Director of Supply Chain (#3837820)
Avanta Consulting - Vancouver, BC

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Director of Supply Chain (#3837820)

Reporting to the Vice President of Manufacturing and Global Supply Chain, the Director of Supply Chain, oversees global supply chain, including shipping, logistics, demand planning and trade compliance.

The Director of Supply Chain is responsible for the establishment, design, implementation and continuous improvement of systems and processes as they relate to Supply Chain, to allow respective department managers meet corporate objectives and customer demand.

Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop and execute tactical, operational and strategic Supply Chain processes to ensure all global sales orders are on-time and error free
  • Plan, implement, and control the efficient, effective forward and reverse flow and storage of finished goods, services
  • Create master supply plans and set finished goods replenishment levels for all products to ensure global customer demand is met
  • Provide standard lead-time commitments to order fulfillment and ensure forecast accuracy objectives are met
  • Manage Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process
  • Manage and mentor the Supply Chain team, including setting performance objectives, regular team meetings and communicating direction and changes
  • Manage 3PL partners overseas and the USA; while ensuring quarterly reviews are conducted for cost effectiveness
  • Ensure global trade compliance practices are in effect across product distribution to ensure compliance with all import/export requirements
  • Develop and report Supply Chain performance metrics
  • Develop an organizational roadmap outlining Supply Chain manpower and both physical and system requirements to support rapid organizational growth
  • Drive logistics cost reductions (brokerage, carriers, taxes, duties, etc) through effective management of all freight carriers, inbound and outbound
  • Manage all customs brokers and minimize the associated costs of importation tax, VAT, and duty incurred by ensuring the proper product codes, allowed exemptions, customs documents, and shipping methods are implemented and utilized
  • Evaluate and enhance Supply Chain policies and procedures, to enhance Supply Chain performance and oversee the implementation of industry best practices to ensure integrity and security of our products
  • Identify cost drivers and deliver cost savings and quality improvements in line with the organization’s expectations year over year

Qualifications:

  • 5 years plus of senior management experience in a similar role required
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering, Business or Supply Chain Management required
  • APICS certification or demonstrated hands on equivalent an asset
  • Experience in sourcing, engineering or project management experience, ideally in an electronics manufacturing environment an asset
  • Experience with import and export permitting and Global Trade Compliance requirements required
  • Strong understanding of ERP systems and processes (SAP preferred)
  • Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple priorities and deliver on priorities in a timely manner
  • Ability to manage a diverse team and direct activities to deliver on expectations
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills to be able to engage with stakeholders at all levels across the business
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and operating under tight time constraints with a strong sense of urgency
  • Exceptional organizational, oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc)
  • Superior analytical skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to travel (up to 20%)

Perks & Benefits:
As a full-time employee, you are eligible to receive a comprehensive benefits package which includes MSP, extended health, dental. In addition, employees receive a health spending account to cover additional health care costs of your choosing (vision, dental, RMT etc).


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