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Supply Chain Director
Jonesboro, AR

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$165,000 - $175,000 / yr



This role is responsible for the development of an end to end (E2E) supply plan that balances all aspects of supply with the demand plan and meets financial, service and operational objectives for the supply chain. This role has functional and direct leadership responsibility for the teams that execute demand planning, supply/inventory and SIOP planning for the respective business line.

It requires strong coordination with commercial, product, manufacturing, distribution, transportation and finance teams to create an effective demand plan, and most optimal supply plan to meet customer requirements and achieve required business outcomes.

Ultimately, this position is responsible for all aspects of managing the continuous and efficient supply of finished good products to customers at the right cost, with optimal levels of inventory and manufacturing efficiency.

Primary KPI accountability for overall Material Availability and its impact on OTIF, Inventory Dollars, Days on Hand, Premium Freight and Vendor Shipping Performance.



  • Oversee the execution of all phases of the SIOP process for the Business Line
  • Development and maintenance each month of the rolling demand forecast for minimum 18 mo
  • Leadership for cross functional monthly demand consensus process
  • Development of optimized supply plan to meet customer demand at optimal inventory levels
  • Leadership for monthly SIOP supply planning & balancing meeting
  • Leadership for reconciliation of demand/supply & required contingency and mitigation plans to address gaps
  • Evaluate financial impact associated with risk, opportunity and end-to-end trade-off decisions related to balancing gaps in demand and supply
  • Leadership for Sales & Operation Execution (S&OE) activities to manage change inside of SIOP horizon
  • Provide insight and influence into new/existing customer agreements that maximize the balance between service and supply chain operational efficiencies
  • Lead supply chain activities related to strategic customer initiatives
  • Ensure continuous and efficient supply of finished goods products to customers thru supply-demand balancing leadership
  • Execution of standardized supply chain processes, tools and training, including appropriate planning policies & replenishment methodologies to meet AOP inventory plan
  • Execute the appropriate supply planning policies by item class (ABCD/XYZ) to meet business line expected demand variation, capacity and material constraints
  • Lead efforts across supply planning, purchasing and the external supply base to deploy most appropriate replenishment methodologies (discrete purchase orders, stocking programs, VMI, etc.) to manage an agile supply chain and meet required business outcomes
  • Drive activities to assess and recommend required internal and external long-term capacity investment
  • Use continuous improvement techniques to improve the efficiency & effectiveness of the E2E supply chain



Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations, Business, Engineering or Finance, Master’s Degree Preferred


Skills & Experience:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of ERP Systems (SAP preferred)
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and requests, make quick & sound decisions and respond with a sense of urgency
  • Strong quantitative, cost modeling, and data analysis skills
  • Excellent negotiation, interpersonal, and communication skills (oral, written and presentation)
  • Change agent with ability to influence and drive supply chain solutions at all levels of the organization
  • Problem solving experience in reducing total costs, improving processes, and reducing supplier risk
  • Ability to quickly identify deviations from expected results and other disruptions and can promptly resolve any issues
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical supply chain needs in a clear, concise manner to the business
  • Working knowledge and understanding of financial concepts and operational KPIs
  • Demonstrated leadership skills (direct and cross functionally) and excellent relationship management
  • Ability to coach, develop and lead others
  • Demonstrated competency in the MS Office Suite of products
  • Superior organization, coordination, planning and delegation skills
  • Superior process, analytical and problem-solving skills – apply / execute formal techniques (e.g. Kepner Tregoe, 8D), including the ability to teach and coach problem solving techniques
  • 10-15 years applicable, progressive supply chain operations and/or purchasing experience; minimum 5 years of formal leadership experience
  • Strong operations experience with knowledge in capacity, master & production planning
  • Demonstrated experience with multiple material replenishment techniques and purchasing methodologies
  • Strong negotiation capabilities
  • Applied lean manufacturing techniques including value stream mapping, leveling demand, Kanban calculations and techniques is preferred
  • ASCM (Association of Supply Chain Management) CPIM certification preferred
  • Consumer Goods / Electronics / Aftermarket experience preferred

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