Supply Chain Manager (Plant Weißenthurm )

Job ID:  38112

Weißenthurm, Rhineland-Palatinate , DE

Contract Type:  Permanent
Location Type:  Hybrid
Talent Area:  Supply Chain

Trivium Packaging is a global sustainability leader in metal packaging with more than 60 locations worldwide, nearly 8,000 employees, and an annual revenue of approximately €3.0 billion. Trivium serves a diverse range of customers in a variety of end markets such as food, seafood, pet food, nutrition, beauty and personal care, household care, and premium beverages.

Trivium wants to shape the industry and has embarked on an ambitious transformation journey. In the near term, focus is on building & upskilling the team, deciding where to play & how to win, and increasing financial performance by executing the Trivium Business System (commercial, operational, and supply chain excellence). Sustainability is embedded in our materials and in our actions. Trivium has ambitious sustainability targets and focuses exclusively on products that are infinitely recyclable. Our company sustainability journey has been awarded with a Platinum medal by EcoVadis, the world’s leading rating agent who allocated this award only to the top 1% of the >75000 companies reviewed. Sustainability is embedded in each and every function at Trivium, it‘s in our DNA. The global head office is at Amsterdam Airport; however, many people work in virtual teams from different countries. Our culture is results-driven, entrepreneurial, informal, and highly multicultural. Our people have a high degree of responsibility. 


Our plant in Weißenthurm

Trivium's production facility in Weißenthurm, Germany is located on the left bank of the Rhine, northwest of the city of Koblenz. Metal packaging has been manufactured here for over 100 years, and today the plant produces it for customers in the demanding food industry. In recent years, the Weissenthurm facility has helped accelerate Trivium's journey of continuous improvement. We are proud of our core values of passion, teamwork and excellence. Our employees are our best asset and we invest in their training and development. If you want to be part of Trivium's success in the thriving metal packaging industry, join the team at our Weissenthurm facility. You'll find leading technology, competitive compensation and rewarding career opportunities.




The Plant Supply Chain Manager is responsible for the entire supply chain of a Plant from getting goods from suppliers, through manufacturing goods to delivering as per internal or external customer’s request. Ensuring smooth communication and alignment between inside sales team, planning, scheduling, production departments, QA and shipping. Aligns with the BU SC Manager on network optimization and intrasite deliveries. Responsible for having a clear and supported Plant Supply Chain philosophy in place, including a continuous improvement approach.




Master Production Planning: Line and people capacity optimization, calculation of metal requirements, optimization of stock levels of raw materials, intermediates and finished goods.

Scheduling: Management of shop orders and stocks, optimization of production runs, calculation of demand

Inventory Management: optimize inventory levels balancing OTIF and holding costs

Logistics Operations: Responsible for shipping and OTIF delivery, Internal movements, goods receipts, external Warehousing, and Transport. Drives a zero-accident culture (HSE), optimizes movements and (external) warehouse capacity, ensures accurate physical stock takes and proper shipping documentation

Collaborate with BU Supply Chain: Aligns with BU SC Manager and other Plant SC Managers in the BU on optimal network planning, required capacities, intracompany deliveries and connects plant SC philosophy with that of the BU.

Collaborate with procurement: align deliveries and forward requirements with Procurement to ensure continuity of supply

Builds and motivates a successful team that drives performance and embodies the Trivium values o Creates a strong performance management culture, recognizing achievements and quickly acting on consequences o Assess the current team's capabilities against role expectations. Build the team's capabilities to be able to grow into future roles. Ensures succession for key roles, collaborates with HR on succession plan

• Understands and acts on OHI feedback (employee survey feedback) and drives actions to increase ownership of all employees in Supply Chain

Education / Trainings


Bachelor’s or master’s degree in (industrial) Engineering (ideally also Business), ideally focus on: - Supply Chain (S&OP, stock management, sales admin) - Lean Operations would be advantageous - -
• Lean Operations (Master Black Belt. Six Sigma Black Belt), Kaizen, SMED
• Design thinking
• Full supply chain life cycle, Mater Planning, S&OP and plants scheduling
• Procurement
• Inventory optimisation
• Supply chain management software’s (ERP’s, EDI, Scanning, S&OP, …)
• Customer audits, ideally FMCG customer audit experience
• B2B sales
• ‘Real’ P&L /General Manager responsibility
• Languages (Local language plus English mandatory, Dutch a plus, French, Italian and/or German nice to have)
• Experience as trainer, with train-the trainer programs
• Good business acumen and understanding of customer needs • Strategic in thinking, tactical in implementing • Is results-driven • Is a people leader, can build followership • Is hands-on/practical, at ease in the day to day and firefighting • Has the ability to cooperate and communicate on all levels including to customers, is a team player and possesses great interpersonal and communicational skills • Is autonomous and self-supporting with good alignment • Has analytical skills at high level, at ease with data crunching • Is a pro-active problem solver


Job Characteristics


Decision to ship goods to customers.

• Decision to supply components and raw materials from Intragroup or suppliers.

• Decision to launch production orders.

• MRP parameters (Safety stocks, batch sizes, lead-times, …)

• Schedule compromises and optimisation




To reach our goals, we know we need colleagues at all levels who are truly diverse in every way. That’s why we are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. Our customers come from a wide range of backgrounds, and so do our people and It’s business critical for us to ensure all our people have what they need to perform at their best and can be their true selves at work.


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