The purpose of this position is to lead the supply chain team at the Timken Shiloh Plant.
This position is responsible for all of the supply chain functions for the plant. Supply chain functions include strategic sourcing and procurement, supplier management, planning and scheduling, inventory management, warehousing, logistics, and customer service. These functions span the full value creation cycle from raw material through delivery to the customer.
This position reports to the plant manager, and is a key contributor to the business planning process and establishing the long-term strategic direction of the plant.
Lead by way of the Timken Manufacturing Operating System (TMOS); leading with respect and ensuring safety, driving quality at the source, and achieving operational excellence.
Develop and maintain a high-performing organization through the selection, development, motivation and leadership of supply chain team members.
Lead the Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning (SIOP) process to drive operational alignment with customer demand.
Drive strategic sourcing activities in partnership with corporate resources to reduce overall supply chain costs.
Manage procurement activities for direct and indirect materials, and lead supplier performance management activities.
Develop production schedules that support exceptional customer service levels and overall operational efficiency.
Manage offsite warehousing activities and all shipping and receiving functions.
Develop and refine inventory management processes to ensure efficient flow of material, appropriate inventory levels, and accurate inventory transactions and forecasts.
Lead the customer service activities for the plant, serving as the customer service liaison between front end units and plant operations.
Leverage SAP system and integrated applications to optimize business processes through detailed knowledge of the applications and strict management of data integrity.
Continually refine overall supply chain design and implement processes, from supplier to customer, that ensure optimal operational efficiency and cost performance.
Required Skills and Experience
- Business, Engineering, or Technical Degree
- Minimum five years manufacturing supply chain management
- Lean Manufacturing experience
- Minimum five years of SAP or similar business system experience
- APICS certification preferred
- People leadership ability
- Strong planning and organization skills
- Advanced problem-solving ability
- Excellent written and verbal communications ability