Supply Chain Manager

 Lake Bluff, IL

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Supply Chain Manager
City & State:
Lake Bluff, IL
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Sr. Level Independent Contributor
Business Unit:
Operations - Warehouse/Facility
Our client is a leading supplier of innovative home improvement products. They provide a wide array of products that include bath ventilation fans, LED mirrors, faucets, valves and supply lines, but the possibilities do not end there. Their mission at is to bring innovation, efficiency and quality to every home through superior home improvement products. They develop and source products that do the WERK for you.

Supply Chain Manager
This role will support effective product launches (promotions, running changes, and new products) from an Operations perspective. This position will collaborate with other functions to ensure our client achieves top tier service while minimizing expedite costs and excess inventory. This role will also manage and support a variety of supply chain management needs in the areas of customer fine dispute process, SKU rationalization, monthly reporting, physical inventory, excess & obsolete inventory reduction, and space planning while at times leading optimization activities within the supply chain team.

Job Type: Full-time

  • Participate in cross functional new product teams to ensure successful launches, running changes and promotions. 
  • Lead the launch project executions within operations function. 
  • Improve coordination among planning, logistics and warehouse management. 
  • Ensure effective communication between Supply Chain Launch team and the Operations team to execute projects. 
  • Oversee the development of initial buy, replenishment, and safety stock plans for product launches. 
  • As needed, interface with suppliers as it relates to projects to ensure effective execution and resolution of issues that could impact our client’s rollouts. 
  • Develop project status reporting and ensure visibility of projects to key stakeholders. 
  • Resolve issues that may develop that may put a program or launch at risk.
  • Develop standard work and process documentation to ensure repeatability and a standard for which improvements can be made to accelerate our client’s time to market in an efficient and high-quality manner. 
  • Continuously develop and improve the strategy to dispute customer fines. 
  • Facilitate customer fine disputes to minimize impact to company financial statements. 
  • Lead supply chain optimization efforts as requested – such as SKU rationalization, repair part planning strategy, space planning, supplier change management, etc. 
  • Support various operations improvement projects either in a role as a facilitator or participant. 
  • Coach and lead direct reports as assigned.

  • Degree from a four-year college or university. 
  • APICS and project management PMP certification a plus. 
  • Continuous improvement background and certification a plus. 
  • 5-7+ years of supply chain related planning experience required. 
  • 2-3+ years of experience directly leading others with a people development perspective. 
  • Experience developing, managing, and executing cross functional project plans. 
  • Process and metrics oriented to enable visibility for proactive actions / planning and ability to create ownership and accountability. 
  • Strong communication, collaboration, and influencing skills required.
  • Experience working with a Stage Gate new product development process is a plus. 
  • Data acquisition and analysis skills required. 
  • Strong Excel and database skills required.

This position offers a competitive base salary.


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