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Plant Supply Chain Manager

 

Job Description

Baltimore Aircoil Company is the global leader in sustainable solutions for evaporative cooling, thermal storage, and heat transfer equipment. The corporate headquarters is located in Howard County, Maryland, near Baltimore.

Our equipment is found in residential and commercial buildings to keep people comfortable, supermarket and cold storage warehouses to protect food and perishables, and industrial processes and power installations to improve efficiency and productivity. We are passionate about enhancing the quality of life through our technologies that reduce energy, water, and chemical usage. As a global leader, we are committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results.

POSITION PURPOSE

The Plant Supply Chain Manager manages the daily plant supply chain operations to maximize manufacturing efficiency, minimize cost, drive quality and ensure on-time delivery of supplies and finished goods. The Plant Supply Chain Manager has overall plant responsibility for production control, manufacturing scheduling, procurement, inventory management, vendor qualification, and inbound/outbound logistics.  The position drives improvement in safety, quality, quality, and operations efficiency.

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

 

  • Responsible for the overall performance and success of the plant’s supply chain
  • Lead a team of direct reports, including the Plant Demand Planning and Logistics Manager, Purchasing Supervisor, and Materials Supervisor.
  • Take a proactive role in the development of the entire supply chain team (50 people).
  • Partner with Operations and develops manufacturing schedules and resource requirements based on sales forecasts and customer demands.
  • Direct processing of all sales orders for manufacturing, assigning production schedules for optimal loading, shipment dates, and providing shop documents for production.
  • Direct all plant purchasing activities, including but not limited to; managing the competitive bid process for raw materials, MRO items, and service contracts
  • Assist with the BAC corporate and Amsted divisional procurement groups to negotiate centralized vendor contracts.
  • Partner with Engineering and Quality on a team approach to supplier assessments and approval
  • Responsible for all facets of inbound/outbound logistics including freight sourcing, cost management, and on time delivery.
  • Oversee all warehouse management and inventory movement operations within the plant
  • Manage the departmental budgets to ensure efficient use of resources and cost control.
  • Develop and maintains performance metrics to measure supply chain effectiveness including inventory accuracy, cost, PPV, vendor performance, and inventory turns.
  • Responsible for leading root cause analysis and creative problem solving for Supply Chain process improvements including robust documentation
  • Develop and update procedures and processes to continuously improve process integration with functional groups and accommodate evolving environmental and regulatory standards.
  • Sourcing of environmentally friendly materials for manufacturing processes and support reclamation of post-production material to reduce BAC’s waste stream.
  • Participate in the coordination of engineering changes, product line extensions, or new product launches to ensure orderly and timely transitions in material or production flow.
  • Work closely with plant management team on cross-functional initiatives to support BAC’s Operational Excellence Strategy.
  • Responsible for monitoring and disposal of surplus and obsolete inventory and plant assets.

NATURE & SCOPE

The Plant Supply Chain Manager is a staff level position reporting directly to the Plant Manager.  The position is fully responsible for supply chain and logistics functions within the plant including procurement, production control, scheduling, inventory, shipping, receiving, and customer service.  The Plant Supply Chain Manager directs activities through a team of managers, supervisors and individual contributors.  Additionally, the role collaborates among plant peers, as well as both regionally and globally with other Supply Chain professionals on projects and initiatives.  There is a dotted line reporting to the North America Director of Supply Chain.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • BS degree in Supply Chain, Business Management, or Engineering with master’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of 7 years of demonstrated supply chain experience including 4 years at the management level in a plant manufacturing environment.
  • Self-motivated, open minded, and results and action oriented
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, and communications skills, and the ability to design and implement change.
  • Proven leader in a cross-functional, matrix environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety, quality, and efficiency.
  • Demonstrated management skills, particularly “influence management” and “conflict resolution”
  • Demonstrated organizational and planning skills to review demand forecasts, manufacturing schedules, and establish supply schedules to support manufacturing.
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills by the ability to build strong relationships and identify areas of value creation.
  • Project management skills, including the ability to deliver projects on time within budget and scope.
  • Strong financial acumen including budgeting, capital planning, expense planning, cost control, and analysis.
  • Strategic analytical skills enabling the analysis of multiple data sets from a variety of inputs to establish the plant’s supply chain strategy.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills in both interpersonal and business scenarios that allows for the quick collection and analysis of information, and the formulation of decisive action.
  • Experienced practitioner of Lean Manufacturing, Process Control, and Continuous Improvement.
  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing processes, including operations planning, materials management, purchasing, and freight management
  • Extensive knowledge of MS Office, ERP (Oracle preferred), Materials Resource Planning, and working knowledge of transportation management systems.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The position is predominantly an office function and has exposures consistent with an office role with extended periods seated, standing, walking, and entering information on a computer. While performing this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk up to 25% of the time.  This position requires occasional lifting up to 30 pounds and travel up to 10% of the time.  Responsibilities of the job require regular interaction with the production floor.  Exposures include elevated noise levels associated with a manufacturing environment, fluctuations in temperature ambient conditions as well as intermittent exposure to the weather.  The job is a Monday through Friday daytime role, however availability is expected for any of the three operating shifts.

BAC is a division of Amsted Industries, a 100% employee-owned company. We offer a very competitive benefit package which includes medical, dental, life, and disability insurance. We also offer two retirement savings programs: (1) an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) which is fully company paid and (2) a 401(k) plan. Other benefits include 11 paid holidays per year, vacation time ranging from two to five weeks per year, tuition reimbursement, a wellness program featuring a fitness room at our corporate headquarters and much, much more. Baltimore Aircoil Company is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.