Contact ART

Candidates: To send us your CV or rsum: CLICK

How to write a more effective CV or rsum: Please give us the tools to best understand your needs: CLICK

Employers: To learn about how ART might assist your firm: CLICK

HOMEPAGE





 The Basics

ART Privacy & Liability Policies: CLICK

Hours: 24 Hours/     7 Days a Week

ART Recruitment Territory: Global

Fees: There is absolutely no charge by ART to a candidate at any time. 
 

 



Please Remember to Check Your E-mail Regularly


If our clients might have a job opening that could be suitable, we might likely first contact you by e-mail. Please do not use your current employer's e-mail  address for job search contacts. Please use your personal e-mail address. ART will never send spam or sell your name to mailing lists.



Some Sectors Served by ART 

Electronic Systems
Electronic Components
Consumer Electronics
Industrial Electronics
Audio Electronics
Advanced Video
Computers/ Desktop
Computers/ Laptops
Computers/ Peripherals
Networking Equipment
Wireless/ RF/ MW/ IR
Telephony
DSP/ Signal Processing
Voice Recognition
Broadband
Optics/ Electro-optics
Semiconductors
Optoelectronics
Displays/ LCD/ FPD
Contract Manufacturing
Computer Storage
Software
IT Services
Telecommunications
New Media
Internet Firms
Broadcasting
Multimedia
Network Services
Automotive Industry
Aerospace/ Aircraft
Capital Equipment
Hydraulics/ Pneumatics
Mechanical Products
Toys/ Household Items
Apparel/ Consumer
Medical Devices
Medical Equipment
Power Generation
Power Supplies
Battery/ Fuel Cells
Battery/ Rechargeable
Printed Circuit Boards
Specialty Chemicals
Bulk Chemicals
Plastics/ Plastic Products
Metals/ Metal Products
Ceramics/ Adv. Mats.
Energy: Oil/ Gas/ Coal
Mining/ Minerals
Food/ Beverage
FMCG
Packaging
Pharmaceuticals
Consumer Durables
Furniture
Transportation Sector
Banking/ Brokerage
Financial Services
Hospitality Sector
Entertainment Sector
Retail Sector
And Your Industry

 


Some Markets Served by ART

North America

Akron

Albuquerque

Atlanta

Baltimore

Boise

Boston

Boulder

Calgary

Charlotte

Chicago

Cincinnati

Cleveland

Columbia

Columbus

Dallas

Denver

Des Moines

Detroit

Edmonton

El Paso

Ft Lauderdale

Grand Rapids

Greenville

Halifax

Hartford

Houston

Huntsville

Indianapolis

Irvine

Jacksonville

Kanata

Kansas City

Knoxville

Las Vegas

Los Angeles

Louisville

Memphis

Menlo Park

Miami

Milwaukee

Minneapolis

Mississauga

Montreal

Nashville

New York

Newark

Oakland

Omaha

Orlando

Ottawa

Palo Alto

Philadelphia

Phoenix

Pittsburgh

Portland

Princeton

Raleigh

Richmond

Rochester

Sacramento

Salt Lake City

San Antonio

San Diego

San Francisco

San Jose

San Juan

Santa Barbara

Santa Clara

St Louis

Seattle

Sunnyvale

Toronto

Tucson

Tulsa

Vancouver

Victoria

Washington DC

And Your City

Asia-Pacific

ADELAIDE

ALMATY

ANTING

AUCKLAND

BAKU

BANGKOK

BATAM

BEIJING

BRISBANE

BUSAN

CANBERRA

CAVITE

CHANGBAI

CHANGCHUN

CHENGDU

DALIAN

DAEGU

DAEJEON

DONGGUAN

FUKUOKA

FUZHOU

GEORGETOWN

GUANGZHOU

GYEONGGI

HANOI

HARBIN

HIROSHIMA

HO CHI MINH CITY

HONG KONG

HONOLULU

HSINCHU

HUIZHOU

INCHEON

JAKARTA

JEJU

JINAN

JOHOR BAHRU

KLANG VALLEY

KUALA LUMPUR

KUCHING

LINJIANG

LINKAO

LOS ANGELES

MANILA

MELBOURNE

NAGASAKI

NAGOYA

NANJING

NANHAI

NINGBO

ORANGE COUNTY

OSAKA

PENANG

PERTH

PORTLAND

PUDONG

QINGDAO

SAN DIEGO

SAN FRANCISCO

SAN JOSE

SANTIAGO de CHILE

SEATTLE

SELANGOR

SENDAI

SEOUL

SHANGHAI

SHENYANG

SHENZHEN

SINGAPORE

SONGDO

SUBIC BAY

SUNNYVALE

SUZHOU

SYDNEY

TAICHUNG

TAIPEI

TIANJIN

TAINAN

TAIYUAN

TAOYUAN

TIJUANA

TOKYO

TOYAMA

TSUKUBA

ULSAN

VANCOUVER

WELLINGTON

WUXI

XIAMEN

YAMAGATA

YANJI

YOKOHAMA

ZHONGGUANCUN

ZHONGSAN

And Your City

Europe

AMSTERDAM

ANTWERP

ATHENS

BARCELONA

BASEL

BELFAST

BERLIN

BILBAO

BIRMINGHAM

BORDEAUX

BRATISLAVA

BREMEN

BRUGGE

BRUSSELS

BUCHAREST

BUDAPEST

CAMBRIDGE

CARDIFF

COLOGNE

COPENHAGEN

CORK

DORTMUND

DRESDEN

DUBLIN

DSSELDORF

EDINBURGH

EINDHOVEN

ESPOO

ESSEN

EXETER

FRANKFURT

FRIBOURG

GALWAY

GENEVA

GHENT

GLASGOW

GRENOBLE

HAMBURG

HELSINKI

ISTANBUL

KYIV

LAUSANNE

LEEDS

LEIPZIG

LIEGE

LILLE

LIMERICK

LISBON

LIVERPOOL

LONDON

LYON

MADRID

MALMO

MANCHESTER

MANNHEIM

MILAN

MOSCOW

MUNICH

NANTES

NICE

OSLO

OXFORD

PARIS

PRAGUE

READING

RIGA

ROME

ROTTERDAM

ST. PETERSBURG

SHEFFIELD

SOFIA

SOPHIA

STOCKHOLM

STUTTGART

TALLINN

TAMPERE

TOULOUSE

TURIN

VALENCIA

VIENNA

VILNIUS

WARSAW

ZURICH

And Your City

Latin America

AGUASCALIENTES

BAYAMON

BELO HORIZONTE

BOGOTA

BRASILIA

BROWNSVILLE

BUENOS AIRES

CAMPECHE

CARACAS

CHICAGO

CHIHUAHUA

CIUDAD ACUNA

CIUDAD JUAREZ

CUERNAVACA

CURITIBA

DALLAS

DENVER

EL PASO

GUADALAJARA

GUANAJUATO

HERMOSILLO

HOUSTON

KINGSTON

LIMA

LOS ANGELES

MANAUS

MATAMOROS

McALLEN

MERIDA

MEXICALI

MEXICO CITY

MIAMI

MINAS GERAIS

MONTERREY

MONTEVIDEO

MONTREAL

MORELIA

NOGALES

NUEVA YORK

NUEVO LAREDO

PANAMA CITY

PHOENIX

PONCE

PORT AU PRINCE

PORTO ALEGRE

PUEBLA

QUERETARO

QUITO

RECIFE

REYNOSA

RIO DE JANEIRO

SALTILLO

SALVADOR

SAN ANTONIO

SAN DIEGO

SAN FRANCISCO

SAN JOSE

SAN JUAN

SAN LUIS POTOSI

SANTIAGO

SANTO DOMINGO

SANTOS

SO PAULO

TAMPICO

TIJUANA

TOLUCA

TORONTO

TORREON

TUCSON

VERACRUZ

VILLAHERMOSA

And Your City




 




 




















ATLANTIC RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
Senior Management Executive Search & Recruitment Worldwide
 

Americas   -   Asia Pacific   -   Europe   -   Middle East   -   Africa


 

GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

EXECUTIVE SEARCH LISTINGS

 

A Sampling of Past or Currently Listed Jobs

This list is not complete. Many urgent current searches are listed on this website, but some are not, for reasons of confidentiality. As these pages are not always up-to-date, some jobs may have been filled by the time that you read this page. This list is primarily  intended to show some typical types of searches that we are called to fill, but if a job in your discipline, industry or location is not listed, this absence does not necessarily mean that our clients may not now or soon have a suitable position for your experiences, nor does it mean that we are not equipped to recruit in a market, industry, or discipline for which there might be no jobs posted below. 

To view sample positions from your region, please scroll to your region heading:
USA & Canada  -  Asia-Pacific  -  Europe  -  Latin America  -  Middle East  -  Africa

 

Supply Chain Management Executive Search & Recruitment
for the High Tech, Manufacturing and Service Sectors
- Logistics, Materials, Purchasing, Procurement, Sourcing, Distribution -

Please click here for more information about our Supply Chain Recruitment Practice

 


***ART Mostly Recruits for "C" Level, VP, Director, & Manager Titles***

      Sample Supply Chain Job Titles:

      Chief Procurement Officer (CPO)
      Vice President of Global Sourcing
      V.P. Materials
      VP Purchasing
      Director of Supply Chain
      Distribution Director
      VP Logistics
      Director of Fullfillment
      Materials Director
      Purchasing Director
      China VP Procurement
      Director of Purchasing and Materials
      Asian Sourcing Manager
      Mexico Procurement Director
      VP Merchandising
      European Supply Chain Director
      Marine Terminal Manager
      VP Air Cargo Logistics
      VP Surface Logistics
      VP Container Cargo
      ASEAN Port Director
      NE Asia Hub Logistics Director
      General Manager
      Managing Director

 

 

USA & CANADA

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Senior Vice President, Global Operations - Consumer Products

LOCATION: US - Northeast (New England)

COMPANY: Fast growing consumer products division of large consumer services firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: SVP, Global Operations with strong supply chain and operational management expertise to manage fast growth. Experience selling product to firms such as Walmart, Costco, Barnes & Noble, etc., a strong plus.

Recruiter, on behalf of a very large and prominent national consumer services firm, seeks a SVP, Global Operations, for their retail consumer products division. Division's current revenue is approximately $40-45 million for 2006. Revenue in 2004 was $22 million. Sales is expected to be $60 million for 2007. The Senior Vice President of Global Operations for this Consumer Products Division is responsible for producing and selling products for all brands owned or licensed by the parent company.  

Oversee all aspects of global supply chain, fulfillment, customer service, and information technology.

Develop world class processes for product launch management, demand planning, logistics, and fulfillment

Provide support to Sales in a variety of areas including sales forecasting, product release schedules, returns, product samples, and other special product requests

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Senior Vice President, Purchasing - Food Services

LOCATION: US - Southeast

COMPANY: Major food services firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: SVP, Purchasing with strong supply chain management expertise with a focus on commody sourcing.

Recruiter, on behalf of a very large and prominent food services firm, seeks a SVP, Purchasing. The purpose of the SVP, Purchasing is to provide executive direction and leadership to 15-20 employees for short term and long term (multi-year) purchasing strategies, programs, and activities for key food commodities. In addition, the SVP, Purchasing is responsible for developing and overseeing sourcing and risk management strategies using hedging tactics and applicable derivatives to stabilize future price volatility and margins.

 

Direct Reports:  (2) Vice Presidents, (1) Director Commodities Purchasing

Roles and Responsibilities

•   Direct and lead the purchasing and negotiation strategies, programs and activities for firm's operating companies in an efficient and cost effective manner. Establish strong working relationships with strategic partners to optimize value creation for all parties

•   Provide direction and oversight to the team in order to develop and implement risk management strategies using hedging tactics and applicable derivative instruments to stabilize future price volatility and margins

•   Engage with the Director of firm's Sustainability to ensure that effective strategies are developed and implemented regarding targeted areas of engagement.

•   Interpret and act upon changes in global meat and commodity markets to provide leadership and guidance to the overall Supply Chain team

•   Maintain active communication with leaders from Marketing, Operations, Finance, Quality Assurance, etc. for concept development, designing new programs, discussing product options, providing market education, etc.

•   Manage multiple third party-purchasing relationships to ensure the highest levels of service are provided, effective communication strategies are in place, and that mutually beneficial partnerships exist

•   Provide leadership and support for the enterprise-wide innovation efforts relating to supplier  engagement

•   Provide leadership and support for the department- led efforts regarding Supply Chain Transformation.  Most notably, the development and implementation of a shared service/team buying organizational structure

•   Travel domestically and internationally, as needed, to current and prospective suppliers to provide product and process familiarization, resolution of issues, product development assistance, general business updates, product cost negotiations, etc.

•   Participate in industry trade groups to represent firm's and benchmark against other industry leaders and utilize these learnings to develop and implement operating strategies

•   Assist in Supply Chain business planning, as needed

 

Required Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

•   Excellent communication skills with the innate ability to influence others outside and across the traditional organizational structure- including senior company leadership, to build meaningful team relationships, and to drive for results across functional lines

•   Sophisticated negotiation skills and RFP management. Strong knowledge of related industry operating costs, procurement methods, and pricing practices

•   Strong knowledge of governmental action in areas affecting the commodities industry, supply and demand fundamentals, and currency valuation dynamics

•   Ability to assume leadership roles, as appropriate, within industry trade groups to influence and shape industry-led efforts

•   Demonstrated ability to educate others regarding the commodity industries through informative meetings and presentations

•   End-to-end understanding of the Supply Chain

•   Strong multi-tasking abilities in an extremely fast-paced environment with an ability to innovate and create strategies that significantly improve supply chain efficiencies

•   Experience developing  sourcing strategies and cultivating supplier relationships

 

Required Education and Experience

•   Bachelor’s degree in business, or related field.

•   Master’s degree preferred

•   15+ years  of progression in leadership responsibilities in food and commodity purchasing

•   Demonstrated purchasing/negotiation expertise with 10+  years of broad experience in commodity analysis, product cycles and food/energy purchasing with emphasis on component /formula pricing, econometric modeling, and derivative/hedging strategies

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Global Sourcing - Luxury & Consumer Fashion Products

LOCATION: US - Northeast

COMPANY: $1 billion consumer products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: VP Sourcing who has strong Asia sourcing and quality management experiences at leading consumer products firms

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a major consumer products firm, a VP Global Sourcing. The Vice President Global Sourcing is responsible for the strategic development and operational management of all product procurement for the company. Responsible for quality assurance and compliance. The main goals of this position are to minimize the costs for the company, maximize the service from vendors, maintain the required quality levels and ensure compliance with international norms/ regulations and licensor’s requirements.

 

Reporting directly to the SVP, Global Logistics and Supply Chain, the Vice President Global Sourcing will:

--- Manage a global team in Vendor Management, Quality Assurance and Compliance employees including (but not limited to) team members in New York, Hong Kong, China, Italy and the Netherlands

--- Be responsible for sourcing commodities, as well as securing necessary capacities, according to the company’s needs

--- Implement and manage the company’s procurement, quality control processes and compliance to all licensors and corporate requirements to ensure that the correct product is available, on-order and delivered on-time

--- Develop and maintain a vendor base that is in line with the company’s supply chain strategy and guidelines; manages vendor relationships and monitors supplier performance using company policies and established evaluation criteria

--- Constantly look for opportunities, in terms of new suppliers in existing areas or new areas where products can be sourced from, including local sourcing for local needs in certain countries (i.e. Brazil, Japan, India …)

--- Ensure vendors adherence to all international compliance standards such as health, safety, environmental, quality, code of conduct, labor laws, etc.

--- Negotiate vendor prices, contracts and agreements and develops/ maintains pricing benchmarks to assist in budget preparation and negotiations

--- Perform regular market analysis of vendors; create and maintain vendor profiles. Monitors regularly vendor performances and takes action when not meeting standards

--- Collaborate with Brand Management, Global Sales Management and Global Planning to ensure the timely delivery of products to market; expedites orders as needed

--- Establishe and maintain productive and positive vendor relationships and regularly conducts site visits to vendors in China

--- Monitor capacity plans by material with key vendors, ensuring the availability of the necessary capacity by material with all suppliers

--- Ensure that global standards, tests and procedures are in place and working effectively to prevent quality control issues:  Ensures that all products meet the national and international standards (ANSI, CE and Australian) for quality

--- Manage global quality complaints from the market, takes corrective actions and gives feedback to the market.

--- Manage Material Stocking Program, Vendor Performance Program and vendor return process.

--- Ensure the timely reporting of relevant information and data to executive management and communicates daily with Supply Chain and Brand Management

--- Submit proposals and budgets to management, and ensures appropriate execution once approved.

--- Manage all direct reports by providing goals, regular feedback and training to ensure  professional  growth and development of subordinates.

--- Make recommendations to executive management for improvements in procurement procedures and vendor relationships

--- Keep abreast of new vendors, equipment and technological developments in areas associated with operations being directed

--- Establishe and maintains working relationships with key personnel and communicates with internal and external clients and executive management as needed

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Supply Chain Management - Plastics

LOCATION: US - Northeast

COMPANY: $140 million plastic products manufacturing firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: VP Supply Chain who is well rounded in procurement, materials/ inventory, and logistics. Strong interpersonal skills and a team player

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a growing plastics firm with operations on the east and west coasts, a Vice President of Supply Chain Management. The VP Supply Chain reports to the President and s/he would have direct management responsibility of over Purchasing, Logistics, Materials Management and Production Scheduling. The VP Supply Chain should be a seasoned professional who could correctly align and interconnect these departments to maximize corporate capital efficiency. The VP Supply Chain would set and oversee purchasing protocol, improve and mature material management, improve and mature logistics, and maximize MRP systems. S/he would correctly balance and minimize inventory investment, setting controls based on demand forecast versus actual sales. It is expected that the VP Supply Chain should have strong MRP systems knowledge, Mapics certification and strong analytical capabilities. Experience with a national retail customer base a plus.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Operating Officer (COO) - Consumer Products

LOCATION: US - Northeast (metro- New York)

COMPANY: Well established consumer products company

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: A fast paced Chief Operating Officer (COO) with experience in consumer products. Trustworthy team player. Experience in manufacturing and distribution. Able to bring company systems and processes to the next level for growth.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a long established consumer products company, a Chief Operating Officer (COO), who would report to the firm's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Board of Directors, and will be responsible for the operations of the warehouse, logistics, shipping, importing and customs, inventory control, IT and customer service.

• Must have at least 10 years operational experience in all aspects of importing, warehousing and internationally distributing consumer and industrial goods. This experience must include experience with customer relations, inventory control, and logistics.
• Must have experience doing logistics for product developed overseas.
• Must be detail-oriented and able to work in a face-paced, constantly changing environment
• Must have excellent business computer skills
• Must have a bachelors degree and an MBA or equivalent.


