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Director, Supply Chain

Albuquerque, NM 87109-4358

Employment Type: Permanent Hire Industry: Industry Job Number: 8240 Pay Rate: 140,000

Director, Supply Chain
- Albuquerque, NM

This position has full responsibility for the management of the company’s incoming supply chains, logistics and internal distribution functions in order to create competitive advantage in material costs, responsiveness, inventory, and logistics costs as indirect providers. Creates, plans, directs, and oversees the overall supply chain strategies of the company including supplier selection, assessment, and management, tactical procurement, logistics, and distribution.

The Director’s goal is to deliver a supply chain strategy that supports the most efficient production environment and empowers management and their teams to negotiate and work with all relevant third parties. This role will collaborate with leaders at all levels of the organization and manage a team of professionals who are accountable for supply chain and related management.


  • Thinks Out of the Box to optimize goals and business value and plans and directs resources and activities of supply chain.
  • Establish supply chain strategy by collaborating with officers and senior management to set organizational vision.
  • Build and lead an agile and responsive team responsible for maintaining stable supplier and third party relationships.
  • Identify risks in supply chain, conduct inspections of suppliers as necessary and develop risk mitigation plans.
  • Set departmental goals for meeting scalability and growth needs of the company for quickly expanding inventory needs.
  • Developing and enforcing best strategies surrounding supply chain and relevant supplier relationship policies.
  • Supply chain management and reporting.
  • Developing and maintaining supply chain practice documentation.
  • Developing and advocating for the supply chain budgets and strategic needs.
  • Ensure that all manufacturing product specifications are developed and testing procedures are in place before starting up vendors/subcontractors.
  • Negotiate pricing and delivery to specific budgets and terms. Negotiate supplier terms and conditions and supervise supplier performance to ensure continuity of supply.

QUALIFICATIONS to be successful of a Director, Supply Chain:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain management or other technical field or equivalent experience with at least 10+ years of manufacturing supply chain management, supervisory, and purchasing experience.
  • Must have excellent analytical and problem solving skills in order to resolve issues that require the innovative application of the highest levels of knowledge in purchasing, supply chain management.
  • Demonstrated experience with multiple product launches, and fast pace product transitions in significant sized operation company or start-up environment.
  • Technical exposure in semiconductor device and/or opto-electronic device manufacturing environment would be advantageous.
  • Strong leadership and inter-personal skills to manage and lead individuals.
  • Strong analytical skills.

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