This role is with a leader in engineering materials with both domestic and global manufacturing facilities. This position is located on the Massachusetts/Connecticut border .
This role is responsible for leading the planning and execution of supply chain initiatives. Leading end to end supply planning process including demand planning, supply planning, S & OP and inbound material planning. This role will lead the development of planning strategies and implement appropriate processes to manage demand plans, manufacturing capacity, and inventory levels to fulfill sales demand, meet customer service metrics and optimize costs. This role will also be responsible for efficient flow of materials into manufacturing. The Supply Chain Planning Director reports to the VP Supply Chain.
Develop, implement and manage cross-functional, fully integrated supply planning process that incorporates raw materials planning, distribution planning, capacity planning, scheduling, inventory and associated cost elements. Establish and implement methods and best practices related to the systems and process that support managing inventory, purchasing, and material control.
Responsible for accuracy of inventory counts by implementing and managing, in conjunction with Finance, an inventory control system, capable of identifying discrepancies in inventory counts and taking corrective action to guard against inconsistencies in the future. Analyze and update capacity and inventory plans monthly based on demand and output changes, and changes in planned customer service levels. Ensure effective translation of supply plans to master production plans to match customer demand (orders and forecast) with available resources while achieving inventory and cost objectives.
Collaborate with the Sales, Marketing and Finance to assure consistent development and alignment of all demand and supply plans. Regularly provide updates and align with Customer Service, Operations and Logistics on issues related to: out of stocks, service issues, supplier issues, production schedule adherence, order issues, inventory metrics, and other related issues.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree – Operations, Engineering; MBA preferred
Minimum 7 years supply chain or Operations experience
Proven leadership abilities and in depth knowledge of supply chain management.
Required Skills and Abilities:
Strong Customer Focus and ability to get results
Demonstrated Process improvement skills
Demonstrated negotiating skills
Ability to effectively work and communicate in matrix organization and bring numerous groups (Sales, manufacturing, finance) together to execute business strategies
Proven leadership abilities and in depth knowledge of supply chain management
Proven record of team management.
Strong Presentation skills.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Engineering/Business/Finance degree in a related discipline
APICS or APICS related certification preferred Six Sigma Certification
Preferred Skills and Abilities:
Ability to work and communicate in a team environment High level of product, process and customer knowledge
Newly created role to act as a significant contributor to the growth and development of this well-funded Cambridge based life science company.
Reporting to the Senior Director, Supply Chain you will be responsible for managing suppliers and replenishment to ensure a consistent supply by managing and sourcing CMO’s, internal manufacturing and leading and working with cross functional teams in manufacturing, quality, regulatory.
Our client is in “startup” mode requiring both a hands-on direct approach while developing the systems and protocols to define and implement ERP and other systems.
Please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-653-4050 so we can discuss and review in much greater depth.