 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Operations - Consumer Products (CPG/OTC)

LOCATION: US - Northeast

COMPANY: Major CPG/ OTC / Consumer Products Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Nimble, high energy, OTC-experienced Vice President of Operations with strong experiences in outsourced 3rd-party manufacturing oversight. The VP Operations, who would report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), would be involved in integration of acquired companies and brands and be highly results-driven. Experience in Supply Chain, Logistics, Sourcing and Forecasting is absolutely necessary. B.S. degree in Engineering or Life Sciences discipline.    MBA; concentration in Operations Management or Pharmaceutical Management preferred. Senior Professional in Supply Management (S.P.S.M.) certification preferred. 20+ years progressive experience in a variety of Supply Chain related positions including sourcing, planning, project management, manufacturing, packaging, logistics, engineering. Desire to excel in a fast-paced work environment and develop a culture of leadership and accountability throughout the company. Previous OTC pharmaceutical industry experience including contract manufacturing management. Prior experience including both (1) large multinational FMCG  and (2) small, growth-oriented company (< $500 million in annual revenue). Strong leadership abilities, change-agent, able to see big picture and set strategy yet drill down into details and collaborate with team to drive quick, data-driven decisions. Track record of building strong partnerships with senior level stakeholders, both internally and externally. Strong sense of intuition and ability to anticipate outcomes of actions, variables and decisions; proactively think through scenarios and options and make decisive recommendations. Excellent persuasion and presentation skills; strong oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations including cGMPs and SOX

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a major CPG/ OTC firm that has experienced triple digit growth, a Vice President of Operations. The VP Operations would be responsible for leading a supply chain team of approximately 24 professionals in a dynamic, expanding company supporting a portfolio of over-the-counter pharmaceutical and household cleaning products.  The company uses an outsourced model for manufacturing, packaging and distribution, and as such the incumbent’s direct reports include four Directors: (i) Demand Planning, (ii) Strategic Sourcing, (iii) Supply Planning and Logistics and (iv) Package Design and Engineering.  The leader collaborates with other senior leaders and their teams in Marketing, Sales, Finance, Law, Quality, Regulatory Affairs and Product Innovation to enable the company to achieve its revenue growth aspirations through the introduction of new products and smooth and rapid integration of acquisition targets. The VP Operations works cross-functionally to drive continuous improvements and mitigate risk by leveraging the firm's size and scale to reduce costs and minimize supply disruptions. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

---- Work with key stakeholders to strategically evolve the network of suppliers and consolidate where appropriate to leverage efficiencies, simplify “run the business” activities and drive cost savings.

---- Continue the robust gross margin enhancement program through the rollout of continuous improvement initiatives at supply partners, motivating key internal Supply Chain and QA stakeholders and supplementing with external resources to drive meaningful cost reduction projects that have a favorable ROI.

---- Strategically lead the cost savings program, providing the commercial team with options and recommendations to drive down unit cost and improve gross margin.

---- Relentlessly pursue excellence in service levels, with industry-leading unit fill rate of 99.5% and orders shipped complete (“perfect order”) rate of 90+%. Motivate the Supply Planning, Sourcing and Quality teams collaborate on optimizing batch sizes, run frequency, risk identification and mitigation, lead time reduction and supply chain simplification to achieve service level targets while decreasing overall investment in working capital.

---- Foster a team environment, delegated decision making, creative thinking, and excellence in internal customer service. Be accessible and visible, demonstrating energy, passion and enthusiasm.

---- Actively participate in the New Product Innovation program, including idea generation, driving awareness of supply-side capabilities and relevant new product developments, and creating a culture across Operations that embraces the importance of every employee in the NPD process to effectively launch new SKUs to drive organic company growth.

---- Cultivate a cross-functional S&OP process that drives year-over-year improvements in forecast accuracy for in-line products and critical, pragmatic thinking on new product forecasts, batch size and launch plans to balance customer service and working capital investment.

---- Building on the Go-Live of SAP and the rollout of Business Objects, institute a data-driven Supplier Performance Scorecard program to measure firm's key desirable attributes: Quality, Service, Cost containment and Supply Continuity.

---- Foster and develop long-term supplier relationships to create a cooperative and professional framework, whereby firm's supply partners desire to share in Prestige’s growth and success, and work tirelessly on continuous improvement to reduce cost and waste

---- Stay informed of current industry-wide regulatory requirements and emerging trends, and ensure that suppliers to Prestige conform to these requirements; monitor gap closure plans to mitigate shortfalls as needed.

---- Provide operational insight and analysis on due diligence projects, and present the risks and opportunities clearly and concisely in the evaluation process.

---- For acquired brands and/or businesses, oversee the supply chain integration planning and execution.

---- Develop and mentor employees and ensure their readiness for company and personal career growth; ensure programs are developed for enhanced use of SAP and APO to further firm's

usefulness of the system and data for analysis, measurement and decision making.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) - Software

LOCATION: US - Northeast (Pennsylvania)

COMPANY: European Software Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: A software Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with a strong sales and marketing background

Recruiter, seeks, on behalf of a profitable and well established European software firm serving the ERP/ logistics/ materials management sector an operationally competent Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who has an ability to run two North American business units, with an emphasis on the expansion of sales and marketing.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vice President, Supply Chain - Consumer Products

LOCATION: US - California (Los Angeles)

COMPANY: Major Consumer Products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: VP Supply Chain experienced from the CPG sector.

Recruiter seeks a VP Supply Chain, who would report to a SVP Operations. The VP Supply Chain will manage Global Supply Chain Planning process, including management of all departments involved in forecasting, materials planning and procurement of inventory to maintain budgeted inventory turns and fill rates for all domestic and international markets in a dynamic direct marketing environment with third party manufacturing and fulfillment.

 

Forecasting:

--Review and enhance forecasting processes and tools for use with Oracle Global Advanced Supply Chain Planning (ASCP) module

--Integrate monthly brand level marketing forecasts for domestic and international markets with ASCP process

--Oversee management of parameters and settings for ASCP module to optimize safety stock and lead time values for all domestic and international markets

--Track forecast accuracy and consumption versus forecast for all markets

 

Procurement:

--Oversee the purchasing for product required based on planned demand from Supply Chain Planning module or input from marketing for new product launch or tests

--Manage the various vendor relationships to produce the service level requirement to support supply chain requirements

--Monitor the on-time and complete performance of suppliers

--Work with product development and sourcing departments to intgegrate new supplier or brand launches as well as regulatory upgrades to existing packaging or formulations

 

Fulfillment:

--Monitor the KPIs and metrics associated with final shipments to customers to prevent/ reduce out of stock situations, watch for trends impacting forecasting needs or marketing changes impacting forecasting requirements.

--Monitor reporting feeds into Business Intelligence system for optimization of data used in various analysis functions

 

Organizational:

--Work closely with IT group to optimize use of Oracle data for Inventory Planning and Purchasing Groups

--Develop planning input for Marketing, Sales and Operations planning meetings

--Work closely with domestic brand management, international operations, and intgernational brand management staff.

 

Essential knowledge:

-BS degree required

--MBA preferred

--APICS certification preferred

--MRP/ERP (oracle preferred) knowledge required

 

Essential experience:

--forecasting and scheduling experience, pref in high volume environment

--strong understanding of master production scheduling

--strong understanding of MRP, inventory control and work order management in a manufacturing environment

--understanding of purchasing and accounting principles required

--beauty industry experience preferred

--ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic and changing environment

 

 
EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vice President, Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

LOCATION: US - Southwest  (metro- Dallas, Texas)

COMPANY: Major Information Services Corporation

The AVP Strategic Sourcing/ Procurement will be responsible for developing sourcing strategies for a broad variety of goods and services, identifying sourcing opportunities outside of just contract expirations to realize cost reductions, improving processes with respect to the procurement function and working with internal customers to ensure their business requirements are met. Qualifications: the AVP Strategic Sourcing/ Procurement should have effective organizational skills in handling multiple priorities and meeting required deadlines. Well-developed interpersonal skills for effective management. Experience with automated accounting systems (preferably SAP). PC skills with spreadsheets and database applications. Well-developed analytical, communication (written and verbal) and project management skills. The AVP Strategic Sourcing/ Procurement should have demonstrated skills negotiating with suppliers, writing contracts and interacting with senior management.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Supply Chain Management - Plastics

LOCATION: US - Southeast (North Carolina)

COMPANY: $140 million plastic products manufacturing firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: VP Supply Chain who is well rounded in procurement, materials/ inventory, and logistics. Strong interpersonal skills and a team player

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a growing plastics firm with operations on the east and west coasts, a Vice President of Supply Chain Management. The VP Supply Chain reports to the President and s/he would have direct management responsibility of over Purchasing, Logistics, Materials Management and Production Scheduling. The VP Supply Chain should be a seasoned professional who could correctly align and interconnect these departments to maximize corporate capital efficiency. The VP Supply Chain would set and oversee purchasing protocol, improve and mature material management, improve and mature logistics, and maximize MRP systems. S/he would correctly balance and minimize inventory investment, setting controls based on demand forecast versus actual sales. It is expected that the VP Supply Chain should have strong MRP systems knowledge, Mapics certification and strong analytical capabilities. Experience with a national retail customer base a plus.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vice President, Supply Chain, North America - Fast Moving Consumer Goods (CPG)

LOCATION: US - Northeast  (Boston, MA; New York; New Jersey; Philadelphia, PA; Baltimore, MD, etc.)

COMPANY: Leading International Consumer Products Firm (Foods)

Leading international FMCG (food) company, employing over 20,000 people in North America, seeks a VP of Supply Chain/ VP Distribution. Recruiter is particularly targeting candidates coming from lean, unbureaucratic corporate business models, especially from the direct marketing (network marketing) products area. The principal focus of this VP of Supply Chain/ VP Distribution position will be on Distribution, although it is desired that candidates also have had some background in Purchasing. This position needs a change agent, who can help reshape the firm's current supply chain methodologies. Candidates should be very fast paced, and able to develop a system to coordinate distribution of thousands of SKU's to over 700 locations. The position of VP, Supply Chain, North America, which reports to the Chief Operatig Officer (COO), will have responsibility for overseeing the entirety of materials planning and purchasing, warehousing and distribution / logistics for all product and materials.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vice President, Supply Chain - Semiconductors (Fabless)

LOCATION: US - Southwest (eg. Arizona, Texas, etc.)

COMPANY: Major fabless semiconductor firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: The Vice President, Supply Chain must be unbureaucratic and familiar with the fabless model or adjustable to it. The Vice President, Supply Chain needs to understand outsourced wafer issues.

Recruiter seeks a VP Supply Chain, who would be reporting to the Worldwide Senior Vice President of Operations (WW SVP Manufacturing). The VP Supply Chain will have overall accountability for the Manufacturing Supply Chain function and will be responsible for developing a world-class outsourced manufacturing model. The VP Supply Chain Management will develop and run the required end-to-end product supply chain capabilities in alignment with cost, customer quality/reliability and other key company deliverables. The VP Supply Chain position will work closely with the management team and targeted supply chain partners to optimize the firm's outsourced manufacturing model, including effective supply chain liability control mechanisms.

VP Supply Chain candidates must be a highly motivated, high energy, and a proven Supply Chain Manager or Supply Chain Director with a track record of successful product delivery. The Vice President Supply Chain candidate must have substantial experience utilizing a worldwide outsourced contract manufacturing model, with clearly demonstrated leadership, a track record of successful delivery, strong teamwork orientation, and excellent communication skills.

Strong background in all aspects of supply chain management is required. In-depth experience in material planning and procurement; inventory control and management; production planning; setting production requirements and managing execution; material movement; and service level negotiations. The Vice President of Supply Chain must be results-oriented with a strong performance, cost management and bottom-line orientation. Demonstrated track record of meeting or exceeding targets goals. Experience with ERP systems and processes (forecasting, NPI, planning, supply chain metrics). MS degree in Supply Chain Management or related field required. MBA desired.

APICS (American Production & Inventory Control Society) and other industry certifications desired.

 

 
EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Procurement Officer - Financial Services

LOCATION: US - Northeast (metro- New York/ New Jersey)

COMPANY: $ Multi-billion Multinational Bank

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of one of the world's largest financial services corporations, a Chief Procurement Officer, whose focus will be on the harmonization and integration of a large number of computer hardware, computer software and IT and telecommunications services vendors. More details to be revealed to qualified Chief Procurement Officer candidates. Experience in managing this particular sector (IT Purchasing) is absolutely required. Chief Procurement Officer candidates with familiarity with banking, insurance, brokerage, or other large, multinational financial services firms would be considered useful. 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Supply Chain - Chemicals

LOCATION: US - Midwest)

COMPANY: Leading multinational chemicals manufacturing firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: VP Supply Chain with Six Sigma certification.

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a major multinational chemicals firm, a Vice President, Supply Chain. The VP Supply Chain reports directly to the CEO. The VP Supply Chain will be responsible for providing strategic leadership for all elements of the Global Supply Chain by working with the CEO and the management team. The VP Supply Chain will  establish goals, strategies, policies and plans to deliver expected results. Contribute to the strategic direction of the company as an active member of the Operating Committee. Develop long-term strategies and short-term tactical plans to achieve corporate objectives. Provide strategic direction and leadership to the company Global Supply Chain, including Procurement and Logistics.  Align resources, prioritize strategies, establish targets, and implement cost-out initiatives. The VP Supply Chain should have a demonstrated ability to manage a global organization at multiple levels, and to lead cross-functional, leadership teams.

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Senior Director of Procurement - Latin America - Consumer Packaged Goods

LOCATION: US- Southeast (Miami, Florida)

COMPANY: Major US Consumer Products Manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Fully bilingual, results-oriented Spanish-English or Portuguese-English Senior Director of Procurement - Latin America. Focus on commodities

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading US firm in the CPG/FMCG field, a Senior Director of Procurement for Latin America. Position reports to an EVP Procurement - Latin America.

-- Overall leader of Procurement function in the Latin America Region.  

-- Oversees the buying of ~ $ 2 billion worth of Commodities, Packaging, Ingredients and Indirect Materials and Services.

-- Manages a staff of ~ 140 people deployed in ten countries. Leads organization that optimizes regional scale and scope and serves the LA region through combined material category and Business Unit responsibilities.

-- Operates in volatile economic and political Latin American environment, with trade restrictions and volatile currencies.

-- Is responsible for the successful delivery of all Procurement related cost management,  growth/ innovation, customer service and quality initiatives for the LA Region.  

-- Leads development/delivery of LA Region specific Procurement goals and long term strategies.

-- Drives functional alignment/linkage/execution across all areas of corporate Procurement and material categories to leverage global scale in support of LA Region goals and initiatives.  

-- Has fiduciary responsibility for company spend and compliance.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director, Supply Chain Management - Service Sector

LOCATION: US - California (Sacramento)

COMPANY: Major service sector firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Director, Supply Chain Management who has substantial experience in creating worldclass service sector supply chain management organizations. Provide strong, visible, and effective leadership to all of the supply chain functions. Encourage innovation; seek out and implement best in class approaches. Strong negotiation skills, organizational and interpersonal skills are necessary. Ability to develop and execute effective strategies is required.

Recruiter seeks a Director, Supply Chain Management, on behalf of a well regarded major service provider. Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO),  the Director, Supply Chain Management will monitor, control and direct the supply chain operations including budget planning, value analysis, reporting, inventory management, technology planning, demand forecasting, expense monitoring, procurement, warehousing, receiving, shipping and distribution of materials, supplies and equipment to meet organization, strategic, financial, quality and operational

goals. The Director, Supply Chain Management plans and implements activities related to the timely, cost-effective procurement, inventory control, planning and quality control of supplies and materials.  Oversees and provides strategic direction for Supply and Distribution, Strategic Sourcing (Purchasing), Warehousing, and Shipping/Receiving departments.  Develops, implements, and maintains policies, procedures, and material control systems to reduce costs, streamline procedures, and implement solutions. Oversee and manage overall organizational supply budget over $100 million.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vice President, Supply Chain - CPG (Foods)

LOCATION: US - Northeast

COMPANY: Major processed foods firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: VP Supply Chain with in-depth experience with order to cash processes as well as third party warehouse agreements. Value added foods a plus

Recruiter seeks a VP Supply Chain, who would be responsible for Logistics, Distribution, Inventory Management, Merchandise Planning, covering all US plants. BA/BS in Business Management, Logistics, Operations Management required.  Master’s or MBA preferred. 10-20 years' experience is required.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Procurement - Heavy Equipment

LOCATION: US - Southeast (Tennessee)

COMPANY: $350-400 million division of multi-billion dollar European heavy equipment firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: VP Procurement who is a problem solver and analyzer. Mostly need strategically oriented VP Procurement who could analyze opportunities and limits to current supply chain. This is an extremely fast growing division ($200 million last year, near $350-400M this year, with 65-70% due to procured equipment). The VP Procurement will need to know how to alter well-worn supply chain organization that was OK for a $100M division, but too limited for the growth path of this unit. Exp. procuring for eng. services a plus, as this is also a growth area

Recruiter seeks on behalf of world leading European equipment firm, a VP Procurement, for their US operation. This position reports to the Managing Director, Power Generation and Transport equipment. $150 - $300 million in annual procurements. VP Procurement candidates must have excellent skill in developing new sources of supply forstructural and fabricated steel and large components and subsytems. Firm's contracts are generally Design and Represent (D&R), so while the firm does multiple hundreds of million in business as an "OEM", they do not manufacture. All materials and subsytems are procured for erection on site.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Supply Chain - Plastics

LOCATION: US - Southeast (Atlanta, Georgia)

COMPANY: Leading consumer plastics manufacturing firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: VP Supply Chain with Continuous Improvement expertise. Bachelor's degree with 10+ years of senior management experience in a global procurement role. CPSM/CPM professional designation preferred. Strong understanding and working knowledge of MRP II. Significant experience with global sourcing, including managing lead times, logistics and quality. Significant forecasting and planning experience. Exceptional negotiating and analytical skills. The successful candidate needs to have strong professional background in all aspects of Supply Chain management. Experience will include material planning and sourcing/ procurement, domestic and international, as well as inventory management. The successful candidate will have extensive business process experience. Candidate should have a demonstrated ability to manage a global organization at multiple levels, and to lead cross-functional work teams.

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a Vice President - Supply Chain and Business Improvement on behalf of a successful firm manufacturing plastic products for the consumer market. The Vice President - Supply Chain and Business Improvement will develop and deploy a global sourcing program. This role will direct both internal and external policies and processes to ensure an integrated sourcing system that meets customer requirements, minimize the total supply chain cost and maximize supply chain effectiveness, including conforming to established quality standards, establishing an inventory flow that is responsive to the needs of the business. The Vice President - Supply Chain and Business Improvement will evaluate, plan and implement business process and procedures improvements throughout the corporation. The Vice President - Supply Chain and Business Improvement will be a cross-functional position working in all areas of the corporation.

--Direct and coordinate organization's global procurement operations including oversight of all procurement personnel and activities.

--Actively manage and develop procurement staff including development and implementation of training programs and performance metrics.

--Lead the purchasing and material sourcing functions in setting and achieving strategic objectives for supplier negotiations, seeking out opportunities to drive cost reductions, and proactively identify and act upon key trends in the supply chain.

--Provide leadership in using advanced planning tools to model, simulate, and release optimized materials plans to the organization. Development, planning and implementation of schedules.

--Analyze and manage inventory levels in support of company's financial objectives.

--Develop and maintain strategic alliances with key suppliers globally

--Develop and implement processes for identifying, evaluating, and selecting potential suppliers and negotiate favorable business trms and service level agreements

--Minimize supply risks by continually developing and securing alternative sources of supply. Develop contingency plans for addressing critical shortages quickly and cost effectively.

