Supply Chain Strategy and Optimization



Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

If you are a strategic thinker and a Supply Chain professional with a passion for transforming Supply Chain for the future, this could be your chance to make your mark in the Lubricant business.

Where you fit

Shell is actively working towards establishing a more extensive presence in the Lubricants Supply Chain, with plans for significant scaling in the upcoming years. The Lubricants business, recognizing the pivotal role of its supply chain, is committed to turning it into a competitive advantage. The Lubricant Supply Chain (LSC) organization, as an integral part of the broader Lubricants business, is crucial for achieving success in the marketplace.

As part of the Lubricants Americas Supply Chain Optimization and Projects organization, you drive world class Sales and Operations Planning for North and South America lubricant supply chain network across multiple sales channels (B2B, B2C, Indirect, Retail). The broad product portfolio includes fast-moving consumer goods, products exclusively developed for key customers, and specialty products with niche applications.

What’s the role?

As Supply Chain Strategy and Optimization Analyst, you support Lubricants Americas in delivering its growth ambitions. Lubricants Americas is within the Shell Global Lubricants portfolio-- A business advancing towards an accelerated growth commitment by 2025 with a 10% CAGR.

Further accountabilities are as follows:

  • Work across sectors and lines of businesses to identify pain points/constraints/value leakage, to drive gap closure initiatives.
  • Work with Shell owned and third-party assets to identify operational challenges and constraints to drive resolution and to increase customer satisfaction.
  • Supporting the S&OP process by ensuring sufficient e2e capacity in network to support demand – from raw materials to production to logistics.
  • Determining optimal customer and production sourcing by evaluating feasibility, capacity, cost, working capital, and customer satisfaction trade-offs.
  • Optimizing the supply chain footprint by identifying opportunities ranging from optimization of constraint resources, economic order quantity, etc.
  • Work with sales and marketing to rationalize portfolio to reduce complexity and increase overall lubricants Americas profitability.
  • Work collectively across lubricants to ensure profitability targets are met.

For Portfolio/COGS Supply Chain Strategy & Optimization, you are responsible to:

  • Work with Sales and Marketing across the various sectors to understand their specific needs and develop an end-to-end strategy to support those sectors.
  • Work with a specific sector to define winning portfolio and associated portfolio metrics, e.g., % tail, ROACE, profitability, customer satisfaction etc.
  • Develop outlets for slow moving (tail) products to minimize value loss.
  • Drive initiatives with Sales & Marketing and Product Management to develop a view of customer wants vs needs to maximize profitability.
  • Look to optimize product component cost and develop product supply security optionality to enable business goals.
  • Work with sales and marketing to rationalize portfolio to reduce complexity and increase overall lubricants Americas profitability.
  • Work collectively across lubricants to ensure profitability targets are met.

What we need from you

  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, engineering, or a related field
  • 6+ years of experience in supply chain optimization, preferably in a manufacturing or logistics environment (in FMCG environment)
  • Prior experience in the S&OP process/managing product portfolio.
  • Experience with data analysis and visualization tools such as Tableau, Excel, Power BI, Spotfire, Alteryx.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience in SAP or other Supply Planning tools and/or Supply Chain planning software is a plus.
  • Prior Lubricants experience is a plus.
  • Willingness to work during US hours (Houston) with some flexibility. The role will be based out of India to support the lubricants business in the North America. Shift allowance (as per India country norms) will be provided for the off-shift requirement in addition to the regular salary.


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