Position overview :
The Supply Chain Manager is responsible for providing leadership and direction, optimizing product availability and lowest cost in a multi-location global distribution environment.
Outstanding collaboration with other functional areas within the business is critical to achieve the objectives.
Main responsibilities :
The Supply Chain Managerwill be responsible for the following :
Develop and mentor staff through on-boarding, open communication and training and development; implement talent development and succession plans.
Create and foster high performance culture focused on engagement, accountability, innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement.
Champions company initiatives driving increased engagement.
Implement best practices and exploit efficiencies.
Manage inventory by increasing turns and minimizing excess of obsolete.
Manage supplier relationships to ensure cost, quality and supply assurance goals are met.
Monitor purchase price variancesand implement corrective actions
Work closely with Strategic Sourcing to implement supply chain strategies & manage day to day supply issues.
Manage inventory levels based on market rate of demand.
Collaborate with strategic sourcing on supplier roadmaps and strategies
Monitor and manage supplier compliance to contracts (costs, lead-times, terms, etc) and manage supplier on-time delivery performance.
Resolve continuity of supply issues internally and with suppliers to ensure on-time delivery to customers.
Identify, resolve, and expedite issues to ensure timely identification and procurement of materials.
Communicate pertinent information to both internal customers and international suppliers to keep apprised and to prevent problems.
Streamline procurement processes with efficient use of ERP / MRP systems and other tools
Assure that all system generated planning tasks are executed and all system data is maintained.
Identify procedural and internal control gaps and implement solutions.
Develop and maintain a high-performance culture.
Key Competencies :
The ideal candidate must have the following competencies :
Knowledge of materials management, supply chain, distribution, warehousing and purchasing.
PC proficient, working knowledge of MS Office applications, Microsoft Dynamics AX experience desired.
Strong communication skills and a team player
Good organizational skills ability to prioritize and do problem solving independent of supervision
Fluent in English
Ability to exercise and apply critical thinking to day-to-day situations
Solid experience in working with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel
Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example : using formulas, inserting charts, sorting, pivot tables).
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks with minimal supervision
Possess financial awareness and ability to perform basic cost / benefit analysis
Knowledge of global market conditions and the impact to the specific cost drivers of those products under his / her responsibility.
Strong ability to solve problems and produce alternative solutions
Detail-oriented with effective time management and prioritization skills.
Skills and Qualifications :
Bachelors’ degree in Supply Chain Management, Management, or similar field combined with a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in purchasing in a manufacturing environment / working directly with industrial manufacturing suppliers.
Relevant work history and experience may be considered in lieu of education.
Working knowledge of purchasing and supply chain concepts with APICS, CPIM, NAPM certification and / or association a plus.
To Staffing and Recruiting Agencies : Optimas does not accept unsolicited CVs or applications from agencies. Optimas is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs or applications and explicitly reserve its right to contact candidates presented in such unsolicited CV or application.
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