Provides leadership of Supply Chain Management activities for a manufacturing operation. Supply Chain Management activities will include, but are not limited to, the following: materials planning, scheduling, inventory control, cash flow management, import compliance, information flow and coordination.
This position has dotted-line reports onsite, and works with suppliers, business unit managers, purchasing, production planners, sales personnel, IT, and other appropriate resources to strategically plan and coordinate the flow of materials and information from customers through procurement to delivery.
The Supply Chain Manager will have dotted-line responsibility for the Materials team, which includes Purchasing, incoming material scheduling, import trade compliance, and outside processing scheduling. The Supply Chain Manager will also be responsible for effectively managing cross-functional relationships with other departments to support effective materials usage, flow, and outside supplier product needs.
• Optimize the balance between supply availability, inventory investment, as well as cost and risk of obsolescence. Forecast, and then develop plans, measures, and controls for establishing levels of materials, components, and product stored at suppliers for outside processing.
• Coordinate with the Asia supply team regarding quoting processes to be certain that optimum price, delivery, and quality requirements are being met.
• Coordinate the development of new products with Engineering and Sales.
• Drive cost reduction and productivity through materials design initiatives and purchase price variances.
• Meet with vendors to investigate and determine alternative sources and types of materials, supplies, and methods.
• Directs and coordinates the plant SIOP (Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning) process, Master Scheduling, Production Planning, and Physical Inventory.
• Responsible for establishing internal logistics plan and material delivery system/routes.
• Promote organizational culture of continuous improvement by championing the use of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma principles, including Plan For Every Part (PFEP), pull systems, Kanban, etc.
• Responsible to maintain and coordinate activities to ensure vital plant metrics, including but not limited to; Customer On-time delivery, Backlog, Days on Hand inventory, and past due Work Orders/Schedules.
• Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives for the Supply Chain staff.
• Implement policies and procedures, as necessary.
• Develop and present presentations. Present and collaborate in person and virtually.
• Working conditions are primarily in a climate-controlled, office setting with occasional time spent in a manufacturing and warehouse environment.
• Employees are expected to maintain their work area in a neat, clean, orderly, and safe manner.
• Minimal travel required.
• Building Effective Teams – Coordinating and leading your team for success.
• Customer Focus – Understanding who your customer is and their needs.
• Drive for Results – Identifying key goals and using all available people and resources to get there.
• Managing Vision and Purpose – Believing in a vision for the organization and enabling others to individually believe the vision too.
• Motivating Others – Supporting an environment where people want to and can perform their best.
• Priority Setting – Knowing what comes first.
• Sizing Up People – Recognizing strong talent and what they bring, or could bring, to the organization.
• Strategic Agility – Looking to the future and rising to meet it.
• Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and sustain output from the team.
• Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, leadership, and team building skills.
• Strong social skills including interpersonal, telephone, and e-mail skills to successfully work and communicate with a variety of personalities.
• Must be able to maintain a professional, organized, and positive demeanor, even when dealing with difficult issues and challenging situations.
• Ability to think and operate on the fly, to assess situations, to weigh options, and to make sound business decisions.
Extended computer use (sitting, typing, use of mouse, and viewing screen).
KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS:
Competent computer skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Outlook).
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, or related field required.
In lieu of a degree, additional equivalent experience in a related industry may be considered.
APICS, ASCM, or other supply chain certification preferred.
Knowledge and/or certification in Lean and Six Sigma principles preferred.
At least three years of experience in Supply Chain including at least two years of supervisory/leadership experience required.
Five or more years of Supply Chain experience with three or more years of leadership experience preferred.
A combination of years of experience, advanced education, and industry-specific training and experience may be considered in lieu of the minimum requirement.
THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL-INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS, OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION’S ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, KINEDYNE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD, OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES, AS NECESSARY.
- Physical Inventory
- Continuous Improvement Process
- Inventory Control
- Kanban Principles