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Supply Chain Manager

Company: Southwire
Location: Houston
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North Americas largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment and hand tools. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement, and unlimited growth opportunities. Our nearly seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the wellbeing of our communities. How will you power whats possible?


The Manager, Supply Chain will oversee various supply planning tasks such as planning production, inventory optimization, and purchasing controls. This individual will analyze the purchasing process to aide in forecasting and improve accuracy of purchased goods availability. They will also be responsible for driving results and improving initiatives throughout the supply chain.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities

--- Lead and manage the Supply Chain Support Team

--- Develop, implement, and sustain a production planning system to ensure on time in full delivery to our customers

--- Analyze inventory levels for production to develop and implement controls to be used by the purchaser and inventory control to support customer service while achieving inventory objectives.

--- Ensure purchasing data quality and maintain standard price, lead time, MOQs, supplier and material records.

--- Diagnose excess inventory to meet objectives and develop plan to remediate. Calculate and report excess and obsolete.

--- Manage operational variables that impact key company metrics productivity, line fill, cost of failure, safety and inventory.

--- Provide inventory analysis per business guidelines and standardized tools.

--- Diagnose service level failures and understand corrective actions being taken to prevent reoccurrence.

--- Conduct pro-active research, evaluate findings, and make independent decisions on procurement matters.

--- Identify and drive continuous improvement opportunities to streamline process and improve accuracy and efficiency Supply Planning and New Product Development.

--- Manage current and long term forecast projections to drive production and inventory planning goals. Measure projections against Sales for gap reconciliation. Create action plans to reduce inventory to year end targets.

--- Support new product development process- Analyzing economics of inventory investment to determine optimal inventory build given launch assumptions and risks.

--- Maintain NPD tracking system with relevant information as part of the development process.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

--- Bachelors degree in Purchasing, Operations, Supply Chain Management or related Business degree required; engineering discipline a plus.

--- 3+ years of experience in domestic or international sourcing.

--- Experience with MRP/ERP software systems in execution of material planning and inventory control functions. Sage/MAS/SAP experience strongly preferred.

--- CPSM preferred.

--- Strong computer skills with emphasis on the Microsoft Office suite: Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

--- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.

--- Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

--- Negotiating skills.

--- Organizational agility/getting things done through others.

--- Ability to work in a fast paced environment and handle multiple tasks.

--- Product knowledge or experience in consumer goods environment.

--- Willing to travel as needed to support the business plans.

Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Southwire, Houston , Supply Chain Manager, Professions , Houston, Texas

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