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Executive Director, Value Realization & Optimization, Manufacturing & Distribution

Apex Systems MELVILLE Full-Time
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Executive Director, Value Realization & Optimization, Manufacturing & Distribution


  • Prioritize, and support the delivery of Global Supply Chain value creation projects encompassing cost, agility, sustainability, and business continuity initiatives utilizing data analytics and proven methodologies, (Ideation workshops, Lean/CI, and Project Management) to drive efficient value delivery
  • Lead the Manufacturing and Distribution pillar in the identification and delivery of Global value realization and continuous improvement initiatives (e.g. Factory and DC’s Brand specific value analysis) 
  • Lead the VRO team in cross functional Brand and Factory ideation workshops to identify step change opportunities to drive sustainable and long term value creation 
  • Build the business case to drive transformative value creation opportunities while influencing the organization to move forward on the top ideas 
  • Ensure effective collaboration and alignment with Brands, R&D, Procurement, Plants, CI/Lean, and Central Engineering PMO to leverage the data analytics team to identify and drive effective value realization projects 
  • Lead Global Supply Chain complexity and waste elimination projects supporting our Sustainability, Agility, and Savings targets 
  • Drive pillar performance versus agreed pillar KPIs; guide and manage team performance and measure team's ROI 
  • Work with the engineering center to drive talent / capability development for the pillar to ensure consistency/continued excellence (e.g. training, talent retention)
  • Subject-matter expertise with regard to manufacturing optimization approaches (e.g. Six Sigma, Lean, automation, robotics) 


  • Bachelors degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Package, Chemical preferred)
  • 10+  years experience in Supply Chain/ Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Experience in Procurement, Process improvement / validation, Lean & CI, Package development & technology
    Experience with KPIs - COGs/Margin Improvement (Incl. Waste Elimination), Network Optimization (Speed/Agility/Continuity), Speed to Realization 
  • Ability to travel globally to manufacturing and distribution sites

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178


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Apex Systems is a division of the 2nd largest IT staffing and services firm in North America. From consulting to staff augmentation, we connect top tech talent with great companies in all industries.


Apex earned Inavero’s Best of Staffing™ Client Diamond and Talent Awards for providing superior service to clients and job seekers, putting the company in the top 2 percent of all U.S. staffing agencies.


We take the time to understand a candidate’s talents and needs to ensure a good match with companies for contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire positions. Each recruiter within Apex is focused on a specific skill area within infrastructure, applications, and project management. This focused discipline enables our local recruiters to work directly with our candidate’s and focus their talent on the right position at the right time.


We serve Fortune 500, mid-market, and emerging companies from a wide variety of industries, including communications, energy, financial services, government services, healthcare, technology, and utilities. 


Apex has branches in over 70 locations across the U.S. and Canada and more than 1,000 employees dedicated to supporting the needs of our clients and contract team members. Visit www.apexsystems.com to find a local branch or connect with an Account Manager or Recruiter.

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