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Vice President of Supply Chain

Elkhart, IN 46516

Employment Type: Permanent Hire Industry: Industry Job Number: 8041 Pay Rate: 175,000

VP of Supply Chain 

If you offer regional or multi-site management experience over logistics and inventory for a mid-to-large global manufacturing company, you may be interested in this VP of Supply Chain job position.

Location options are: Rosemont, Illinois, Dallas, Texas, or Elkhart, Indiana; relocation offered.

The key objective of this role is to improve inventory management across the Americas Region while improving customer satisfaction and capital efficiency. This will require an analytical and strategic mindset as a leader. In this role you will develop, implement and own the strategy to manage inventory. You will setup KPIs to measure the success managing the finished goods inventory for the aftermarket business, which will be your key focus.

This position reports to the President of the Americas Region and will interact with senior executives across the region and stakeholders. Multiple distribution managers (5) and an inventory forecasting manager will report to you.  

Top Reasons to Work for this Client:

  • A fast-growing industrial company with leading brands and products that are manufactured and distributed globally; a publicly-traded company
  • The employee culture is supportive with training and advancement opportunities
  • Excellent compensation and benefits package; vacation and benefits start day of hire

What’s the opportunity incentive?

  • The opportunity to set strategic direction and establish KPIs over a region of manufacturing sites and distribution centers with focus on the logistics and inventory management of aftermarket finished goods
  • The opportunity to increase revenue through establishing and enhancing logistics and inventory management

What responsibilities will you have? 

  • Analyze and document flow of goods across the region for multiple sites
  • Analyze and document sales forecasts to production processes 
  • Document and challenge processes related to order points and inventory levels
  • Suggest governance structures and KPIs including distribution of accountability 
  • Suggest organizational changes and restructure as identified based on a plan to support the overall objectives
  • Prepare investment suggestions related to digitalization, process improvements, efficiency, and more
  • Communicate with other business areas including finance and IT to safeguard access to relevant data and to develop transparent and accurate reporting on inventory levels and deviations 
  • Communicate, educate, challenge, inspire and collaborate with key stakeholders on inventory efficiencies and logistics
  • Act as a sounding board to senior management over a variety of issues related to logistics and inventory management

What experience and skills do you need?

  • Master Degree in Science, Engineering or Finance; or Bachelor Degree with proven experience in all areas as outlines below
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills as well as leadership skills
  • 10+ years of experience managing within supply chain with proven and expert experience managing logistics and inventory specifically
  • Proven management over multiple sites and within a global company and, ideally, having this experience within one or more corporations
  • Prior management consulting experience is plus
  • Aftermarket experience is a plus
  • Knowledge about how other international and complex companies work with these matters and ability to stay current with trends within the industry; best practices
  • Experience developing KPIs, utilizing change management, improving processes, procedures, etc., to increase capital efficiency
  • Ability to lead, influence, negotiate, listen, collaborate, earn trust
  • Past experience working with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience from other industries characterized by complex logistics and inventory issues; i.e., retail, consumer goods, industrial components
  • Ability to travel an estimated 35% of the time
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Jackie Davis

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