Manager Global Supply Chain

 Job Title:            Manager Global Supply Chain Cost Reduction

Department:     Supply Chain

Reports To:        VP Global Supply Chain

Location:            Southern, New Hampshire

Organization Description 

Our Client has a vision to be recognized as the most innovative, customer-driven company in their industry leader, delivering uncompromising quality. They have goals of world-class excellence and achievement in all of our business operations.

Manager Global Supply Chain Position Summary

This position is responsible for driving the management of cost reduction efforts across all Corporate Supply Chain product lines. Responsible for identifying developing and leading strategic initiatives to improve and optimize cost savings within our global supply chain. This includes supply chain optimization projects and instituting tighter controls on spend across all product lines. Successful candidates must have a minimum of ten years of experience sourcing machined metal parts for high-volume manufacturing.

Manager Global Supply Chain Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Proactively developing & prioritizing a pipeline of productivity project ideas and engaging multiple business lines to drive participation and support of those projects to successful completion.
  • Fully developing and managing “Approved Supplier” process, including a Supplier Scorecard Process that helps identify and leverage best in class suppliers while managing supplier risk.
  • Supporting cross functional Design, Quality and Engineering Teams on New Product Introductions and Supplier Improvement Initiatives.
  • Proposing and evaluating Insourcing/Outsourcing opportunities as well as supporting low cost country initiatives within specified category.
  • Total Cost Out – YOY reductions in total cost paid.
  • Attain high leverage of supplier spend, contracts, e-auctions and continually simplify Sourcing landscape.
  • Assess existing suppliers and develop new supplier relationships.
  • Meet with suppliers to determine production capacity, potential new product development, and on-time delivery and quality (including onsite visits). Negotiate pricing and lead time with existing and new suppliers.
  • Development of various cost control mechanisms/initiatives and successful deployment throughout the supply chain.
  • Supporting the development of business case financial models for new projects or changes to vendors/suppliers.
  • Investigate and lead opportunities to reduce product costs, inventory, and improve the supplier base and/or improve specific processes.
  • Negotiate cost reduction opportunities available by employing techniques of price/cost analysis, negotiations, strategic sourcing and value engineering vs. buy.
  • Work closely with the entire Corporate Purchasing team to develop systems to monitor and improve (reduce) the “volume” spend.

Manager Global Supply Chain Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Accounting or related field required. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience sourcing machined metal parts for high-volume manufacturing.
  • Demonstrated track record of significant YOY cost reduction.
  • Ability to successfully identify high quality lower cost alternate suppliers.
  • Demonstrated ability to read & interpret Mechanical drawings.
  • Familiarity with material procurement in a lean manufacturing environment including Kanban pull inventory systems, material flow, leveraging volume spend, inventory turns, visual management, and continuous improvement tools.
  • Substantial background in building strategic relationships with suppliers and internal customers and stakeholders.

 

Email your resume to corey@alliancecareergroup.com for consideration.

 

Product Manager – Handguns

Product Manager – Handguns

Our client is a rapidly growing and leading manufacturer of firearms and has an immediate need for an experienced Product Manager located in Yonkers, NY. In this role, the Product Manager will be the resident champion and voice of the customer internally.  As such, the Product Manager supports the category’s strategic planning, oversight and performance throughout the product line life-cycle. The Product Manager’s job also includes ensuring that the Sales and Marketing efforts align with and strengthen the brand.

Product Manager Position Key Responsibilities

  • The Product Manager supports the development, execution and measuring of the annual product business plan which will define product, price, promotion and distribution based on assigned metrics.
  • The Product Manager will coordinate efforts with existing functional departments to ensure the success of new products and the overall strategic product plan.

Product Manager Additional Responsibilities

  • To keep category offerings viable in the marketplace, the Product Manager will understand the target consumer, identify trends, exploit opportunities, and benchmark competitive products.
  • Be the in-house category expert and act as the category leader within the company.
  • Must be voice of the customer and ensure the customer’s viewpoint during planning.
  • Develop initial sales forecast, pricing, and gross profit to meet company objectives.
  • Define the product strategy in annual plan. Outline and refine 5 year plan.
  • Monitor ongoing plan execution, note deviations and pursue remedies.
  • Develop product positioning and feature/benefit messaging, and ensure effective delivery of messages through marketing and sales.
  • Work closely with sales on pricing and forecasting to meet revenue and profitability goals.
  • Help specify market requirements for current and future products through market research supported by ongoing customer and channel feedback.
  • Plan and execute successful product launches.
  • Be an expert with respect to the competition and emerging relevant technologies
  • Manage the New Product Development process for assigned verticals.
  • Advise on an itemized advertising and promotional budget to ensure the success of annual product plan.
  • Collaborate on the creation and distribution of sales tools and collateral in support of marketing objectives including point of purchase.
  • Brief and train inside sales force.
  • Perform product demonstrations to key customers.
  • Assist marketing and sales departments with product training and related materials. Attend relevant promotional events and new product introductions.
  • Attend industry trade shows and select store level promotions.

Education & Other Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will possess at least 3-10 years of relevant experience.
  • Firearms experience related to firearms, firearm manufacturing, and end-user applications.
  • Experience with consumer products: firearms – outdoor market experience a plus.
  • Knowledge and proficiency of Microsoft Office suite, MS Project, Photoshop and Keyshot.
  • Preferred:  Bachelor’s Degree
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