--Analyze global purchasing processes and procedures and design and implementation changes designed to improve efficiency and effectiveness of company's procurement capabilities

--Implement supplier evaluation and performance measuring systems and processes

--Ensure that all procurement operations and activities comply with the company's quality standards

--Develop and maintain a system of effective analysis of business functions and processes, resulting in knowledge based recommendations for improvements

--Provide leadership in presentation of improvement and implementation of agreed upon improvements

 

 
EXECUTIVE SEARCH:  VP Global Sourcing - Consumer Durables/ Consumer Products

LOCATION: US - Northeast (New Jersey/ metro-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

COMPANY: Leading Consumer Products Firm

On behalf of a leading consumer products company, recruiter seeks a Vice President of Global Sourcing. Candidates already in the consumer products (CPG/ FMCG), foods, personal products, housewares, or related areas might be closer fits for this position. The Vice President of Global Sourcing reports to the Senior VP of Global Supply Chain. This position has the overall responsibility and accountability to develop and deploy global sourcing for Wholesale and Direct channels. The Vice President of Global Sourcing directs internal and external policies and processes to ensure an integrated sourcing system that meets customer requirements, minimizes total supply chain cost, maximizes supply chain effectiveness including conforming to established quality standards, and establishes an inventory flow that is responsive to the needs of the business.

 

 
EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Supply Chain - Semiconductors

LOCATION: US - Northeast (Boston, MA, New York, NY, New Jersey, Philadelphia, PA)

COMPANY: Semiconductor Corporation

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a major firm in the semiconductor field, a VP Supply Chain. The Vice President of Supply Chain should have a strong background in logistics, warehousing, EDI, and other supply chain services. S/he must also have experience in identifying and selling chain services into the marketplace.

 

 
EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Supply Chain - Multimedia Products

LOCATION: US - Northeast (metro-Washington, DC/ Northern Virginia)

COMPANY: Multimedia Products Corporation

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a metro-Washington, DC firm that is a leader in its field, a VP Supply Chain. A major goal of the incoming VP Supply Chain will be to bring order to a growing company's materials, purchasing and distribution departments. Candidates have hands-on experience supervising shipping and receiving, warehouse distribution, planning, fulfillment, and purchasing. Candidates for VP Supply Chain with familiarity with Lean Manufacturing, such as kanbans and demand pull, would be of interest. Light assembly operations experience helpful.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Operations - Pharmaceuticals

LOCATION: US - Northeast (New Jersey)

COMPANY: Pharmaceuticals

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: A very tactical distribution/ logistics VP

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a 300 person NJ business unit of a large national leader, a VP Operations. The person should have significant distribution and logistics experience, GMP knowledge a must. The VP Operations should be a Strategic Leader with proven results for increasing organizational effectiveness and efficiencies. Must be dynamic, with ability to clearly present ideas to Senior Leadership Team. Proven ability to motivate a diverse workforce.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Sales - Supply Chain Services
LOCATION: US - any location
COMPANY: Logistics and Distribution Services Firm

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a Supply Chain services client, a VP Sales. Candidates deemed most suitable for this role might have come from firms such as Federal Express, UPS, DHL, etc., or possibly from mgmt consulting firms that offer supply chain services. Candidates should have proven track records of strong sales to leading manufacturing firms. 

 

 
EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vice President of Operations Strategy

LOCATION: US - Southwest  (Denver, Colorado; Phoenix, Arizona; Houston, Austin or Dallas, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah)

COMPANY: Multi-billion dollar Corporation

The Vice President of Operations Strategy is responsible for working with the senior management team to identify opportunities to improve company performance. The company has identified 10 to 12 key business cycles and will wish to review and improve their performance of these business processes over the course of the next several years. The ideal Vice President of Operations Strategy will have prior experience in management consulting at the manager level or above and a successful track record of significantly improving business performance. S/he must have knowledge and experience in large-scale discrete manufacturing industries such as construction, engineering, automotive, heavy equipment, or aerospace. Other manufacturing industries would also be applicable such as in consumer products.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vice President, Worldwide Materials - Consumer Electronics/ Computers
LOCATION: US - Confidential
COMPANY: Multi-billion dollar Multinational Electronics Corporation

Vice President, Worldwide Materials responsible for leading, developing, implementing and managing global Materials strategies with each regional Materials Lead in Firm's geographies to assure optimal supply, flexibility, quality, delivery performance and sourcing compliance, are executed by each applicable site. This position parallels a VP, Worldwide Purchasing; both report to a Senior Vice President. This position is largely Materials-focused, not procurement-oriented. Candidates coming from manufacturers of computers, consumer electronics, or leading contract manufacturing firms specializing in electronics and other electronic assembly would be most appropriate. Recruiter seeks Vice President, Worldwide Materials candidates who have supervised materials operations at a large number of manufacturing facilities, preferably in a multitude of countries. The key mission of this person is to harmonize and fine-tune the worldwide materials organization.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: General Manager - Breakbulk Marine Terminal - Marine Logistics

LOCATION: US - Midwest

COMPANY: Leading Marine Logistics firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: General Manager (Marine Terminal Manager) with strong breakbulk experience. A solid hands-on marine terminal operations manager, with proven business management and negotiation skills

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a leading international logistics services firm (stevedoring, etc.), a General Manager for a major Great Lakes marine terminal. The General Manager reports to the Corporate VP Operations. The General Manager will have direct overall responsibility for all aspects of the Administration, Operation, and Commercial end of the facility. She/he is responsible for monitoring and ensuring the Company's compliance with stated goals, objectives, procedures, as well as liaise with external parties such as customers and regulatory authorities.

 

o Establishes, maintains, and ensures safe working environment for all employees, equipment, customers, and cargo in Company's care and custody. Reviews all Company safety requirements and compliance issues with Safety Director, Maintenance Director, Vice-President of Operations, and other management personnel, as appropriate.

 

o Participates in and resolves labor grievance issues, as appropriate and in conjunction with the Vice-President of Operations.

 

o Maintains membership in local trade organizations and attends related social, trade, and technical conferences and seminars in the promotion of the facilities interests and business endeavors.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Directors of Business Development - Logistics Services

LOCATION: US: West Coast, Midwest, Southwest, Southeast, Northeast

COMPANY:  Major 3PL (Third Party Logistics) Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Hands-on Sales Directors focusing on a variety of industry sectors, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, electronics, automobile products, consumer products, etc.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading 3PL firm, several Directors of Business Development, who could be based from home offices. The positions report to either a Vice President or to an Executive Vice President. As the primary facilitator for all business development activities, the Business Development Director has the responsibility for all communications between the firm and the customer.  It is expected that the qualified candidate will have significant industry relationships. Successful candidate will have 10-15 years experience in supply chain, transportation, inventory, process control, with exposure to strategic partnerships or  alliances with logistics providers, specifically in pharmaceutical/ medical or consumer products industries. Successful candidates will have at least 5 years of business development experience in a 3PL environment.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Supply Chain Director - Consumer Products

LOCATION: US - Northeast (New England)

COMPANY: Fast growing consumer products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Supply Chain Director who is detail oriented with excellent follow through skills. Strong quantitative analysis skills. Sense of urgency and ability to prioritize for the team, with demonstrated leadership, problem-solving and strategic planning skills. A Supply Chain Director with strong communication, presentation and persuasion skills. Ability to assess, motivate and lead multiple teams. Ability to be strategic as well as tactical (know how to use planning system, self sufficient on analytics, project manager). The Supply Chain Director must work in excellent partnership with sales, product, service, and corporate functional leaders is critical

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a luxury consumer products firm, a Director of Supply Chain. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Director of Supply Chain holds overall responsibility for all phases of the firm's Supply Chain, including sourcing, inventory planning, purchasing and inventory management, warehousing, distribution and transportation. As a member of the senior management team, the Director of Supply Chain will partner to develop strategies for sourcing, potential manufacturing, merchandise planning, effective allocation of goods and logistics strategies that will deliver established financial targets.

    Manage demand planning, contract manufacturers, warehousing and logistics.

    Partner with Product Development on sourcing new manufacturing suppliers and setting delivery expectations for existing suppliers

    Manage Inventory Management Team to ensure appropriate systems and processes are in place for effective merchandise planning and forecasting and ensure appropriate inventory levels

    Oversee Distribution Center Team including inbound traffic, warehousing and distribution processes to ensure effective and accurate,  on-time and on budget delivery of product to firm's client

    Oversee Quality and Made to Order Team to help ensure proactive quality process are in place and quality issues are addressed timely and appropriately

Preferred Experience

    MBA and 8-10 years of experience for retail or business to business company, in luxury sector with multi-channel store distribution

    APICS Certification

    Contract manufacturing experience needed

    Production experience desired

    Blend of large and small company experience ideal, where opportunity to learn best practices and apply them in entrepreneurial setting is evident

    Metal hardware industry experience a plus

    Metals or engineered product background required

    Demand planning system experience needed

    Experience/Relationships with large logistics carriers  a plus

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director of Purchasing - Services

LOCATION: US - Midwest (Chicago, Illinois)

COMPANY: $3.5 Billion European Corporation

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Demonstrated abilities in the areas of Purchasing /Strategic Planning/ Contract Negotiation/ CostAnalysis/V endor Selection/ Benchmarking related to internal services: The Director of Purchasing should have experience working with spends of approximately $100 million.

Recruiter seeks a Director of Purchasing on behalf of a US$3.5 billion European corporation. The Director of Purchasing develops policies, procedures and objectives for the operation of the purchasing group in accordance with departmental, corporate objectives and limits of authority. Obtains necessary purchases at lowest cost consistent with approved quality and standards. This position also recommends improvements in overall purchasing programs which will advance the interests of the corporation.

    * Recommends purchasing objectives and ensures understanding of approved objectives by subordinates. Directs the activities of these managers and buyers to accomplish company objectives.

    * Develops and recommends for approval policies and procedures for the operation of procurement activities.

    * Plans and directs a purchasing program to meet corporate requirements.

    * Negotiates with suppliers as necessary.

    * Continually evaluate products, services and vendors to determine improvement or replacement.

    * Investigates and establishes new corporate programs.

    * Makes appropriate recommendations designed to reduce costs and improve process. Leverages purchasing power.

    * Develops vendor scorecard process and related metrics to assess and manage supplier/vendor performance. Reviews with vendors and management quarterly.

    * Coordinates purchasing activities with Finance, Field Services, Operations and Logistics.

    * Establishes and maintains database of all purchases across lines of business.

    * Furnishes appropriate data for use in scheduling, planning, budgeting and other functional activities.

    * Reviews and approves purchases over a specified dollar amount as well as non-routine purchases.

    * Properly hire, train, motivate and evaluate staff. Ensure highest levels of performance are met. Provides leadership.

    * Effectively communicate globally with all executive levels and operational management to ensure the goals and objectives of the purchasing plan are met.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Senior Director, Supply Chain Management - Food Products

LOCATION: US - Pacific Northwest

COMPANY: Major International Food Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: A Supply Chain Director with experience in WMS and TMS implementation

Recruiter, on behalf of a major international firm leading in its particular food products category, seeks a Senior Director of Supply Chain Management. This Supply Chain Director reports to the Managing Director.

IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF THE POSITION:
--The Sr. Director of Supply Chain Management will report to the firm's Managing Director and potentially could be in line for a promotion to General Manager. This position will be "2nd in command" of the business
--The focus of the position is to establish a TMS (transportation management system) and a WMS (warehouse management system). The firm needs to automate systems. The firm is experiencing 18-22% growth per year. Revenue is now $160 million. The expectation is that business will double in 7-10 years.
-- Staff includes 3 supervisors: procurement director, director of operations (warehouse), customer service manager. Total 100+ people
-- There are 9 facilities including some 3rd parties but over next 2 years, there will be a need to replace 3rd parties with company staff
-- Key to this position is to optimize the infrastructure, and to fully scope programs. Data tracking, warehousing systems upgrade
-- Today the firm is the sole supplier to over 1,500 customers in the US and Canada.
-- Should be a "people person" who works well within a growing, medium sized business.


JOB DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Sr. Director of Supply Chain Management will be based in an office in the Pacific Northwest. Direct leadership will be provided for warehousing operations, customer service, logistics and supply chain activities across firm's North American distribution.

Develop and deploy a centralized, standardized, and globally optimized inbound and outbound logistics and transportation network in order to minimize total system cost and maximize profitability while delivering superior customer service.

Contribute to the strategic direction by identifying and implementing growth strategies that meet company risk and financial objectives. Direct involvement with capital requirement planning and direct management of executing capital budgets.

Working closely with the operations, finance, sales and the corporate management team this role is responsible for ensuring operational performance goals are set, communicated and effectively monitored in line with customer requirements and company strategy.


Skills and experience

Experience introducing and sustaining leading edge supply chain practices and logistics technology in a large corporation combined with a commitment to lead and develop staff capacity and skill. You have broad knowledge of the agri-business or the food sector and the warehousing industries, coupled with strong financial acumen.

The ability to think creatively at the same time following process and structure, with a strategic and proactive approach. Using your knowledge and experience you are able to establish and review sales profitability and asset utilization and facilitate change as required. Taking responsibility for product quality, efficiency & sustainability you follow customer centric principles.

A key part of this role is providing communication to the Managing Director and firm's employees and acting as the customer liaison between operations and key customers, so it is essential that you are able to build strong and effective internal and external relationships through interpersonal and networking skills. Direct experience managing successful implementations of WMS, TMS and similar system enhancements will see you excel in this role.



 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Senior Director of Supply Chain - manufactured goods

LOCATION: US - Southeast (Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, etc.)

COMPANY: High Volume Products Manufacturer

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading European manufacturing corporation with plants in the US, Canada and Mexico, a Senior Director of Supply Chain. This high level manager will report directly to the President of the Americas, with strong relationships to the VP Manufacturing, Purchasing Managers, CS Associate Director, Plant Managers, Site Supply Chain Managers, Business Unit Directors, Sales and Marketing, Outside vendors, International colleagues, Customers, and IT. Candidates should have significant multi-disciplinary experiences at a high volume manufacturer, with experience managing Purchasing, Logistics, and Materials Management, as well as superior communications and interpersonal skills. The Senior Director of Supply Chain will establish and manage key business processes across the network of organizations that comprise the supply chain for the corporation's Americas Division, including Purchasing, Logistics, Materials Management, and Cust.Ser. The emphasis is on the development and management of effective supply chain processes.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director of Supply Chain (Director of Materials) - Consumer Electronics

LOCATION: US - Southwest (Dallas/ Fort Worth, Texas

COMPANY: Electronics

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: A very fast-paced Supply Chain Director. Very hands-on. Mostly materials management orientation. Strong NPI (new product introduction) experiences. Spanish fluency a plus.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a fast growing electronics firm, a Director of Supply Chain (Director of Materials). Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Supply Chain (Materials Director), would supervise 10. The Supply Chain Director (Materials Director) will lead and direct all facets of supply chain management including, but not limited to, material forecasting, capacity planning and sourcing, master scheduling, inventory control and financial costing, purchasing, logistics, warehousing, inventory management as necessary for JIT materials support to the various production centers. Position must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative style of working with all groups, to accomplish shared goals and objectives. he Supply Chain Director (Materials Director) will provide leadership, direction and business unit development.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director of Supply Chain & Logistics - Luxury Goods

LOCATION: US - Northeast (metro-New York/ New Jersey)

COMPANY: Major Luxury Goods Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Materials and logistics-oriented Supply Chain Director.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading luxury goods firm, a Director of Supply Chain. The Director of Supply Chain is responsible for the overall day to day management and support of the Operations Center. Specifically, the Director of Supply Chain is responsible for the direct management of one Repair Operations Manager, one Outbound Manager, and one Material Operations Manager and the functions that fall within each direct report’s responsibilities.This includes order planning, repair estimating, material and inventory management, vendor management, Quality Assurance, Shipping and Receiving.

 

The Director of Supply Chain is required to meet or exceed productivity goals while operating the business within the profit plan.  This includes identifying process improvement opportunities and coordinating with business partners to implement proposed changes. The Director of Supply Chain will develop, enhance and support a culture of service excellence by defining, modeling and holding staff accountable to representing the firm's brand values and quality standards.

 

Talent management is a Key Accountability requiring the Director of Supply Chain to acquire, engage and develop talent. Building an internal and external pipeline of talent is essential to the growth and development of the firm's operations. Efficient and sound operational planning is also essential to the success of the business, which includes the support of new products and customer order demand, capacity and financial planning.

 

•   Undergraduate Degree, MBA preferred

•   7-10  years operations management experience

•   Experience managing large teams comprised of diverse departments

•   5 years experience identifying and completing large scope projects

•   5 years experience developing strategy and solid business processes

•   Ability to inspire trust, integrity, fairness and professionalism with staff members

•   Strong written and oral communication skills

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director of Purchasing - Food Products

LOCATION: US - Northeast

COMPANY: Major European food products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: MBA degree preferred; major in business, food technology, or related field. Director of Purchasing with strong written and verbal business/interpersonal skills. Knowledge of SAP is desirable. Strong business acumen.

Recruiter seeks a Director of Purchasing for a major European firm in the food sector. The Director of Purchasing will direct and manage all phases of procurement. Key result areas are cost, quality, and service of raw materials, packaging and MRO/ office supplies for firm's facilities and co-packers. Six direct employees supervised by the Director of Purchasing.

• Reviews, approves and supports the strategic procurement for firm.

• Establishes structures, procedures and sets expectations through effective communication between suppliers and firm

• Monitors the resolution of material issues and problems.

• Develops and implements purchasing procedures, annual goals and objectives of the team.

• Drives innovation and the investigation and development of potential new suppliers or alternate sources to insure prices are competitive, quality is validated, and overall value represents best opportunity for the business.

• Monitors and evaluates supplier performance relative to specifications.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director of Materials - Aerospace

LOCATION: US - Pacific Northwest (Seattle, Washington)

COMPANY: Leading aerospace products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Accomplished Materials Director with fast-paced machining exp.

Recruiter seeks a Director of Materials for a leading aerospace firm. Manage the design, implementation & ongoing execution of processes & activities in the production planning, supplier scheduling & sales/operations forecasting functions to ensure timely delivery of materials, inventory accuracy & controls.  This includes overseeing the activities related to inventory control, ensuring outsourced assembles & component materials are available as planned, overseeing and leading continuous improvement programs/projects and providing department leadership and setting organizational and individual goal including key performance metrics in all areas of responsibility.  The successful Director of Materials will have 8+ years exp with 4 yrs in a leadership role, APICS certification, master scheduling & MRP exp, effective verbal & written communication skills,  prev. process improvement designs exp. and have aerospace industry knowledge.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director, Business Development - Logistics Services

LOCATION: US - flexible location

COMPANY: Fast Growing Reverse Logistics Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Sales Director with strong contacts in the OEM, telecom, wireless and automotive sectors, ideally involving Reverse Logistics

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a fast growing reverse logistics firm, a Business Development Director who can drive a fast growth of firm's Reverse Logistics business. Asian experience and relationships would also be very helpful.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Projects Director - Power Generation

LOCATION: US Southeast (Tennessee)

COMPANY: Leading European Corporation

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Hands-on, fast-paced procurement director/ contracts director with heavy industry experiences. Knowledge of constr'n and operation of power plants; knowledge of general accounting and project accounting principles; knowledge of how to schedule and track complex projects. Proven skills in  negotiations. Special training in project planning/controls; excellent verbal and written communication, problem-solving skills.

