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Supply Chain Manager

Base up to 135K

Interested? Email or, and please attach your resume. 


Our client is a Supply Chain, Manufacturing firm located in Overland Park with a national footprint and is a leader in its niche is seeking a supply chain manager to oversee and manage the overall supply chain and logistics operations to maximize efficiency, reduce risk, and minimize the cost of organization's supply chain, work effectively with the plant and field operations teams, engineering and accounting to deliver on supply chain and sourcing outcomes. Provide support and mentor site-level purchasing personnel as needed


What Will You Do? 

  • Responsible for production planning, forecasting, material procurement, inventory control, warehousing, rate setting, outsourcing, vendor selection, and distribution

  • Identify and lead strategic supplier or outsourcing efforts, including identification, selection negotiations, contract process, and implementation to meet legal, safety, ethics, quality, delivery, costs, and cash requirements.

  • Manage costs and cash flow through pricing, term improvements, payment options, MR&O, and freight

  • Lead supplier consolidation efforts across various business units

  • Develop and perform audit and review process of current suppliers for compliance to terms, conditions, performance, and engagement standards, risk identification, and mitigation

  • Manage off-shire supplier relationships

  • Lead inventory management processes to improve inventory turns and, reduce excess & obsolete materials, prevent excess stock and backorders.

  • Assure that departmental and support personnel are focused on continuous improvement of products and processes

  • Collaborate with multiple-functional managers and plant-level purchasing teams to implement proper sourcing practices and policies, and develop plant-level sourcing objectives

  • Support the Manufacturing, Engineering, and Product Management departments with the supplier and/or product data as needed

  • Uphold company policies and execute other duties as assigned


Skills and Experience to Be Successful

  • This position requires a Bachelor's degree in supply chain management or engineering (Industrial, Mechanical, or Manufacturing) or equivalent.

  • Must have a minimum of three to five years of experience in production, scheduling, or materials management role

  • Demonstrated experience with offshore sourcing, supply chain management, piece part manufacturing, and assembly operations for electronic and mechanical products 

  • Demonstrated experience using Lean Manufacturing toolsets

  • APICS certification is highly preferred

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products – specifically Excel, Word, and Outlook

  • Critical thinker with exceptional attention to detail

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing

  • Excellent negotiation skills

  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work as well as concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Ability to develop and maintain business relationships

  • Travel, including international, is required throughout the year, including the company's manufacturing facilities in Meridian, MS, and St. Johnsbury, VT, and Customer Service Support locations throughout the US, as well as vendors and suppliers as needed - 20% or less

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