Supply Chain Manager

Supply Chain Manager

Department: General & Administration

Reports to: CFO

FLSA status: Exempt

Supervises: 1

Position Summary:

Direct and coordinate purchasing, warehousing, and distribution activities to manage costs and optimize inventory levels.

Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, supply chain or related field of study or equivalent years’ experience
  • 5+ years of supply chain experience to include management/leadership responsibilities in manufacturing environment
  • Strong negotiations skills and proven track record in successful implementation of supply chain concepts, best practices, policies and procedures
  • Experience promoting and maintaining effective supplier relationships
  • Experience with ERP systems including purchasing and/or manufacturing modules

Qualifications desired:

  • Bilingual– Mandarin a plus
  • International supply chain experience
  • Experience with continuous improvement tools and philosophies
  • Great Plains Dynamics experience
  • APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

Essential functions and responsibilities:

  • Design and implement supply chains that support business strategies adapted to changing market conditions, new business opportunities, or cost reduction strategies
  • Manage activities related to strategic or tactical purchasing, material requirements planning, inventory control, warehousing, and receiving
  • Manage inventory levels and plan and schedule inventory purchases to ensure sufficient inventory levels to meet customer demands and minimize back order levels
  • Monitor open purchase orders and communicate with suppliers regarding orders to ensure on-time delivery
  • Examine existing procedures for opportunities to streamline activities to meet product distribution needs
  • Develop procedures for coordination of supply chain management with other functional areas, such as sales, marketing, accounting/finance, and production
  • Implement new or improved supply chain processes and procedures
  • Document physical supply chain processes, such as workflows, cycle times, position responsibilities, or system flows
  • Collaborate with proper departments to forecast demand and create supply plans that ensure availability of materials or products
  • Monitor sales forecasts and trends to identify changes or to determine their effect on supply chain activities
  • Define performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of supply chain factors, such as product cost, quality, or timely delivery
  • Monitor supplier performance to assess ability to meet quality and delivery requirements
  • Meet with suppliers to discuss performance metrics, to provide performance feedback, and to discuss production forecasts or changes
  • Negotiate prices and terms with suppliers, vendors and freight forwarders
  • Direct the movement, storage and processing of inventory
  • Analyze inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns and reduce waste
  • Participate in the coordination of engineering changes, product line extension, or new product launches to ensure orderly and timely transitions in material or production flow
  • Collaborate with other departments to identify or qualify new suppliers
  • Develop material costs forecasts or standard cost lists
  • Direct and supervise Purchasing personnel including but not limited to employee recruitment/hiring and termination, coaching and training, disciplinary actions and performance appraisals
  • Other duties as assigned by manager

Success factors/job competencies:

  • Knowledge:
    • o Production and Processing—Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods
    • o Administration and Management—Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques, production methods, and coordination of people and resources
    • Skills:
    • o Critical Thinking—Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
    • o Judgement and Decision Making—Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
    • Abilities:
    • o Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Other Characteristics:
    • o Attend work on a regular and predictable basis
    • o Complete assigned task in a safe manner and in a constant state of alertness
    • o Uphold company policies, including the anti-harassment program
    • o Work in a cooperative manner with managers, supervisors, coworkers, customers and the public
    • o Uphold the highest standard of integrity, honesty and ethical behavior
    • o Work effectively and efficiently under deadlines
    • o Maintain and uphold APR’s Core Values and Code of Conduct

Physical demands and work environment:

  • Physical demands:  The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and use hands to feel or pick-up objects, type on keyboard or work controls.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 lbs. and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment:  Work is regularly performed in a manufacturing environment as well as a shop and office environment.  The noise levels can vary from light to medium levels.
  • Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time position.  Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm and requires periodic overtime and travel as needed.

Performance Standards:

  • Annual performance appraisal
  • Attainment of annual goals established by supervisor

Approval/revision date: December 8, 2016

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salaried. Determined by experience and knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • BCBSAL Group Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • VSP Group Vision Insurance
  • Supplemental insurance through AFLAC
  • 401(k) eligibility after first available open enrollment date after 90 days
  • Vacation and sick/personal time:
    • o Standard plan- 9 paid holidays per year
    • o After six months; 1 week vacation and five sick/personal days
    • o After 1 year; 2 weeks’ vacation and 5 sick/personal days
    • o After 10 years; 3 weeks’ vacation and 5 sick/personal days
    • o After 20 years; 4 weeks’ vacation and 5 sick/personal days
  • Standard 40-hour work week. Occasional weekend work and overtime as needed.
  • Employee Recognition and company/team events

Final candidate must be able to pass a background check and drug screen.

APR, LLC is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate on any legally recognized basis, including, but not limited to, race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran states or any other basis recognized by federal, state, or local law.

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