Job Description

Our client, a metal products distributor located in the Greater Chicago area, has an immediate opening for a Director of Supply Chain/ Material Planning.

  • Oversee the supply chain from purchase order to delivery, including order fulfillment, shipping, receiving and inventory management.
  • Accountable for integration of supply chain activities across the organizations leading to optimal customer service, product supply, inventory investment and cost.
  • Responsible to help develop a materials planning function for goods and materials, create integrated processes among Operations, Purchasing, Logistics, and outside suppliers to execute the planning/replenishment process.
  • Participate with senior management in the development and formulation of long and short-range planning, policies, programs and objectives related to supply chain management.
  • Ensures compliance with specified contract metrics, operational, and personnel activities in the integration center, and maintains high standards of operational activities, introducing a lean manufacturing concept where applicable.
  • Ensures quality management system procedures are implemented throughout functional groups.
  • Plan, direct and implement logistics operations and administrative support to meet prescribed productivity and service goals.
  • Develop an annual operating budget and manage a system of controls to ensure service levels and operational performance goals are met within prescribed cost, revenue and profit parameters.
  • Identify competitive strategies and evaluate, adjust or redraft the organization’s supply chain programs accordingly ensuring thorough communication of imperatives and action items to the team
  • Responsible for operations and managing best practices with a strong emphasis on production efficiencies and asset utilization; ensure the development of systems and procedures for operating and managing physical facilities, human resources, equipment and products in a profitable manner.
  • Develop, document, and train on warehouse and logistics standard operating procedures and best practices, including multiple sites/multiple geographies.
  • Forecast demands to ensure just in time inventory increases efficiency and reduces inventory costs.
  • Assist in the execution of customer care standards for all accounts, communicating these standards to all personnel. Maintain appropriate contact with all accounts and respond to requests when required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience within Supply Chain and Logistics operations.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a manager or VP level role is required.
  • APICS or Supply Chain Certification is preferred
  • Experience with transportation, inventory management, global sourcing and international logistics
  • Six Sigma certification preferred.
  • Ability to discuss a wide range of topics from business strategy to the tactical execution of the strategy.
  • Excellent organizational, leadership, motivational, analytical problem solving and strategic thinking skills
  • Ability to build cross-functional partnerships and engage in and lead cross-functional teams and initiatives
  • Strong change management skills and experience
  • Demonstrated negotiation and management leadership skills
  • Must have working knowledge of facilities, equipment, operations and management
  • Experience with developing and monitoring production strategies and performance metrics
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with dynamic priorities and demands

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Chicago IL
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