Supply Chain Manager in Gardena, CA at Ducommun

Date Posted: 8/1/2022

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Supply Chain Manager

Job Description

The individual is responsible for all aspects of the Supply Chain Management process, providing leadership and aligned organizational direction for the comprehensive supply chain function across strategic business unit/operations center. Scope of leadership includes supply chain strategic/tactical planning and execution activities associated with all related business processes, from point of backlog order enter through to customer receipt of product to ensure quality, delivery and cost objectives are achieved.
1. Supply Chain Strategy Management: Ensures processes for supply chain management results in the highest level of internal and external customer satisfaction.  Investigates current supply chain trends and solutions and implements where appropriate. 

2. Supplier and Material Management: Manages materials and services acquirement at the lowest total cost to Ducommun.  Leads and participates in the selection, evaluation, and management of suppliers. Through materials management practices and sales & operations planning, manages key external and internal supply chain elements such as PPV (Purchase Price Variance), supplier performance, material on-time and quality, inventory turns, etc.

3. S&OP (Sales and Operations Planning): Key member of S&OP process and meetings including program/production rundown reviews to communicate schedule status, needs and concerns, mitigation planning and actions as required. Lead operational excellence to build and execute recurring S&OP standard work across Ducommun’s strategic business units (SBU’s). Process, team, and talent development to institutionalize deployment of Ducommun standard workbook for S&OP optimization. Coordinate and lead all facets of the S&OP process to provide optimum customer satisfaction and enable the business to meet and exceed AOP (Annual Operating Plan), KPI (Key Performance Indicators) and TTI (Targets to Improve).

4. Master Scheduling and Production Control: Work with production control and master scheduling, S&OP leader and supply chain members to ensure end-to-end forward looking supply chain process and execution, including demand, sales order entry, production planning, inventory management, and material preparation

5. Inventory Management and Delivery Performance: Through materials management practices and sales & operations planning, manages key external and internal supply chain elements to achieve recurring improvement to days sales inventory level. Develops metrics for managing inventory costs, delivery times, service levels, and quality..

6. Logistics and Warehousing: Manage the logistics function of the incoming and outgoing of products and materials from suppliers/to customers and operations.

7. New Product Support and Introduction: Key member of new product launch to support program management for flawless new program launch in terms of cost, delivery, and quality.

8. ITAR Compliance: Ensure ITAR compliance and control through secured and coded correspondence and designated / approved communication portals.

9. Fiscal Management: Generate cost, quality and timing targets for new component launches and define/execute action plan to achieve target AOP (Annual Operating Plan). Manage capital tooling and expense budget for supply chain function.  Manage material, shipping, inventory, and other costs to support AOP and LRP (Long Range Plan).

10. Internal Communication and Collaboration: Support and promote company core values of honesty, professionalism, respect, trust, and teamwork and utilize the Ducommun Way methodology to achieve objectives. Works collaboratively with SBU & operations center leadership and teams to continuously assess operating plan and functional results to apply necessary business improvement methodologies Build and develop close relationships with cross functions (Business Development, PM, operations) in the S&OP process.

11. Policy, Procedure and Process Administration: Ensures effective supply chain management systems and processes are developed, implemented, and continually improved. Provides supply chain policy guidance, evaluation and direction to staff including the adherence and development of supply chain standard work policies and procedures. Facilitate demonstrated capacity planning process (internal and suppliers) across commodities, SBUs and OCs.

12. Organizational Development: Provides for selection, training, development, succession, and performance evaluation of supply chain team. Support and foster growth and professional development of direct reports. Provides ongoing coaching and mentoring to staff to drive engagement and productivity.

13. Performance Tracking and Measurement: Report on core Ducommun performance measurements, defines additional measurements aligned to specific initiatives and areas of opportunity.

14. Continuous Improvement:  Initiates, promotes and drives lean methodologies across all processes and standard work. Focus on continuous improvement within scope of responsibilities for developing, improving, and implementing sound S&OP practices, material and process planning and flow to minimize lead time and inventory while achieving sales plan and customer service requirements.


Skills & Qualifications

Required Skills & Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be
able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  
• Strong cross-functional teamwork with collaborative and influential leadership
skills.
• Strong communication, interpersonal, written and verbal skills.
• Highly motivated and able to work in fast-paced environment.
• Knowledge/experience in material, inventory and production control processes.
• Demonstrated experience of team leadership in multiple functions such as
Sales/Customer Service, Supply Chain, or Procurement).
• Strong analytical thinking to assess and facilitate forward planning decisions.
• Advanced skills in Excel, Power Point, and Systems Database/Query Capability.
• Excellent Oral and Written Communication and Training Skills.
• Strong business and financial acumen.
• Strong team building and talent growth and development skills.
• Understands and has ability to apply lean methodology and concepts into supply
chain processes.

Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications: To perform this job
successfully, an individual must possess the outlined experience level, education, training,
minimum years of experience, product or industry knowledge plus any certifications in order to
be considered.
• Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in Business, Supply Chain, or other related
degree. MBA preferred
• Minimum of 8 years supply chain or related experience including significant
experience in a leadership role. (Commodity management and supplier
development experience preferred).
• Minimum of 3 years ERP system experience.
• Minimum 3 years of previous S&OP processes experience.
• ISM or APICS certification preferred.
• CPM, CSM or CPSM preferred.
• Aerospace or Electronic Component manufacturing experience desired.



268 E. Gardena Road
Gardena, California, 90248
United States

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