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Scope Recruitment 04/02/2020
Position: Location: Sector:
Supply Chain Director
Iron Mountain, MI Huntsville 3001 9th Ave SW Alabama 35805
0000-03-01 Industrial Manufacturing


POSITION OVERVIEW

As the Director of the Supply Chain Management team, you will provide leadership, direction, strategic planning and execution for all aspects of our world-class manufacturing company’s supply chain policies, objectives, and initiatives.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide hands-on leadership, vision, and direction in sourcing and procurement

  • Develop and maintain world class supply chain practices, managing over $125M in annual spend and four direct reports along with a team of material specialists, and material handlers.

  • Develop continuous cost savings pipeline and deliver yearly cost improvements within supply chain

  • Participate in S&OP process creation and own the creation of timely material supply plans for manufacturing to deliver on-time service levels

  • Support the upgrade of current ERP system and lead IT and business support teams to architect and install relevant supply chain processes within ERP

  • Develop dashboards and KPI’s to measure and manage tactical and supply chain initiatives

  • Engage the supplier base to deliver joint innovation, cost improvements, and continuous process improvements

  • Formulate and deploy procedures governing all aspects of materials procurement, materials planning, inventory management, and supplier development

  • Collaborate withSales, Manufacturing, and Engineering teams to develop and lead strategic sourcing and procurement strategies in alignment with company objectives and growth goals, including inventory and working capital objectives; logistics initiatives; and LEAN manufacturing lead-time reduction programs

  • Lead negotiations for the strategic sourcing agreements and contracts withdirect material, MRO, and logistics providers. Items negotiated include purchase price, supply chain flexibility programs, preferred AP terms, delivery, and commercial terms

  • Leverage continuous improvement activities to drive improved performance and profitability

  • Work cross-functionally with Sales, Estimating, Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering, and Design to ensure best cost manufacturing strategy is being achieved

  • Develop KPI and performance metrics driven procurement, manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics environment, where ambiguity is removed or minimized by virtue of clear, measurable goals and frequent analysis of progress

  • Ensure supplier compliance in all respects of corporate specifications and requirements ensuring best in class supplier performance

  • Assume final responsibility for ordering and tracking all inbound project materials, along with their associated delivery deadlines

  • Ensure material competitiveness through commodity benchmarking and should-cost analysis

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business with an emphasis in Supply Chain and/or Operations Management. Master’s Degree preferred. CPIM or CPM certifications a plus.

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a Senior Supply Chain role with equivalent experience operating in a manufacturing environment.

  • Demonstrated leadership and proven track record of leading supply chain organizations within manufacturing organizations with procurement spend in excess of $100M

  • Able to lead the daily hands on operational tactics as well as develop strategic multi-year transformational supply chain strategies

  • Excellent coach and respected leader who can develop individuals to their highest potential and take teams to high performance

  • Ability to develop win/win relationships with suppliers to reduce cost and improve delivery and quality

  • Strong communication skills - from Board room to Boiler room

  • A successful record of progressive career advancement with expanding responsibilities

  • Able to travel as required (20%)

  • Working knowledge and proficiency in ERP/MRP systems

  • Experience and understanding of Lean Manufacturing

  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills

  • Familiar with manufacturing processes including but not limited to: metals, fabrication, assembly, paint, and electronics.

  • Solid analytical and financial skills

  • Strong negotiating and decision-making skills

  • Experienced problem-solver

  • Superior project skills that encompass multiple tasks on multiple projects

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite


EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business with an emphasis in Supply Chain and/or Operations Management. Master’s Degree preferred. CPIM or CPM certifications a plus.

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a Senior Supply Chain role with equivalent experience operating in a manufacturing environment.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated leadership and proven track record of leading supply chain organizations within manufacturing organizations with procurement spend in excess of $100M

  • Able to lead the daily hands on operational tactics as well as develop strategic multi-year transformational supply chain strategies

  • Excellent coach and respected leader who can develop individuals to their highest potential and take teams to high performance

  • Ability to develop win/win relationships with suppliers to reduce cost and improve delivery and quality

  • Strong communication skills - from Board room to Boiler room

  • A successful record of progressive career advancement with expanding responsibilities

  • Able to travel as required (20%)


Required Skills:

  • Working knowledge and proficiency in ERP/MRP systems

  • Experience and understanding of Lean Manufacturing

  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills

  • Familiar with manufacturing processes including but not limited to: metals, fabrication, assembly, paint, and electronics.

  • Solid analytical and financial skills

  • Strong negotiating and decision-making skills

  • Experienced problem-solver

  • Superior project skills that encompass multiple tasks on multiple projects

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite



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