VP Supply Chain- onsite in Charlotte, NC

Operations and Service Management Charlotte, North Carolina


Position at Carolina CAT - Construction

Onsite in Charlotte, NC 

Join the Carolina Cat Team  

As a family-owned company under our third generation of leadership, we have built our business based on the principles of trust, integrity, and a desire to help our customers and employees succeed.  

Since 1926, we’ve supported our communities by supplying equipment for critical infrastructure and commerce and by donating our time and resources to area nonprofits. We make smart investments in our company and continuously improve as part of our vision to be a trailblazing company that’s built to last.  

We’re looking for hard-working, team-oriented professionals who enjoy working on new challenges every day. We believe our employees are the key to our success, and we’re committed to providing a work experience that helps our team grow to their full potential.  

Collectively, our employees work together to make a difference for our customers, our communities, and our company. Learn more about what it means to become a team member with Carolina Cat.  

Essential Functions  

Supply Chain and Parts Operations Excellence   

  • Advance the organization forward in our supply chain and parts operations performance, with focus on building repeatable and scalable systems which delight our customers, engage our employees, and reward our shareholders.
  • Leverage industry benchmarks and best practices to define and drive the organization towards best-in-class performance for all aspects of the supply chain, including capital efficiency, labor productivity, product availability, and customer experience. This includes the following areas of specific focus:
    • Sales & Operations Planning: Develop a center of excellence to support division-wide S&OP efforts. This includes parts inventory planning and control, prime equipment forecasting, and rental fleet planning.
    • Logistics: Lead parts transportation and warehousing functions, including central and branch inventory, interbranch transfers, customer drop locations, and service centers. This includes evaluating opportunities for system-driven solutions around transportation and warehouse management (TMS & WMS).
    • Procurement: Collaborate with our OEM partners and other suppliers to ensure alignment and synergies that maximize the performance of our collective supply chains, balancing inventory velocity, product availability and customer needs.
  • Lead all aspects of the Parts organization, which includes P&L ownership and direct leadership of the parts organization, including counter, warehouse, inventory management, technical support, and transportation employees.
  • Partner with the Continuous Improvement leader, and across the organization, to lead and support ongoing Lean Transformation efforts across the Parts organization. 


  • Mentor, coach, and develop best-in-class supply chain and parts operations teams. Direct reports include leaders of the following areas: Supply Chain; Parts Operations; Branch Operations; and Prime Source. Total team of approximately 50 employees.
  • Maintain a working environment in which employees are safe, motivated, well-directed, satisfied, and developed to realize their potential. Utilize an annual employee survey to assess strengths and weaknesses in the working environment and strive to continuously improve.
  • Be a visible advocate and a leader-by-example of our core ideology – purpose, vision, and values.
  • Partner with Human Resources on employee safety, talent assessment, development, and performance management.
  • Ensure the company complies with all contracts, obligations, laws, and regulations in such a manner that the corporation’s best interests are served and protected.
  • Assure equipment and facilities are maintained, improved, and managed in such a manner as to support excellent operational capability, performance, and reputation. 

Supervisory Responsibilities  

This job has supervisory responsibilities.   


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualifying individuals to perform the essential functions.   

Education and/or Experience  

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, logistics, or business management field required. Graduate Degree in Business preferred.
  • Preference for ten plus years of experience in Supply Chain related leadership with experience in a complex high-volume environment in Parts, Warehousing and Distribution, Automation Controls, Merchandise Marking, and partnership with OEM relationships.
  • Previous experience in developing transaction-based, and high-speed warehouse automation systems, programming, and implementation of Logistics systems is preferred.
  • Experienced leadership with Lean Principles; Six Sigma or Lean certification is desired.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships across the organization.
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and advanced presentation skills. 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations  

Six Sigma or Lean certification is desired.   

Workplace Requirements  

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   

Physical Demands   

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee must frequently lift, carry, push, pull and /or otherwise move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.   

Work Environment  

While performing the duties of this Job, depending on site location, the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts and equipment. The employee may occasionally be exposed to high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions and vibration. The employee may occasionally be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; extreme heat and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in some work environments is occasionally loud.  


EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.