Supply Chain Manager

We’re working with a global textile manufacturer with $250 million in sales. This is a very profitable well-established company with a substantial client portfolio and they are looking for a Supply Chain Manager to join their team. It’s a people-centric culture where they empower their teams to be creative and make decisions – you’re truly empowered.

Manages and directs the planning/purchasing responsibilities for our client’s business operations to meet delivery schedules and satisfy customers’ requirements.


  • Negotiates pricing, terms and delivery of materials
  • Manages vendor relationships including imports; as well as manages knitter relationships
  • Provides direction to purchasing, customer service, shipping and receiving personnel
  • Works with product development to identify needed resources and ensures their timely delivery
  • Works with sales regarding forecasting, new requirements, strategy
  • Works with quality team regarding consumption, cost, commitments, allocation, capacity
  • Directs planning and scheduling activities
  • Knowledge and understanding of Freight Logistics, Incoterms, and Warehousing Strategy
  • Generate material releases to vendors, maintaining appropriate cumulative required, received and authorized levels
  • Communicate release forecasts to vendors
  • Manages inventory control process: Expedites shipments as necessary for manufacturing requirements and assign appropriate responsibility for cost of same
  • Evaluates causes behind expedited needs to determine if systemic changes are necessary. Recommend or make changes as appropriate
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills; and ability to understand key customer/operations issues
  • Ability to interact with all levels of employees both within the organization and with customers, suppliers, sub-contractors, etc
  • Knowledge and understanding of the textile industry, its manufacturing technologies, fibers, fabrics and finishes is a plus
  • Effective organization and planning skills
  • Quick study, particularly with respect to planning and operational concepts
  • Drive, passion, high energy; comfortable in a fast-paced work environment
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required relating to raw material purchasing and delivery
  • Must be available during off-hours to handle urgent requests and must be able to handle a competitive environment


  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Supply Chain


  • Three to five years of experience in a Supply Chain environment

Key Skills:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Familiarity with planning systems

All Candidates must be able to provide work related references.

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Included in this industry are the apparel, home furnishings and industrial markets. We work in the fiber, fabric and fashion industry with clients and candidates located all over the world.

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