Supply Chain Director

  • 51503
  • 22 Aug 2019
  • Medina, OH
  • Supply Chain
  • $90,000 - $115,000

Job Description

Supply Chain Manager

The Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for maximizing supply chain effectiveness in meeting the demands of the rapidly growing production/manufacturing operation. The successful candidate will be a change agent and problem solver who will execute strategic programs in international and domestic sourcing, distribution and warehousing. They will have expertise in negotiating supplier contracts, creating and analyzing bids and making recommendations as to how to grow and improve the business through strategic sourcing.

Essential Functions:

  • Work with Senior Leadership Team on new product development and product enhancement programs to ensure effective sourcing of materials to meet specifications, material requirements and pricing from suppliers. Actively seek creative supply chain solutions to optimize cost and value equation.
  • Develop relationships in the marketplace to understand and stay abreast of industry changes which may impact various business management programs as it relates to pricing trends and new products.
  • Add value to the Senior Leadership Team. Be an individual that can approach business challenges from a macro perspective and resolve strategic issues effectively.
  • Monitor and report on cost trends for key commodities impacting product categories.
  • Develop and meet inventory goals for the company which effectively balance cash-flow, industry leading product lead-times and inventory turn rates.
  • Ensure all supplier contracts are complete, properly executed and have considered all cost variables, including the unbundling of freight. Work with transportation in determining optimal delivery terms, rates and freight class.
  • Develop a Sales & Operation Planning Process within the company to help us achieve competitive advantages within the organization.
  • Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, transportation cost and supplier’s reputation and performance history.
  • Enhance supplier development by communicating performance standards, developing joint improvement initiatives, and actively soliciting formal feedback.
  • Negotiate resolution with suppliers relative to quality and service issues. Provide feedback to senior level representatives of suppliers on quality and delivery performance to assure continuous improvement in those areas.
  • Utilize strategic sourcing tools to sustain continuous cost reduction initiatives for product BOM Cost.
  • Promote the achievement of corporate goals and objectives.
  • Ensure supply contingency plans and strategy are up-to-date and easily activated in the event primary suppliers are unable to perform as required.
  • This position will require domestic U.S. and International travel approximately 25% of the time.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills & Abilities

  • 10+ years’ experience in Supply Chain Management in a manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple, complex projects and changing priorities; work extended hours when required, make decisions under pressure, and work effectively in a team environment.
  • Previous experience in international product sourcing, inventory management, performance metrics and project management.
  • Experience with S&OP and lean manufacturing.
  • Proficiency in MIS Office.
  • Excellent time management, organizational skills, and written and verbal communications skills.
  • Prior Syteline or similar MRP planning systems experience preferred.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or supply chain management.
  • APICS or other related purchasing certifications desired.