Recruiter, on behalf of a leading European firm in the power generation field, seeks a Projects Director, who would be responsible for project execution, contract acceptance, customer satisfaction and financial return for one or more highly complex and/or large-scale projects; or for multiple project with a single customer. Serves as prime interface with customer and consortium partner(s) to resolve issues of mutual concern. German or French skills a plus.

-   Organize, structure and manage a project team to meet the needs of the project and control project costs.

-   Supervise project manager(s) assigned to projects(s) for which he is responsible.

-   Ensure on-time delivery of quality information, material, workmanship, field service and product performance.

-   Review and manage the project schedule and approve changes, ensuring all contract parameters are being met.

-   Approve all purchase orders for contract materials, services and Quality requirements.

-   Issue various periodic reports detailing financial and schedule status of project (s).

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director of Strategic Sourcing - Services Firm

LOCATION: US - Southeast (Charlotte, North Carolina)

COMPANY: Leading Services Corporation

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Director of Strategic Sourcing able to raise the professional level of procurement skills and technologies in department

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of major national services firm, a Director of Strategic Sourcing, who would report to COO. Responsible for the development and implementation of strategic and tactical supply chain management for contracting, arch. design, repair, operating and maintenance service contracts to support the management of new and existing facilities.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Supply Chain - Consumer Products

LOCATION: US -  Midwest (metro- Minneapolis, Minnesota)

COMPANY: Growing Consumer Products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Process-change oriented operations VP Supply Chain with logistics, supply chain, purchasing, distribution/ fulfillment experiences

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a growing Twin Cities area consumer products firm, a VP Supply Chain to head the firm's purchasing, warehouse, and logistics operations. Reporting to the division President, the VP Supply Chain will be responsible for leading organization's efforts to service customers through effectively delivering products in an efficient, cost effective, reliable and customer friendly manner. Scope of responsibility for the VP Supply Chain includes purchasing, foreign and domestic sourcing, production planning, warehousing, manufacturing assembly, estimating, logistics and customer oriented operations.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vice President, Logistics - Consumer Products

LOCATION: US - Northeast

COMPANY: Well recognized consumer products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Vice President, Logistics must be a self-starter, with proven ability to meet established timelines and goals. Action oriented, comfortable in a fast paced environment. Successful track record of building logistics processes in an entrepreneurial environment

Recruiter seeks a Vice President, Logistics.

---Oversee all aspects of global supply chain, logistics, fulfillment, and customer service

---Develop world class processes for product launch management, demand planning, logistics, and fulfillment

---Build infrastructure to allow company to rapidly grow by 5X

---At least 10 years operations experience including: Manufacturing consumer packaged goods; Global production; Process improvement; Developing high performing teams; Managing several hundred SKU’s and producing a significant number of new SKU’s each year. The Vice President, Logistics must exhibit strong leadership, decision making and communication skills

---Ability to travel 30-40% including internationally

 

 
EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Asia Sourcing Director, Director of Sourcing - Consumer Products

LOCATION: US - Southeast (Memphis, Tennessee)

COMPANY: Consumer Products Company

A leading consumer products company in Memphis, TN seeks an Asia Sourcing Director to significantly improve the firm's efficiences in sourcing, manufacturing and product delivery. Key openings include:

--Planning and Sourcing Director: focus on oversight of contract manufacturing, particularly in Asia

--Manager of Sourcing or Director of Sourcing

 

 
EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director of Supply Chain - Consumer Goods

LOCATION: US - California (San Diego)

COMPANY: $100 million Consumer Durables Corporation

The primary directive of this Director of Supply Chain is to coordinate, communicate, execute and implement all activities related to firm's global sourcing and supply chain partners by managing business initiatives and relationships in pursuit of total cost of ownership savings while enforcing vendor compliance and realizing vendor partnership goals. The successful Director of Supply Chain will accomplish these strategies through drive, vision, leadership, teamwork and exceptional supply chain technical skills.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Americas Regional Head of Operations - Logistics Services

LOCATION: US Southwest (Houston, Texas area)

COMPANY: Major IBC (intermediate bulk container) firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Americas Regional Head of Operations requires excellent communication and teamwork with the Sales Team, Operations, Customer Service globally and Corporate HQ office. The position also requires excellent working relationships and networking with potential and existing customers to promote the use of firm's IBC throughout their supply chain.

Recruiter seeks an Americas Regional Head of Operations, on behalf of a major IBC (intermediate bulk container) firm. This Position has the responsibility to provide overall leadership and direction for the Operations functions across the US, Mexico and other locations assigned, including managing customer satisfaction, fulfilment to customers, depot operations, and the supply chain. Key objectives will include managing customer service metrics such as On-time Delivery and Quality metrics, while also driving down the overall logistics cost (trucking and depot operations) with maintaining high quality service levels.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supply Chain
--- Lead the Regional Supply Chain and Operations. This includes Planning, Operations Management, Procurement Management, Inventory Control Management, Hiring & De-hiring Management, Operational Systems Management and Operations Optimization.
--- Support procurement with third party transportation (3PL, distributor, etc.) selection process as well as final contract negotiations.
--- Manage the development of supply chain strategies and plans to continually improve services, fulfillment and optimize cost.
--- To work with Global planning team regarding forecasts and maintaining sufficient inventory levels
--- Excellent control of stock inventory and accountability
--- Ensure daily targets are met accordingly to agreed lead time


Depot
--- Manage Regional Depot/Warehouse Operations (both internal and 3rd party depots), ensuring a safe work environment while delivering quality IBCs at a low cost
--- Ensure smooth and effective turnaround of IBCs, with optimum cost management and utilization and minimum damages/wastages/repairs.
--- Lead and manage third party depot vendors, including vendor selection, process standardization and performance management.
--- Ensure regional depots comply to required operating standards, including inventory management, fulfilment and procurement.
--- Excellent control of stock inventory and accountability
--- To develop and implement depot improvement plan (including inbound/outbound management)
--- To manage logistics service provider to ensure smooth operations and distribution to both domestic/international
--- To ensure all IBCs are fully tagged and duly processed via SAP


Customer Service
--- Responsible for providing first class service to consistently meet & exceed customers' expectations.
--- Ensure excellent working relationship at all levels with customers and end users.
--- Initiate and coordinate on-time delivery to customers.
--- Work with customers to form equitable performance standards for future measurement.
--- Provide support in key account management.
--- Follow-up with end users regarding de-hiring and coordination of on-time collections.
--- Continuously seeking improvement on service level KPIs, including complaint management.
--- Conduct regular Customer Service review visits.


REQUIREMENTS:
--- Strong background in supply chain management, including planning, operations management, logistics service providers management, inventory management, process and systems improvement
--- Experience with and knowledge of 3PL/4PL service providers (primarily trucking, with rail and shipping a plus)
--- Ability to create organizational capabilities to support and drive strategy; manage and create operational logistics effectiveness.
--- Strong project management ability & problem solving skills
--- Team leadership and management of people
--- Strong initiatives for cost improvement - vendor services, turnaround time, fulfillment, trade lanes optimization etc.
--- Good working attitude with strong sense of urgency to accomplish defined and yet challenging goals set by the Management.
--- Prior working experience with SAP is preferred.


 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH:  Director Sourcing & Materials Management - Electronics

LOCATION: US - Southwest  (Phoenix, Arizona; Denver, Colorado; Houston, Texas, etc.)

COMPANY: Major Electronic Components Corporation    

The Director Sourcing & Materials Management will be responsible for all regional sourcing and materials functions, policies, and programs including forecasting manpower and facilities requirements; establishing procurement standards, policies, and key vendor relationships/ partnerships;developing and implementing product and part movement and delivery strategies; developing inventory control and production planning programs; establishing and meeting supplier quality standards. The Director Sourcing & Materials Management will develop and maintain a well trained and highly motivated staff capable of performing the above functions and playing a key role in meeting the corporate growth goals.


 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Strategic Sourcing Commodity Manager - Plastics and Chemicals

LOCATION: US -  Midwest (metro- Chicago, IL)

COMPANY: Major Chemicals & PlasticsCompany

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: A Chemicals Strategic Sourcing Manager with global procurement experiences.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a major plastics and chemicals firm, a Strategic Sourcing Manager, who will be driving significant cost reductions, global sourcing, supply chain management, supplier relationship management, leveraging in a decentralized environment, negotiation and influencing (both intercompany and throughout firm's supplier base).

Required
BS/MS in Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering with 7-10 years relevant Chemical/Petrochemical experience
Strong strategic sourcing and procurement background with a minimum 7 years’ experience with regional and global spend categories in a range of $100mm to $300mm in annual spend


Candidates must have detailed market knowledge of the Chemical/ Petrochemical categories variety of spend categories
Identified opportunities and took action to build strategic relationships between one’s department and other teams, departments, units, or groups to help achieve business goals
Ability to influence business units/segments without having direct authority over the groups.
Demonstrated project management and negotiation skills
Demonstrated success in delivering significant cost savings on a year over year basis
Strong analytical skill with market intelligence and data is required
Self-starter, independent work ethic
Willingness up to 60%.

Preferred
MBA or Master’s in Supply Chain
7-10 years preferred in a strategic sourcing and procurement background, including some manufacturing background.
Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt, Continuous Improvement
Self-starter capable of working independently
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
Ideal candidate is entrepreneurial and driven by a new challenge
Prior work experience in a global matrix organization.


Reporting to a Global Commodity Director, Strategic Sourcing Manager is to develop, propose, implement strategies and review programs to establish strategic partnerships in support of the Company’s sourcing activities. This position works to ensure that the Company’s business units benefit from total leverage in the most cost effective and efficient methods and to measure the effectiveness such strategies. This role will also be responsible for directing and facilitating a large, cross-functional, multi-business unit Council that is tasked with leveraging the company’s total spend in a specific category (such as Metals, Electrical/ Electronics, Mechanical Components, Chemicals, Resins and other commodities). These initiatives deliver solutions throughout the organization that reduce costs, improve productivity & address the business unit’s short-and long-term needs.

Category & Sourcing Leadership:
-- Champion a strategic sourcing process that will substantially reduce total costs
-- Interface and act as the liaison between business units/supply base management and the supplier(s) while the strategic sourcing agreement is being implemented.
-- Develop and enhance the expertise within firm that identifies requirements, current capabilities and future needs to manage sourcing relationships and executing against sourcing strategy. On an ongoing basis, the Manager will remain current on supply market trends, supplier economics, and best practice sourcing.
-- Identify and evangelize sourcing best practices to the Manufacturing, Product Development and other functions within the business unit’s organization.
-- Design and execute the group’s strategic sourcing initiatives, including supply market analysis, strategy development, management of requests for proposal, and supplier negotiations
-- Develop the sourcing strategy for category through cross-functional group collaboration. Once a sourcing strategy has been developed, the incumbent will communicate, monitor and aggressively manage the process from concept through to fruition. To be successful the Manager must establish working relationships within firm and external partners across multiple functions bringing a strategic sourcing perspective to all key processes.
-- Identify commodity savings opportunities via Reverse auctions, Best Cost Country projects, Material Information analysis, Material flow through
-- Coordinate overall data collection and bid processes, including determination of comparison of services and products offered from a sourcing perspective, supplier outreach and establishing a bid list, data collection and RFQ process, evaluation of proposals with the business units to identify best business solution


Supplier Relationship Management:
-- Manage relationships with key suppliers ensuring they meet quality and service requirements while maintaining competitive prices.
-- Evaluate and lead commodity to enhance supplier performance; monitor supplier activity relative to pricing, contractual obligation, delivery, scheduling and productivity
-- Work with business units/suppliers to correct major or repetitive supply issues and implement demand driven supply chain programs.

Execution & Reporting:
-- Oversee project implementation by building a strong working relationship with business unit management.
-- Track, verify and report commodity saving projections and results.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director of Supply Chain - Industrial Plastics

LOCATION: US - Northeast (metro- Philadelphia, PA)

COMPANY: Well established industrial plastics firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: A Supply Chain Director with a strong track record of improving and creating effective supply chain strategies and processes

Recruiter seeks a Supply Chain Director, on behalf of a well established industrial products firm that serves the industrial sector. The key focus here is a Supply Chain Director who can evaluate, identify, and establish effective processes in materials management, procurement and logistics in order to allow for efficiency and growth.


 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Senior Manager, Transportation - Consumer Goods

LOCATION: US - Northeast

COMPANY: Fast-growing consumer goods firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Transportation Manager with high attention to detail.

Recruiter, on behalf of a fast growing consumer goods firm, seeks a Senior Manager, Transportation. Reporting to the Director of Global Purchasing and Inventory Management, the Senior Manager, Transportation should have many years international experience with Ocean and Air freight. S/he should be able to negotiate contracts with carriers and/or forwarders. The focus will be on Asia origin trade lanes. S/he should be familiar with classifying duty and tariff rates, and have an understanding of the market.


 
EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Sourcing Director (Director of Purchasing) - Consumer Products

LOCATION: US - Midwest (Ohio)

COMPANY: $1.1 billion Consumer Products Company

A leading US auto parts company seeks a Sourcing Director (Director of Purchasing) who could bring in the most advanced sourcing technologies, contacts and insights. Corporate-level profiles would be preferred. Compensation for suitable Sourcing Director (Director of Purchasing) candidates could range between $100-150K, with an additional bonus up to 20%.

 

 
EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director of Supply Chain - Plastic Products

LOCATION: US - Midwest (Metro- Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

COMPANY: Plastics Company

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a Milwaukee area manufacturer serving the Automotive, Telecom, Computer, and Consumer markets, a Supply Chain Director, who would report to the General Manager. The desired Director of Supply Chain would have experience in the Contract Electronics Manufacturing Services Industry, the Automotive Industry or the Medical Device/ Medical Equipment Industry. Duties are varied, but the main emphasis for this Director of Supply Chain will be on someone with strong PROCUREMENT NEGOTIATING SKILLS and strong ERP experiences.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Global Supply Chain Manager - Pharmaceuticals Components

LOCATION: US- Northeast

COMPANY: Medium Sized Pharmaceutical Packaging Components Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Global Supply Chain Manager with low cost sourcing experiences - especially Asia. Strong leadership and communication skills. The Global Supply Chain Manager should have strong negotiation skills.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a growing pharmaceutical packaging supplier, a Global Supply Chain Manager, who would be responsible for the development of commodity and sourcing strategies: identify, qualify, and utilize suppliers capable of meeting cost, quality, and delivery requirements, while simultaneously seeking alternate global sources to be aligned with organizational strategic and tactical initiatives. Work with Sales, Marketing and TechServ to gain familiarity with the end use of commodities procured for new projects. The Global Supply Chain Manager will participate in new product development teams. Establish and develop relationship with suppliers and key organizations. Maintain inventory levels to provide good asset turnover consistent with efficient support of production and distribution activities and purchasing economies. Select suppliers, assess supplier capabilities, evaluate supplier performance, and negotiate price, delivery, and terms. Identify situations/opportunities/issues/market conditions and economic indicators, including upcoming contract expiration, and plan actions to realize cost reductions and process improvements on an ongoing basis. Lead sourcing team in building baseline contracts, insuring contract completeness and accuracy for implementation success. The Global Supply Chain Manager will drive Strategic Sourcing and negotiation strategies. Min 7-10 years of strategic procurement and commodity management preferably in the Pharmaceutical, Diagnostic, or Bioscience disciplines.  Bachelors’ degree required. CPM and/or APICS certification desired. Global travel: 25%-50 worldwide. SAP experience a plus.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Procurement Operations Manager - Pharmaceuticals Distribution

LOCATION: US - Northeast (metro- Washington, DC/ Northern Virginia)

COMPANY: NGO

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Procurement Operations Manager with significant relevant experience in international procurement, preferably related to pharmaceuticals or other health commodities.

Recruiter, on behalf of a major NGO, seeks a Procurement Operations Manager who will be key to the supply chain management strategy, policies and procedures. The Procurement Manager works with the Demand and Fulfillment Manager (DFM). The Procurement Operations Manager ensures fulfillment of orders and oversees all expediting activities. Ensures that procurement is open, compliant, transparent, and competitive and carried out in accordance with FAR. Manages relationships with major suppliers with ultimate responsibility for timely performance of the procurement process. The Procurement Operations Manager coordinates the procurement activities, including liaison with in-country teams, QA, & Logistics. International work experience a plus.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Manager of Demand Planning - Packaging Products

LOCATION: US - Southeast (Virginia)

COMPANY: Major Packaging corporation

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: The Demand Planning Manager supports achievement of the company’s customer service and financial objectives via effective and efficient forecasting for products and materials on a global scale.
• Bachelor’s degree required. Business or Supply Chain preferred
• 5+ years of experience in Demand Planning for seasonal, retail products
• CPIM certification preferred
• Prefer experience in managing employees
• Strong analytical thinking and process orientation skills
• Critical, time-sensitive decision making
• Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, while prioritizing workload
• Team oriented and positive attitude
• Ability to work cross-functionally without departmental silos
• High energy and performance level

Recruiter, on behalf of a major packaging firm, seeks a Manager of Demand Planning, who reports to the Director of Logistics.
• Manages the Demand Planning department, all demand planning employees, and owns the demand planning process.
• Proactively collaborates with suppliers, customers, purchasing, logistics and account management teams to create, evaluate, and approve an item level demand forecast at specified periods.
• Continually monitors, evaluates and analyzes inventory and sales patterns (trends, mix, bias, cannibalization, and other patterns), paying special attention to new items and discontinuations. Provides fact based analysis of current trends and gaps.
• Day-to-day resolution of critical issues affecting inventory and order fulfillment via root cause analysis and corrective actions
• Manages and reports monthly on all Demand Planning KPI’s.
• Provides safety stock and buffer stock recommendations for supplier locations and distribution centers.
• Works closely with key suppliers to assist them in production planning constraints.
• Prepares forecast analysis and status reports for management and customer presentations.


 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Global Commodity Manager - Chemicals

LOCATION: US - Southwest (Houston, Texas)

COMPANY: $15 billion US multinational corporation

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Able to work well across multiple countries and regions. The Global Commodity Manager must be able to assume the duties of the job immediately. Top procurement people from organizations well known for having highly effective supply chain groups (eg., Dell, Toyota, Delphi, GE Plastics, etc.). Essential: Strong technical knowledge of the subsector plus strong commercial/ strategic skills (possibly an MBA). A proven track record in the business, manufacturing, supply chain and/or commercial areas. The Global Commodity Manager must have strong leadership, change management and networking capabilities. Skills at working complex cross-stream and cross-BU issues. Desirable: A second European language in addition to English an advantage (German or French preferred)

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of major multinational employing approximately 8,500 people in 25 countries, with most facilities in the USA and Europe, a Global Commodity Manager (US or Europe location). Position is reporting to the Regional Procurement Director: Firm is driving to improve significantly the way third party spend is managed, thereby establishing procurement as a key strategic lever.

 

 
EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Supply Chain Manager

LOCATION: US - Southeast (Nashville, Tennessee)

COMPANY: Multinational Manufacturing Firm

A growing and successful company, a division of a larger corporation, seeks a Supply Chain Manager who is excited about the challenge of updating and implementing a wide range of changes to the company's supply chain processes in order to accommodate growth due to expanded sales. Recruiter is particularly targeting candidates in Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis, Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, Little Rock, Lexington, etc.

