Supply Chain Manager


Toledo, OH

Industry: Automotive.


Not Specified years

Posted 369 days ago

  by    Gordy Hunt

Position Summary

Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for building, maintaining, and improving an effective purchasing organization within the company.


·        Global purchasing experience  

·        strategic sourcing professional

·        experience in automotive

·        Someone who understands a smaller business and has that hands-on experience as this is for a $40M company

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Analyze the current purchasing procedures and establish an effective new purchasing team/structure
  • Select suitable team members for this new purchasing department and defines and allocates responsibilities and roles
  • Seek and partner with reliable vendors. Develop new supply sources where improvements can be made
  • Implement a supplier development system with a transparent way of evaluating suppliers in the areas of quality, price, and delivery capability. Regular feedback of evaluation results to suppliers is an integral part of this system.
  • Effectively contribute to optimization projects within the organization
  • Prioritize purchasing volumes and apply methods to constantly reduce overall cost.
  • Take advantage of short term opportunities to reduce cost (such as currency changes)
  • Negotiate with vendors for goods and services, negotiating the best possible price and service
  • Establish and comply with purchasing policies
  • Establish account credit and terms per company standard
  • Work closely with receiving department to ensure proper goods arrive on time
  • Trace delinquent arrivals and verify on time delivery
  • Facilitate timely placement of purchase orders
  • Participate in activities needed to support the management functions of the team
  • Uphold professionalism by providing courteous customer service to associates, visitors, clients, and vendors

Leadership Expectations

  • Leads and coaches the purchasing team to be able to serve the internal customers (manufacturing) effectively
  • Communicates and effectively cooperates with other parts of the organization in order to reduce overall cost structures
  • Effectively leverages on available market resources in order to work out benchmarks comparing internal performance with available “best in class” performance

DesiredQualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field experiencepreferred
  • 5 or more years of purchasing experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Ability to gather and analyze data
  • Solid judgment and decision making skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must possess proficient ability to communicate in English in oral and written format
  • Ability to adapt and work efficiently in a rapidly changing dynamic environment
  • Excellent time managing skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines
$80K - $110K