Contract Manufacturing Operations Lead

Confidential Company  •  Racine, WI

5 - 7 years experience  •  Retail / Diversified

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/16/17
Confidential Company
Racine, WI
5 - 7 years experience
Retail / Diversified
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/16/17


Responsible for the leadership and end to end performance management of the assigned Contract Manufacturing (CM) portfolio. The scope of this role includes CM selection, onboarding (start-up and qualification), ongoing relationship and performance management (SRM), New Product Commercialization and Value Creation initiatives. This position requires strong personal initiative to identify opportunities and achieve business goals.

Primary Accountabilities:

  • Develop and execute strategies for assigned relationships/portfolio that ensure delivery of business objectives including Safety/Health/Environment, Quality, Customer Service, Cost, and Cash.
  • Establish, qualify and manage a CM supplier base for assigned portfolio that meets SCJ performance requirements leveraging the overall SCJ supply chain matrix. Scope includes:
  • oMatrix Leadership: Ensures seamless interface between SCJ functions and assigned CM’s to meet business objectives.
  • oSourcing: Support CM sourcing working closely with CM procurement in identifying CM’s to support SCJ business objectives and in contract negotiations to ensure commercial agreements deliver capability, capacity, and performance requirements.
  • oSelection: Determine leadership and technical capability, manufacturing feasibility, capacity, and estimated cost to support/influence make / buy decision. Lead CM selection with CM Manager for assigned portfolio or projects.
  • oStart-up and Commercialization: Lead start-up, commercialization and business onboarding process of new Contract Manufacturers.
  • oRelationship Management and Performance: Lead Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) process for assigned relationships to deliver the required capability, capacity, flexibility and performance to meet SCJ business objectives.
  • oInitiative Delivery: Deliver CM scope of New Product and Value Creation project demand across assigned network. Manage work streams associated with the delivery of required capability and capacity and start-up/commercialization.
  • Represent Contract Manufacturing in Regional Supply & Operation Planning Process to escalate long term capacity issues

Required Skills and Education:

Minimum of 5 years of experience in Product Supply (i.e. contract manufacturing, procurement, engineering, planning, quality, and/or logistics)
Previous experience with direct manufacturing leadership preferred.
Leadership, sound judgment, and solid technical problem solving skills are essential.
Proven track record of achieving results in a cross functional environment.
Strong knowledge of production/process technologies like Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen, OEE, TPM etc.
Project Management and/or New Product Commercialization Experience
Strong understanding of Total Cost of Ownership and how trade off decisions impact delivered cost. This requires sound understanding of cost drivers in supply chain management.


 Courage
 Self-Development
 Dealing with Ambiguity
 Integrity and Trust
 Drive for Results
 Decision Quality
 Business Acumen
 Interpersonal Savvy
 Priority Setting


 BS degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Business, or relevant field
 MBA preferred


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