Director of Supply Chain - Torrance , California, United States, 90505
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Ensure a clean and safe operating environment for all areas of responsibility
Provide leadership and direction while managing departmental goals and objectives and conduct continuous improvement activities to ensure world-class supply chain performance and that objectives are consistently achieved
Manages and supervises production planning, material planning, material operations, and customer fulfillment teams. Responsible for the direction, coordination, and evaluation of these functions. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; resolving complaints; and anticipating and resolving problems. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
Continuously develops team members through active engagement, problem solving, special assignment, and continuous improvement activities
Develop and maintain the production and inventory plan that maintains the operations goals for effective management of finished goods production, inventory and sales to meet customer demand.
Build relationships with purchasing team in order to develop supplier relations.
Drive the materials excellence program implementation within the factory, developing an efficient flow of material throughout the factories, from goods receiving until the material is delivered to the point of use
Provide input and data to support ongoing budgeting and strategic planning process
Provide site support on special projects involving data management and consolidation
Plans engineering changes to ensure instructions are clear and compiled with; works with Production and Purchasing to stop procurement of material affected by change, keeps designated engineers informed of engineering change implementation status; coordinates proper rotation of inventory to minimize scrap/reworked parts.
Bachelor's Degree in supply chain, operations management (or related field) or relevant work experience
Minimum 7 years supply chain management experience in a manufacturing setting
Demonstrated continuous improvement and change management capabilities
Strong knowledge of production scheduling, warehouse, material planning, and material handling operations, methods, and practices.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED
Demonstrated ability to positively motivate individuals and teams to meet or exceed project expectations
Effective operating in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Proven track record of achieving long term objectives and successfully managing projects that require organizational change at all levels of the factory
Strong problem solving and decision making skills and abilities driven by data analytics
Self-motivated, energetic, dependable, honest, and thorough
Team attitude; eager to cooperate with others and exceptional interpersonal communication skills.
Strong knowledge of computer based production scheduling activities with history of development of routings and communication skills to effectively lead change to various processes with no associated production downtime.
Knowledge on BAAN system is a plus.
Knowledge of lean manufacturing processes that affect ability to react quickly to unanticipated orders and establishment of inventory levels to support these challenges.
Must have a basic understanding of statistical process control techniques and data collection systems.
An understanding of supplier management and inbound freight process