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Sr. Manager, Supply Chain in Houston, TX at CIRCOR Career Site

Date Posted: 11/28/2018

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LOCATION:  Houston, TX

DIRECT REPORTING: Director, Plant Manager




Position Summary

The Supply Chain Manager manages and controls the procurement of materials, components, supplies and services that achieve service level and inventory turnover ratio objectives essential to the operation of the business unit. Responsible for coordinating and ensuring the lowest total cost supply base and competitiveness throughout the sourcing process. Manages and coordinates the activities of personnel in the purchasing department. Continuous focus on business strategies to include special focus on major projects

Principal Activities

  • Works with others to develop materials management strategies which ensure the achievement of the planning, procurement and inventory objectives.
  • Negotiates and establishes partnerships relationships with suppliers that support company goals and objectives.
  • Coordinates operational plans and schedules with material requirements and planning systems.
  • Manages inventory to optimum levels, including just in time programs where feasible.
  • Prepares instructions regarding purchasing systems, procedures, purchase orders and change notices. Develops and implements programs with suppliers and internal cross functional team members that address lead time production, order fill rate performance, quality performance, cost reduction, and technical improvements.
  • Researches and analyzes areas for improvement; proposes and evaluates solutions; implements chosen solutions. Drives cost reduction initiatives.
  • Evaluates the material requirements plan for all product lines. Generates and adjust purchase orders in support of ERP requirements.
  • Communicates areas of concern to appropriate departments, individuals, and suppliers. Provides solid reporting to Group management
  • Audits and maintains ERP system integrity for areas of department and/or individual responsibility as defined by company or department guidelines. Inputs, maintain, and adjust records or transactions to ensure system validity.
  • Interfaces with Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering, Sales and suppliers to resolve supplier quality issues.
  • Sources and evaluates new suppliers and materials in conjunction with Quality Assurance and Engineering in support of company goals and objectives. Arranges for disposal of surplus materials.
  • Directs & controls warehouse activities to ensure the efficient and economical utilization of facilities for storing & distributing materials and equipment.
  • Design methods and policies ensuring most efficient and economical movement of all materials in and out of facilities.
  • Analyzes and evaluates inventory and delivery problems and recommends solutions.

Job Requirements


Education & Experience

  • Experience is often gained through work in a specific technical field or professional discipline, resulting in development of greater depth and breadth of knowledge. May have some previous managerial / supervisory experience. Typically requires a minimum level of knowledge that is acquired through a four-year college degree in an applicable field and seven years related experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Deep understanding of ERP systems, knowledge of IFS a plus
  • 5 years minimum in leadership role
  • Multi-level presentation & communication skills (internally and externally) required
  • Experience with material cost reduction and solid understanding of Finance
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Experience with world-wide sourcing
  • C.P.S.M., C.P.I.M., C.S.C.P, A.P.I.C.S. or related certification preferred
  • Willingness to travel as necessary

CIRCOR is an EEO Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


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