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Racine, WI

Global Supply Chain Director

Global Supply Chain Director

FPC of Quad Cities

FPC of Quad Cities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This high-level leadership position will be responsible for managing key operational projects globally to ensure that the business performance is improved, and cost reduction targets are achieved by agreed time frames.

The position leads cross-functional teams, ensuring team members are on schedule with their assignments and responsibilities. This role monitors the project budget, reporting status and making recommendations or adjustments in order to facilitate project completion in a cost-effective manner.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Engineering or equivalent
Project management training and experience, especially related to technical projects.
Master’s degree preferred, specifically in areas of Supply Chain or Business Administration (MBA)
APICS CSCP and CPIM certifications recommended.
Computer Skills:

Competence in Microsoft Office Suite
Proficient in Microsoft Project
Knowledge of ERP systems, specifically JD Edwards
Communication Skills:

Strong interpersonal relationship skills and listening skills that allow being able to work with people in all levels of the organization and external customers
Good listening skills, to determine needs of customers and team members
Strong diplomacy skills to balance needs of Company with those of customer
Strong presentation skills to effectively communicate project updates
Ability to lead a team and drive change through positive influence and strong communication, driving a positive culture internally and as a global company representative.
Technical Requirements:

Ability to provide technical interpretation of the project requirements for proper alignment of objectives and goals.
Technical understanding of products being developed as part of project
Lean training, six sigma, or other training in continuous improvement methods.
Expert in supplier risk mitigation, contract negotiations, onshoring efforts, and cost control initiatives.
Work Environment:

Racine, Wisconsin
Travel required for customer visits both domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time
Specialized Knowledge:

Strong project management skills
Strong organizational and time management skills
Team leadership skills, including skills leading cross-functional teams composed of individuals not under one’s direct management control
Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles
Other Requirements:

Creativity and problem-solving skills, to identify alternative solutions to improve performance.
Essential Job Functions

Establish measurement systems to identify and analyze areas with business performance gaps at our manufacturing operations.  Plan improvement activities to close the gaps.
Lead a project team in an assigned area of responsibility – focusing in the areas of business performance improvement, cost reduction, improved productivity, quality, customer service or other areas.  May be requested to lead a specialized project or implementation, including readying manufacturing and supply chain for new product introductions.
Select team members to participate on project teams, from various disciplines within the organization, based on their expertise and contribution to the project.
Lead a team in considering a wide range of cost-savings measures, including engineering design changes for ease of manufacturability, technology enhancements, global sourcing alternatives, or other areas.
Develop and monitor the project, using the appropriate project tracking tools.  Keep senior management informed on project status and cost savings or progress by creating and maintaining written progress reports.
Work cooperatively with internal and external customer(s), facilitating flow of information as needed to manage project.
Seek out and develop sourcing relationships with providers in existing and new markets globally, eliminating product constraint, allowing our affiliates to meet customer demands without supply chain constraints.
Create processes to mitigate supply chain risk and implement cost control measures to effectively meet production deadlines and customer demand.

Health, Dental, Vision, Disability & Life Insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Account, 401(k), Corporate Bonus, Vacation, 13 Paid Holidays, which includes Christmas Shutdown, Tuition Reimbursement, On-site Nurse

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