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Job Ref.: 5510

Job Title: Supply Chain Manager

Role: Buyer, Supply Chain, Purchasing

Relocation Available: No

Industry: Manufacturing

Location: Texas

Town / City: Dallas

Job Type: Permanent full-time

Job description:

Responsibilities include:
•           Performs analysis of customer demand, sales forecasts and historical material usage to develop and execute raw material inventory plans, and to prepare the external supply chain for upcoming changes in material demand.
•           Coordinate with cross-functional business teams to develop the best economic strategy for production planning to support customer demand.
•           Establish and implement methods and best practices related to the systems and process that support inventory forecasting, purchasing, and material control.
•           Develop and execute a sourcing strategy to meet the company’s business growth and sourcing requirements.
•           Build up the department to fit job functions and character/personality.
•           Identify, develop and manage effective relationships with existing and potential suppliers of goods and services to meet the established cost, quality and delivery targets.
•           Work with the Quality Manager to establish, implement, and manage system to evaluate, monitor and report supplier scorecard performance.
•           Adhere to established company policies, procedures, terms and conditions and legal matters that affect purchasing policies.
•           Responsible for accuracy of inventory counts by implementing and managing, in conjunction with Finance and Inventory Control, a perpetual inventory system, capable of identifying discrepancies in inventory counts, and taking corrective action to guard against inconsistencies in the future.
•           Achieves financial objectives by working with management group to prepare the materials budget, schedule expenditures, analyze variances and initiate corrective actions.
•           Participates as a member of the operations team in making cross-functional operational decisions.
•           Participates in MRB and CAR meetings to resolve quality issues working with both internal and external resources.
•           Collaborate with Engineering, Manufacturing, Process Engineering and Quality to achieve cost reduction targets.
•           Maintains a safe and healthy work environment by implementing, maintaining and aligning company policies that adhere to local, state and federal environmental, health and safety regulations.
•           Additional responsibilities within the scope of work may be assigned.
Qualified applicants will have:
•           Working knowledge and understanding of ERP/MRP systems and their use in a manufacturing environment.
•           Bachelor’s degree or vocational training in manufacturing technologies; with a minimum 5 years of experience.
•           Minimum 5 years leadership experience (supervisor, Manager, etc.)
•           Strong proven manufacturing supervisory skills with ability to train, instruct and motivate employees. Leads by example and motivates people so as to create a challenging, empowering, and collaborative working environment.
•           Solid production planning, scheduling, and continuous process improvement experience.
•           Maintain and provide current understanding of industry best practices and technology trends.
•           Financial skills including cost modeling, cost analysis, make vs. buy analysis.
•           Identify tools, processes and metrics to optimize supplier value.
•           Good technical writing, documentation, and record keeping skills.
•           Good analytical problem solving ability.
•           Good computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.)
•           Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills.

Bottom Line Requirements:

1. Working knowledge and understanding of ERP/MRP systems and their use in a manufacturing environment.
2. Bachelor’s degree or vocational training in manufacturing technologies.
3. 5+ years of supervisory experience (supervisor, manager, etc.) in a manufacturing environment. 
4. Solid production planning, scheduling, and continuous process improvement experience.

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