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Supply Chain Manager

Company: Sears Manufacturing Co.
Location: Davenport
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Supply Chain Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt

Department: 634 - Purchasing

Reports To: Director of Supply Base Management, Costing & Value Analysis

Effective Date: 1/18/23


The Supply Chain Manager is responsible for developing commodity strategy's that align to the company's objectives. These objectives are achieved through managing of inflationary impacts, building supplier relationships, and sourcing materials from suppliers at the best total cost consistent with considerations of quality, capability, and reliability. A Supply Chain Manager is also responsible for developing and leading various cross functional teams and projects related to all elements of commodity management. These include, but are not limited to, supplier performance management, commodity rationalization, cost savings initiatives, and supplier managed inventory programs.


This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.

Develop strategy plans for assigned commodities.
Develop and implement initiatives consistent with company objectives and strategy plans.
Responsible for accurately managing and reporting to senior leadership, inflationary market trends and cost savings initiatives.
Lead sourcing efforts that are consistent with commodity strategy plans.
Drive the rationalization of the supply base, including supplier performance measurement.
Identifying opportunities for improving efficiency, effectiveness, and capabilities of the supply chain.
Build and manage strategic partnerships with aligned suppliers.
Participate in the cross functional audit of potential new sources of supplies.
Lead the cross functional assessment of quotations received to determine best total cost.
Manage supplier tooling and new part completion for product launches.
Arrange disposition of obsolete or non-current material.
Prepare reports for management as needed.
Negotiate, place, and manage LTA's and contracts.
Collaborate with engineering and supplier quality engineers.
Attend all product meetings as necessary.
Communicate supplier and department concern to other functions on the team.
Acquire and maintain quotes for assigned commodities.
Facilitate supplier quality and delivery improvement.
Develop communication solutions that create value, decrease problems, and preemptively solve consistent issues.


Reports To: Director of Supply Base Management, Costing & VA

Supervises: N/A

Coordinates or works with: Other Departments (Product Engineering, Finance, Quality,

Production, Customers, and Suppliers)


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to drive projects with minimal oversight using analytic skills.
Ability to work effectively and independently in cross-functional teams.
Demonstrates proficiency in establishing, measuring, and implementing supplier performance metrics, (Scorecards, Key Performance Indicators, etc.).
Professional interpersonal verbal and written communication skills.
Proven ability to communicate and influence executive leadership.
Excellent creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing innovative solutions that solve problems.
High degree of business ethics, ownership, and accountability.
Ability to travel domestically and internationally

Education and/or Experience

5 years of supply chain management experience.
Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Engineering, Finance, or equivalent professional certification.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to sit, walk, kneel, and crouch; use hands to finger, grasp, feel or sustain repetitive movements. The employee must frequently lift and or move up to 10lbs; occasionally exert up to 20lbs of force to move objects.

The visual requirement of this job is similar to those classified as clerical or administrative.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. All requirements are subject to change over time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Equipment and Tools

Ability to proficiently operate office equipment, including computer, printer, calculator, fax machine, copy machine, and multi-line telephone.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Outlook, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint).

Standards of Performance or Key Accountabilities

The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principal functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


Keywords: Sears Manufacturing Co., Davenport , Supply Chain Manager, Executive , Davenport, Iowa

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