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Manager, Supply Chain

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Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Job ID: R0008523
Date Posted: Sep 13, 2022
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi High-Technologies
Company Name: Hitachi High-Tech America, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Customer Service & Contact Center Operations
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Work Style Designation:  Onsite

NOTICE:  Hitachi High-Tech America, Inc. (“HTA”) requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  All new hires will be required to provide proof of their vaccination status prior to their start date and will need to receive the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on or before January 4, 2022, or no later than two weeks prior to their start date with HTA, unless they request and receive a medical or religious accommodation.


The Manager, Supply Chain will manage and oversee the division’s overall supply chain functions. Additionally, will implement strategies to meet customer demands effectively and efficiently.  This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining ongoing supplier relationships necessary to support the division’s business objectives.


  • Determine and define materials and specifications required to meet business objectives through ongoing communication with engineers, sales, production, and operations.

  • Identify and evaluate current and potential suppliers that best meet business goals, customer demands, and production needs.

  • Works with production and supplies to maintain adequate inventory levels that maximize production and ensure timely deliver to customers.

  • Closely monitors inventory levels to minimize company risk and exposure due to excessive inventory.

  • Initiates PO request/orders to ensure cost effective inventory levels, while cognizant of lead times, production and testing time, delivery dates, and company cost exposure.

  • Oversee and/or directly works with suppliers regarding new designs, lead times issues, expedites, quality issues, and/or cost negotiations.

  • Regularly evaluates suppliers on performance and addresses issues to resolve and/or identify new suppliers.

  • Mange supplier transition when necessary to ensure uninterrupted material availability that will allow minimal to no effect on production schedule.

  • Work closing with Operations Management, production, and sales to provide estimates of cost and availability of material based on forecast or proposed forecast.

  • Regularly communicates any issues, changes or potential obstacles within supply chain that directly affect production demands and budget goals.

  • Provided compliance and maintain necessary documentation for various applicable regulations and standards, such as GRESS, ROHs, REACH, Conflict Material, OSHA.

  • Use SAP/S4HANA and EXCEL software to track inventory, production usage, vendor performance, and cost analysis.

  • Prepare inventory, production, usage, cost and forecast reports or analysis, as needed for budget, month end, or as requested by Management. 

  • Identify and communicate potential problems relating to inventory; and recommend strategies to ensure timely deliveries and/or minimize the cost impact.

  • Documents all incoming and outgoing materials, to include storage, organization, and documentation. Monitors and ensures delivery and quality objective are met

  • Regularly communicate and work with all levels and departments within division.

  • Communicates regularly with outside suppliers, vendors, and/or customers.

  • Other duties as relevant to business operations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field


  • Minimum 5 years’ direct relevant supply chain experience within a manufacturing production type environment. 

  • Previous experience with Production planning and inventory control management.

  • Solid understanding of the entire supply chain process, and product life cycle.

  • Experience working with suppliers and external customers.

  • Experienced with Excel, SAP (S4 Hana).

  • Minimal domestic travel on maybe required to visit and access suppliers.

  • Position is required to be onsite during normal business hours Monday- Friday.



  • Highly organized, self-motivated, and strong willingness to learn.

  • Ability to work independently with little supervision but maintain effective communication with management and internal staff.

  • Effectively communicate with all levels and departments of the division, as well as with external vendors/suppliers and customers

  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiations skills with proven ability to create positive working relationships.

  • Strong analytic skills, problem solving, and business acumen.

  • Proficient in EXCEL and Microsoft office applications

  • Experienced with S4HANA or similar SAP system.


Warning:  Due to the nature of the work environment, this job may require working on equipment or in work areas where electromagnetic frequencies may be present from some of the equipment (intensity may vary) which could possibly interfere with certain medical implants or devices. If you have questions, contact Human Resources.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to [email protected]

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