 
 
EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Purchasing Commodity Manager - Automotive Parts

LOCATION: US - California (Silicon Valley)

COMPANY: U.S. Automotive Startup Firm

Bay Area startup U.S. automotive company seeks a Purchasing Commodity Manager with purchasing experience in the manufacturing industry and with some engineering exposure. Automotive commodity purchasing experience preferred. Firm seeks a Purchasing Commodity Manager who is eager to learn and take on a broad set of purchasing responsibilities for multiple commodities, such as die cast, forgings, electronic, plastics, etc. Duties will include negotiating agreements, finding qualified OEM suppliers, and working closely with quality and engineering departments.

  
 
EXECUTIVE SEARCH:  Purchasing Manager - Electro-mechanical Components and Systems

LOCATION: US - Midwest (Wisconsin)

COMPANY: Multi-billion dollar Manufacturing Firm
$1.8 billion division of $3.8 billion corporation seeks a Purchasing Manager at a Wisconsin facility. The Purchasing Manager will report to the Director of Global Sourcing, and within 1-2 years potentially could be considered as that person's replacement, as that individual moves on to other roles within the corporation. Initially, the Purchasing Manager will assume a role as key individual contributor within a staff of 15, which is to grow to 20. Person should have an ability to understand engineering drawings and have a focus on strategic global procurement. Product experiences in gears, engines or similar systems and components would be helpful. Experience in Asia (especially China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan) and Mexico would be of interest. A degree in engineering and an MBA would be considered a plus.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Purchasing Manager - Electronic capital equipment

LOCATION: US - California (metro-Los Angeles/ Orange County)

COMPANY: Medium sized division of large corporation

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: A well rounded supply chain manager

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of an OC manufacturer of capital equipment for the electronics industry, a Purchasing Manager. Manages the purchasing function, responsible for all price and total cost negotiations (total cost includes service, quality, invoice price, other discounts, plus total support and relationship). Responsible for developing purchasing strategies to achieve turns and service levels. The Purchasing Manager provide high level support and guidance to management regarding best procurement strategies to achieve corporate objectives and metrics. Provide focused strategic sourcing support for all areas of the company, from production to engineering, to satisfy immediate business requirements and to meet longer term corporate objectives. 5-10 years experience required in Materials Management/Purchasing Management. Professional purchasing certification preferred. CPIM a plus.

 

 
EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Materials Manager - Chemicals

LOCATION: US - Southeast (metro- Atlanta, Georgia)

COMPANY: $ Multi-billion Multinational Chemical Corporation

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of one of the world's largest chemicals manufacturers, a Materials Manager. In this position, you will plan, direct and supervise the supplies and finished stock inventories while adhering to all corporate purchasing guidelines. The Materials Manager will also ensure optimum quality, service and inventory supplies to meet customer demands at the lowest possible inventory investment consistent with quality, production, sales, and service requirements. In addition, you will develop production and inventory forecasts and subsequent modifications to support business demands.

 

 
EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Supply Chain Manager - Fabrics

LOCATION: US - Southeast (South Carolina)

COMPANY: Fabric Manufacturing Firm

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a division of a multinational specialized products manufacturer, a plant Supply Chain Manager. You will establish and manage key business processes across the network of organizations that comprise the supply chain, including Planning, Logistics, and Materials Management. The emphasis is on the development and management of effective supply chain processes. PRIMARY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: Sr. Director of Supply Chain - Americas, Vice President of Manufacturing - Americas, Purchasing, CS Associate Director, Plant Manager, Site Leadership Team, Sales and Marketing, Outside vendors, Customers, Information Technology Group

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Procurement Manager - Power Generation

LOCATION: US Southeast

COMPANY: Leading European Corporation

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Hands-on, fast-paced purchasing manager with heavy industry experiences. Effective negotiating and strong interpersonal skills and the application of fair and ethical business practices. Ability to independently resolve issues with difficult customers. Asian sourcing or Eastern European sourcing of great interest.

Recruiter, on behalf of a leading European firm in the power generation field, seeks a Procurement Manager. Reporting to the VP Procurement, the Procurement Manager is responsible for the Procurement execution of all procurement activities on any assigned project or projects which includes the administration of all sub-contracts and the purchase, expediting, inspection and transportation of all material equipment and services. Ten years of procurement and/or related experience in industry. C.P.M. from the NAPM a plus.  

-   Procure all material, equipment and services on assigned project below the As sold Budget.

-   Participate in the initial project meetings to determine and agree to specific procurement strategies policies, procedures, lines of communication, and to specify necessary terms and conditions of purchase.

-   Develops and issues the Project Procurement Instructions, the Project Bidders List, and the Procurement Plan, which establishes the manner or procurement execution for the project.

-   Develops and maintains effective lines of communication between Procurement, Business Development, Project Management, Engineering, Constr'n, Finance, and the Customer, to ensure proper flow of information, prompt approvals and decisions when required.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Materials Manager - Electronic Components

LOCATION: US - Northeast (New England - metro-Boston, Massachusetts)

COMPANY: Medium sized Electronic Components Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: A very well rounded supply chain manager, with materials emphasis

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a multidivision electronics firm, a Materials Manager, who reports to the General Manager. Manages Materials Planning, Procurement, Warehouse and Shipping/Receiving functions to maintain world class operations. Supports both strategic and tactical functions including mastery of MRP, master scheduling, supplier contacts, and general supply chain management.  

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Supply Chain Manager - Contract Electronics Manufacturer

LOCATION: US - Northeast (Pennsylvania)

COMPANY: Contract Electronics Manufacturing Firm
Supply Chain Manager sought by an electronics Contract Manufacturer. 5 years of direct supply chain experience is a minimum. Strategic and tactical expertise required, including mastery of MRP, Master Scheduling, Supplier Contracts, Buyer/Planner/Scheduler Management and general supply chain excellence. Top objectives include driving inventory turns, eliminating material liability and excess and ensuring on-time ordering and delivery of parts. Responsibilities also include management of Stockroom and its Supervisor/personnel. Seeking only the best with proven results and strong references.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director of Risk Management

LOCATION: US - Southeast

COMPANY: $Billion+ European Corporation

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Director of Risk Management with strong contracts background

Recruiter seeks on behalf of major European firm, a Director of Risk Management. Works with the Managing Director, heads of Business Development, Business Applications, Projects and Eng., Supply Management and Quality to ensure risks are identified from proposal preparation stage until warranty issues of projects are closed out. Reporting lines will be per Sector requirements. There will be a direct link to the Head of Sector Risk Management and to SVP, ECS Business. 10 years of experience in managing projects to successful completion. Experience in tendering, closing contracts and project execution.  Management of large/complex projects including international content is preferred.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Procurement Manager and Supervisors - Aerospace

LOCATION: US - California (metro Los Angeles)

COMPANY: Major Aerospace

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: The Procurement Manager position involves complex, high dollar, major subcontracts. Cost Contracting experience is key. Highly transactional, but the balance of buying at a good price and maintaining a healthy relationship and partnership is key.

Recruiter, on behalf of a world renowned aerospace group, seeks a Procurement Section Manager and two Group Procurement Supervisors.

--Procurement Section Manager: Typically requires a BS/BA plus 15 years experience, or equivalent. Expert knowledge and demonstrated leadership skills in all aspects of supply chain management. Recognized leader with ability to proactively envision, develop and implement new methodologies, and to enroll others in these activities. Demonstrates flexibility in approach to new conditions or requirements; highly adaptable. The Procurement Section Manager has proven ability as a change agent; able to assist others in successfully working through change management situations to successful outcomes. Overall business knowledge and previous experience in a supervisory capacity in supply chain management/ subcontracting related environment. Demonstrated expertise in commodities purchasing, e-commerce, base supply, constr'n, R&D and non R&D subcontracting. Familiarity with govt subcontracting. ISO, benchmarking, benchtrending, utilizing best business practices, etc.

--2 Procurement Group Supervisors include supervising: 1) computer hardware and software commodities; 2) Institutional Labor and Task function, which involves subcontract management of umbrella contracts that are managed at a work level.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Distribution Manager - Automotive Supplier

LOCATION: US - Midwest  (metro- Detroit, Michigan)

COMPANY: Automotive Parts Remanufacturer

Last fall, the largest independent remanufacturer of diesel engines in North America, providing engines to OEMs, national fleets and independent distributors throughout the United States, opened a regional distribution warehouse in suburban Detroit, MI, and now they are seeking a hands-on Distribution Manager. This position will be responsible for the management and daily operations of this new distribution facility, including inventory control, delivery and scheduling routes, and management of staff. This is a working distribution manager position with the individual getting involved with activities like receiving product, loading/unloading of trucks, and other related duties. Recruiter is targeting Detroit, Southfield, Troy, Livonia, Novi, Michigan, etc.

   
 
EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Materials Manager - Electronic Contract Manufacturing Services

LOCATION: US - Southeast (Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, etc.)

COMPANY: Multi-billion dollar Electronics Contract Manufacturing Firm

Leading electronics contract manufacturing firm seeks a Materials Manager. Person will be responsible for approximately $400 million in business. Focus will be on asset management. The Materials Manager must be a tactician skilled in dealing with excess inventory problems.

  
 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director of Purchasing/ Purchasing Manager - Automotive/ Plastics/ Rubber

LOCATION: US - California (metro-Los Angeles)

COMPANY: Privately held Automotive Accessories Manufacturer
Privately held, family-owned firm (335 people, with sales approximately $75 million/year) with over 45 years in business manufacturing automotive accessories, seeks a Manager or Director of Purchasing. Firm has experienced a 30% growth in sales, and now requires a person with solid, sophisticated purchasing knowledge. The current purchasing department only consists of two people, so this position will require a very pro-active, independent and unbureaucratic purchasing professional. Person shoud have strong negotiations skills, and preferably, experience buying carpet, pvc, vinyl, and rubber. Position reports to a Vice President of Operations. Recruiter is particularly targeting candidates in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Riverside, Ventura, etc.
   
 
EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Contract Managers, Supply Chain Manager/ Supply Chain Director

LOCATION: US - Southwest  (Houston, Texas)

COMPANY:  Major oilfield equipment distribution services company
A major US firm providing oil rig equipment around the world seeks 3 contract managers and a supply chain manager or supply chain director to help build their distribution business in the US and Canada, as well as Asia, Europe and Latin America. Contract Managers should have experience purchasing relevant products, especially valves, pipe, fittings and mro products. Experience at wholesale distribution companies such as Grainger, Van Leeuwen, and Wilson Supply would be preferred, but people with experiences at companies such as Dresser, Halliburton, etc., could also be considered. Contract Managers likely would be based in Houston and would specialize in either Western Europe/ Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia/ Asia-Pacific or Latin America. (There is a possibility that a person who is already based in one of these regions could remain there.) The Supply Chain Director or Manager would help define global strategies, providing supplier performance measurement systems, SRM tools, etc. The Supply Chain Manager or Director would be based in Houston, Texas.


 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Sr. Supply Chain Specialist - Electromechanical Equipment

LOCATION: US - Midwest (metro-Chicago, Illinois)

COMPANY: Leading Mechanical Components Corporation

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Experienced buyer of gears, bearings, and machined parts

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of leading firm, a Senior Supply Chain Specialist, who would report to the Division President. A main duty would be to identify, source and contract precision large gearing and bearings.

• Plan for and buy specific commodities consistent with total quality, cost and schedule requirements.

• Provide insightful information on industry trends for assigned commodities that may affect quality, cost, availability and/or risk

• Use this information to manage key and high risk suppliers to ensure continuous flow of materials and minimize company liability

• Lead and/or participate on a team in contract negotiations with key suppliers

• Assist teammates or lead high visibility projects.

• Identify and spearhead continuous improvement initiatives that positively affect quality, total cost, and lead-time.

 

 

ASIA - PACIFIC

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Asia Business Development Manager - Logistics Services

LOCATION: Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Business Development Manager with strong business development track record in the logistical services field

COMPANY: Major International freight forwarding service firm

Recruiter seeks a Business Development Manager, reporting to the General Manager of a major logistics services firm. Solicit/ develop of trade lane, industry,commodity, etc. Ability to meet company's objectives and personal targets. Experienced and sound knowledge of project handing and sea freight forwarding.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Asia Business Development Manager - Logistics Services

LOCATION: Asian location

COMPANY: Major European Logistics Services firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Asia Business Development Manager who is a self starter with experience in selling airfreight/ logistics services to customers

Recruiter, on behalf of a leading European Logistics Services firm, seeks a Business Development Manager in Asia. The Asia Business Development Manager  will develop and implement a Sales & Marketing strategy for the freight-forwarding company. Strong in airfreight knowledge although some experience in seafreight would be added advantage. Reports to General Manager, based in Singapore.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Sales Manager- Logistics Services

LOCATION: China (Shanghai)

COMPANY: European supply chain services firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Internationally trained China sales manager

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a European logistics services firm, a China Sales Manager. The Chinese Mandarin/ English bilingual China sales manager should have experience selling logistical services to the international and domestic companies exporting from China.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Senior Asia Sales & Marketing Manager - Aerospace Parts

LOCATION: Singapore

COMPANY: Leading US Aerospace Parts Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Experienced commercial aerospace aftermarket parts sales manager experienced in, or able to take on a larger Asia-Pacific responsibility. High degree of management competence. Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and experience in customer interface

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a major American firm selling aftermarket parts to the Asian commercial airliner fleets, seeks a Senior Sales and Marketing Manager. 8-10 years in a commercial, business or sales & marketing management role. Aerospace experience preferred, with a wide product knowledge and technical background. The Sales & Marketing Manager will manage and drive Sales Campaign; Develop & maintain effective forecasting/budgeting process; Support SBUs’ Aftermarket strategy and objectives, CustSup Directors and Cross-SBU development activities

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Indonesia Country Manager - Logistics Services

LOCATION: Indonesia (Jakarta)

COMPANY: European Logistics Services Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS:  Internationally trained General Manager with Freight Forwarding operations, sales and business management experience

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a European firm in the logistics services field, an Indonesia Country Manager. The Country Manager, who will report to the Asia Regional Chief Executive Officer (CEO), will have the following duties:

-- Relationship Building with Shipping Lines, transporters and warehousing vendors

-- Identify and develop relationship with key Shipping Lines, transporters and warehousing companies

-- Negotiate the best possible freight rates so that we enjoys competitive edge.

-- Sourcing & Developing of new agents in the network: a)   For Airfreight    b)    For Ocean

-- Participate in global/regional contracts with large corporate accounts for benefit to the entire network.

-- Identify and develop scope of viable projects in the logistics scenario

-- To keep professional contact with Management / Professional Associations.

-- As General Manager, to carry out such jobs and other connected or incidental jobs, which are necessary due to exigencies of companies work and business requirements. Also to carry out

such jobs that is within capabilities and / work in any other post which may be temporarily assigned.

-- Organize system of location wise  report/ meeting with a strong focus on review of performance and address issues and problems faced by the concerned Location

-- Responsible for implementation of all company policies, guidelines, SOPs effectively.

-- Provide support to all offices addressing all their issues.

-- Ensure effective implementation of company policies and due attention as and when required to identify deviation and address it accordingly.

-- Ensure highest standards of corporate governance

-- Involve in disputes pertaining to International accounts and thereby expediting their quick settlement

-- Ensure regular MIS and reporting.

-- Implement all decisions taken during various review & budget meetings held from time to time.

-- Set clear cut goals/targets to key personnel in all branches and ensure they meet the organizational targets/budgets.            

-- Generate MIS report (Statistics) as per guidelines set by the corporate office in respective areas of finance, sales, service deviations and administrative matters, which are important for review

by the management.

-- Generate statistics on competition and their performance.

-- Changes in service rates at the market place by the competition.

-- Shift of clients from us or within the competition and the reason.

-- Information on major investments being made in the industry.

-- Changes in any legal and statutory requirement perceived to have any direct or indirect effect on our business.

-- Understanding the competitors strategy and suggest counter strategies or other innovations to fight competition to eventually establish leadership.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: General Manager - Logistics Services

LOCATION: Asian Location

COMPANY: Leading US Logistics Services Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: a fast-paced General Manager with a strong background in logistics excellence and an aggressive, culturally sensitive personality

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a major logisitcs services firm, a Greater Manager. The General Manager provides leadership and guidance to ensure that the site delivers the volume and mix of production duties required each day, within the required quality and cost parameters. S/he will be metrics driven, constantly measuring productivity to goal, and be heavily involved in process improvement. Essential Job Functions and Performance Standards:

-- Responsible for overseeing day-to-day terminal and transportation operations productivity, efficiency, and profitability.

-- Works closely with the operational managers and team members to ensure business units are functioning at optimum capacity and efficiency.

-- Increases volume by actively pursuing new business that will be compatible with the overall scope of the service lines.

-- Effectively monitors costs via systems currently in place, and/or works with appropriate staff to establish new systems of measurement.

-- Ensures the ongoing development and maintenance of customer relationships.

-- Participates in the planning, development and implementation of Program initiatives.

-- Facilitates the training and development of operational managers and team members.

-- Provides training on administrative policies and procedures for all department personnel. Encourages technicians to keep their skills up-to-date through periodic technical training on new systems and components offered by the automotive manufacturers.

-- Creates and/or recommends best practices related to departmental process flows.

-- Responsible for the financial process for Freight, including submission of the annual budget, historic comparisons, variance reporting (actual vs. budget), etc.

-- Maintains current rating and billing metrics.

-- Routinely analyzes receivables to ensure they are within acceptable limits

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Greater China General Manager - Logistics Services (Trucking)

LOCATION: China (Shanghai)

COMPANY: Fast growing European surface logistics firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Results-oriented China General Manager with significant expertise in running an efficient surface logistics business in the Greater China region. Fluent Mandarin Chinese and English.  The China General Manager must have excellent motivational and leadership skills – breeds a ‘Can do’ attitude in teams. S/he must have the ability to persuade and influence, via natural rapport and relationship building skills. The China General Manager must have experience in managing large, multi-disciplinary, geographically diverse teams

Recruiter, on behalf of a major European concern with significant global logistics assets, seeks a China General Manager who would lead and assume overall responsibility within the business unit. The China General Manager would be responsible for shaping the strategy and direction of the business unit to create an innovative, high performance organization.  Responsibilities include:

•   Fleet engineering and maintenance of owned transport assets

•   Transport Safety

•   Transport scheduling and planning

•   Order taking (Bulk)

•   Transport contractor management

•   Transport contractor selection

 

The China General Manager will:

•   Formulate and agree with the Regional Manager's operating budget and own the annual targets.

•   Ensure that the priorities are clearly understood and ownership and alignment is evident across the whole BU.

•   Ensure that productivity, profit, service, growth and safety targets are clear and stretching.

•   Work to ensure customer needs are met and targets achieved.

•   To be part of the commercial process including contracts pricing and operational service agreements.

•   Drive effective contractor management to achieve best value for the firm.

•   Implement global best practices, embedding strong policy and process compliance and a culture of behavioural safety.

•   Develop relationships at senior and board level within all customer organisations so as to facilitate the maintenance and growth of each account.

•   Identify and define the firm's proposition in the market place to ensure that we continue to grow with both existing and new customers.

•   Ensure that firm is legally compliant in all areas of responsibility.

•   Comply with corporate Code of Ethics.

•   Lead and develop a flexible, trained and motivated team.

•   Work with the HR team to identify training and development needs and to agree performance requirements with relevant direct reports.

