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North America Supply Chain Manager

Location: Billings, Georgia, United States
Job ID: R0009358
Date Posted: Jul 7, 2022
Segment: Construction Machinery
Business Unit: Hitachi Construction Machinery
Company Name: H-E Parts International Mining Solutions Usa Inc
Profession (Job Category): Customer Service & Contact Center Operations
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

The North America Supply Chain Manager is responsible for overseeing H-E Parts North American Procurement, Logistics, Inventory Management and Warehousing functions, with the intent of maximizing process and asset efficiency and productivity.  The position partners with Production, Product Management, Engineering and Sales to ensure timely delivery of high-quality parts and components to our customers.

It is the responsibility of every H-E Parts International, employee to insure a safe work environment.  All H-E Parts International, employees share the responsibility to insure at the end of the day we return home safely to our families.  Our safe work environment value surpasses all other responsibilities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Safety – conduct all activities in a safe manner, utilizing PPE and adhering to company policy and alerting others regarding potential concerns. Safety is # 1.
  • Team Leadership - team will include Purchasing Managers, Buyers/Planners, Material Procurement, Logistics and Warehousing Operations.
  • Inventory Management & Control – Establishing min/max stock levels, optimize vendor lead-times, asset utilization, allocation and assortment strategy, replenishment with the goal of meeting corporate DOH KPI’s and minimizing production down time. 
  • Demand and Supply Planning – Balancing demand and supply to achieve On-Time and In Full (OTIF) delivery and financial KPI’s
  • Continuous Improvement - Foster an environment of Continuous Improvement, utilizing Lean Manufacturing tools.
  • Inventory Forecasting – Leverage demand and supply planning data as well as production schedules to forecast upcoming performance as well as inventory and production needs. 

DECISION MAKING:

Position will be required to make decisions that will directly impact the North America operations of H-E Parts.

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL CONTACTS:

Position will require collaboration with Department Managers, other H-E Parts Int’l Sales, Accounting, Administration & Warehouse team Members, as well as current & potential customers and suppliers.

QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or relevant field.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Proven managerial experience is a bonus.
  • Solid understanding of supply chain and inventory management systems.
  • Advanced knowledge of forecasting and budgeting processes.
  • Outstanding communication and leadership skills.
  • Analytical mind with excellent problem-solving abilities.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the accountabilities of the job. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand, feel with their hands, reach and handle materials weighing up to 10 pounds. The employee will frequently need to stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, walk and handle materials weighing 10-20 pounds. On occasion the employee will need to handle materials weighing 20-50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to moving objects (materials handled and transported throughout the plant via cranes, fork trucks and other employees). The employee is frequently exposed to airborne particles. The employee is also frequently exposed to sharp and abrasive edges which may result in scrapes, cuts and bruises. The employee is occasionally exposed to humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

  • Sitting for prolonged periods of time - up to 8 hours or more per day.
  • Appearance at all times must represent the company image.
  • Work area may have fluorescent lighting and air conditioning.

SAFETY:                                                                                                       

All employees must complete initial Safety Training.  Employees must ensure compliance with all safety policies, procedures, and work practices established by H-E Parts International. Avoid any activity that creates or poses a serious hazard to themselves or others while working for H-E Parts International.  Immediately bring any safety concern to your supervisor, or others designated by departmental procedures.  If any employee believes that performing an assigned work task or activity may pose a serious risk to life or health, discuss the issue immediately and directly with your supervisor.  Prior to operating any equipment supplied by H-E Parts International, employees are to be adequately trained, equipped, monitored, evaluated, and guided as appropriate, to comply with established safety policies, standards, and procedures.  

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