VP of Supply Chain

Executive Birmingham, Alabama


Position at Autocar, LLC



Do you want to be our VP of Supply Chain?


Are you obsessed with customer focus and meeting the end user’s needs? Do you feel stifled by bureaucracy? Have an entrepreneurial drive? Do you refuse to let obstacles get in the way of achieving results?


At Autocar, we fight for the driver’s needs. We are disrupting the industry by putting the driver’s needs first. Every truck we make is custom-engineered, and custom-made, specifically for that customer—no mass production here.  Because we engineer trucks differently, we deliver trucks faster than the competition, and they WORK. The truck has more up-time, is more comfortable for the driver, and is safer—40% fewer crashes with injury than the industry average. * For the life of the truck, we have around the clock support.


It takes a special person to be a part of this business. We are privately owned, and our team members 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.


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.


Can you manage a supply chain that brings together 2600 parts from multiple suppliers from around the world at exactly the time they are required in order to build 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 link 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.


Key outcomes you’ll achieve:

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 our 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.


The Skills you bring to the table:

Proven results 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 you display original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness and generate suggestions for improving work.


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 position will be based at Autocar headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama


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 options, retirement/401K plans, etc.