•   Work with the HR team to ensure that capability and succession are maximized.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Asia Supply Chain Director - Intimate Apparel

LOCATION: Major Asian location

COMPANY: Fast-growing Intimate Apparel Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: A very fast-paced, unbureaucratic and take-charge Asia Supply Chain Director with intimate apparel experiences in multiple Asian countries.

•   Results-oriented, highly motivated, enthusiastic individual who takes ownership for the portfolio

•   Collaborative style in a team-oriented environment, yet works effectively on an independent basis

•   Takes initiative, and is flexible, adaptable and resilient in approach

•   Ability to quickly develop rapport and trust

Recruiter seeks an Asia Supply Chain Director on behalf of a fast-growing apparel firm, who would report to the VP Operations at HQ. The Asia Supply Chain Director would build a team of sourcing and merchandising representatives over time, and establish and maintain business relationships to support the Company’s sourcing and production strategies and activities. The Asia Supply Chain Director is expected to lead, manage, effectively communicate and oversee the day-to-day operations in a culturally appropriate manner to ensure all staff, vendors and all manufacturing and supply chain relationships and activities are compliant with Company policies and all applicable regulations, meet and follow all production, packaging, quality assurance and shipping standards, processes and deadlines in a cost effective manner.   

 

As the representative of the firm in Asia, the Asia Supply Chain Director is accountable to identify opportunities and solutions, and optimize performance levels of suppliers and vendors for scalable strategic and operational alliances to support the Company’s long-term growth plans.  It is critical for success to develop and maintain effective communications and the relationship with HQ, and to ensure all business, communications and translations, and problem resolution activities are conducted with the highest integrity.

 

Accountabilities:

•   Lead, hire and develop the Asia Supply Chain team of field representatives

•   In conjunction with the HQ team, determine priorities and objectives in developing the business consistent with the supply chain strategies of the Company

•   Develop relationships with vendors and suppliers to drive ongoing improvements on costs, on time delivery, quality standards, social compliance and speed to market capability

•   Ensure Asia-Pacific Vendors are knowledgeable of and in compliance with all corporate standards and expectations regarding  purchase orders; quality; packaging; logistics;

documentation; costs; social, environmental and government regulations and take necessary and appropriate action with those who are not in compliance to resolve the issues

•   Manage all purchase order placements; acknowledgements; progress ; WIP reports; capacity and raw material constraints; TOP sample submissions and audit requirements

•   Ensure product quality assurance standards are achieved by communicating specifications, technical packages and testing methods; evaluate and monitor in-process controls of raw goods; WIP and finished product; and work with Asia-Pacific Vendors and Company designers during new style mini-bulk and initial production runs

•   Confirm packaging materials and packing methods are compliant with specifications, and Asia-Pacific Vendors are sourcing packaging materials from nominated local suppliers in a timely and cost effective manner

•   Ensure Asia-Pacific Vendors are adhering to all routing , timing and containerization agreements; and that all paper and electronic versions of shipping documentation is accurate ,

complete and timely

•   Negotiate garment FOB prices;  oversee process improvements and material substitutions to reduce costs

•   Ensure Asia-Pacific Vendors are fulfilling all governmental, environmental and corporate employee safety and social compliance commitments

•   Establish and maintain effective, clear communication and messaging between HQ and Asia-Pacific Vendors on a timely basis which is culturally appropriate, translated accurately without ambiguity

•   Plan and oversee Asia-Pacific Vendor corrective action and improvement implementation

•   Monitor Asia-Pacific Vendor performance based on a specified standards checklist, ensure site audits are conducted on a regular basis and provide regular updates to HQ

•   Accountable to lead the Field Staff  including work prioritization and scheduling; regular communication; professional development; delegation; attendance; performance management; daily activity reports; payroll; hiring, discipline; health and safety

•   Manage and control costs within the allocated budget of the Asia office, specifically overseeing lease agreements; registration licenses; permits; health and safety; maintenance;

equipment; utilities; IT; security, etc.  

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

•   Minimum 10 years demonstrated hands-on leadership experience in the intimate apparel industry

•   Minimum 5 years previous experience in Operations Management in a foreign country, ideally in the Asia Pacific region, with current market knowledge of sourcing and production

activities and alternative options

•   Experience in seamless circular and warp knitting, molding, dyeing, cut and sew production is a definite asset  

•   Confident team leader who is willing to make decisions and negotiate winning solutions

•   Proven experience establishing and maintaining effective local networks and relationships with vendors and suppliers, trade associations, and government departments, as applicable

•   Effective planning, organizational and time management skills

•   Excellent communication skills – verbal, written, presentation and persuasion skills

•   Excellent interpersonal, listening and team building skills

•   Proven critical thinking skills necessary for problem-solving, conflict resolution, decision-making

•   Effective time management, planning and execution skills

•   Demonstrated strong organizational skills to manage multiple priorities

•   Strong customer service approach working with people

•   Ability to identify and research business opportunities to support the growth plans

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Asia-Pacific VP Procurement - Electronic Components

LOCATION: China (Hong Kong)

COMPANY: Major Global electronic components manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Commodity Sourcing head. Fluent in written and spoken Chinese and English. Degree in supply chain, logistics or related discipline or above. Minimum 20 years’ experience in procurement/ supply chain function with sizeable organizations in electronics manufacturing at the regional or global management level.  Good supply chain management knowledge, product and market intelligence of manufacturing, materials, and production equipment; strategic implementation of contract review, volume negotiation and cost reduction.

Recruiter seeks a VP Procurement for the Asia Pacific Business Unit of a major global electronic components manufacturer. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Asia-Pacific region, the VP Procurement will oversee the procurement function of AP and be responsible for global sourcing, price standardization, cost reduction, and will formulate and execute policy, procedures and control on procurement activities in all operations in the region. Oversight includes 8 factories, and the VP Procurement will manage direclty 2 corporate procurement teams at HK and Guangzhou. S/he will manage the procurement teams of various factories on functional line basis.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Quality Sourcing Director - Industrial Products

LOCATION: China (Shanghai)

COMPANY: US Industrial Products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Internationally trained Chinese sourcing manager/ supply chain manager

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of an American MRO firm, a China Sourcing Director. Fluent in English and Mandarin, the China Sourcing Director will be responsible for the development, implementation and administration of quality assurance/quality control programs throughout China.

*   Through effective leadership of QA team, ensures consistent levels of product quality and consistency.

*   Ensures that every aspect of the Company’s business processes are suitably oriented toward and built around Firm’s principles of total quality in every respect

*   Identifies and qualifies new suppliers against strictly defined standards, such as quality, capacity, safety, cost and delivery.

*   Establishes and maintains quality policies, measurement and monitoring programs, gathers statistical data and evaluates in-house programs and effects of any system changes.

*   Drives supply chain improvements related to shipping costs, product handling, freight consolidation, etc.

*   Works across the region to select, approve, audit and work with suppliers to continually improve on commodity quality and prices.

*   Works to coordinate purchasing from existing China suppliers, as well as works on further increasing China and low cost sourcing of components wherever possible.

*   Performs all duties inherent in the role of China Sourcing Director including training, hiring, terminations and development of associates.

*   Fosters Firm’s Culture in China to ensure unity of purpose and the fulfillment of Firm’s Mission. Participates in special projects and performs additional duties as required. 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Container Terminal Manager - Port Logistics

LOCATION: Thailand

COMPANY: Leading International Marine Logistics firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Minimum of 5 years experience in Container Terminal management. A leader and decision maker who possesses good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to motivate and manage staff at all levels to improve productivity, set and achieve performance targets.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading world operator of seaport terminals and logistics services, a Container Terminal Manager. Firm has a large logistics network in Asia-Pacific, and in Thailand, the firm's businesses include Port Terminals, Warehouses, Distribution Centers, Transportation, Warehouse Management, Express, Freight Forwarding, and Supply Chain. The successful Container Terminal Manager will manage daily terminal operations in a fast paced environment. Duties and responsibilities include yard planning, administration of the container port, staff training, compliance with the company’s S&E policies, and optimization of the container throughput capacity.


 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director of Asia Sourcing - Fashion Consumer Durables

LOCATION: Hong Kong or China (Shenzhen)

COMPANY: Major American consumer durables firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: An experienced Asia Sourcing Director with excellent organizational and analytical skills. Very detailed oriented, the Director of Asia Sourcing should be flexible and able to quickly and effectively change priorities and direction. S/he should have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills (Fluent English and Chinese - Mandarin, with Cantonese a plus.) Experience with international sales and foreign currencies a plus

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading American firm in the consumer durables sector, a Director of Asia Sourcing, who would be based in Hong Kong. The Director of Asia Sourcing would lead a regional sourcing team in Hong Kong/ Shenzhen focused Service, Cost and Quality. Responsible for vendor/ supplier performance, product development, price negotiations, Social & RSL compliance, technical engineering and QA/QC. The Director of Asia Sourcing reports to the US-based VP Global Sourcing.


Essential Functions
• Partner with PD and Global Supply chain teams to develop targeted sourcing strategies aimed towards achieving established KPIs including cost, quality, delivery adherence and reduced lead times.
• Engage with local suppliers to maintain relationships and report on local market activity
• Continuous review of supply chain sourcing strategies and input on sourcing base including assessment of new supply partners
• Monitor vendor/ supplier performance and successfully achieve KPIs
• Provide input into sourcing strategies within the Asian region
• Develop talent with a goal to establish an industry leading sourcing organization
• Budget control/expense approval
• General personnel administration
• Provide sourcing support to sister companies


Job Specifications
--- Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university
--- 10+ years business related experience required
--- Knowledge of eyewear or fashion industry
--- Knowledge of SAP a plus
--- Lean Manufacturing Experience a plus
--- Collaborative and decisive
--- Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Power Point
--- Travel: Up to 40% beyond HK/Shenzhen
--- Frequent Travel between Hong Kong and Shenzhen offices.



EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China General Manager - China Supply Chain - Sporting Goods
LOCATION: China (Shenzhen and Hong Kong)
COMPANY: Sporting Goods Manufacturer 

Recruiter seeks a candidates who speak and write fluent English and Chinese (Cantonese). Experience with injection molded plastics and high volume, high quality, consumer products (sporting equipment, toys, etc.) would be most suitable. The China General Manager has to manage the suply chain in the PRC where the firm has a second office. S/he needs to be able to audit new Chinese suppliers, hire staff, as well as coordinate the delivery of manufactured products on a timely basis with good quality. The China General Manager will report directly to the CEO and s/he will oversee the engineers who run  the firm's projects.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Asia Supply Chain Director - Heavy Equipment

LOCATION: Asian location

COMPANY: European Heavy Equipment Manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Asia Supply Chain Director with experience in high quality, lower cost sourcing. Strong leadership and management skills. Excellent English.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of leading European manufacturer of industrial equipment, an Asia Supply Chain Director. The Asia Supply Chain Director should have at least 5-10 years' working experience in the production of automobiles, and should have strong experience in Purchasing, Procurement, Inventory, Material and Warehouse Management. The Asia Supply Chain Director should have a good grasp of construction equipment and parts processes, knowledgeable in cost benefit analysis, and advanced procurement practices. S/he should have a well-developed sourcing strategy, facilitation and negotiating skills. Reports to Asia Regional President.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China General Manager - China International Procurement Office

LOCATION: China (Shenzhen)

COMPANY: Major European Supply Chain Management Services Firm

Reporting to the Group Supply Chain Management Sourcing Manager, the China General Manager - International Procurement Office will be responsible for the management and development of the IPO China office and associated sourcing functions ensuring key strategic sourcing objectives and deliverables are met. Key success factors will be the effective management of the IPO commodity and sourcing staff  providing leadership, direction  and support , ensuring firm’s commercial needs are correctly interpreted, Chinese commercial opportunities are fully harnessed,  and maximize the commercial benefits to firm and our customers

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Supply Chain Director - Consumer Durables

LOCATION: China (Shanghai)

COMPANY: US Consumer Products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: World class China supply chain director for a world leading American consumer durables firm. The China supply chain director will act as champion and spokesperson for supply chain issues within the company's national organization. 3-5 management experience in a world class supply management or logistic organization. Ability to drive changes and work across traditional functional boundaries. Proactive management style, excellent communicator and motivator. Strong problem-solving capabilities, make decision quickly and effectively. Results oriented and possess a passion for continuous improvement. Process re-engineering and change management expertise. Ability to work effectively in a constantly evolving/changing organization

Recruiter seeks a China Supply Chain Director on behalf of a world leading firm in the consumer durables field. The China Supply Chain Director will build the major part of supply chain management organization that delivers the products and services at the lowest total system costs. The China Supply Chain Director will direct national-wide demand/supply planning (Plan), sourcing (Source), materials to produce continual improvements in process optimization and organizational transformation. The China Supply Chain Director will move the organization from a traditional functionally focused orientation/responsibility to one focused on the entire process. The China Supply Chain Director will deliver a combination of the following results: Improvements in delivery performance and quality, Increases in flexibility and responsiveness, Reductions in total logistics management costs, Better asset utilization. The China Supply Chain Director will work closely with key functional heads and business leaders to determine current and future supply chain requirements. The China Supply Chain Director will define vision and strategy for supply chain organization, as well as define organizational structure and resource requirements.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Sourcing Director - Consumer Products

LOCATION: China (Tianjin or Qingdao)

COMPANY: US Consumer Products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: able to work independently, be a self-starter and be detail oriented.

Recruiter seeks a China Sourcing Director, on behalf of a United States consumer products (tabletop products) company. The firm seeks this China Sourcing Director to represent them in China and Vietnam.  Responsibilities: 

   Determine the proper factory to make product ensuring that quality standards are met.

   Work with the vendors to expedite open orders as needed and to ensure that ship dates are met.  Issue monthly open order status reports by vendor.

   Ensure that all quality control standards are met before the product ships.

   Evaluate vendors to ensure we are using low-cost vendors that can meet the quality standards.  Continuously seek out new low-cost vendors.

   The China Sourcing Director will focus on flatware but could grow to include silverplated holloware, crystal, christmas ornaments and alternative metal products.  Experience in working with flatware is desired, but other similar types of tabletop products or giftware could be considered.

   Selected candidate must be able to speak fluent English and Chinese.  A college degree is also required.

   Previous experience as an agent for an US or foreign based company is preferred.

   Must be able to provide impeccable references, especially pertaining to their integrity..

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Supply Chain Director - Consumer Products

LOCATION: China (Shanghai)

COMPANY: US Consumer Products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Internationally trained Chinese sourcing manager/ supply chain manager

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of an American consumer products firm, a China Supply Chain Director whose major job will be to monitor quality and delivery of vendors at various factories in China. Experience in housewares or small household appliances a plus

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Sourcing Office General Manager - Consumer Products

LOCATION: China (Ningbo)

COMPANY: Consumer Products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Internationally trained Chinese vendor surveillance manager

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a consumer products firm, a China Supply Chain Director whose major job will be to lead their China Procurement Office. The China General Manager must be fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese and have strong experience in the consumer products sourcing field. This person must have strong negotiations skills, and have strong managerial experiences.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Asia Sourcing General Manager - Leisure Equipment

LOCATION: Taiwan (Taipei)

COMPANY:  Major European Leisure Products Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Asia Sourcing General Manager with strong results-orientation, unbureaucratic. Experience in China and across other countries in Asia-Pacific. Fluent English and Mandarin Chinese.

Recruiter seeks an Asia Sourcing General Manager on behalf a leading European firm selling bicycles, hand tools, car accessories, boating equipment, and other home, garden and leisure products. Major responsibilities are sourcing of bicycles and car parts & accessories, negotiating with suppliers, and ensuring prompt supplier deliveries.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Supply Chain Director/ China Supply Chain Head - Photovoltaics

LOCATION: China (Shanghai)

COMPANY: Leading Asian Solar Power Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: China Supply Chain Director/ China Supply Chain Head with strong results-orientation, unbureaucratic. Fluent English and Mandarin Chinese.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading Asian firm in the solar power field (Photovoltaic/Solar and Electronics Manufacturing Services), a China Supply Chain Director/ China Supply Chain Head. The China Supply Chain Director will be responsible for establishing the supply chain policies, processes and procedures for the company. Procurement of direct materials. Negotiating cost of direct materials with accredit/identified suppliers. In charge of establishing a supplier/vendor base for direct materials in China and the Asia Pacific region. Establishes Procurement & Vendor related policies and procedures, supplier accreditation. Also in charge of all logistics - related matters.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Taiwan Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) - Computers

LOCATION: Taiwan (Taipei)

COMPANY: Fast-Growing Computer Company

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Taiwan Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) with strong experience in computer components and systems procurement. Fluent English and Mandarin Chinese.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a fast growing computer firm, a Taiwan Chief Procurement Officer (CPO). Reporting to the firm's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Taiwan Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) will head the firm's Asia procurement office. Strong preference for person who has worked at a leading global computer firm in the procurement/ logistics/ materials/ supply chain branches.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Singapore General Manager - Computer Parts

LOCATION: Singapore

COMPANY: Leading Logistics Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Singapore General Manager with experience in reverse logistics field, especially regarding computer parts. An experienced business leader to support the company’s growth plans in the Southeast Asia market over the next several years.

Recruiter seeks a Singapore General Manager for an international Reverse logistics provider regarding computer notebooks, components, storage, and other electronic devices. Reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Staff to be supervised: 400. The Singapore General Manager will be a leader who can manage all aspects of the business expansion including operations and business development. Firm is headquartered in the USA with international branch locations in Singapore and China.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Sourcing Director - Machine Tools

LOCATION: China (Shanghai)

COMPANY: North American Metal Forming Machinery firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Metal products procurement head

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a North American metal forming machinery firm, an automotive industry experienced China Sourcing Director.

   Sourcing castings, machined components and fabrications for Canadian head office, and China plants, for decreased manufacturing costs and global supply co-ordination.

   Source and screen machining and fabrication sources for Canada and China

   Co-ordinate quoting process with selected suppliers

   Translate specifications and quote requirements

   Audit and identify machining centers and capabilities

   Initiate and co-ordinate process improvement opportunities for manufactured components

   Co-ordinate and manage sampling for quality and capability

   Perform supplier audits, and monitor for quality and delivery

   Co-ordinate and manage logistics’ from China to Canada to meet production requirements globally

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Sourcing Director - Consumer Products

LOCATION: China (Guangzhou)

COMPANY: US Consumer Products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Honest, senior executive level consumer market procurement head

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a US manufacturer and distributor of consumer products, a China Sourcing Director. The Director of Sourcing in the Greater China region should be experienced in sourcing household cleaning products. Experience with non-woven and plastics products would be of great interest, especially at firms such as Proctor and Gamble, Clorox, or Unilever. Reports to the Vice President, Manufacturing, Sourcing, and Logistics.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Global Supply Chain Manager - Industrial Equipment

LOCATION: Southeast Asian Location

COMPANY: Major American Industrial Equipment firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Supply Chain Manager with balanced expertise in purchasing management, logistics management, and materials management

Recruiter, on behalf of a major industrial equipment firm, seeks a Global Supply Chain Manager. Based in Southeast Asia, the Global Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for the following:

Global Transportation
- Global budget owner - spend projections
- Manage cost control through educating users and tool development with co-ownership
- Pricing & supplier selection
- Global routing matrix. adherence to matrix (measure and control)
- Mid to long term alignment of supply and transportation models - spend per lane and cycle time balancing (time & $)
- Update supplier report card based on operations feedback

Global Warehouse Operations (warehousing and material handling)
- repair center and regional field logistics operations (shipping/receiving, import/export, storage, kit/pick)
- procedures & efficiencies (TPEH - handling & order processing KPI),
- mid to long term supplier alignment in addition to contract, pricing, and supplier management (scorecard)
-Global budget owner, Purchased Services (warehouse) and packaging. Majority of Logistics head count.

