Supply Chain Manager in Kenosha, WI at Tecomet

Date Posted: 1/5/2020

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    Kenosha, WI
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Job Description

The Supply Chain Manager has functional responsibility for capacity planning, materials management/​flow, tactical procurement. In addition, manages production scheduling, inventory control, warehousing and logistics.​ This individual will help to drive key critical performance metrics and on-time delivery, schedule attainment and financial metrics such as inventory turns, standard cost variances, absorption and budget.  This position must also develop and retain responsive and dependable supplier relationships.  This is accomplished by maintaining Tecomet’s principles of Safety, Quality, Customer Satisfaction and Innovations

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Directs activities of staff members engaged in the purchasing of materials, storage, demand analysis, inventory control.
  • Demonstrates business acumen by evaluating and proposing alternate supply chain/inventory options to improve overall business performance.
  • Management responsibilities for demand and capacity planning, production scheduling and execution, inventory, purchasing and supplier service level management Responsible for integrating production schedules with business planning and forecasting.​ Balance of ERP/​MRP capability with pull /​lean methodology.​​
  • Assumes overall responsibility for the proper sourcing and procurement of materials, supplies and services for the facility.  Engages in the more sensitive negotiations for critical and high value items.
  • Controls, measures and regulates efficient inventory levels of materials, commodities and purchased components in support of manufacturing operations.
  • Ensures efficient work center loads, routings, lead times and material availability to meet customer order requirements.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements improvements and changes to materials management reporting systems: including Kanban (both supplier and customer), Vendor Managed Inventory (supplier and customer), and EDI.
  • Responsible for production order execution and working with operations to insure that our on time delivery, cycle time and fill rate goals are met.​
  • Supplier Performance Management – responsible for working with site operations quality and global sourcing on supplier report cards to insure that plans of action are developed and implemented for improving poor performing suppliers.​
  • Reports monthly on Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for the Supply Chain function
  • Explores new technologies and processes, to reduce non-value added procurement and planning activities.​
  • Responsible for training and career development of all site Supply Chain employees.​
  • Oversees the contract review process of current and new products.
  • Supports and practices Lean initiatives in day to day production processes.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:         

  • Experience in global sourcing/ purchasing including low cost country negotiations.
  • Expert proficiency in personal computer and system software skills to accomplish word processing, worksheets, and ERP/MRP systems.
  • Must have knowledge of purchasing techniques, bills of materials and routings, inventory control techniques, and ERP/MRP practices and techniques.
  • Expert knowledge of master scheduling practices and capacity analysis.
  • Leadership (team development, ability to influence).
  • People development (assessment of others, feedback/coaching, delegation, motivating others, performance management, communicating expectations).
  • Interpersonal skills (relationship building, teamwork, interpersonal insight, conflict resolution, customer orientation).
  • Communication (verbal communication, listening, written communication, on-the-job training).
  • Judgment and thinking (original thinking, judgment and decision making, problem solving).
  • Performance skills (accuracy with detail, planning and organizing, efficiency).
  • Personal characteristics (motivation/commitment, flexibility, assertiveness, development orientation, resilience, quality orientation).
  • Proven experience developing and implementing pull Kanban systems and/or VMI systems from scratch.
  • Involvement with Strategic Purchasing initiatives is desired.
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing systems.

Qualification Requirements

Education and Experience Requirement:

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration or related field is required.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in Supply Chain/Materials Management with the most recent five years in a leadership role of Supply Chain.
  • Lean training and Kaizen experience (Pull, Heijunka, Kanban)
  • Previous experience in an engineering to order/make to order environment preferred.
  • Medical device experience preferred.
  • Experience in a master scheduling role preferred.


  • APICS Certification preferred.

Tecomet is an EOE Employer M/W/Vets/Disabled.


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