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Supply Chain Manager

Location: California
Date: 11/30/2017

This is a company that is dedicated to the quality and craftsmanship that makes their equipment and services the most trusted in the world. There is a tremendous amount of pride in everything they do. For nearly forty years, they’ve built a company founded on these principles, one product at a time.

Under the general supervision of the Director of Operations, the Purchasing Manager consistently assumes appropriate inventory levels to ensure both industry-leading customer service levels and the agility to respond quickly to new opportunities without compromising optimal use of capital. This position is responsible for developing and managing key supplier relationships, and for creating needed infrastructure for all purchasing activities, while monitoring and reporting supply chain KPIs company-wide.

• Manage responsibility for the purchasing staff which includes goal setting, performance management, mentoring, and employee relations
• Assure effective teamwork and results within the department by coordinating the efforts of the purchasing staff
• Identify training and development opportunities for the purchasing staff
• Identify and qualify suppliers with appropriate quality, capacity, and competitive pricing to support the highest possible service levels to customers
• Develop and manage supplier relationships, and negotiate the most favorable terms to support current demands, while assuring future growth requirements are met
• Establish formal material planning processes for internal manufacturing as well as external (purchased) products
• Effectively utilize MRP system to manage inventory and safety stock levels for both components and finished goods while actively communicating appropriate inventory KPI’s throughout the organization
• Engage actively in supplier performance management
• Identify supplier performance gaps and develop action plans to achieve desired performance levels
• Perform scenario planning for potential supply disruption or business continuity issues
• Address concerns and issues from customer service, sales, and procurement relating to customer needs; Communicate/escalate supply issues in a timely manner
• Evaluate and recommend actions to improve upon customer deliveries
• Share information and provide reporting on key supply chain metrics
• Create and implement tools and processes to support production planning with accurate and timely information
• Encourage autonomy and create growth opportunities for the purchasing team
• Identify and initiate cost reduction opportunities
• Must be willing to work overtime as needed
• Some travel is required to support vendor and supplier visits

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
• Demonstrated strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate a team
• Must have proven inventory and production planning experience
• Experience with logistics supervision required
• Excellent oral and written communication
• Well-developed interpersonal skills are required, with the ability to interact and work effectively across all levels of the organization
• Manufacturing background is required
• Demonstrated analytical and problem resolution skills for supply chain issues
• Extensive user knowledge of ERP Systems and/or other Planning Systems
• Strong computers skills, including Word and Excel, are required

Qualifications (Education and Experience):
• Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management or Operations Management is preferred
• APICS Certification is preferred
• Minimum 7 years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment with responsibility for production planning, supplier management, and sustained product supply

All Candidates must be able to provide work related references.

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