Supply Chain Manager

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Toledo, OH

Industry: Automotive.

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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.

Keys:

·        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