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Supply Chain Manager -Purchasing

  • Searchtec
  • 02/19/19
  • Santa Ana, CA
  • 92799
  • TBD / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Supply chain manager
Near Long Beach California area

Job Summary:
The Supply Chain and Commodity Manager is responsible to develop and implement supply chain and commodities strategies to reduce costs. The manager must be familiar with the Flexo Graphic Printing Industry and a range of strategic sourcing activities " including the analysis of spend, material and SKUs rationalization, the formulation of and implementation of commodity strategies, the negotiation of suppliers contracts, suppliers qualification, and on-going management of supplier relationship. The S.C. and Commodity Manager will be tasked to develop a robust supply chain and commodity strategy to drive cost out of the supply chain.
Reporting to this position will be the following positions:

Shipping & Receiving
Essential Functions:
Develop and implement commodity and supply chain strategies to improve material cost and ensure continuous supply to support the business operation.
Evaluates and acts upon the MRP requirements and Kanban levels for assigned commodities. Generates and adjusts purchase orders and/or shop work orders to support production schedules. Effectively communicates areas of concern to appropriate departments, individuals and/or suppliers. Inputs, maintains, and adjusts records or transactions to ensure system validity.
Effectively communicates forecasted requirements to external suppliers.
Objectively measures and communicates supplier performance to support supply chain continuous improvement efforts. Interfaces with Suppliers, Quality and Strategic Sourcing to quickly resolve quality, delivery or cost issues.
Drives increased inventory turns, reduced cycle times, and improved Customer OTD by developing, implementing and managing pull-based material replenishment processes, including, but not limited to Kanban cards, vendor managed inventory and supplier consignments.
Work closely with the Operation, Purchasing, Planning, Manufacturing teams to proactively identify, prioritize and complete resourcing and supplier development projects.
Support resourcing and out-sourcing projects by proactively planning materials to ensure uninterrupted flow of product to customers as required.
Provide effective support to new product introduction teams, proposal development and subcontracting opportunities as they develop.
Stream line the shipping and receiving process to improve efficiencies and reduce errors.
Ensures quick resolution of shipping discrepancies, receiving errors, and invoice errors, and authorizes all inventory adjustments. Coordinates adjustments to ship dates or quantities on open purchase orders as necessary.
Effectively manage inventory turns, monitors inventory and work to eliminate excess and obsolete parts, and rationalize similar parts.
Consistent with Operational Excellence focus, participates in Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen events that will eliminate waste and result in significant benefits (Growth, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost) throughout the Supply Chain.
Engenders a spirit of cooperation throughout the supply chain to insure responsiveness to the customer.


BS/BA in business or technical field and a minimum of 5 years of related experience; or an MS/MBA in related field.
Direct industry experience and proven track record.
Leadership and expertise in implementing lean concepts (strategic sourcing, MRPP, Kaizen Leadership, 5S, etc).
CPIM, CSCP, Lean Manufacturing and Six-Sigma Green Belt certifications highly desirable.

Knowledge of:
ERP systems
Strong Excel knowledge, expert level preferred

Excellent analytical, problem solving and fact-based decision-making skills;
Strong working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and scheduling software.
Ability to thrive in an environment of ambiguity.
Proficient in ERP systems and Microsoft office suite software (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, MS project, etc.).
Prior experience of applying lean principles in supply chain and ability to implement and manage a Kanban or pull system approach to component flow.
Knowledge of supplier and component qualification processes.
Knowledge of supplier performance management practices, including supplier scorecards and performance metrics.
Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to perform and produce results in multifunctional teams in a dynamic work environment.
Proven ability to develop collaborative relationships and influence up, down, and across organizational lines.

Email resume to Searchtec at Gmail dot com

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