Director, Supply Chain Management - Portland, Oregon, United States, 97201

We're looking for a candidate to fill this position in an exciting company.
  • Identify, develop and implement sustainable systematic improvements in, strategic sourcing, pricing and agreement strategies, demand planning, inventory control, and leveraging ERP/MRP system capabilities to increase efficiency and service level for the diverse requirements of Ship Repair and Fabrication businesses.
  • Identify, develop and implement procedures that align supply chain management services/needs with other functional areas, such as Sales, Marketing, Finance, Operations, Quality Assurance, Engineering and IT. Define, collect and evaluate KPIs to drive improvement within the supply chain organization .
  • Define and understand internal customer needs. Develop and improves service levels for materials management from inception of PO to issuance of item to production or project. Develop and use KPIs to drive improvements.
  • Accountable for all company requirements related to procurement, property management, inventory control, warehousing and material tracking. Acts as the gate to ensure all purchases have definable and measurable deliverables and method for verification spelled out in terms.
  • Establishes common contracts and ensures compliance across business units; determines need for customer contracts; interfaces with operations to assist in determining if volume is significant enough to warrant a national contract.- tracking supplier performance and reporting to customers as required.
  • Develops industry leading best practice policies and procedures in warehousing, stock purchasing, spot purchasing, inventory control, receiving and storage, issuance and tracking.
  • Initiates total cost reduction strategies for Ship Repair and Fabrication from preferred supplier base.
  • Monitors commodity markets to seek opportunities with forecasted sales group. Actively seeks opportunity for multiple unit procurements and options to purchase for follow on units. Creates a healthy competitive supplier environment by providing clear definable ways for a supplier to increase their sales opportunity with company. Create a SCM strategy for key vendors including a situation-options-strategy-plan to improve company's strategic advantage for end markets.
  • Manage and improve material status reporting and provide support to individual projects via regular updates (requisition to check). Align support for projects to meet production schedules and assist in refining project plans to minimize the material on hand and project cash management.
  • Working knowledge of various material requirements such as NQA-1, ISO, AS9100, AISC, "made in America" provisions, ABS, DNV and Lloyds and its effect on material and service acquisition requirements. Include knowledge of DCAA and DCMA process and compliance.
  • Intim ate knowledge of SBA and FAR rules a nd guidelines to d e v e l op SBA p r og r am and reporting procedures in line wi th FAR r equi r emen t s to allow company to acqu i r e gove rnm e nt work. Es t ab li s h vendor inf ormat ion gathe ri ng pro c edu r es . Estab li sh mentoring program in lin e with SBA/FAR r eq uirem en t s .
  • Responsible to manage CAS compliant business systems for procurement and property management and support earned value management as applicable. Ensure compliance and adherence to established policies and seeks allowable methods to improve the efficacy of operations under Government Cost rules. Prepare for and support DCMA audits to maintain qualification and key aspects of compliance.
  • Estab li shes accounts , comp l etes and sig ns cred it applications on b e ha l f company operating Compa ni es . In vestiga t es and approves supp li e r in voice excepti o ns for payment b y the Account ing Department in accordance with es t ablished procedures and r ec t i fy unpaid invoice issues with vendors . Oversee correct i o n of ac c ounting inv o i ce dis c r e pancies .
  • Re s ponsible to maintain and administer supplier relationships, information, qualifications, approval and relevant business status.
  • Establish supplier KPI and review for quality, delivery, reliability, viability, safety as applicable to mitigate risk and improve support and performance for company.
  • Demonstrate s a high l evel of prof e ssiona li sm , dip l omacy and s tr ess t o l e ran ce wh e n d e a li ng w ith ext e rnal contact s and in t e rnal cu s tom ers. Mu s t b e ab le t o s t r ik e a re a s onab l e balance between th e n ee ds of i n t e rnal custom e rs a nd th e e co nomi c rea li t i es o f th e supp l y mark e t. Must be a strong f ac ilit a tor a nd m e di a t o r.
  • Responsible to improve the expertise and strategic approach of the SCM team. Trains and supports a team of buyers and inventory and materials management personnel to maintain a highly effective team.
  • Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates the performance of direct reports including buyers, warehouse and shipping and receiving. Establishes performance requirements and personal development targets in line with company purchasing processes and procedures. Regularly monitors performance and provides coaching for performance improvement and development; takes disciplinary action, up to and including termination to address performance issues in accordance with human resource policies.
  • Provides leadership and works with subordinates to develop and create a high performance, service-oriented work environment that supports the company's objectives and service expectations. Provides leadership and participates in programs and activities that promote workplace diversity and a positive employee relations environment.
  • Leads the cost management and presentation of reporting results for Variable Overhead. Partners with operations to reduce VOH on a $$/hr basis.
  • Manages the maintenance function of portable equipment repair (NTS). Equipment includes all portable equipment in nature (leads, hoses, pumps, rigging gear and falls, portable crane baskets and staging). Includes equipment tracking, issuance, inspection, maintenance & engineering records. This service is similar to a rental agency and closely connect to the toolroom and warehouse functions.
  • Must maintain professional and technical knowledge; activities that facilitate this may include: attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written for constant interaction with all departments and employee levels and outside customers.
  • Must have the analytical ability to identify and research KPIs, problem areas and special requests.
  • Must possess excellent organizational and negotiation skills.
  • Must be well-organized, detail and customer (internal and external) oriented self-starter.
  • Ability to exercise sounds judgment, work well independently, prioritize duties and follow through tasks to completion.
  • Ability to handle constant interruptions, competing priorities and deadlines effectively and respond well to last minute, high priority, time sensitive projects.
  • Skilled at establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of others encountered in the course of the work.
  • Ability to schedule, direct and organize work within a diverse department and coordinate work with other departments to maintain efficiency.
  • Must have knowledge of: principles and practices of human resources management in a union environment; principles of workers' compensation claims management; applicable federal laws, codes and regulations; record keeping systems, data collection and interpretation techniques.
  • Ability to facilitate group decision-making, team building and conflict resolution.
  • Ability to use PC and software applications such as MS Office (advanced excel) and database programs.
  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, accounting, engineering or equivalent combination of experience and/or education is required.
  • Minimum ten (10) years increasingly responsible managerial experience with five (5) years supervisory experience in managing the procurement and warehousing of materials and services preferably in heavy or civil construction. Specific experience and knowledge of shipyard operations is preferred. Experience in successfully negotiating high value subcontracts is required. Track record of successfully negotiating claims or disputes preferred. Experience in drafting contracts and/or work specifications is preferred. The person must have experience with accounting and cost accounting systems, material and procurement systems and data processing systems.
  • CPM, CPIM, APP or APIC certification helpful.