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Supply Chain Director - Health Systems

Location: Houston, TX
Salary: $125,000 - $160,000
Job Type: Direct Hire

Responsibilities:

  • The Supply Chain Director is in charge of every aspect of the company’s producing, purchasing, transporting, distribution, warehousing and financial forecasting activities. They modify existing procedures, to minimize costs, increase accuracy, improve customer service or safety and meet product distribution needs. The manager also controls the moving, storing and processing of all inventory
  • Review or update supply chain practices in accordance with new or changing environmental policies, standards, regulations, or laws.
  • Develop material costs forecasts or standard cost lists.
  • Assess appropriate material handling equipment needs and staffing levels to load, unload, move, or store materials.
  • Appraise vendor manufacturing ability through on-site visits and measurements, terms with suppliers, vendors or freight forwarders.
  • Monitor supplier performance to assess ability to meet quality and delivery requirements.
  • Monitor forecasts and quotas to identify changes or to determine their effect on supply chain activities.
  • Meet with suppliers to discuss performance metrics, to provide performance feedback or to discuss production forecasts or changes.
  • Implement new or improved supply chain processes.
  • Collaborate with other departments, such as procurement and quality assurance, to identify or qualify new suppliers.
  • Document physical supply chain processes, such as workflows, cycle times, position responsibilities, or system flows.
  • Design or implement warehousing strategies for production materials or finished products.
  • Analyze inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns, reduce waste, or optimize customer service.
  • Manage activities related to strategic or tactical purchasing, material requirements planning, inventory control, warehousing or receiving.
  • Design, implement, or oversee product take back or reverse logistics programs to ensure products are recycled, reused, or responsibly disposed.
  • Review quotes and forecasts to ensure changes won’t negatively impact their operations, such as material prices skyrocketing.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management or related field
  • 6+ years of relative experience
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of generally accepted accounting procedures.
  • Communication skills - able to communicate in a clear, articulate, and professional manner on a daily basis to solve problems as these arise
  • Interpersonal and Customer Relations skills – able to maintain a professional and courteous attitude with employees and third party individuals at all times.
  • Planning/Organizational skills - able to prioritize work activities, use time efficiently and work through projects in a self-motivated manner.
  • Adaptability – able to adapt to rapid changes in the work environment, manage competing demands and able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Problem-solving skills – able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; able to apply independent judgment on a regular basis in making decisions
  • Time Management skills – able to use time effectively in an unsupervised fashion, pursuing other activities when regular duties have reduced in volume; able to complete projects in a timely manner. Will work with occasional supervision over repetitive tasks. New duties or project type tasks may receive “strict” or “direct” supervision, depending upon the nature of the task(s).
  • Computer skills- able to use word processing, spreadsheet, and marketing software.
  • Technical skills- Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-pace, high-pressure environment; Good judgment in handling difficult situations; Self-directed and able to manage major projects
    without supervision; Professional attitude and ability to relate to executive management, professionals and business and community leaders

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