Director of Supply Chain
Directs the overall supply chain operations for the business, including purchasing, receiving and inventory of raw materials and components, selection of and relationships with suppliers, strategic sourcing, production scheduling, receiving and material handling.
Evaluates past performance data to forecast needs and schedule production. Develops strategic plans and applies lean principles to improve productivity, quality, and efficiency of operations.
- Responsible for achieving supply chain performance targets focused on inventory reduction, accuracy and increased inventory turns while ensuring supplier on-time delivery and improved order-to-delivery results.
- Communicates materials planning forecasts to the supply chain to tie with company’s production schedule
- Directs the purchasing function as primary point of contact with suppliers to accomplish order management and fulfillment.
- Develops and deploys the supply chain planning process, which encompasses the plan for every part and pull replenishment methods for production operations.
- Works extensively with suppliers on supply chain and material delivery planning by working backwards through the tier 2 and tier 3 supply base to identify and eliminate constraints.
- Works effectively with diverse, multi-functional teams to apply the supply chain planning process and lead team efforts to develop lean material flow plans for the facility that may include implementing changes to supplier and factory inventory strategies.
- Gathers and analyzes data on demand and demand variability for each part required for production based on daily demand buckets. Gathers and analyzes data about supplier delivery performance and variability % for each part number (both time and quantity) and includes quality measures.
- Develops material flow plans for all material coming into the facility for production and also reviews, analyzes and cleans data prior to migration into the plant MRP system.
- Bachelors degree in operations research, supply chain, industrial engineering or a very closely related field.
- 10+ years of supply chain experience that shows growth, progressive responsibilities and a diversity of experience in purchasing, sourcing, inventory management, material handling, distribution and planning/production control. Manufacturing management experience is a plus.