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Supply Chain Manager Opening, Albuquerque, NM

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Post Date: 02/04/2022

Supply Chain Manager-Manufacturing Industry

Direct Hire Opportunity located in MN.  The successful candidate much possess the following.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or equivalent.

  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in Sourcing/Procurement.

  • Manufacturing Experience

  • Advanced experience in manufacturing technology, materials, and assembly processes.

  • Advanced knowledge of international procurement procedures and practices.

  • Ability to negotiate favorable terms and conditions involving many parts and supplies, as well as can determine appropriate methods of procurement.

  • Proficient in computer software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.

  • Must have exceptional written, verbal communication, presentation, and training skills.

  • Must be detail-orientated, organized, and able to prioritize workload.

  • Supervisory or management experience with a demonstrated ability to actively engage staff addressing retention and performance issues in a timely manner, people development/coaching, and evaluation.

  • Develops, leads, and executes Purchasing Strategies, tracking key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness while assessing and mitigating risks.

  • Forecasts price and market trends to identify changes of balance in purchasing-supplier effectiveness.

  • Creates commodity management strategies and tactical plans.

  • Develops, communicates, and reports supply chain metrics and understands demand requirements to decisively resolve supply chain constraints. 

  • Design and implementation of lean pull solutions (supply solutions).

  • Lead lean activities with regards to tactical purchasing management in creating and training on best practice SAP standard work.

  • Daily management of KPI’s such as orders to place / release, expedites and cancel messages and completed.

  • Analyze inventory and production projections to anticipate optimal levels of inventory and meet production goals.

  • Coordinate shipments and communicates with internal departments to support business functions and ensure expectations are met.

  • Plans purchases strategically to achieve financial targets and maximum profitability and ensuring optimal levels of inventory are held to achieve customer service levels.

  • Evaluates vendors and shipping companies based on quality, service, and pricing, establishing relationships and negotiating contracts for maximum profitability.

  • Performs root cause analysis for stock outs, missed deliveries, and non-conforming product to proactively drive permanent solutions and process improvement.

  • Calculates and manages safety stocks and determines quantity and timing of deliveries.

  • Receives and reconciles inventory and invoices and maintains data integrity for purchased parts

  • Verifies purchasing practices comply with established laws, policies, and ethical principles and follows, maintains, and enforces ISO standards and all compliance requirements. Partners internally with Quality and Production to ensure clear requirement documentation.

  • Manages Buyer/Planners to develop a high performing collaborative team and a customer focused environment.

  • Liaises with Project Management in preparing accurate quotes with respect to product costing and lead times.

  • Sources and purchases for assigned raw/indirect materials, services and equipment against approved specification.

  • Monitors supplier performance and develops corrective actions as required.  Actively communicates with vendors on a regular basis to improve vendor performance and address quality issues.

  • Organizes, administers, and maintains contracts and orders on assigned raw materials.

  • Conducts contract negotiations with suppliers to include price, lead time, payment terms, etc.

  • Assists in developing new/alternate materials and sources of supply, including international sources.

  • Supports production planning and execution in order to meet the customer´s requirements and companies on time delivery goals. Ensures on-time delivery through effective order management.

  • Produces and identifies detailed business cases including cost benefits analysis, business risks reduction and options for proposed cost down/material improvement opportunities.

  • Assists with accurate forecasting in conjunction with the production department, support effective planning of forthcoming needs and manage the award of contracts with suppliers.

  • Assists in preparing of the yearly budget and forecasts for all raw materials.

  • Verifies that purchasing practices comply with established laws, policies and ethical principles.

  • Develops and maintains work instructions and procedures that adheres to the corporate Quality Policy and in accordance with ISO policies.

  • Works with Engineering, Sales, New Product Development, Quality and Operations teams to arrange timely supply of approved materials at cost effective prices while maintaining high quality standards.

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