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Materials Supply Chain Inventory Manager

Location: New York, New York
Date Posted: 08-23-2018
General Summary:

The Supply Chain Manager position will execute purchase orders based on decisions made by Executive Vice President (EVP) and Product Manages, who directly oversees the International Suppliers. Supply Chain Manager follows through on placing orders and ensuring proper delivery and terms established by the EVP and Forecast requirements.
  • Responsible for establishing and executing the Inventory policy and inventory management.
  • Major suppliers are China based requiring experience bringing goods from abroad.
  • Volume represents 1,200 transactions annually on average.
  • Directs the Inventory & Supply Analyst responsible for the company inventory planning function.
Primary Job Functions:
  • Primary responsibility is to oversee and direct  the management of inventories via forecasting, demand planning, Order Point & Order Quantities and lead-time / safety stock parameters in Overdrive software.
  • Responsible for preparation, issuing and management of all purchase orders covering material for manufacturing or resale.
  • Coordinate with Product Managers and EVP utilizing software tool “Overdrive” to place appropriate purchase orders on monthly basis.
  • Develop and implement SOP’s to better utilize software tool investment “Overdrive” for more effective inventory planning and purchasing methods.
  • Serve as centralized information and pricing conduit for product managers.
  • Working with operations logistics staff to determine mode of transportation.
  • Monitor regular reports from China operations in Nanjing and Guangzhou to update status of deliveries and follow up with suppliers on delays or to gain further information.
  • Manage and lead bi-weekly calls with china offices to ensure Nanjing and Guangzhou offices are providing timely feedback on all purchase orders. This includes getting market updates on all products as well as ensuring that factory ready dates on pending orders are sufficient for the supply chain and that the business needs.
  • Manage all inter-company transactions between NYC and Switzerland.
  • Coordinate with operations any return of material to suppliers.
  • Develop and implement purchasing and contract policies and procedures.
  • Implement and monitor Inventory policies and procedures and adjust system parameters for future orders.
  •  Monitor and report KPI’s for customer service levels,  inventory turns and slow moving or obsolete inventory stock and take proactive actions to improve. .
  • Directs the Inventory & Supply Analyst in reviewing (and modify if required) Sales Forecasts and uploading into Overdrive System.
  • Manage all supplier permit expiration for pertaining products ensuring that all export licenses and permits are reviewed prior to inventory replenishment and new purchase orders issued.
  • Establishing and meeting Inventory KPI’s and Metrics.
  • Establish a Monthly Supplier Report Card to monitor quality and On-Time Delivery performance.
  • Issue SCAR’s (Supplier Corrective Action Report) for Suppliers in red category).
  • Communicate effectively with entire supply chain, operations staff and Kershaw, SC plant regarding supply issues and new initiatives.
Qualifications Needed:
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in purchasing and inventory management / planning.
  • 1 year minimum supervisory experience
  • 1 year minimum sourcing imports required.  China preferred.
  • 5 years minimum experience utilizing inventory planning/ management and purchasing modules in an MRP or DRP ERP system.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and/or government regulations in English.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals in English.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of Managers, Staff, clients, customers.
  • Must be an above average user of a computer and such applications as Microsoft Windows,Word and Excel required.  Access data base preferred.
Experience and Education:
  • Bachelor's degree from four-year College or University; related work experience.
  • APIC’s certification preferred (minimum inventory management module)
This position is located in NYC on W 40th street with an additional office in Lambertville NJ office.  

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