Supply Chain Manager

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Logistics Lead

Job Title: Logistics Lead

Location: Waterloo, IA

Salary: $80-110K plus bonus

Job Summary: The Logistics Lead will have direct responsibility for planning, coordinating, and managing activities for all aspects of the supply chain. Responsible for driving supply chain improvements and efficiencies from product design to customer delivery, including development and execution of sourcing and pricing strategies, identification of inventory reduction opportunities, and improvement of supplier performance and quality. Develop processes, manage initiatives, and direct activities that support manufacturing, purchasing, materials management, forecasting, scheduling, warehousing, and logistics, continually evaluating supply chain activities ensuring key performance metrics and business requirements are achieved.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Establish supply chain performance metrics and comprehensive reporting which measure all aspects of the supply chain.
  • Monitor supplier performance metrics, manage VRMA process, engage in supplier development or corrective discussions, as needed to resolve defective material or subpar performance issues and drive corrective initiatives
  • Maintain in-depth and ongoing knowledge of foreign and domestic logistic requirements, material management methodologies, and inventory control practices.
  • Qualify and select suppliers, negotiate and manage partnerships to achieve financial targets, operational needs and protection of intellectual property.
  • Develop and execute inventory plans to optimize system parameters and material replenishment strategies to achieve inventory/asset management and material flow goals.
  • Maintain inventory availability by establishing reorder levels, lead times, and ensuring inventory items are in stock and at sufficient levels.
  • Provide functional alignment during new product development and current product design changes with purchasing, material supply, demand planning, receiving and shipping to meet customer requirements
  • Ensure all aspects of supply chain meet safety standards, confirm supplier Safety Data Summary forms are available and up-to-date, and provide information to designated Safety personnel to maintain OSHA compliance
  • Meet pricing strategy, quality requirements, and customer specifications through timely, cost-effective procurement, inventory control, and planning of all operational materials and services
  • Develop, lead and motivate the supply chain staff to accomplish business objectives by delegating tasks, communicating priorities, and consistently holding employees accountable.
  • Maintain professional and collaborative relationships with suppliers, visitors, customers, and employees at all levels of the organization.

Education & Experience:

· Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Operations Management or related discipline is preferred.

  • 5 years’ experience in supply chain and materials management
  • Prior Supervisory experience in a manufacturing or industrial environment is required.
  • Proven negotiation, procurement, inventory, and distribution management experience including planning, forecasting and cost analysis expertise is essential.
  • Strong understanding of supply chain and all new and innovative things.
  • Computer proficiency with Syteline or similar ERP systems.
  • Excel and MS Office is required.

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