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Materials & Supply Chain Manager

Company: Kitchen Brains
Location: Stratford
Posted on: March 15, 2020

Job Description:

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement best practices for the production planning, and materials procurement and planning teams that are tasked to plan for a high-mix, low volume business.
  • Manage the material planning and procurement processes and vendor evaluations which translates the demand from sales and service to requirements for production and purchasing, collaborating with the KB engineering for both existing and new products.
  • Ensure production planning team integrates bookings & sales forecast and other product demand signals to create a consensus demand forecast.
  • Help develop tools to help better understand capacity for overall operations.
  • Recommend/Communicate Capacity plans to optimal inventory levels at various locations across the supply chain and support the proactive management of those levels in order to achieve targeted customer satisfaction as well as mitigate inventory exposure
  • Monitor material inventories, tracks progress of production and reviews factors that affect schedules, ensuring that the schedule is aligned with current sales
  • Monitor and evaluate vendor performance to eliminate or ameliorate parts shortages and drive cost containment while improving vendor performance with attention to electronic/electro-mechanical commodities; impacting both new product introductions and mature, discontinuing products; collaborate in evaluating new suppliers
  • Establish and maintain the process to ensure all procurement/vendor performance and planning data within the ERP master files are accurate.
  • Determine and communicate changes to the production plans that react to increases or decreases in demand. Ensure efficient utilization of inventory investment.
  • Manage the inventory control process to maintain inventory levels that are accurate and controlled.
  • Continue to implement system enhancements to provide users (Production, Materials, Purchasing and Distribution) with additional tools and information.
  • Report weekly ECO activity for material segregation, rework and scrap dispositions.
  • Report monthly work order WIP variances for all appropriate divisions.
  • Collaborate with various production groups to ensure plans are executed and capacity or other constraints are identified and resolved.
  • Manage all audit requirements for the materials planning and procurement.
    Requirements: Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
    • 10+ years' experience in Procurement and Production planning with a minimum of 3-5 years direct supervisory experience.
    • We are seeking professionals with 3-5 years of experience working with offshore suppliers.
    • Ability to negotiate to achieve optimized a "total cost of ownership" for both for off the shelf and custom components.
    • Excellent leadership skills - Dynamic, Leadership Savvy, Interpersonal Communication and Relationship-building skills, Drive and Passion, Execution Rigor, Influencing Expectations, Clear and Effective Communication, Accountability Management, Consequence Leadership, Group facilitation skills and Organizational positioning skills.
    • Independence, creativity and good judgment, positive attitude, and an innovative spirit
    • Communication-must be able to effectively communicate in both written and verbal forms, and at all levels in the organization.
    • Familiarity with various advanced manufacturing process technologies in the PCB & electronic controls industry.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in time and project management.
    • Proven ability to build highly performing, self-directed teams.
    • Teamwork - must be able to lead a team(s) of KB employees from multiple disciplines and divisions.
    • Results orientation - must deliver results.
    • High energy and ability to handle conflict.
    • Proven process improvement and change management skills.
    • Effective coaching and mentoring skills.
    • Mastery of a variety of Lean & Continuous Improvement initiatives would be a plus.
      Equal Opportunity Employer

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