Director, Supply Chain in Tempe, AZ at Benchmark Electronics

Date Posted: 8/24/2019

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Job Description

Job Title
Director, Supply Chain

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Job Summary
Precision Technologies, a division of Benchmark Electronics is looking for a seasoned professional in Materials and Supply Chain for our Tempe, AZ location for the Director of Materials. Our client list reads like a “Who’s Who” of Original Equipment Manufacturers requiring precision mechanical production capabilities including close-tolerance machining and electromechanical clean room assembly. Our product lines include equipment for the Semiconductor, Aerospace, Healthcare and Scientific Instrumentation markets. You’ll have the opportunity to be an integral part of our aggressive growth strategy by working on a successful and fast-paced equipment manufacturing team. You’ll work with a close-knit quality assurance team to ensure our products meet and exceed customers’ quality requirements using data-driven process capability metrics The Supply Chain Manage/Director has direct responsibility for driving cost savings through oversight and management including planning, controlling and coordinating all aspects of the supply chain to include demand planning, purchasing of materials, production scheduling, inventory management, warehousing, transportation, and logistics. Develops and implements supply chain strategies and processes for efficient material operations. Establishes priorities, and supervises personnel activities to ensure achievement of customer and business commitments.

Essential Functions and Competencies

Qualifications / Education / Experience
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES  Manages, controls, and directs the activities of all personnel engaged in site materials support (i.e. Purchasing, Scheduling, Warehouse, Inventory Control, Logistics, Shipping and Receiving) that contribute positively to customer satisfaction. This includes but is not limited to developing, implementing and managing policies and procedures necessary to ensure adequate controls are in place for the effective execution of purchasing and scheduling within the site. Develops, implements and manages policies necessary to ensure world-class inventory control and shipping functions. Partners with Finance and Accounting to ensure cycle counts are maintained and reported in accordance with corporate policies and guidelines.  Ensures the materials teams are educated to the applicable elements of their respective customer’s contract and are compliant with respect to those elements. This includes ensuring the respective material teams are adequately adhering to all elements related to Benchmark liability management to include reporting and resolution. Accountable for adherence to supply chain and cost reduction targets, overseeing demand planning activities; monitoring progress, increasing supply dependability and flexibility, reviewing schedule and resolving cross departmental problems.  Monitors and reports on revenue and inventory plans, identify issues and recommend solutions and/or take action as appropriate for assigned business units.  Oversees the purchasing and/or contracting for materials, supplies, equipment, and services for the operation of the site. Confers with requesting parties when specific sources are requested. Investigate and solve problems resulting from material shortages regardless of cause.  Maintains understanding of financial metrics, especially the impact of parts contribution, materials overhead, inventory levels and their impact to Benchmark financial performance.  Collaborates with site and regional management to ensure financial objectives and other metrics are adequately managed and demonstrate continuous improvement.  Maintains optimum inventory levels to ensure on-time deliveries to meet customer requirements while minimizing carrying costs and premium transportation charges and maximizing inventory turnover. Tracks and reports on residual inventory and drive disposition through the customer focus team.  Oversees and ensure proper production control planning and scheduling to meet sales forecasts and to balance the level of material, manpower and machine requirements in line with committed delivery schedules to customers. Investigates and follow up of deviations to the production schedule. Recommends improvements and implement recommendations for improvements to the extended supply chain process in order to gain efficiencies in both Benchmark’s processes and the customer’s processes. Establishes key programs or projects that target specific improvement opportunities to reduce costs and lead times, resolve quality issues, or increase supply dependability and flexibility. Ensure achievement of planned results.  Provides customer support to sales group by representing materials in sales presentations and periodic customer meetings and interactions, including but not limited to potential customer visits, quarterly business reviews, etc.
• A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required; a Graduate degree is preferred
• Ten (10) years of related experience is required; Five (5) years in a leadership role is preferred.
• An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the key job accountabilities may be considered.
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Tempe, AZ, USA

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