IDEX Director of Sourcing and Supply Chain in United States
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With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses at https://www.idexcorp.com/our-businesses/business-segments/ around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.
Warren Rupp is looking for a Director of Sourcing and Supply Chain to drive excellence in Cost Reduction, On-Time Delivery Performance, Supplier Management, and Inventory Management. This role has ultimate responsibility for all supply chain matters including direct material, indirect material, and services spend with aggressive cost reduction and inventory targets annually. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing talent throughout the department as well as building effective and empowered teams.
Direct to BU General Manager
Direct reporting of Sourcing Category Managers, Supply Chain Manager, & Material Handling Supervisor.Total number of direct and indirect reports is 20-25
Duties and Key Responsibilities
Own the development and execution of strategic initiatives focused on driving demand forecasting, fulfillment predictability, flexibility planning, product lifecycle planning
Work collaboratively across both internal and external supply chain partners to ensure tight operational alignment and visibility
Own inventory management and overall integrated business planning processes as it relates to supply chain
Create and implement a strategy for the company’s supply chain model using data and analytics around inventory, cost saving opportunities, lead times, & operational team needs
Identify & secure second, and if possible, third source suppliers for all key components (A&B items)
Manage vendor relationships (preferred suppliers) and work cross functionally to help streamline products and processes to maximize efficiencies at scale and increase cost savings
Continuously scan the marketplace for new suppliers for existing capabilities and new technology
Drive continuous part cost reductions through supplier negotiations, alternate suppliers, and alternate component identification
Monitor and maintain high quality and supply assurance for all critical components. Drive RCCM and similar cross-functional processes and teams to address supplier quality.
React to and mitigate any supply interruptions in a cross-functional manner
Effectively partner with operations and engineering departments to recommend product, process, and system enhancements (including proprietary engineering products)
Determine and maintain comprehensive inventory and logistics plans based on forecast demand, company standards, and internal team feedback
Explore warehousing automation, material and parts picking process improvement, and implementation of new technology to scale warehousing and material movement activity
Oversee warehouse and materials staffing optimization, including proactively forecasting staffing needs ahead of our needs and intelligently allocating labor across teams by day
Maintain strong communication path with commercial team ensuring cross functional knowledge transfer allowing to execute and drive best support plan for global customers
Excellent communication/presentation, organizational, analytical, leadership, and interpersonal skills. Candidate must be self-driven, independent, yet a strong team player.
Ability to recognize process gaps and drive improvements holistically across cross functional teams
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or Business or related field
10+ years of experience in a sourcing supply chain or related functions
Significant Supply Chain and Operations background preferred, with experience in multiple disciplines (e.g., manufacturing, planning, logistics, etc.)
Subject Matter Expert (SME) knowledge utilizing ERP software in one or more of the following: Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), Inventory Management, Capacity Planning or Production Planning
Knowledge and Skills
Superior understanding of global sourcing, global supply chain and procurement processes and strategy
Strong understanding of market place and industry business operations and standards
Advanced ability to build forward-thinking partnerships with suppliers
Strong leadership skills, particularly in complex, international, and cross functional teams
Communication skills catered to a wide variety of audiences; mastery in English and local language
Excellent business acumen and understanding of risk mitigation approaches and contract language usage
Strong financial skills
Excellent understanding of the company’s policies and processes
Ability to manage complex processes concurrently
Solid consulting, influencing and negotiation skills; ability to ensure strategic alignment with multiple parties
Organized and self-motivated with the ability to independently manage multiple projects and initiatives
Experience with the implementation of technology systems and process automation
Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?
IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, IDEX businesses make thousands of products that are mission-critical components in everyday activities. Chances are the car you’re driving has a BAND-IT® clamp holding your side airbag safely in place. If you were ever in a car accident, a Hurst Jaws of Life® rescue tool may have saved your life. If you or a family member is battling cancer, your doctor may have tested your DNA in a quest to find the best targeted medicine for you. It’s likely your DNA test was run on equipment that contains components made by our growing IDEX Health & Science team.