Supply Chain Lead

ESP International

The Supply Chain Lead is responsible for making sure our suppliers are performing to expectations and product is being delivered on time. The Supply Chain Lead is also responsible for optimizing ESP inventory levels, logistics cost and process improvements to increase efficiencies and cost savings.

Essential Duties and responsibilities

Manages Supplier Relationships
  •  Responsible for supplier OTD performance
  • Regularly communicates with suppliers by phone and email – expedite in escalated situations
  • Conducts performance reviews with suppliers to meet ESP’s expectations for on time delivery and high quality
  •  Takes ownership of day to day supplier relationships
  •  Defines, resolves and provides permanent solutions to supplier performance issues
  •  Responsible for price negotiation and supplier relationship issues to meet goals.

Implements Annual Supply Chain Strategies that Drives Results and Provides Focus
  • Optimize inventory levels to reduce costs while maximizing on-time delivery to the customer through inventory management and replenishment method management.
  •  Works closely with all stakeholders to identify gaps in execution that need to be addressed to meet Company goals
  •  Participates in and helps establish long and short term goals and objectives with the Manager, Global Supply Base Management
  •  Monitors and communicates progress on goals closely, drives performance through supplier performance reviews.
  • Contributes to product and commodity sourcing strategies
  • Develops and maintains logistics strategies and pricing

Develops an Annual Commodity Strategy that Drives Results
  •  Targets cost savings and profit improvement
  •  Sets and drives supplier optimization targets
  •  Supports Request for Quote (RFQ) activities
  •  Drives process improvement initiatives

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

Qualifications

Education, Licenses/Certifications and Work Experience 
Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business Administration/Management, or other related field; or an equivalent combination of education and supply chain experience. Familiarity with pressure situations and how to handle them in a professional business manner also required.

Job Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
  •  Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret complex documents such as financial statements, contracts, and procedure manuals. Possesses high level business writing skills. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of ESP.
  •  Quantitative Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistics. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, graphs, and proportions to practical situations.
  •  Critical Thinking: Able to display high level reasoning skills in order to solve multiple, complex situations.
  •  Other Critical Competencies: 
    • Business Appreciation: Advanced understanding of core business concepts and processes. Able to anticipate and mitigate impact of decisions on business performance.
    • Communication: Communicates well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations, shares information and ideas with others, has good listening skills.
    • Cultural Self-Awareness: Able to effectively communicate with employees in all locations. Comfortable and effective directing work of employees in all locations
    • Decision Making/Judgment: Recognizes problems and responds, systematically gathers information, sorts through complex issues, seeks input from others, addresses root cause of issues, makes timely decisions, can make difficult decisions, uses consensus when possible, and communicates decisions to others.
    • Managing Conflict: Listens well, diffuses conflict before it starts, finds causes of and solutions to problems, handles difficult people.
    • Sense of Urgency: Prioritizes well, shows energy, reacts to opportunities, instills urgency in others, meets deadlines
    • Problem Solving/Analysis: Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues, can simplify and process complex issues, understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts.
  • Technical Skills: Advanced Computer Skills. Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and Database systems. 

Working conditions
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Disclaimer
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Job ID: 67802

Posted 19 days ago

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