Director Supply Chain Management

Our client in looking for a Director Supply Chain Management to join their team. This role manages a team that is responsible for the planning, sourcing, purchasing, overseas shipping, warehousing and all logistics functions for a high volume consumer goods business that distributes retail and commercial products worldwide.  This is a seasoned supply chain business leader that manages overseas suppliers, processes, logistics, people and financials that directly impacts Company operations.       

Director Supply Chain Management Responsibilities:

-Accountable through a team of 3 buyers for the sourcing and procurement of over 5,000 SKUs of products from worldwide suppliers for both current and custom designed products working closely with the internal Product Development team

-Strong understanding of overseas strategies for product design, production, volume and pricing negotiations, vendor relationships; specifically:

-  Understand various country manufacturing and shipping capabilities

-  Understand products, components and materials for manufacturing options

-Collaboration with senior sales leaders for quotes on bulk product buys 

-Accountable through the above team for the ongoing replenishment of products to ensure fill rates by product categories are met and across supplier variables

-Demonstrated use of analytics and data management to leverage cost and price opportunities and ongoing reporting

-Accountable for all aspects of a high volume supply chain/logistics operation to ensure incoming products are received on time, warehoused then shipped on order

-Accountable for all sea, rail, ground carriers for the movement of products overseas as well as between warehouses understanding pricing, timing, broker and delivery models

- Knowledge of inter country transfers and Duty Drawbacks

-Accountable for 2 warehouse operations whether outsourced or insourced or a combination of business models and any transitions between them.  Specifically:

-Outsourced warehouses require contract and services management capabilities, relationship management and periodic site visits

-Insourced warehouses require management through an onsite team with attention to safety and all daily operational requirements and staffing

Director Supply Chain Management Qualifications:

-Business Management education and 15-20 years of progressive supply chain experience within a similar job scope in the consumer packaged goods industry

-Rigorous discipline building and enhancing operational processes that support financials, services, quality, negotiations, documentation, compliance, standards and KPIs/metrics

 -Able to leverage ERP systems, technology and analytics independently for budgeting, forecasting, replenishment, buying, product shipment functions to manage cost, price, product availability and other functions and metrics 

 -Strong financial acumen to manage a significant budget and broad business acumen to understand all aspects of business operations and opportunities

 -Demonstrated effective team leadership approaches to develop a strong team approach to the work while strengthening individual contributions and helping to strengthen team

 - Advanced communications and interpersonal skills for effective industry interactions and to build strong relationships and results with internal teams

 -Ability to travel internationally approximately 20% of the time to suppliers in Asia, Europe, China, etc both for supplier meetings, manufacturer site visits, world fairs (may be more significant travel in first few years in role)

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