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Supply Chain Manager

Chicago, IL 60661

Posted: 01/18/2019 Employment Type: Contract Category: Supply Chain & Procurement Job Number: 79851

Strategy and Operations:
  • Strategic oversight of vendors and governance of the quality of their delivery to the enterprise .
  •   Develop, nurture and deliver collaborative partnerships with vendors, operations teams, project control teams, and other internal teams.
  • Understand, communicate and manage SLAs (production and non-production).  Drive SLAs to ensure alignment with strategic delivery goals.
  •   Management of all vendor financials, ensuring compliance against budget and financial penalties due company.
  • Provide Holistic forecasting and planning to stay ahead of growth by working with internal teams.
  • Partner with operations to anticipate and plan ahead for key business initiatives.
  • Identify, prioritize and resolve key process issues .
  • Proactive communication at the Executive level to ensure efficient visibility to supply/demand issues and contingencies.  Create transparency and the identification of risk, impacts and mitigation.
  • Provide trending, analysis and resolution of issues impacting system performance and business continuity.
  • Execute and facilitate Monthly Vendor Reviews with strategic and material vendors. Facilitate Executive Quarterly Review.
  • Continuous real time view of current situation, historical view and supporting facts and data .
  • Provide in depth understanding of business drivers across stakeholders, as well as vendors’ offerings, limitations and operations.
  • Partner with internal customers to produce growth estimates, facilitate solutions inclusive of all stakeholders .
  • Contractual financial compliance for operations, development and other deliverables .
  • Support negotiation, training and other critical evolutionary efforts as needed when Corporate Procurement, Purchasing and HR introduce changes .
  •   Contractual SME, including MSA, all documentation and success of SOWs.
  • Lead vendor development integrations, managing vendor teams and matrix-managed internal teams to delivery in scope, schedule, timing and quality .
  • Ensure appropriate mitigation and contingency planning


Financial Transaction and Procurement Support:
  • Full responsibility for accurate and timely requisitioning, Purchase Order approvals and delivery and Receiving including all audit support for supplier annual spend.
  • Ensure accurate project and baseline financials are communicated and accounted for in the period that they were incurred.
  • Champion process for all Corporate Accounting, Finance, Purchasing and HR processes across all suppliers.


Team Management:
  • Build out the Vendor Management team, train and manage team members


  • Excellent communication skills in the spoken and written word. Strong team building and talent management skills. 
  • Proven track record in motivating team members to achieve goals. Proven ability in matrix management.
  • Minimum 5 + years managing vendor relationships and budget management role.
  • Minimum 7 + years Senior leadership, staff management and Vendor Management experience.
  • Minimum 10 + years in the Wireless or Technology Industry.


  • Bachelor’ s Degree.  JD, or MBA preferred.

  • Full Benefit Package, 401K program, and opportunities for advancement in a rapidly growing industry with a financially stable company.
  • Employment is dependent on the successful completion of a background check and drug screen.
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