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Global Supply Chain Director

Company: Elkay
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Job Description:

We're looking for a candidate to fill this position in an exciting company.

  • Establishes and implements supply chain strategies for sourcing, cost savings, and continuous improvement that deliver total cost savings generating gross margin improvement.
  • Responsible for the global alignment & management of existing and new suppliers. Suppliers based in the U.S., and all global regions. Suppliers specializing in the materials used for, and the completed production of commercial furniture used in the Restaurant, Hospitality, and Education markets.
  • Responsible for managing processes for material planning, production fulfillment, logistics, procurement, supply base rationalization, outsourcing, make-buy analysis and inventory management (includes the cycle count process)
  • Develops, implements, and negotiates price and delivery terms with critical materials to minimize cost, inventory levels and transportation costs
  • Responsible for implementing systems for material replenishment, lead times, safety stocks and reorder points, minimizing the level of on-hand inventory and cash utilization
  • Organizes and leads the supply chain team to support each value stream and the needs of each manufacturing plant / facility
  • Manages staff selection, performance, development and training processes to ensure team competencies and capabilities to achieve strategic business goals
  • Serves as key decision maker for all sourcing decisions both domestic and foreign
  • Manages and reports on Key Performance Indicator (KPI) metrics for working capital turns and inventory control mitigating risks (delays, costs, quality, quotes, services, etc.)
  • Defines and manages the commodity strategies and sourcing decisions, while ensuring the successful management and enhancement of the entire supply chain
  • Develops and implements global sourcing & procurement strategy plan.
  • Develops and implements all country-supplier specific QA & QC programs.
  • Identifies potential cost savings and oversees budget, while ensuring compliance with government laws and regulations (domestic/international).
  • Ensure that all suppliers are compliant with internal SWPA compliance and all customer driven social accountability audits and supplier compliance.
  • Analyzes, manages and--oversees--production fulfillment, ensuring uninterrupted flow of materials and services using ERP, pull indicators and master planning
  • Develops and implements visual controls and measures, driving operational excellence from suppliers through the manufacturing process, including supplier on-boarding and supplier audits
  • Implements and maintains systems to identify capacity constraints in the value stream and works with functional areas to mitigate
  • Performs project management on mission critical programs that require special attention for OTD and budget performance
  • Reduces overall supply risk though contingency planning and understanding of supplier capabilities, disaster preparedness and financial health
  • Develops and improves overall supplier and supply base capabilities
  • Tracks, forecasts and manages changing global market conditions and geo-political environments
  • Identifies needs and potential suppliers, solicits bids and review bids then, selects suppliers
  • Negotiates and awards contracts, approves payments to suppliers while maintaining strong vendor relationships
  • Supports continuous improvement (CI) activities across the entire supply chain including development and implementation of appropriate CI initiatives and measures of performance
  • Leads and directs work for team of employees as required by business needs
  • Travels to suppliers and internal /external customers regarding supplier performance management, on-boarding, audits and program/process reviews
    • Must have 5+ years of leadership/direct people management experience.-- Will have direct and indirect managerial responsibility for Vendor Liaison, Buyers and/or Supply Chain Specialists
    • Knowledge of strategic sourcing methodology and demonstrated experience in developing strategic sourcing strategies; expertise in make vs. buy decisions a must
    • Global experience required
    • Experience with inventory management concepts (turns, VMI, reductions), contract negotiations, demand forecasting, and operations planning required
    • Ability to develop, manage and execute procurement strategies that drive financial and operational performance improvements across sub-functions of the supply chain required
    • In-depth understanding of contracts, compliance and government laws (domestic/international) relating to procurement functions essential.-- Experience with international, environmental, labor and safety standards a must
    • Must have hands on experience in vendor selection and negotiation
    • Ability to collaborate with different functions, focus on achieving practical business impact and work at both working team and executive levels essential
    • Experience with--eSourcing--tools such as internet reverse auctions a plus
    • Ability to operate independently and communicate effectively with internal clients, peers and senior managers as well as external suppliers a must
    • Excellent project management and negotiation skills essential
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills critical
    • Professional certification highly preferred (CPM, CPIM or APICS)
    • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally on an as needed and regular basis is essential.

Keywords: Elkay, Downers Grove , Global Supply Chain Director, Executive , Downers Grove, Illinois

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