CooperVision Manager, Distribution Systems in Liege, Belgium

CooperVision®, Inc., a unit of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE: COO), is one of the world's leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. The Company produces a full array of monthly, two-week and daily disposable contact lenses, all featuring advanced materials and optics. CooperVision has a strong heritage of solving the toughest vision challenges; such as astigmatism, presbyopia and ocular dryness; and offers the most complete collection of spherical, toric and multifocal products available.

Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, thereby creating real advantages for customers and wearers.

From our extensive network of facilities in 12 countries across five continents, CooperVision distributes high-quality lenses virtually everywhere contact lenses are worn.

JOB TITLE: Manager, Distribution Systems

DEPARTMENT: Information Technology

JOB SUMMARY

The Manager of Distribution Systems will be responsible for our global inventory and warehouse management systems, including Red Prairie, warehouse control and automated systems, and out local inventory management systems. This individual will manage and directly participate in our Red Prairie upgrade project and global Oracle EBS implementation of inventory Management and Warehouse Management. This individual will have excellent communication skills, strong problem solving abilities, and substantial prior experience managing and executing large and smaller scale warehouse management systems projects.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Lead and manage a team of approximately 15 individuals in support of our global inventory and warehouse management applications

  • Lead and coordinate our global Red Prairie upgrade project for our three Tier 1 distribution centers.

  • In partnership and coordination with the broader Oracle ERP initiative, lead the implementation of Oracle IM and WM for company run and 3PL warehouse operations.

  • Define the 7/24 support model for all warehouse systems within the broader Information Services team and partners.

  • Develop and maintain a multi-year overall strategy and roadmap for the evolution of warehouse systems and automation, including planned upgrades, interdependencies, and vendor contacts.

  • Partner with the Global Operations Management team and VP’s of Distribution to improve overall operation through the use of value add systems.

  • Partner with the Global Operations Management team and VP’s of Distribution to maintain a line of sight to business initiatives requiring strategic systems planning.

  • Support the growth of the company by participating in the planning, build out, and implementation of new warehouse systems globally.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

/KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES/

  • Prior experience managing large/complex global projects and teams, within the span of the following: (Red Prairie,Warehouse Control & Automation Systems,Oracle Inventory and Warehouse Management (EBS 12)).

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong man management experience with ability to develop a high performing team.

  • Excellent project management methodology skills.

  • Excellent time management.

  • Highly self-motivated, self-directed, and attentive to detail.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high pressure environment.

  • Extensive experience working in a team-oriented collaborative environment.

  • Ability to produce exceptional quality output.

  • Ability to suggest appropriate solutions.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with senior management.

/WORK ENVIRONMENT/

  • Normal office environment.

  • Sedentary to light physical effort necessary to perform the job.

  • Extensive contact with employees and external business partners and vendors.

  • Global travel required.

/EDUCATION/

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in relevant field or equivalent experience is required.

  • Requires 5 years’ experience in the management and implementation of WMS systems.

/EXPERIENCE/

  • Prior experience in related management and technology position.

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project.

CooperVision, Inc. is an EEO/AA Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Job: *Information Technology

Organization: *Operations Systems

Title: Manager, Distribution Systems

Location: Belgium-Liege

Requisition ID: UNI0178