VP of Supply Chain

Executive Birmingham, Alabama


Description














Do you want to be Autocar’s Vice President of Supply Chain?  

Can you manage a supply chain that brings together 2600 parts from multiple suppliers from across the world at  

exactly the time they are required to produce the world’s toughest vocational trucks? Then this job is for you.  

Your mission  

Provide the overall strategic and operational direction for operational logistics and inventory management. This  

position works alongside our VP of Procurement and is a crucial part in the chain of ensuring the correct quantities of  

the correct parts are ordered at the correct time to be available just in time for manufacturing at the stations they are  

needed.  

What Does it Take to Be Part of Our Team?  

You’ll Achieve These Key Outcomes:  


Meet all strategic supply chain requirements of the organization which include parts delivered on time, within total  

cost constraints, specifications to engineering compliance, and in a manner that helps build ongoing, lasting, mutually  

beneficial relationships with key suppliers  







Build a strong team of professionals that can continue to improve supply chain objectives into the future  

Ensure that ERP scheduling is adhere to so that production demand is perfectly matched  

Manage the cashflow timing by reducing cash-to-cash cycle times  

Manage internal warehouse logistics across two manufacturing plants  

Ensure cost targets are met in alignment with strategic objectives  

Support change management  

You’ll Demonstrate These Competencies for Success:  



Proven competency in supply chain management in the automotive space  

The ability to build collaborative internal relationships with the procurement and production  

functions  






The ability to use diagnostic information gathering to build an understanding of how to improve  

existing processes  

Forward thinking and problem-solving abilities coupled with the ability to function in a fast-paced  

environment  

Strong results orientation that sets challenging goals for yourself and your team and holds all  

parties accountable  

Thoroughness to ensure that your work and those of your team is accurate and aligned with  

requirements  

Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness;  

Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative.  

Your Background Includes:  









Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience; Master’s degree preferred  

Finance, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, or Industrial Engineering degrees preferred  

15+ years of experience in global supply chain, procurement, and quality control, in vehicle manufacturing or  

heavy-duty equipment manufacturing  











Experience in high volume, high complexity environments  

Automotive experience, preferably in the commercial vehicle category  

Working knowledge of sourcing process, systems, tools, and methods  

Excellent written and oral communication skills  

Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization  

Strong interpersonal and leadership skills  

Ability to lead the supply chain organization and develop outstanding and viable relationships  

Proven ability to drive cohesion and collaboration among many different people and functions  

You may have Supply Chain Certification (APICS, CPIM, CSCM)  

You thrive under the challenge to deliver custom solutions for your customers on time, every time - even when  

customer requirements change  

Where will you work?  

This role is located at Autocar®, LLC, in Birmingham, Alabama.  

What do we offer in benefits?  

We offer an attractive compensation and benefits package, to include base salary, incentive bonus opportunities, and benefits such as  

medical/dental/vision options, 401K plan, etc.  

About Autocar  

At Autocar, we are transforming the vocational truck industry, providing the highest quality, safest, and most advanced technology in  

the severe-duty class 8 vocational truck segment. Every truck we make is custom-engineered, and custom built to the customer’s  

specifications.  

We are a privately US owned and operated company that expects our team members to act with an owner mindset: Relentless about  

creating value for the end user. Dogged about finding efficiencies and eliminating waste. Standing arm and arm with the rest of the  

team until the job is done—and ready to do it again the next day, with a smile.  

It is not easy do things differently in this industry. But we do it—because we are passionate about improving the lives of the drivers  

that use our trucks.