Supply Chain Director
Hunter Douglas is one of very few companies with a vertically integrated supply chain. This is a unique opportunity to make an impact on supply chain performance within an Industry Leader. We need your leadership and skills to implement effective systems, partnerships and processes focused on ensuring customer experience and working capital optimization. The scope includes partnering with the Corporate S&OP team by providing input for the Fabrication Division, along with Fabrication Division Capacity Planning and Materials Management. The Supply Chain Director will also work closely with Corporate Logistics to ensure the delivery design and performance meets expectations.
INVENTORY PLANNING & MANAGEMENT
Partners with the appropriate stakeholders to develop and implement Inventory Management Systems balancing the need to meet customer experience expectations and working capital goals. Focus should include the development and sharing of best practices and standardization within each of the Fabrication locations.
Assists in the implementation and use of computerized business processes such as SAP which aids in purchasing, warehousing and inventory control of materials for business function production purposes.
Partner with Operations to improve Inventory Accuracy. Responsible for organizing and successful execution of Physical Inventory.
Continuously improves upon inventory planning tools. Analyzes inventory levels and implements company policies in compliance of environmental regulations for the safe handling, use and storage of these materials.
Drives understanding of material yield performance so as to ensure improvement in usage, inventory and BOM accuracy.
Responsible for reduction of Excess and Obsolete inventory.
Partner with Finance to provide an accurate inventory forecast.
Partner with Logistics to optimize freight spend and reduce premium freight.
SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIPS: Develops purchasing guidelines for the Divisional Materials team buyers to ensure the purchase of quality materials and timely delivery. Promotes the ongoing evaluation of suppliers including the development of performance metrics. Ensures urgency and appropriate escalations along with root cause and counter measure planning for performance issues. Work with internal and external suppliers to improve planning and forecasting processes.CAPACITY PLANNING:
Develop and implement Capacity planning processes ensuring both short term and long term plans for staffing and equipment to meet anticipated demand. This will require the ability to effectively collaborate across the organization with Finance, Engineering and Plant Leadership. Prepare all data and metrics for review, guide final decision making on open items and trade-offs, and prepare escalations for executive review.
Provides direction and leadership to buyers within the Fabrication Division. Serves as an information source to the buyers. Encourages buyers to improve upon knowledge areas by fostering an environment of ongoing learning. Engages with other Hunter Douglas supply divisions to ensure service requirements are understood and escalates as needed.
WHAT WILL YOU HAVE?
Solid knowledge of how to integrate the application processes of SAP with existing business processes of the company.
Solid knowledge of problem-solving techniques.
Expert knowledge of supply chain design and performance measurement.
Expert knowledge of material usage, inventory control techniques and planning systems.
Expert knowledge of federal, state and local regulations and mandates on safe handling, use and storage of materials.
Expert knowledge of the preparation and administration of a materials budget within a manufacturing environment.
Acceptable training and experience includes a high school diploma or equivalent. A Bachelor’s degree in Materials Management or another business-related field is required(Master’s Degree a plus). Ten or more years of Supply Chain or Operations Management experience in progressively senior positions. Consideration will be given for fifteen or more year’s business experience in lieu of a four-year degree. Continuous Improvement and Six Sigma training/certification a plus. Demonstrated experience with MRP and various materials project management techniques. Previous project management supervisory experience is required. Occasional travel to vendor or supplier locations within the continental United States and abroad. Ongoing professional development through courses offered by ASCM (Association for Supply Chain Management) is desired.