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Director, Supply Chain

Wilmington, Massachusetts, United States
December 05, 2018


We have partnered with a large Manufacturing Company in the Wilmington, MA area to provide them with a Director, Supply Chain.

Please review the below description and if you are interested please contact:

Vahidin Topcagic at, 314-853-6670

Job Description

The ideal candidate for this role will have extensive experience leading a remote team as well as a strong background in supplier development, revenue planning, inventory management, customer on-time performance, cost reduction, and PPV targets. This position will be based in Wilmington, MA and will require up to 30% travel both domestically and internationally, and will require a regular presence in our Reynosa, Mexico facility. This position reports directly to the Vice President and Business Unit Manager.

Drive key initiatives to achieve best total cost structure, quality, lead-time, payment terms and service by negotiating strategic short-term and long-term supplier relationships and agreements

Negotiate sourcing, pricing and material availability, ensuring subordinate staff buy, plan and expedite appropriately to meet production schedules.

Direct supervision, mentoring and development of team in Wilmington, MA and Reynosa, Mexico and the creation of robust succession plans within the team. Team is responsible for materials planning and inventory management, and will provide support to the operations leadership withy warehousing and shipping activities.

Proactively drive the overall strategy of critical commodities and the associated market conditions, processes, suppliers, and cost drivers.

Forecasts and plans according to sales and production schedules, while simultaneously developing and executing strategies to lower inventory.

Collaborate with operations, engineering, finance, corporate supply chain leadership and similar functions to drive process improvement and efficiency projects.

Develop appropriate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and set appropriate SMART goals, holding the team accountable for the success of those KPIs.

Develop suppliers’ capabilities and assessments to improve quality, delivery and cost structure.

Collaborate with peers and often lead appropriate kaizen and SIOP activities across the business unit.

Drive Supplier Assessment process with all site Supply Chain and Supplier Quality teams; develop grow/maintain/exit strategies for suppliers of key commodities.

Provide guidance for implementation of Supplier Managed Inventory programs and other functional and company-wide process improvements.

Develop standardized sourcing and supply chain procedures and practices.

Assure suppliers, processes and procedures are consistent with AS9100 requirements.

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree required, MBA a plus

C.P.M., C.P.I.M or similar certification preferred

Strong understanding and application of lean and continuous improvement tools (SIOP, Kanban Material pull management)

Experience driving implementation of VMI or VMI Consignment inventory programs

Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma certification a plus

7+ years leading a supply chain organization required, to include purchasing, planning, and strategic sourcing in a manufacturing environment

5+ years driving kaizen and SIOP events strongly preferred

Prior experience with sourcing in low cost regions (Mexico preferred)

Prior experience managing direct reports is required, to include remote management

Prior experience sourcing commodities related to machining, casting, PCBAs, and cable harnesses strongly preferred

Experience in a manufacturing environment required; lean manufacturing, i.e. internal & supplier Kanban implementation, experience a plus

Experience working with Oracle or similar ERP system required

Experience in the Aerospace & Defense industry preferred

Travel: 30%, including both domestic and international (Reynosa, Mexico)

Due to contracts with the United States Government, a candidate must be a US Citizen or Greencard holder.