Global Supply Chain Leader

Candidate Select - Santa Claus, IN



The Global Supply Chain Leader coordinates, organizes, and oversees all activities involved in the identification, acquisition, production, and distribution of the company’s goods. Coordinate with minimal supervision, all activities encompassing the procurement and inventory processes, ERP transaction requirements, and the relationships which exist between the company and its supply base. Be consistent with all appropriate legal and regulatory requirements while keeping with the highest ethical standards. Ensure that all transactional activity is compliant with the terms and conditions of the appropriate contract and/or company process. Ensure that the behavior of the supply chain personnel is consistent with the overarching requirements of all relevant legal and regulatory requirements. Provide Lean Manufacturing Support expertise to the Supply Chain segment of the company and its supply base. Provide support for training initiatives as well as continuous improvement. Unify processes across North America, ensuring best practices are employed.

Essential Functions

  1. Review significant contracts, frame agreements for compliance
  2. Coordinate Cost Reduction and Cost Avoidance activities for all divisions
  3. Collaborates with all departments and stakeholders to identify and maintain resources needed to establish and provide an effective supply chain
  4. Establishes performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of factors affecting the supply chain, including suppliers’ performance
  5. Develops and maintains detailed inventories of materials and supplies located in the company, at sites, and in the Service Centers, recommends appropriate strategic inventory items and levels for company growth
  6. Maintains required quantity of supplies and materials to optimize production
  7. Analyzes current inventories and procedures; suggests improvements to increase the efficiency of supply chain and profitability for the company
  8. Develops policies to increase efficiency throughout the supply chain while ensuring quality and safety; implements subsequent changes to processes
  9. Identifies optimal shipment and transportation routes with attention to the consolidation of warehousing and distribution, lead sourcing initiatives
  10. Assesses the need for material-handling equipment, storage. and staffing; makes recommendations to ensure efficient loading, unloading, movement, and storage of materials
  11. Negotiates prices for raw material and delivery with suppliers and/or shipping companies.
  12. Participates as an advisory member of the product development team, providing information and guidance on availability and cost of supplies and materials
  13. Acts as part of the team coordinating engineering changes, product line extension, or new product launches to ensure timely and orderly material and production flow transitions
  14. Monitors the performance of suppliers, assessing their ability to meet quality and delivery requirements; identifies and qualifies new suppliers in collaboration with other departments.
  15. Manages company Cycle Count process to ensure acceptable inventory count accuracy to target performance levels
  16. Coordinate and oversee physical inventories; schedule, reconcile, and present action plans as applicable to drive continuous improvement and maintain high levels of inventory accuracy and control of processes.
  17. Performs other related duties as assigned.


  1. Builds Networks – Builds strong formal and informal networks. Draws knowledge from multiple functions to support customers.
  2. Communication Proficiency – Communicates openly and effectively with all functions and customers.
  3. Interpersonal Savvy – Relates to people, acts with diplomacy and tact. Builds rapport with customers and other Service Center Managers
  4. Customer Focus – Establish and maintains effective customer relationships, identifies opportunities and shares them with Regional Sales Representatives (RSR) and Service Sales Representatives (SSR)
  5. Lean Manufacturing Principles – Continuous review of processes and operations utilizing lean principles to improve service center performance, inventory management, and profitability.

Performance Management and Success in the Role

The output of the Global Supply Chain Leader will be linked to the corporate goals of EBITDA, Cash Conversions Cycle, and On-Time Shipments, but will also include the ability to connect with suppliers, internal and external customers, understand the business, and manage supply chain costs. Success in the role will be measured in part to these metrics as well as individual behaviors, including Depth of Thought, Ability to Drive for Results, Ability to work with and through others (People), and Self Knowledge, understanding personal strengths and weaknesses.

Career Path

The successful Global Supply Chain Leader can continue to grow and expand responsibility. Logical career progression for this role can include roles with expanded responsibility in Product Management, Single or Multi-Site Operations Leadership, and Business Sector Leadership.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position will oversee all employees within the supply chain in the US and Canada

Work Environment

Manufacturing & Office Environment

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Some flexibility in hours is allowed, but the employee must be available during the "core" work hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


Travel is required

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Five years of experience as a supervisor, manager, or similar relevant position required.


    Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree preferred.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

None required for this position.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.

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