Supply Chain Manager in Warsaw, IN at Tecomet

Date Posted: 1/31/2020

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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.


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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 Equal Opportunity Employer M/W/VET/DISABLED


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