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Supply Chain Manager

Merz North America Inc
Franksville, WI 53126
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The Supply Chain Manager coordinates and/or manages all aspects of the supply chain: Strategy, Planning, Sourcing / Purchasing, Manufacturing, and Delivery / Logistics and Returns (for defective or unwanted products). The Supply Chain Manager will lead strategic Supply Chain Management initiatives or projects and be responsible for ensuring security and flexibility of supply critical to the product portfolio. The Supply Chain Manager will develop and implement these strategies to ensure Quality, Delivery, Cost, are achieved for the given products and that organizational objectives are met. This individual will also be responsible for managing relationships with key suppliers. Supplier management activities may include, but not be limited to, the following: supplier visits, running weekly/bi-weekly meetings, business reviews, score cards, ensuring supply continuity, addressing quality issues, etc.

This role will interact with many Merz teams such as Commercial, Operations, Regulatory, R&D, Quality, Sourcing, Procurement, and Logistics to support all business objectives. This position will need to improve current business practices and develop strong working relationships with business partners to deliver Merz targets with a total cost management approach.

The objective is to optimize the balance between supply availability, cost, inventory investment, and risk of obsolescence / backorder while working within Merz Policies. The position will be the voice of Supply Chain for the assigned business units. This Position acts as a business liaison for Demand and Supply for all assigned regions globally. Position must maintain a strong working relationship with all colleagues to ensure that changes and activities are managed on a timely and cost effective basis.

Issue Resolution

  • Maintain minimal to no backorders on all products released to market.

  • When supply issues arise, work with manufacturing, quality, regulatory, product managers, customer solutions, and others, as needed, to resolve the issues.

Supplier Management

  • Ensure that suppliers are aligned with The Companys business strategy and objectives.

  • Manage supplier relationships and understand their capabilities and capacities.

  • Drive continuous improvement and supplier development

  • Understand suppliers strategic initiatives/direction

  • Maintain continuity of supply, make recommendations to improve quality, productivity and overall efficiency of operations

Project Management

  • Ensure that Project/Department milestones/goals are met and that they adhere to approved budgets.

New Product introductions

  • Work with Product Management, Engineering and New Product Introduction process where applicable


  • BS in Sciences, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or applicable required

  • Masters Degree preferred

Professional experience

  • Experience in purchasing, supplier management, operations, sourcing, demand planning

  • 5+ years of work experience, or an equivalent combination of training, education, and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position

  • Proven ability to effectively interact with multi-functional areas (Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing, Engineering, Purchasing, Finance, Quality, etc.).

Knowledge, skills and abilities (incl. languages)

  • Excellent negotiation skills and past experience with dealing with suppliers

  • Extensive knowledge of current and advanced manufacturing processes and systems

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, effective presentation skills, and multicultural understanding required.

  • Superior business ethics and an understanding of legal contracts.

  • Flexible schedule and ability to travel

Knowledge or methods

  • High degree of competence in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written).

  • Familiarity with an ERP system and common software applications.

Personal skills

  • Proven ability to effectively interact with multi-functional areas (Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing, Engineering, Purchasing, Finance, Quality, etc.).

  • Experience coordinating multi-discipline activities.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Posted: 2021-04-28 Expires: 2021-05-27
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