Global Compliance
- import and export regulation adherence - Interface to government agencies.
- VAT, Duty and broker management,
- Merlin valuation and HTS coding, denied party screening

Inventory Control
Physical Inventory and cycle count programs, A1 Return Expediting/Management and Spareslease Administration, Logistics NPI Rep
Allocated Not Shipped Reporting (internal to logistics with root cause and corrective action)
Intransit reporting and actioning. Logistics TAT Reporting
Budget Roll-up, Logistics Cost Allocation Logistics KPI, Spareslease, Scrap Actioning
Inventory Turns Reporting (by product, by location)
Excess and Obsolete Reporting
Net Purchase Reconciliation and reporting, Spares Waterfall reporting
Storage footprint - where and how much




EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Trade Compliance Officer - Industrial Equipment

LOCATION: Southeast Asian Location

COMPANY: Major American Industrial Equipment firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Trade Compliance Manager with strong multi-country ASEAN and Greater China experiences

Recruiter, on behalf of a major industrial equipment firm, seeks a Trade Compliance Officer. Key job responsibility of a Trade Compliance Officer includes:

1. Support the management of import/export compliance activities and efforts in Asia region to ensure adherence with international and local laws.

2. Assist the logistics operations team with applications for special trade programs, supply chain security programs and Customs scheme.

3. Interface with Customs authorities, Customs brokers, other regulatory agencies, and the company's cross functional teams to deploy trade compliance procedures/policies to facilitate customs clearance flow and identify potential costs savings.

4. Act as point of contact for escalation and support for resolution of day-to-day issues that may result in Customs clearance delay or potential trade violations, provide guidance for mitigation.

5. Provide guidance and training on matters concerning import and export compliance, including tariff classification, export control classification numbers, customs valuation, country-of-origin determination, Incoterms, CTPAT validation, strategic parts, hazardous materials and audit processes.

6. Monitor regulatory changes and help revise compliance policies and practices in accordance with changing legal framework and business models. To drive continuous process improvement and cost savings initiatives.

7. Conduct internal trade compliance audits on countries on periodic basis; support external and government-directed audits and assessments on trade compliance and trade security.

8. Collaborate with logistics operations team to drive continuous improvement in Compliance program, including automation of processes and procedures, process standardization across the region and documentation.

9. The person should have solid experience in Transportation/Customs Procedures, not just in country but also including Asia region, specifically China

10. Operational and service related escalations on Trade Compliance activities

11. Well versed in multiple Asia country tax regulations (VAT, GST, duty).


 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Global Logistics Director - Electronics

LOCATION: Malaysia (Penang)

COMPANY: Leading Multinational Electronics Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: ability to influence senior management; ability to drive for change; capability to manage a multicultural team

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a world leader in their field, a Global Logistics Director. The Global Logistics Director should have at least 7-15 years' experience in logistics management, including management on a regional level. The ideal candidate must have strong business acumen and ability to work at a strategic level as well as possessing outstanding operational excellence.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Supply Chain Manager - Hydraulic Components

LOCATION: China (Shanghai)

COMPANY: Major Mechanical Products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Energetic, analytical and with good business sense.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of an world leading hydraulic products firm, a Supply Chain manager whose focus will be on procurement of castings, forgings, machining, sheetmetal, fasteners and plastics in Asia. Position reports to Director of Supply Chain. Fluency in English required; German a plus.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Asia Sourcing Manager - Packaging Components

LOCATION: China (Shanghai)

COMPANY: Major global packaging company

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Bilingual Mandarin Chinese/ English Asia Sourcing Manager. MBA & Six Sigma knowledge is a plus.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading packaging firm, an Asia Sourcing Manager. Reporting to the Global Sourcing Manager, the Asia Sourcing Manager directs all sourcing activity in Asia.   Responsibilities include managing and directing the daily activities of the China Sourcing specialists and quality team.

•   Strong eng skills that complement vendor management: At least 6 years working experience in machine parts procurement and work with small or medium size of machine parts suppliers. Knowledge of printing or Packaging machinery is a plus.

•   Capable of Identifying qualified suppliers quickly, capable of build strong relationships with suppliers for long term growth. Have outstanding communication skill between suppliers, oversea sales groups and global sourcing team.

•   Knowledge of different types of metallic, plastics materials

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Operations Manager (Asia Sourcing Manager) - Electronic Components

LOCATION: China (Shanghai)

COMPANY: Major Connector and Electronic Components Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Independent, hands on, procurement manager

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a multinational, a Shanghai-based Asia Sourcing Manager. 5 years in similar position preferable with experience in industrial products manufacturing operation, procurement and supply chain management. Responsible for contract manufacturing & quality management, sourcing of components in the Far East for all company subsidiaries. Responsible for Asian Supply Chain to support manufacturing in Europe and North America. This person must have at leat 5 years of similar working experience, China experience, and preferably from the Automotive industry.


EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Taiwan Purchasing Manager - Taiwan - Automotive and Industrial Fasteners

LOCATION: Taiwan (Kaohsiung)

COMPANY: Major Fastener Company

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a well established world supplier of fasteners to the automotive and industrial markets, as Taiwan Purchasing Manager. Fluency in English and Chinese (Mandarin) required. Skill Sets: SCM or Quality experience in industrial market; Export experience; Ability to negotiate; International business edge; Analytical; Promotable. Effectively work between headquarters, Asian suppliers, and liaison among affiliated companies. Provide current information updates to headquarters for quotes, part and delivery status. Audit suppliers to ensure future viability, quality conformance, technical advancements and new product development. Source and negotiate products with suppliers ensuring margin growth. Provide routine reports summarizing industry trends and regional developments. Track new items awarded to Asia Pacific suppliers, savings, on-time delivery, quality and regional supply base growth and new development. Create “supplier alliances” with “strategically targeted” suppliers.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Purchasing Manager - Automotive and Industrial Fasteners

LOCATION: China (Shanghai)

COMPANY: Major Fastener Company

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a well established world supplier of fasteners to the automotive and industrial markets, as China Purchasing Manager. Fluency in English and Chinese (Mandarin) required. Skill Sets: SCM or Quality experience in industrial market; Export experience; Ability to negotiate; International business edge; Analytical; Promotable. Effectively work between headquarters, Asian suppliers, and liaison among affiliated companies. Provide current information updates to headquarters for quotes, part and delivery status. Audit suppliers to ensure future viability, quality conformance, technical advancements and new product development. Source and negotiate products with suppliers ensuring margin growth. Track new items awarded to Asia Pacific suppliers, savings, on-time delivery, quality and regional supply base growth and new development. Create “supplier alliances” with “strategically targeted” suppliers.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Procurement Director - Asia Pacific - Electronics

LOCATION: China (Shanghai)

COMPANY: Multinational electronics firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Fast-paced, multi-country sourcing manager

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a major US electronics firm, an Asia Pacific Procurement Manager. The incumbent will be responsible for handling of local procurement of the firm in Asia, with a greater focus on South East Asia and North Asia. This position will report to Supply Chain Director, Asia Pacific. Minimum 8-10 years procurement experience in Mechanical/ Electrical/ Electronics Industry; of which at least 2-3 years of experience in supplier negotiations. Should have had middle/senior management interaction in previous/present jobs. Multi-country supplier management would be an added- advantage. Demonstrable skills on successful people management would be an advantage.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Sourcing Manager - Consumer Products (Sporting goods/ Leisure goods)

LOCATION: China (Ningbo)

COMPANY: South African Consumer Products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Reliable, hands on, consumer market procurement manager

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of well established South African client making consumer products for the European and worldwide market, a China Sourcing Manager. Based in Ningbo, China, but travelling around China, the person should have had experience in purchasing for the consumer goods field. Plastics and sheet metal experiences would be of interest. The person should be fully fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese, and have experienced in sourcing and value creation. The person will be doing intensive travel locally and overseas. The person would also be responsible for supervision of quality/engineering/sourcing/shipping areas of business in China.


EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Taiwan Director of Operations - Mobile Devices Semiconductors
LOCATION: Taiwan (Hsinchu)
COMPANY: US semiconductor startup firm

A US semiconductor startup providing highly integrated, cost effective silicon solutions for the mobile device market has developed a product that defines a new level of integration, performance, and cost for mobile processors. The firm was founded by a highly accomplished group of technology innovators who have led other startup firms to successes. Recruiter seeks an operations manager who will spearhead the client's production and fulfillment tasks. This candidate will be responsible for managing the purchasing, inventory, and fulfillment processes for the firm's semiconductor products. Specifically, the operations manager will work with the sales team on forecasting, ordering, and delivering the firm's processors, which integrate an ARM9 RISC processor, DSP, graphical LCD controller, Bluetooth and GPS baseband controllers, digital camera interface, and a long list of peripheral control and system expansion interfaces.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Hong Kong Operations Manager, Purchasing Manager, etc. - Consumer Electronics
LOCATION: China (Hong Kong)
COMPANY: European Consumer Electronics Corporation 

Major European consumer electronics manufacturer requires a Hong Kong Operations Manager: S/he must have experience in electronics & manufacturing procedures, preferably in subcontracting, OEM. Responsible for all daily operations of the Hong Kong office. Able to manage a group of 20 to 30 people divided up into departments that is Purchasing, PMC (Production Materials Control) and R&D. At least 3 department heads will report directly to him/her. Directly assist the General Manager in Hong Kong. The Operations Manager will oversee the daily operations in Purchasing, PMC, Accounting. S/he will report directly to the GM. Fluent in English and Chinese (Cantonese preferred). Experience in motion sensors a plus.

 

 

EUROPE

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: European General Manager - Logistics Services

LOCATION: Netherlands

COMPANY: Billion Euro+ Logistics Services Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Very Sales-oriented General Manager. Strong work ethic. Financially and commercially astute. Personal Effectiveness: You utilise personal and organisational skills to maximise personal contribution to the business.  Drive: You constantly have your goals in mind and you work towards them with passion, enthusiasm & tenacity. Leadership: You employ a range of appropriate methods to fully energise others and lift their performance. Focus on the Critical: You consistently identify the results which are most important to the business and clearly focus on their achievement. Deliver results: You are reliable - When you make a commitment, you will see it through, on time and done to the highest standard. Living the Values: You act in a way which mirrors firm'svalues and supports firm's ongoing cultural aspirations - People Focus, Innovation, Excellence and Customer Partnership.

Recruiter seeks an Country General Manager, on behalf of a well established European logistics services firm. The General Manager will be responsible for General Management of business unit parcel logistics depots (warehouses) The General Manager will be  responsible for all business functions of a country unit i.e. sales, operations, finance, HR, administration, etc. reporting to a Regional Director, who reports directly to the Group CEO

 

Qualifications & Experience

• Solid experience from managerial assignments in leadership positions, including responsibility for an operational business in a service industry, with a track record of successes in lead customer acquisitions.

• In-depth understanding of working in fast moving and low margin environments would be an advantage as would practice in sales and customer management.

• People management experience required.

• Hands-on experience with management reporting and controlling and preferably experience with budget/reporting procedures and processes from subsidiary to head office.

 

Leadership & Management Behavioural competencies 

Best Practice Perspective

• Builds teams that effectively adapt and develop best practices from inside and outside the organisation to create competitive advantage.

 

Internal Awareness

• Recognizes and capitalizes on the trends and events within the organization that affect business performance.

• Ensures that employees and key contacts across the company are kept fully abreast of initiatives, issues and events internally as well as across the extended value chain.

 

Driving Results

• Defines ambitious goals and establishes priorities with clear

responsibilities to ensure results; manages projects, activities, resources effectively

• Translates corporate business goals into well-defined performance plans for the local entity

• Engages the entire organization in tracking performance metrics to ensure superior results

 

Analytical thinking

• Probes easily and deeply into important details, even on exceptionally complex financial or quantitative issues

• Breaks down problems skilfully and in various ways to ensure that “no stone is left unturned”

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: France General Manager - Aircraft Services

LOCATION: France (Paris)

COMPANY: Leading Commercial Jetliner Service Company

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Results-oriented France General Manager. A self starting and motivating character is needed, as there will be little day to day oversight and after a start up period it is expected that the France General Manager runs the company relatively independently.

Recruiter seeks a France General Manager who could supervise 130 in a key aircraft overhaul and repair center. Reporting to the Managing Director, the France General Manager should have an operations/eng background. The France General Manager will be responsible for financial and operational results of the unit. Clear priorities need to be given to financial performance of the company on one hand and on improved internal operational excellence on the other. The France General Manager is responsible for meeting or exceeding the budgeted numbers for sales, profitability, cash, working capital, return on investments and Economic Profit. Present name of the game is CASH. It is the responsibility of the France General Manager to maintain all existing certifications and authorizations.

 

Because of the nature of the industry, a technical background is necessary as well as well developed commercial skills. Experience in the industry is a must. The France General Manager needs to show drive and has to be result driven and be resilient. The France General Manager needs to know how to motivate people and work in accordance with all applicable national and international regulations. The new France General Manager needs to be a strong team player.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Netherlands General Manager - Aircraft Services

LOCATION: Netherlands

COMPANY: Leading Commercial Jetliner Service Company

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Results-oriented Netherlands General Manager. A self starting and motivating character is needed, as there will be little day to day oversight and after a start up period it is expected that the Netherlands General Manager runs the company relatively independently.

Recruiter seeks a Netherlands General Manager who could supervise 300 in a key aircraft overhaul and repair center. Reporting to the Managing Director, the Netherlands General Manager should have an operations/eng background.  The Netherlands General Manager will be responsible for financial and operational results of the unit. Clear priorities need to be given to financial performance of the company on one hand and on improved internal operational excellence on the other. The Netherlands General Manager is responsible for meeting or exceeding the budgeted numbers for sales, profitability, cash, working capital, return on investments and Economic Profit. Present name of the game is CASH. It is the responsibility of the Netherlands General Manager to maintain all existing certifications and authorizations.

 

Because of the nature of the industry, a technical background is necessary as well as well developed commercial skills. Experience in the industry is a must. The Netherlands General Manager needs to show drive and has to be result driven and be resilient. The Netherlands General Manager needs to know how to motivate people and work in accordance with all applicable national and international regulations. The new Netherlands General Manager needs to be a strong team player.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: European Accounts Director - Logistics Services

LOCATION: Netherlands

COMPANY: Billion Euro+ Logistics Services Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Excellent motivational and leadership skills – breeds a ‘Can do’ attitude in teams. Good understanding of international supply chains. Proven track record of delivering results. Experience of managing large, multi-disciplinary teams. Excellent strategic thinking skills. Natural rapport and relationship building skills. Business development experience. The ability to persuade and influence. 

Recruiter seeks an skilled logistics Accounts Director, on behalf of a well established European logistics services firm. Overall responsibility for the day to day operational performance of your operations ensuring their robustness and resilience. You’ll be responsible for the management of international supply chains for your customers – ensuring that they are given the best level of service at all times. You’ll work hard to identify and define the firm's proposition in the market place to ensure that it could continue to grow with both existing and new customers. You’ll work closely with the business development team to excel in all areas of operations and supply chain.

 

It is not only vital that you ensure customer satisfaction at all times, but also that you have a bought in workforce who share your visions and strive for your goals – this can only be achieved through clear communication and leading and developing others. Key Performance Indicators: Customer satisfaction, Performance against franchise operational plan, Site operational KPI’s, Customer satisfaction

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: EMEA Sales Director - Aviation Services

LOCATION: Denmark

COMPANY: Major International Aircraft Services Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: An aerospace services Sales Manager or Sales Director with good sales contacts among the European airlines. Fluent English, other langauges very much a plus.

Recruiter seeks an EMEA Sales Director on behalf of a major global provider of aerospace services. The EMEA Sales Director will be responsible for the sale of material supply contracts to airlines. Experiences of interest for this Sales Director role might include parts distribution sales, stock aircraft component provisioning, component maintenance, etc. The sales contact will usually be at the TechDir level. The budget will be above 10 million Euro. Travel is expected to be heavy.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Benelux Sales Manager - Inventory and Supply Chain Services

LOCATION: Belgium (Brussels)

COMPANY: European Logistics Services Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Results oriented, Benelux Sales Manager. High penetration of the top retailers in key market channels of grocery, DIY, mass merchandising, media, and apparel.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a European firm offering logistics technology services to the retail sector, a Benelux Sales Manager. Reporting to the Netherlands Country Manager, who is based in the Netherlands, the Benelux Sales Manager will be responsible for acquiring and managing new retail clients throughout Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg and supporting a business with a baseline annual revenue in excess of €5m and a +20% annual top line growth rate. Key Performance Indicators:

•Strong pipeline (+€5m) of new clients sales

•+25% conversion rate on new client opportunities

•20% annual sales growth across the region

•Consistent and high penetration of ancillary services across existing client base

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Europe Sales Director - Aerospace Logistics Services

LOCATION: Northern European location

COMPANY: Major global aerospace logistics services firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Sales Director with strong contacts within the European airline sector

Recruiter, on behalf of a major global firm providing materials supply programmes and aircraft components for aircraft, seeks a Europe Sales Director. Reporting to the Corporate Director of Sales, the Europe Sales Director will sell services involved in aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul services for various components, including wheels, brakes, landing gear, radio, avionics, pneumatics/ environmental control, fan/ thrust reversers, cabin and emergency equipment, and instruments, as well as electromechanical, structural, and hydraulic components. The Europe Sales Director will have a sales territory covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with a budget above 10 million €.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Senior Managing Director for International Operations - Consumer Products

LOCATION: Switzerland

COMPANY: Major multinational consumer products corporation

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Consumer products supply chain director. Ability to work in an international, multicultural business culture.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a major American consumer products firm, a Senior Managing Director for International Operations. Based in Switzerland, the Senior Managing Director for International Operations' prime focus is to coordinate supply chain materials and distributions activities from the European base. Fluency in English, with French and/or German fluency a strong plus.


  

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vice President Operations/ Manufacturing - Electronics/ Semiconductors
LOCATION: France (Sophia Antipolis)
COMPANY: European Specialized Fabless Semiconductor Firm

European firm developing semiconductor chips and reader technologies for contactless smart cards and electronic tags, seeks a Vice President Operations/ Manufacturing. Firm is a fabless semiconductor operation working with two foundries and many packaging subcontractors. All manufacturing is off-shore using subcontractors. Their products are contactless memory and microprocessor chips which can be supplied as tested wafers or in packaging form (cards, tags, inlets, coins, ...). The fabless semiconductor firm's markets include access control, transport, electronic identification of objects, identity cards, etc. Firm's customers are mainly system integrators and application developers (VARs) who use firm's technological platform to develop a finished product or application with a dedicated use.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vice Presidents - Furniture

LOCATION: Sweden

COMPANY: Asian furniture firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Highly experienced retail Vice presidents able to help develop a global concept for a fast growing Asian manufacturer and retailer

Recruiter, on behalf of an Asian regional player in the Furniture Retail and Manufacturing Industry, seeks various Vice Presidents to build the firm's global presence. For its Detailed Planning and execution, they are looking for professionals from various areas e.g. Product Design and Development, Category Management, Supply Chain Management, especially in Purchasing, Distribution etc , Store Design, Strategic Marketing.  

