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Director of Supply Chain

ExecuNet Boise Full-Time
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Position Responsibilities:

Reporting to the CEO for a specialized heavy machinery manufacturing company that generates in excess of $175 million in gross revenues with 450 associates. Serves key markets through a network of 300+ dealer locations throughout North America and overseas. Sources steel, components, and sub-assemblies predominately from within North America.
The Director of Supply Chain has an approximately $100 million sourcing and transportation spend, with a current total staff of 70. Responsible for managing the company’s end-to-end sourcing and materials management operations. The position will establish and implement (a) an effective sourcing strategy and (b) material management policies/procedures, while driving cost/cash savings, risk management, and contract execution. A key requirement is control of the on-site material, warehouse and residual transportation. Duties include developing strong supplier relationships consistent with minimizing inventory costs and maximizing service both to manufacturing and to customers. The challenge is to provide strong leadership and direction to the entire supply chain team.

Background Required:

  • Sourcing/supply-chain experience (10 years)
  • Strong leadership capacity (6 years)
  • Budget/spend responsibility ($100+ million)
  • Low volume, high SKU, flexible manufacturing environment.
  • Strategic sourcing process development, implementation, operation
  • Materials management and inventory control process development, implementation, operation
  • Skillset in negotiation, conflict resolution, and building supplier relationships
  • Continuous process improvement for cost reduction and service improvement
  • Risk management
  • Developed, implemented, operated KPIs for both vendors and supply-chain team members
  • Financial controls – budgets, pricing, costs, working capital
  • Hands-on/shop-floor purchasing, warehousing, and transportation leadership
  • IT skill set – ERP, MRP, WMS
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Residence: Central Michigan (relocation assistance offered)

Background Preferred (but not required):

  • Engine and steel sourcing
  • Productivity training, mentoring, and team building
  • New product development and life-cycle processes
  • Professional qualifications e.g. CSCMP, APICS, ISM, APS
  • Advanced Degree – MBA

Other Essential Abilities and Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Computer literate: Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Results driven and team player (operates through consensus)

Skills required

Material Requirements Planning
Continuous Improvement Process
Operations Management
Strategic Sourcing
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