Supply Chain Manager


Danbury, CT

Industry: Manufacturing


5 - 7 years

Posted Today

  by    Kyle Largent

Do you have current or recent experience managing a small team? This position has 3 to 5 direct reports plus 2 to 3 indirect reports. Do you have current or recent responsibility for the Supply Chain function within a mid-sized manufacturer with multiple locations? Our client currently has 4 manufacturing locations globally – 2 in the US plus 1 in Europe and 1 in China. Do your peers consider your supply chain leadership accomplishments to be strategic and span the entire company? Or, do you have one general strategy that has been applied to multiple situations, maybe companies?

Is your Supply Chain Managerexperience within LEAN and regulated (ISO) organizations? Have you implemented materials strategies that have effectively reduced inventory levels without compromising customers' experiences?

Are you complimented for your abilities to work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary and cross-functional groups? Are your interpersonal skills such that you are effective – within a reasonable amount of time, with resistant or obstructive personnel – in pursuit of company goals?

Our client is a profitable and growing multi-site (4) manufacturer serving OEM clients globally. The company President is committed to driving efficiency across the organization. He expects all managers, including the Supply Chain Manager, to materially contribute/develop, implement and analyze strategies that result in best-in-class customer experiences while making the Company more profitable.

If this describes you, we have an immediate need for a Supply Chain Manager. Let's talk!

Responsibilities & Accountabilities

The impact of the Supply Chain Manager is significant. Here are some of the key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for purchasing and production control functions related to inventory, including raw material, work in process, and finished goods.
  • Develop purchasing and logistics strategies, policies and procedures to meet business strategies and organizational requirements.
  • Manage purchasing team to ensure the availability of parts through proper sourcing of suppliers with the goal of no shortages for the production schedule.
  • Source potential suppliers to achieve significant and measurable savings.
  • Manage vendor performance goals and measured results collaboratively with the Quality team.
  • Provide accurate status reporting for all materials issues.
  • Implement a material procurement strategy that reduces consolidated inventory on a monthly average.
  • Control material costs through Cost realization and PPV.
  • Review, develop and implement comprehensive strategies covering the Company's 4 facilities.

Education, Experience & Proficiencies

  • Current experience as Supply Chain Manager managing a small group (3 to 5 direct reports plus 2 to 3 indirect reports) managing a high volume of components and large supplier base in a manufacturing company.
  • Commodities buying experiencepreferred.
  • Experience sourcing/purchasing components in a LEAN and ISO environment.
  • BA/BS degree is required; an advanced degree, such as MBA is preferred.
  • Experience in the medical device industry preferred.
  • Open for occasional travel – probably 1 trip quarterly to each facility (4) plus appropriate supplier site visits.


A competitive compensation package includes salary (DOE), bonus plus benefits. There are multiple opportunities for professional development and advancement.

Company information

Our client is a precision manufacturer of components used in test and measurement devices used in a wide range of applications, such as: medical diagnostics, research, veterinary, environmental, food safety and more.

This company is owned by a public corporation, which increases its financial stability and resources, while providing a greater number of professional development and advancement for its employees. Our client has grown steadily over the last decade, and is expected to continue with plenty of growth opportunities ahead.