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Manager, Planning- Supply Chain in Spartanburg, SC at Circor

Date Posted: 3/9/2018

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LOCATION: Spartanburg, SC





Position Summary

The Supply Chain Manager has primary responsibility for providing leadership of the Instrumentation and Sampling business unit’s operational supply chain function including supplier planning, tactical procurement (buying) and operational logistics. As a member of the Instrumentation and Sampling leadership team and the global supply chain team, the successful candidate will partner closely with the various business unit operational functions as well as with the global strategic sourcing function to ensure highly efficient supply chain execution in terms of material cost, supplier quality, supplier delivery and purchased parts inventory for the business unit

Principal Activities

  • Development and implementation of efficient buying & logistics processes with tight linkage to value stream planning and overarching SIOP (Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning).
  • Collaborating with value steams and strategic sourcing to set up Kanban and other pull agreements with the suppliers.
  • Management and execution of supplier planning/buying function including financial and regulatory compliance.
  • Collaboration with strategic sourcing to meet material productivity goals for the business unit.
  • Tactical supplier performance management – supplier quality & delivery.
  • Purchased parts inventory optimization.
  • Management of operational logistics (receiving/shipping).
  • Collaborate with operations to develop, execute, and support make vs. buy strategies.
  • Drive relentless focus and supply base execution on the following key supply base metrics: supplier delivery (OTD), purchased parts inventory, supplier quality (PPM), and cost (material savings / PPV).
  • Manage the day-to-day supply chain and materials management functions to achieve key metrics.
  • Responsible for standard work associated with buying and operational logistics for the business unit.
  • Collaborate with strategic sourcing to develop and execute the best value global supply chain for the business unit.
  • Manage the operational logistics function including import/export.
  • Optimize purchased parts inventory by understanding sales SKU types (standard parts, custom parts, engineered to order parts) and implementing inventory optimization solutions for purchased parts in collaboration with value streams and strategic sourcing
  • Implement appropriate contracts to ensure maximum inventory turns, best price, high quality and consistent support to manufacturing.
  • Drive and ensure suppliers are held accountable for meeting continuous improvement initiatives including lead time reduction, flexibility to schedules, quality improvement and inventory reduction (entire supply chain).
  • Review and ensure that the appropriate financial metrics are monitored and proper fiscal controls are in place to maximize cost savings throughout the function.
  • Develop and automate key metrics and ensure continuous improvement to metrics over time.
  • Identify and improve MRP utilization and functionality while developing team members’ skills and capabilities.
  • Maintain the professional atmosphere and capability of the department. Enforce the very highest ethical standards.

Job Requirements


Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Must have strong domestic and prefer international supply chain background.
  • Discreet manufacturing experience in high mix/high volume environment preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills in English (oral and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability to convey information and ideas in a variety of media.
  • Action oriented and full of energy; enjoys challenges; drives for results.
  • Strong influencing skills – ability to influence & collaborate across functional and geographic boundaries as well as across organizational tiers.
  • Solid analytical skills and solution-driven thinking; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data. Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment.
  • Agility and personal adaptability with the ability to successfully manage multiple priorities with a high sense of urgency in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; develops alternative solutions; works well in a group problem solving situations.
  • Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without employer sponsorship.
  • Must be able to travel up to 20% of the time.

Education & Experience

  •  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in business or other relevant discipline; MBA preferred.
  • Must have 10 to 15 years of supply chain leadership experience with at least seven years’ experience buying/planning or supply chain and operations experience.
  • No less than seven years of supervision and management experience.
  • Proven leadership abilities and in depth knowledge of supply chain management.
  • Strong background and understanding of the following:
    • Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning (SIOP);
    • Tactical Procurement (Buying);
    • Kanban and Inventory Optimization; and
    • Operational Logistics.


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