Vice President, Distribution Operations and Supply Chain

Executive Rolling Meadows, Illinois


Description

Position at Autocar Parts, LLC

Do you want to be the Vice president of distribution operations and supply chain at Autocar parts? 

Can you be comfortable being uncomfortable? Can you do 2 or 3 jobs instead of only one? Are you fine with always speaking your mind? Can you lead, execute, and stay focused despite many distractions, and do the work yourself if needed?

 

At Autocar Parts, we are a national aftermarket parts distributor that fights for the customer’s needs. We know truck parts and put the customers’ needs first to help customers keep their trucks rolling.

 

It takes a special kind of person to be a part of this business in transformation. We are privately owned and expect our team members to act with an owner mindset: Relentless about creating value for the customer. 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.

 

What will you do? The VP of Distribution Operations & Supply Chain will be responsible for leading the Warehouse, Transportation, and Supply Chain efforts. This individual will direct a team of 35+ professional and direct labor employees. In this role, the individual will:

  • Operate with a high level of business ethics and standards.
  • Exceed customer expectations with the best possible service (execute as promised).
  • Lead/oversee suppliers, sourcing, negotiations, planning and Distribution activities.
  • Develop a world class team and a strong portfolio of preferred partners.
  • Create/initiate/negotiate supplier marketing programs and campaigns.
  • Identify and drive cost savings initiatives.
  • Oversee multi-site distribution centers & 3PL DC/Warehouse operations.
  • Manage KPIs (both internal and customer facing).
  • Drive performance, including Balance Sheet (inventory levels vs cash flow),
  • Foster a strong team environment and promote a safe work culture for all employees.


 

Other Job Responsibilities will include:

  • Operate with a high level of business ethics and standards.
  • Provide stable and effective leadership, support and direction to the facilities, in support of the vision of creating an organization dedicated to customer service, innovation, effectiveness, safety and flexibility.
  • Ensure company’s OE purchasing (buying power) strengths are leveraged. Utilize these strengths across sales and marketing to drive the best possible competitive rates, pricing, margins and supplier/vendor contracts for GVW.
  • Working closely with the product marketing team to build out our product offering.
  • Champion and coach the supply team on use of standard sourcing processes, category management, engaging low-cost country suppliers, risk mitigation and supplier performance management
  • Direct all distribution activities across multiple channels of distribution (B2B, B2C) to ensure the distribution centers performance is within expectations.
  • Drive plans that ensure adequate shipping and warehousing capacity is available at competitive rates; direct teams responsible for execution of customer order warehouses and delivery to dealers and/or direct customers.
  • Anticipate changes in the business and ensure solutions are in place to meet or exceed them by contributing to budget, forecasting, and planning processes.
  • Manage relationships in a professional and courteous fashion with key business partners including internal and external stakeholders, and other operational affiliations.
  • Develop key KPIs and control operational aspects. Leads teams in the achievement of all KPI’s including those related to safety, throughput, velocity, productivity, inventory, continuous improvement, PPV, marketing programs, quality, maintenance, and environmental control. Develop annual cost savings targets and action plans to achieve those targets.
  • Review current operations and develop/utilizing best practices, implement operating strategies, business plans, performance objectives and key initiatives to successfully achieve results.
  • Work with management teams to develop long and short-term staffing plans which result in recruiting, training, and retaining managers and hourly associates.
  • Manage financial expenses related to logistics, negotiations for freight, warehousing, purchasing, vendor rebates, and other relevant services.
  • Ensure compliance with Company and government regulatory rules and policies including but not limited to OSHA, HSE, ISO, 5S.

 

 

 What does it take to successfully undertake this role?

  • Expert knowledge of Supply Chain Management tools and procedures.
  • Significant experience throughout the product lifecycle from product introduction through obsolescence to include strategic supplier selection, risk management, and continuous improvement efforts including cost management and process methodologies.
  • Strong system WMS process knowledge with emphasis on pick/pack and multi-channel facility operations.
  • Understanding of export regulations supporting international trade opportunities.
  • Demonstrated leadership with employee and talent management
  • Expert knowledge of Supply Chain Management tools and procedures.
  • Significant experience throughout the product lifecycle from product introduction through obsolescence to include strategic supplier selection, risk management, and continuous improvement efforts including cost management and process methodologies.
  • Strong system WMS process knowledge with emphasis on pick/pack and multi-channel facility operations.
  • Understanding of export regulations supporting international trade opportunities.
  • Demonstrated leadership with employee and talent management
  • Expert knowledge of Supply Chain Management tools and procedures.
  • Significant experience throughout the product lifecycle from product introduction through obsolescence to include strategic supplier selection, risk management, and continuous improvement efforts including cost management and process methodologies.
  • Strong system WMS process knowledge with emphasis on pick/pack and multi-channel facility operations.
  • Understanding of export regulations supporting international trade opportunities.
  • Demonstrated leadership with employee and talent management

 

 

Where will you work? The VP of Distribution Operations and Supply Chain will be based out of our headquarters in Rolling Meadows, IL.

 

What do we offer in benefits? We offer an attractive compensation and benefits package, to include base salary, and benefits such as medical/dental/vision, 401K plan, etc.