Materials Supply Chain Manager

Date Posted : 2023-01-15
Job Type : Materials Supply Chain Manager
Location : Windsor
Annual Salary : $120,000.00
Years Experience : 5-8



POSITION DESCRIPTION: This position is responsible for the Logistics and Total Supply Chain activities within the manufacturing site. The incumbent will oversee the development and execution of all activities surrounding Materials Management, Logistics, Scheduling and Procurement. The position will manage the coordinated efforts of the plant to ensure customer priorities are met through effective procurement processes from raw material planning through shipping and receiving to facilitate on time production scheduling and finished goods delivery.  The position directly reports to the Plant Manager. 

STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE:   Attend to and manage the local complexity of the site to ensure the required service level, ensure the operation of the site according to the corporation established performance indicators, and participate in the definitions of the regional logistics strategies. 


  • BA/BS degree in Business, Logistics, or related field.  MBA desirable.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in Demand Management and Sales Forecasting,   
  • & Supply chain management particularly in a multi-channel supply chain environment
  • Strong leadership and change management skills
  • Significant manufacturing experience relative to Logistics functions
  • Excellent organizational, communication, collaborative and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic self-starter
  • Works independently under general supervision
  • APICS or CPIM certification or nearing completion of certification
  • Highly developed organizational, planning, and problem solving skills.


  • Manage and coordinate the activities of the site’s material movement, scheduling, logistics and purchasing activities to optimize production uptime & throughput ensuring finished goods meet delivery targets while controlling inventory costs and ensuring corporate procedural compliance.
  • Participate in the creating, defining and implementation of the supply chain strategy at the site level and engage the corporate functions to adapt the needs of the site within the divisional strategy.
  • Liaise with suppliers and customers to ensure scheduled deliveries are met, and better optimize forecasts and ordering processes ensuring on time scheduling, shipping and receiving of all ordered materials and finished goods.
  • Establish and track KPIs (Key Process Indicators) for the material movement process to facilitate corrective actions and continuous improvement.
  • Review and respond to all IPRs and NCRs to eliminate non-conformances to procedural requirements related to material movements.
  • Conduct internal audits to review compliance with regulatory (TDG, WHMIS, Responsible Care) and QS9000 standards to establish necessary corrective actions and procedures.
  • Manage and support Responsible Care activities as required.
  • Assure and Maintain the adequate Inventory levels according the strategies defined (ROP, FORECAST, MTO, MTS) in order to comply with the Business Financial Goals
  • Schedule according the capacity model defined on the plant and assure the optimal usage of the available resources

Safety and Quality

  • Promote and provide a safe working environment for all employees.
  • Ensure all employees adhere to proper use of PPE requirements.
  • Ensure all employees adhere to company physical/medical programs.
  • Report all accidents and incidents into the accident reporting database in a timely manner.
  • Practice the documented Quality policies and procedures as outlined in the Quality system. 

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES:                   

  • Business Applications Knowledge (SAP R3 in Logistics/Supply Chain Functions)                 
  • Contract Management                                    
  • Data Analysis                                
  • Distribution Processes                                    
  • Foreign Trade/Import-Export                                           
  • Manufacturing Process Knowledge                                   
  • Process and Organization Structure                                 
  • Product Knowledge                                        
  • Supply Chain Planning & Operations                                        
  • Transportation Management   
  • Distribution Network Strategy & Design
  • Production & Inventory Control Concepts