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Manager, Business Intelligence

Company: Novolex
Location: Covington
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

Why Choose Us?
Novolex is a leader in packaging innovation, choice, and sustainability. We manufacture products in paper, plastic and sustainable materials for the food, retail, health, and industrial markets.

Waddington North America (WNA) offers a broad range of upscale and casual serviceware solutions for the foodservice industry, including restaurants, caterers, delis, bakers, and processors. We offer a wide variety of individually wrapped and single-use products, the majority of which are made, stocked, and ready to ship. Our high-quality products include cups, bowls, plates, cutlery, serving trays and utensils, food containers, and dessert ware. For additional details, please visit

**Willing to consider candidates located near other WNA/Novolex sites: Chelmsford, MA, Chattanooga,TN, Holly, NY, Breman, GA, Lancaster, TX, Houston, TX or City of Industry, CA.

Our Sustainability Commitment
The Novolex sustainability vision is built upon three pillars: our products, our operations and our people. Each is critically important to our growth and future as a business. These pillars form the foundation of our company-wide commitment to sustainability, helping us achieve our ambitious goals through our wide-ranging initiatives.

How You'll Perform the Role
The Manager, Business Intelligence will be responsible to lead, transform and implement best-in-class processes for data integrity and analytics in the ten locations in the USA and Canada at Waddington North America Inc. (seven production facilities, two distribution centers and one headquarter).

Drives continuous improvement projects and feasibility studies for a current or future scenario. Transform raw data into information, enabling the company to make faster and right decisions with a focus on greater customer experience.

* Implement a workflow IT system to track and speed response time concerning master data management on the customer, supplier, part number, product specifications, bill of materials, materials inventory, and production planning parameters set up in the WNA ERPs.
* Understand and map the data workflow, the reasons why of each field, the respective impacts for the business if not set up properly in the ERPs, as well as, the approval needed before any change. Be a subject matter expert of each ERP module, questioning the new setup and not acting as a data entry point only.
* Lead data improvements for all types of materials (finished goods, raw material - resins, packages, labels, Work in Progress - WIP, etc., re-grind, scrap and Operations - MRO) and commercial entities, like supplier and customer.
* Develop, consolidate and publish accurate and timely key performance indicators (KPI), enabling the area leaders to focus their time and energy on improving the metrics and not developing them.
* Develop a dashboard to publish all KPIs in only one place.
* Perform meaningful ad-hoc reporting (quantitative and qualitative analyses), addressing timely business needs.
* Lead with the business intelligence team as needed, key project implementations.
* Manage and enhance the performance of existing IT databases.
* Support materials inventory analysis, identifying fast, medium, and slow-moving items, as well as, deadstock to increase inventory turns and customer fill rate.
* Foster open and collaborative support from key stakeholders as such sales, marketing, production, finance, and controlling teams, pursuing continuous improvement in our business and a better data flow (eliminate no value-added activities).

How will you be measured? Main Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
* User Requests Response Time (whole process and specifically to the business intelligence team).
* Projects are delivered according to the scope, cost, and time.
* Key Performance Indicators delivered accurately and timely.

Leadership Skills * Lead by example.
* Demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.
* Strategic thinking.
* Lead projects with strict deadlines and influence decision-makers. * Problem analysis and resolution at both a strategic and functional level.
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including presentation skills.
* Conflict resolution and mediation skills.
* Ability to plan, develop and coordinate multiple projects.

1. Initiative and Winner Attitude.
2. High Commitment to the team's needs and company goals.
3. High-Performance Team Builder with a hands-on attitude.
4. Detailed-oriented and outstanding analytical skills.
5. Challenge status quo, pursuing continuous improvement.

What We Need From You
* Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Data Analytics, or Business Administration. Other disciplines might be accepted, depending on candidate data integrity and analytics experience. A Master of Science in Data Analytics is a great differentiator.
* IFS and Epicor CMS ERPs experience well desired. Knowledge in the data warehouse, like IBM Cognos, and MS Power BI.
* Savvy in data management and Microsoft software (Excel - Pivot tables, V-lookup, and Macro plus PowerPoint. Access and SQL programming is a plus).
* Project Management Professional (PM) and/or Six Sigma Black Belt certified highly preferred.
* Experience in supply chain management (demand forecasting, materials inventory management, production planning) and operations are desirable.
* Fluency in English and a second language such as Spanish or French is a plus.

What You'll Get From Us
With safety as our top priority and a commitment to employee well-being an important focus, we offer comprehensive and competitive benefits that include medical, dental and vision insurance (including Telehealth options) as well as a variety of other well-being resources focused on mental, physical and financial health. Specific benefits and well-being programs may vary depending on where you work.

Community Engagement
At Novolex, giving back to the local communities that support us is important. Our Focused Giving Program prioritizes support for organizations whose missions promote sustainability initiatives or address food and hunger needs. We also encourage facility level support of activities in the communities where our employees live and work.

Training and Development
We offer constant opportunities for advancement. From skills development to advanced education programs, training and development programs and courses are available through Novolex University. Programs include company and industry training curricula, support for formal education through the Tuition Reimbursement Program, and a Learning Management System that supports and enhances employee skills at all levels of the organization.


Keywords: Novolex, Covington , Manager, Business Intelligence, Executive , Covington, Kentucky

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