VP Supply Chain

Executive Birmingham, Alabama


Position at Autocar, LLC

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.