide direction, leadership, and development of direct report(s)
  • Directs and is responsible for overall supply chain operations Including product sourcing, analysis, and recommendations, price negotiating, procurement, purchasing and inventory of raw materials, selection of vendors, and distribution of materials to our franchisees
  • Provide department strategic plans and goals that align with the company's initiatives that improve productivity, quality, and efficiency of operations
  • Develop plans and policies, which include contingency plans for risk management and plans to increase efficiency throughout the supply chain while ensuring quality and safety;
  • implement subsequent changes to processes, and evaluate those processes and procedures

  • Evaluate past performance data to forecast needs and production scheduling; suggest improvements to increase the efficiency of supply chain and profitability for the company.
  • Establish performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of factors affecting the supply chain.
  • Chair the convention sponsorship committee, negotiate supplier convention contributions, ensure suppliers meet support commitments, vendor trade show oversight
  • Participate as an advisory member of the product development team, providing information and guidance on availability and cost of supplies and materials.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    For you to be a successful Supply Chain Director Toppers you :

  • Represent and promote our brand with positive energy
  • Are a high integrity and authentic person that speaks your truth or fears and lives true
  • Are committed to having Fun at work
  • Love Pizza (kind of obvious, eh?)
  • Value and have empathy and gratitude for people at all levels of the organization
  • Don't settle for "good enough" for your own performance
  • Have polished the skill of prioritizing
  • Set aside significant amounts of time to make your workflow smoother by organizing
  • Are proficient at spreadsheets, databases, e-filing, presentation software, and more
  • Are a system and process-oriented devotee
  • Are a risk taker and don't mind making mistakes if they happen - you take pride in the "scars" you have earned and view them as a part of growth and becoming an expert in a subject
  • Ask a lot of great questions and can sort out the important from the minutia.
  • Listen and show people that you are listening
  • Play well with your peers, and in return, you gain their support and cooperation
  • If this describes you, we would love to meet you!!!

    Want to stand out? Be sure that we can see your experience and skills by writing a short cover letter telling us how your background and passion relate to what we're doing.

    You take the time to write a cover letter; we promise to acknowledge every inquiry with a personal response because we have no robots working in our HR department.

    At Toppers, we value people for their rich histories and perspectives; not only for their certifications and degrees and former employer brands or their buzzwords on their resumes (those are cool too!).

    This is why we'd love to hear from you on a more personal note also.

    We love passionate candidates and believe that our only opportunity to win in the marketplace will come by hiring and keeping the best people in the industry.

    If that's also your view, please give us a look, and make your day extraordinary!

    Some Benefits Include :

    We offer an excellent team environment as well as provide excellent benefits such as :

  • Competitive Salary with bonus incentives
  • FUN Atmosphere & Casual Work Setting
  • Up to Six Weeks of Paid Time Off Annually
  • 8 Paid Holidays with five of the holidays being floating holidays
  • 80% Company Paid Medical Insurance off of the base plan
  • 401(K) Plan with up to a 4% Match
  • Meal Discounts (70% While Working!)
  • 100% Company Paid Life Insurance
  • 100% Company Paid Short-term Disability Insurance, which includes paid time off for having a child
  • 100% Company Paid Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Fitness Club Reimbursement
  • Paid Training & Professional Development
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent Care & Health)
  • Health Savings Account
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Group Dental Insurance
  • Voluntary Group Vision Insurance
  • Voluntary Group Pet Insurance
  • Our Company Profile (if you're interested and hopefully you are)

    Toppers Pizza is a growing pizza delivery franchise company based in Whitewater, Wisconsin. Toppers has won numerous accolades and recognition in the restaurant and franchising industry.

    We have an incredible leadership team of restaurant veterans.

    We are not your mom and dad's pizza company. We pride ourselves on being just a little bit different and a lot more Fun! Our company is a family of fanatical, passionate people working toward the common goal of becoming the greatest pizza delivery company on the planet.

    Some words commonly used to describe us : Edgy, Sarcastic, Irreverent, Fun. . . Check us out at www.toppers.com.

  • If you like working in a stuffy, no-fun environment, we would not be your dream employer. We try to spoil our Team Members with things like;
  • virtual yoga, various company events, performance-based incentives, and other silliness. We make it a point to laugh and smile every day!

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Toppers Pizza is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Toppers recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

    Please read over the reviews left by our Team Members on GlassDoor.

    http : / / www.glassdoor.com / Overview / Working-at-Toppers-Pizza-EI IE224004.11,24.htm

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