Flexco is a leading global manufacturer of mechanical conveyor belt fasteners and related products that maximize conveyor belt productivity. Headquartered in Downers Grove, we are privately held and employ over 850 employees worldwide. We have consistently been named to the list of Chicago's "101 Best & Brightest Companies To Work For" by the National Association of Business Resources. We offer a culture that is focused on great people, customer commitment, integrity, innovation, collaboration, and achievement. Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for the position of Supply Chain Manager for our Downers Grove facility.
The person in this role manages the supply chain function at Flexco’s Downers Grove location. They perform functions relating to the planning, procurement, control and distribution of materials and products to meet company objectives and customer requirements. The Supply Chain Manager acts as a global resource on Supply Chain best practices for Flexco.
Bachelor’s degree required; Masters degree a plus.
8 to 10 years of purchasing experience that includes knowledge of global sourcing.
5 years of management experience.
CPSM certification is preferred or must be obtained within 2 years in position.
Thorough understanding of applicable U.S. Customs policies, practices, laws and regulations.
Establish the best method of engaging in contracts with new suppliers involving negotiation, competitive bidding, or a combination of both.
Serve as primary contact between functional areas within the organization and suppliers to achieve effective working relationships. Ensure close involvement and collaboration on product development and engineering change projects.
Responsible for managing the materials group of 12 direct reports, to ensure the department is aligned with company programs, plans, policies and objectives.
Provide materials group with leadership, support and guidance while actively managing team performance using formal and informal feedback.
Prepare the budget and develop the annual business plan.
Participate in company-wide continued process improvement initiatives. Recommend and lead cost reduction initiatives and value maximization efforts with materials and service suppliers.
Serve as a global resource on supply chain best practices for Flexco. Keep organization informed of macro trends in supply and pricing.
Research and analyze data to identify market trends to maximize cost and efficiency opportunities.
Maintain, manage and approve performance measures for new and critical suppliers to provide ongoing elevated standards.
Manage the materials and inventory control database system for purchasing and materials replenishment.
Lead and actively implement a continuous improvement environment through the use of lean principles .
Ensure proper production control planning and scheduling programs to meet sales forecasts and to balance the level of manpower and machine requirements. Guarantee any deviations to the production schedule are investigated and properly followed up.
Develop, monitor and analyze materials management reports to ensure timely delivery of materials in accordance with quality specifications and follow up with suppliers as necessary.
Flexco - 10 months ago