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Sr. Global Supply Chain Manager

Compton, CA 90221

Posted: 04/11/2019 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Supply Chain & Procurement Job Number: 81154

An exciting career opportunity with a growing company. Looking for a high energy Manager able to manage the supply chain team and drive improvements in Inventory Turns, OTD, Supplier Performance, Planning and Forecast accuracy. This position must be a very strong leader with a very hands on attitude.

Responsible for Leading all New Product Development Sourcing with a strong knowledge in Project Management and Costing Analysis. Improving the Global Supply Chain and Leading the efforts to reduce lead-times and lower cost while improving Inventory turns.

Need a Leader that can manage activities with the objective of creating value, building a competitive infrastructure, leveraging worldwide logistics, synchronizing supply with demand and measuring performance globally.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Minimum 5+ years of progressive experience in Supply Chain Management: Inventory Control, Planning, Forecasting, Warehouse management & transportation
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience managing Buyers and Procurement staff
  • Knowledge of general manufacturing operations, planning theories and scheduling principles, monitoring execution of plan
  • Experience with Lean methodology and Continuous improvement practices, capable of making recommendations to improve productivity, cost, quality and reduction of waste and non-value added activities
  • Able to work with complex BOM structures
  • High degree of experience in data mining and report building
  • Ability to research, collect and analyze data
  • Able to conduct inventory analyses and risk assessments on supply trends and demand factors
  • Demonstrated success working in a fast-paced and demanding manufacturing environment
  • Well organized, detail oriented with strong follow-up skills
  • Hands-on, self-motivated, self-starter with a strong work ethic and interpersonal skills
  • Strong written, verbal, collaboration and negotiation skills
  • Ability to successfully work with cross-functional teams
  • Advanced understanding and use of Microsoft Excel required.
  • Sourcing new suppliers for existing parts and sourcing new parts within existing suppliers using our vendor scorecard and vendor certification process
  • Prepare price comparison between new suppliers (new parts) versus existing suppliers (existing parts). Excellent contract negotiation skills.
  • Prepare RFQ package and define the quantity break we need quotes on. Compare quotes for competitiveness. 
  • Tooling cavity, lead-time, material, manufacturing method should all be included in the quote sheet (better to have the tooling cavity count to be the same from all quotes).
  • Prepare cost analysis/comparison with pictures for projects
  • Calculate the preliminary BOM cost.
  • Negotiate shipping schedule with suppliers, not every supplier has the flexibility on moving shipping dates around.
  • Follow up with Asian suppliers to ensure urgent items are shipped in a timely manner.
  • Act as the communication bridge between suppliers and company  engineers.
  • Read all drawings, making sure callouts are disclosed in our engineering drawing before sending them out for quotes
  • Monitor prototype schedule, production schedule, and internal sample approval processes.
  • Communicate QC issues with overseas suppliers and decide if we want replacement or credit to close the QC issue.
  • Create and/or monitor inventory Key Business Metrics, plan improvement projects according to data and interact with team implementing solutions
  • Manage Control Material Review Board to keep levels at minimum and follow up improvement actions
  • Attend Tier 4 Meeting and respond/plan actions to cover raw material shortages with substitutes or expediting material to avoid customer service issues
  • Upload the approved/selected supplier’ s information and quotes into Arena and GP systems.
  • Travel to China and Taiwan, average time spent 10%- 25%.
  • Perform all duties required as the NPD ( New Product Development ) Buyer
  • Act as Project Manager on all new product development product. Responsible for reporting all supply chain related product status to the management team.
  • Improve cycle times in the supply chain using Value Stream Mapping tool and lower the levels of inventory as the business becomes more efficient.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
  • Bachelor’ s degree in related field (Supply Chain, Logistics, Business or Economics)
  • Minimum of 5 years hands on experience in discrete industrial goods manufacturing.
  • Minimum of 5 years in a Leadership position.
  • Experience working with scheduling vendors and in house operations.
  • Experience managing and sourcing international and domestic suppliers.
  • Strong Supplier experience with Overseas Suppliers
  • Commodity experience with steel, aluminum, and plastic fabrication and assembly processes
  • Advanced Knowledge in Microsoft excel. 
  • Can do / make it happen attitude. The ability to multi task in a very fast paced environment.
  • Strong ethical business and personal values
  • Proven problem solving experience using statistics, flow diagrams & Gantt charts
  • Cost accounting and BOM understanding
  • Understand of E-Business, E-Procurement
  • Ability to understand financial statements
  • Project Management skills
  • Great communication and teambuilding skills
  • Experience in traveling to overseas factories specifically Taiwan and China

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE DESIRED
  • Chinese or Mandarin as a second language, preferred
  • Masters degree a major plus
  • Lean Training
  • APICS certifications highly recommended / desired
  • Green Belt or Black Belt certificate
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