Supply Chain Manager

  • Location: Madison, WI
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #33801

Job Summary

The Supply Chain & Customer Service Manager is an integral operations partner providing leadership to help improve customer service levels, working capital and driving labor productivity through optimization of lean material flow. The Manager will organize and implement strategic initiatives and standardized approaches in raw material purchasing, planning/scheduling, inventory management, customer service and distribution/logistics.


Position Duties and Responsibilities

• Owns the raw material inventory assets

• Synchronize all areas of the internal supply chain: planning, scheduling, purchasing and customer service in order to maximize efficiencies and low cost of operation

• Develop and implement sourcing strategies. Lead initiatives to ensure continuity of supply throughout the operations to achieve uninterrupted supply of quality materials and production runs

• Negotiate with suppliers for price, lead-time, and specifications

• Organize and manage inventory control and warehouse functions (storage and control of all purchased inventory)

• Manage inventory accuracy and control over all purchased products and finished goods

• Conduct supplier qualification including investigating suppliers’ capability to furnish materials, finished parts or service for the purpose of establishing adequate and reliable sources of supply. Prepare and solicit bid proposals. Find secondary or alternative suppliers as needed

• Establish and follow procedures/policies to meet IATF 16949 compliance standards

• Assist other projects and departments, as required Experience, Skills and Abilities

• Demonstrates personal flexibility in approach and ideas and responds positively and supports changes in procedures, process, technology, responsibility and assignments.

• Demonstrated ability to influence senior management, teams and individuals across multiple cultures, disciplines and geographies

• Strong organization, time management skills and exemplary attention to details • Strong problem solving skills; the ability to ask the right questions, help frame logical conclusions and arrive at effective solutions

• Experience managing processes and people


Education and Technical Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business, Operations Management, or related field OR equivalent experience

• 10 years progressive facility supply chain operations leadership

• 5 years’ experience as ERP/MRP (SAP, Oracle or JDE) Super user

• Experience with the manufacture and distribution of consumer goods in a manufacturing setting • APICS or related certification desirable


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Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Information

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