Chain Manager oversees the steps that comprise the supply chain process:
planning, development, manufacturing, logistics and distribution.
directly to VP Operations.
Directs the process which includes the
planning of procurement, production, inventory control, logistics and
distribution. The manager ensures that every step of the process is functioning
effectively to avoid costly delays and lost sales opportunities.
Assist in the
development of a company wide Category Purchase Strategy for commodities.
Define and map
the supply chain for all products, identifying critical path items in the
and review providers on capacity to deliver, reliability, financial and market
strategies for multiple sourcing of key critical services and components, when
required by business needs, identify suitable tactical alternatives to key
relationships with key suppliers, vendors, industry bodies and information
track life cycle for critical components ensuring that end of life and
transition to new suppliers or upgrades is managed ahead of the end of life
The supply chain manager must communicate his needs and
objectives to line managers and key personnel in procurement,
development/manufacturing, logistics and distribution to make the process run
Product Management to identify needs for new product technologies to facilitate
early establishment of suppliers.
Assist to the
establishment of best commercial practices and reduction of purchasing costs; cost reduction and process improvement are initiatives for effective
supply chain management.
Assist in the
negotiation and management of purchasing contracts, handle claims,
cancellations, contract changes, fines. (?)
maintain documentation in support of key supplier and development initiatives.
support to the project board and checkpoints for Projects.
company in internal and external forums.
key risks on behalf of the Procurement Division.
The Supply Chain Manager will drive the
following Key Performance Indicators:
- Inventory turns and dollars
- Inventory accuracy
- Year over year supplier cost reduction
- Shipping and Receiving accuracy
- Supplier Quality, On Time Delivery, and Service
inventory and planning department staff and all capital goods (finished goods,
raw materials and supplies).
Oversees the development and maintenance of the master
production schedule and work orders.
Direct and oversee the creation and release of purchase
requisitions for raw materials, including cartridge empties, to ensure
inventory and delivery performance are meeting production and customer demand.
Revises schedule according to work order specifications,
established priorities, and availability or capability of workers, parts,
material, machines, and equipment.
Distributes daily/weekly requirements to departments,
denoting number, type, and proposed completion date of units to be produced.
Confers with department supervisors and managers to
determine progress of work and to provide information on relevant changes to
production material and manpower resources needed to support key business
objectives of customer service, inventory investment, system integrity, and
Monitor the inventory and production planning
processes in order to ensure the execution of Lean best practices.
Manage the ERP/MRP system to ensure schedule and inventory accuracy.
Support the development, documentation,
training and implementation of new system enhancements, performance standards,
and reporting formats.
Manage all month-end closing and reporting functions
related to inventory.
Support new product introduction by liaising with R&D, Sales, Operations,
and other departments to insure seamless customer service.
Responsible for production stock level review
and replenishment, planning inventory by analyzing customer forecasts.
Develop and manage KPI illustrating inventory
performance to goals including inventory turns, excess and obsolescence,
variances, and material shortages.
Develop and manage KPI to monitor actual
production versus plan (daily, weekly, and year-to-date).
Oversee annual physical inventory.
Demonstrated ability to influence and coach
team members at all levels.