 

--Vice President, Strategic Marketing: Set up country level Strategic Marketing Plan. Experience: More than 10 years of experience in a Big Furniture Retailer like IKEA in Strategic Marketing.

--Vice President, Store Design: Select the Location, Develop Retail concepts, design & follow up the execution of construction of existing and new retail outlets. Experience: More than 10 years of experience in a Big Furniture Retailer like IKEA in Store Design.

--Vice President, Category Management: Design & Develop  Category Management System for the existing & new possible stores. Experience: More than 10 years of experience in a Big Furniture Retailer like IKEA in Category Management.

--Vice President, Product Design & Development: Design & Develop  Product Ranges for different psychographic segments of different geographic zones  at particular price points using available technology. Experience: More than 10 years of experience in a Big Furniture Retailer like IKEA in Product Design & Development Functions.

--Vice President, Supply Chain Management: Develop Global Supply Chain Model,   Train and develop the Global Purchasing & Distribution Team. Experience: More than 10 years of experience in a Big Furniture Retailer like IKEA in Purchasing/ Distribution/ Supply Chain Functions.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director of European Supply Chain - Chemicals

LOCATION: France

COMPANY: Major multinational chemicals corporation

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Chemical sector supply chain director; fluent English and French

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of major multinational chemicals manufacturer, a Director of Supply Chain - Europe. Reporting to the VP, Europe, the Director of Supply Chain should have a strong results-orientation with an ability to troubleshoot and improve supply chain and manufacturing effectiveness in multiple plants, across multiple European countries.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Suppy Chain Director - Electromechanical Products
LOCATION: UK (Wales)
COMPANY: Electromechanical Division of  Multinational US Firm

---Further development and management of Supply Chain

---Further development and embedding of internal controls

---Ensure appropriate supply chain agreements are in place, with particular focus on contractual clauses, contract tlerance and relationship parameters.

---Relationship Management Framework - specifically in relation to supplier quality, supplier engagement and supplier reviews.  

---Materials Planning - Agree to approach in relation to materials supply (introducing lean management.)  

---Instill disciplines ensuring that firm retains control of supply chain and does not realize unacceptable levels of risk to the supply of materials.  

---Identify customer needs and work cross functionally ensuring the customer needs are met in a timely manner.

---Material Inflation - Recognise the importance of continued materials cost reductions and ensure that supply chain improvements facilitate net material cost reductions.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: European Supply Chain Director - Food Ingredients

LOCATION: Northern European location

COMPANY: Major European Food Ingredients Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Efficient Supply Chain Director who could work across multiple European countries. Fluent English and German

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading European food products firm, a European Supply Chain Director who could plan, direct, or coordinate the activities related to purchasing materials, products, and services across European sites. The European Supply Chain Director will manage the upstream and downstream relationships with suppliers and customers to deliver superior customer value at less cost to the supply chain as a whole.

•   evaluate suppliers across board criteria which include price, quality, service support, availability, reliability etc, whilst analyzing market conditions for future purchasing expenditure.  

•   continually improve the supply chain logistics process, cost per unit storage, transportation, and planning through the development of people, systems and the effective use of revenue spend and capital investment

•   lead the supplier selection and qualification process, monitoring performance including quality, pricing, product availability and delivery lead times.

•   monitor and improve accuracy of all forecasts, to improve our bill of materials and through making continuous improvements in costs, lead times and inventory control, examine current in-house procurement procedures, identifying and implementing process improvements

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Germany Purchasing Manager - Medical Devices

LOCATION: Germany

COMPANY: American Medical Device Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Strong people management skills. Excellent Communication skills (English and German, written and verbal). Intimate knowledge of supply base in various regions. Ability to estimate material costs. Knowledge of Purchasing, Material Planning and SAP best practices. Strong supplier management, project management, cost reduction and inventory management skills. Ability to respond quickly to customer issues. Ability to create and execute to a material cost reduction plan. BS/BA in business (minimum of 5 years directly related/equivalent experience). 3-5 years managing an organization of buyer/planners/issues in a direct-material, MRP driven environment. Excellent problem solving and analytical skills. Strong Excel skills. Ability to perform look ups and use pivot tables. Productivity, Quality and Results focused. Minimum 7 years of experience with ERP systems: SAP preferred. Knowledge and understanding of Supply Chain contracts. ISM Certifications (or equivalent). SAP Implementation experience or Extensive SAP knowledge. Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, Powerpoint)

Recruiter seeks a Germany Purchasing Manager, on behalf of an American medical device manufacturer. The Purchasing Manager for Germany will manage Purchasing activity for Direct, Indirect and/or NPI materials for the Company. Responsibilities will include managing a small team of local Buyers/Planners, overall management of our Global Suppliers, Cost Reduction Activities, Contract Negotiations, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Support, and support of New Product Introductions. In order to work effectively as the Purchasing Manager, the position is expected to:

-- Execute tactical purchasing operations to support immediate requirements in manufacturing and/or NPI.
-- Set strategic goals and drive individual/team actions accordingly.
-- Multi-task, managing day to day issues as well as long-term objectives.
-- Manage and direct buyer/planners with diverse backgrounds and experience.
-- Responsible for Purchasing management, Inventory planning, NPI, Production
-- Management, Supplier management, Cost Reductions.
-- Project management assistance for outsourcing projects
-- Provide Purchasing department metrics (weekly, monthly quarterly)
-- Management of Excess and Obsolete inventory
-- Work effectively and efficiently with other departments (ie Production, Marketing, Engineering, Management, etc)
-- Evaluate and Develop Buyers/Planners and their individual career paths
-- Manage the integrity of the MRP data in SAP.
-- Create SOP’s and Work Instructions as required.


 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Head of Operations - Hospitality

LOCATION: Italy (Rome)

COMPANY: Fast-growing hospitality services firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Fast-paced, excellence-driven Operations Head with hospitality sector experience. Fluent Italian and English. You will build and lead a large and diverse team of vendors and operators - hiring talented people at all levels and keeping them motivated and coordinated in such a way that the result of their combined work is greater than the sum of their individual contributions. You will build a robust service delivery infrastructure - someone with a proven track record of building a lean people led operation that is run with the help of systems, tools and simple operating procedures. You will be the firm's champion for customer satisfaction - someone who naturally cares for customer service, who knows when something is broken, understands what it takes to fix it and enjoys getting hands-on. You will bring a continuous improvement mentality - someone who knows when good enough isn’t good enough and strives to make it best in class. You will keep the firm's P&L healthy and tight - someone that understands both the science and art of operations, thinks analytically and thrives on beating targets.

A people leader with sharp interpersonal skills who can connect with individuals at all levels and from all backgrounds. Experience running a fast-paced complex operation. You’re highly motivated when it comes to hitting operational and commercial targets. An action-oriented person who enjoys rolling up the sleeves in order to tackle problems – from basic tasks to complex strategic initiatives. A natural inclination to high end customer service – someone who can put all the pieces together in a way that the customer does not see but can feel. An analytical mind-set and detailed-oriented personality that enjoys talking about the nuts and bolts – you have seen a well-run physical operation before and you are comfortable talking about throughput forecasts, cycle times and buffers. Experience of seasonal business models and their relevant challenges would be beneficial. A bachelor’s degree from a leading university; MBA preferred.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a fast-growth global lifestyle brand, a new Head of Operations in Rome. The Head of Operations role is the back-bone of the firm's local leadership team. This role is a unique opportunity for an entrepreneurial individual who will pioneer the business and raise the profile of the brand in a new location key to helping the firm achieve its future growth aspirations. Reporting to the Vice President EMEA, you will be the firm's local people leader – someone with a proven track record of building disruptive high performance organisations through attracting, engaging and inspiring exceptionally talented individuals at all levels. You will be accountable for building and leading all aspects of the firm's local logistics and supply chain.

Key responsibilities
• Recruit, engage, develop and inspire a local multidisciplinary team as you build a lean operation that will deliver an outstanding customer experience.
• Engage, sign-up and manage vendors, ensuring the local operation has the stock it needs, when and where it needs it – including supplier relationships, contract negotiation, logistics forecasting and supply chain management.
• Be the face of our business in Rome and manage all senior relationships with key partners and stakeholders including our hosts and guests, local government bodies, local partners and all local suppliers and vendors.
• Build a culture of service excellence where industry leading NPS scores and one-of-a-kind customer experiences are just another day at the office.
• Lead the day to day Rome operations from the front line – demonstrating analytical thinking, a hunger for problem-solving, a hands-on attitude and slick resolution of escalations when needed.
• Utilize and improve standard operating procedures, systems and tools by collaborating with other city Heads of Operations, regional centres of expertise and HQ functions.
• Manage the Rome P&L.



 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Netherlands General Manager - Logistics Services

LOCATION: Netherlands

COMPANY: Major Logistics Services Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Logistics Services General Manager with experience in electronics and computer peripherals sectors. Fluent Dutch and English. BSEE a strong plus

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a leading logistics services firm, a Netherlands General Manager who will be responsible for planning, controlling and coordinating the entire range of production activities; people, material and processes. Knowledge of ISO concepts and guidelines for a Quality Management System; Driving and achievement of KPIs; Driving and support of a continuous improvement approach to all activities.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Resins Sourcing Manager - Chemicals

LOCATION: Several possible European locations - Germany, France, Sweden

COMPANY: Major European chemicals manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Sole contributor resins procurement manager able to work on a pan-European basis. Fluent English, other European languages a plus.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a major European chemicals firm, a Sourcing Manager whose focus will be on polyester resins purchasing. Reporting directly to Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Manager, with dotted line to President EA&A,

Main responsibilities:
---Ownership of sourcing strategy: develop, formalize, agree internally and realize
---price negotiations with all suppliers for all sites in scope
---Monitoring of all relevant pre raw material markets
---Develop target cost estimations
---Key supplier management
---Lead innovation process with suppliers
---Membership in Resin Committee
---Membership in Global Procurement Team
---Close relationship to business management EA&A and subdivisions, support business strategy
---Deliver sourcing savings related to Polyester sourcing bigger than x% of total spend each year

Education and experience:
---University degree
---Working experience in 2 countries or more
---7 years of proven track record in strategic sourcing of direct materials in a global environment
---Management experience outside procurement is a pro
---Technical/scientific educational background is a pro


Competencies:
---Analytical and strategic thinking
---Quick comprehension of technical context
---Business focused and results oriented
---Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, intercultural sensitivity
---Strong leadership skills in a matrix environment
---Experienced, versatile negotiator
---Willingness to travel frequently (40%)
---Fluent in English, more languages a pro



 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Manager Supply Chain- Specialty Coatings

LOCATION: Germany (Kln)

COMPANY: European Specialty Coatings Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Supply Chain professional with good WMS implementation experience

--- result-oriented
--- customer focused
--- excellent communication and interpersonal skills, intercultural sensitivity
--- analytical thinking
--- capable of structuring and describing business processes
--- strong influencing skills
--- team player, networker
--- basic IT knowledge
--- willingness to travel frequently
--- fluency in English, other languages are plus

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading European chemicals firm serving the industrial market, a Supply Chain Manager, who will report to the firm's Global Procurement and Supply Chain Manager (50%) and to an ERP Project Manager (50%). Main responsibilities:
1) Supply Chain Management (50%)
--- Optimize raw material and finished goods flow between firm's plants, mostly between the European sites, considering costs and customer requirements
--- Establish reliable forecasting systems to minimize inventories and coordinate with all internal stakeholders on forecasts and cost optimizations between different supply options
--- Monitor supply chain performance via KPIs and improve without sacrificing business performance
--- Improve warehouse management systems
--- Optimize customer service organizations

2) Participate in the ERP project (50%)
The Supply Chain Manager is part of the team, responsible for the future ERP solution for Group globally. It includes delivering application solutions according to scope and requirements for the area of Supply Chain.

--- Responsible for the sub project area of Supply Chain
--- Define requirements on scope for the global template solution of a new ERP system
--- Establish, verify and approve the ERP template solution
--- Align solution with experts from some local organizations
--- Conduct workshops with local experts, present solution on global/European meetings
--- Design local requirements on scope for the solution
--- Establish, verify and implement the solution
--- Deliver training of super users at all local sites in the functional area of Supply Chain

Education and experience:
--- University degree in Supply Chain logistics or comparable
--- Substantial practical experience with a complete supply chain forecasting, planning and implementation processes, preferably in the chemical or a related industry in a B2B company set-up
--- Working experience with projects in an international environment

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Senior Manager Demand Planning - Petrochemicals

LOCATION: Southern European location

COMPANY: Major European Petrochemicals Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Experienced unbureaucratic world class supply chain manager

Recruiter seeks a Demand Management Senior Department Manager for a leading European petrochemicals firm. The Senior Manager Demand Planning is responsible for planning and consolidating demand for optimum running of operations and obtaining best commercial terms; keeping demand generation under control both in quality (appropriate specs) and quantity; driving a standardisation strategy aimed to reduce number of items, complexity and cost; setting optimum inventory rule to drive down committed capital, reduce infrastructure needs while providing service levels required by business.

  

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Team Leader - Excise and Customs - Energy Trading

LOCATION: Germany

COMPANY: Major European Energy Trading Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Excise and Customs specialist. Fluent Dutch and English.

o University degree in business administration with focus on taxes or law, alternatively commercial apprenticeship at the customs office
o Minimum 5 years of working experience in a similar position, preferably in the areas of energy supply, trading and/or logistics
o Preferably first leadership experience
o Extensive knowledge in project management
o High quality awareness as well as detail and service orientation
o Able to address difficult situations in a professional, assertive and proactive manner
o Willingness to travel

Recruiter seeks a Teamleader for Excise and Customs for a leading European oil and gas trading firm.
o Consulting with firm's internal subsidiaries and support functions with regard to excise and customs law issues in close cooperation with the Head of excise and customs
o Ensuring compliance with legal regulations and internal documentation duties
o Consulting with firm's European subsidiaries in terms of the application, administration and control of excise and customs law allowances
o Proactively keeping firm's European subsidiaries informed about legislative changes in the area of excise and customs
o Supporting and consulting with firm's European subsidiaries if problems with existing laws occur
o Leading one of the teams in the excise and customs department in the course of its further growth

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Global Procurement/ Regional European Procurement

LOCATION: Germany, France, or UK (Scotland or England)

COMPANY: $15 billion US multinational corporation

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Able to work well across multiple countries and regions. Must be able to assume the duties of the job immediately. Top procurement people from organizations well known for having highly effective supply chain groups (eg., Dell, Toyota, Delphi, GE Plastics, etc.). Essential: Strong technical knowledge of the subsector plus strong commercial/strategic skills (possibly an MBA). A proven track record in the business, manufacturing, supply chain and/or commercial areas. Strong leadership, change management and networking capabilities. Skills at working complex cross-stream and cross-BU issues. Desirable: A second European language in addition to English an advantage (German or French preferred)

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of major multinational employing approximately 8,500 people in 25 countries, with most facilities in the USA and Europe, a Global Commodity Manager (US or Europe location) and 3 European Commodity Managers. Positions reporting to the Worldwide VP of Procurement. Commodity Managers, reporting to the relevant Regional Procurement Directors, have direct responsibility and accountability for procurement strategies and tactics for a focused (sub-sector) area of products and services. The Manufacturing Equipment and Materials Market Sector covers a global spend of up to $1bn (capex dependant), and comprises four sub-sectors across sites world-wide

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: European Manager of Materials and Logistics - Automotive Parts

LOCATION: France (Paris)

COMPANY: US Automotive Supplier

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Manager of Materials and Logistics who is fully fluent in English and French. 10 years of experience; Industrial environment (automotive is a plus); International corporation; Management of various departments; Budget and project management; International customers and suppliers relationship.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of an American automotive parts firm with an important business unit in France, a Manager of Materials and Logistics. The position reports to the Vice President of Operations. Within the Operations VP guidelines, consistent with the corporation strategy and annual operating plans, the Materials and Logistics Manager will:

- Lead  Material planning, production planning, OEM sales administration, Warehousing, Shipping, Receiving, Inventory and freight management

- Coordinate demand management with production capacity and material supply

- Improve the Supply chain overall performance adapting the organization, resources , systems and processes.

- Optimize results and cash flow of the company identifying the fields of value

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Supply Chain Sourcing Manager - Building Materials

LOCATION: Europe or other location

COMPANY: Well established A&D Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Experienced unbureaucratic sourcing manager.

• 15+ years experience in stone and slab sourcing with significant existing relationships to world class suppliers of slabs in both Europe and Asia
• Experience building a team or division including quality and order management within the stone supply industry
• Excellent negotiating skills including the innate ability to get the best deal for the best product
• Post-Secondary degree in business, with a focus on manufacturing, warehousing, transportation, supply chain management, inventory control, or materials management an asset.
• 5+ years of direct work experience in a warehouse management function or supply chain management position.
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
• Excellent written and spoken English fluency, fluency in other languages used within stone industry an asset
• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
• Good financial and business awareness.
• Strong written and verbal skills to communicate with all levels of the organization and its executive team.
• Team leadership and teambuilding abilities.
• Excellent conflict resolution skills, diplomacy, and tact.
• Persuasive, motivational, and persistent.
• Ability to live and work within the stone sourcing areas of the world
• Travel to worksites / suppliers / quarries as required
• Exposure to a noisy environment and outside weather conditions.
• Ability to work in multiple time-zones as required
• Ability to work a non-standard work week as required
• Mediating and Negotiating
• Customer Focus
• Communication
• Team Work
• Adaptability / Flexibility
• Creative and Innovative Thinking
• Decision Making and Judgement
• Planning and Organizing
• Problem Solving
• Ethics and Integrity
• Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a family run business that is a leader in the distribution of porcelain, limestone, ceramic, travertine, slate and marble as well as glass and mosaic tile, a Supply Chain Sourcing Manager. The Supply Chain Sourcing Manager will report to the President/ CEO.

The company has established an international reputation for providing cutting edge design – forward material solutions to the A&D community (architects and designers). With a customer base that is inclusive of installers to high end users / consumers, the company has the expertise, breadth of product and service to continue its growth and success.

The Challenge
The firm has established strong and loyal relationships within the top porcelain and ceramic manufacturers in the world. The team now wants to do the same in the stone and slab industry. It is looking for an individual who has “boots on the ground” within the world’s major stone and slab production areas (Turkey, China, etc) who will drive to ensure that the firm is able to source the best products at the most economical prices. The team member will be based within the stone hotbeds and will have, over their career, established the best relationships and contacts within the major players of the stone and slab world. By negotiating the best deals, working on site to ensure excellent quality gets loaded into the firm's containers, and structuring their deliveries to match their requirements, the team will look to this individual to support the growth of its stone and slab business to become a true North American leader in this market.

Job Duties
• Either working within the areas of the stone suppliers (East Europe, Italy, Asia) or within North America, source and negotiate with suppliers to get best in class slabs and stones for our deliveries / requirements
• Liase with headquarters purchasing staff to ensure proper communication flow between purchasing group and suppliers that supports right product shipping with good quality at most economical costs
• Establish consistent quality standards including finishing, edging, packaging and palletizing and work with suppliers to ensure 100% compliance to standards
• Travel onsite to suppliers as required to oversee quality control and inspect outgoing container loading as required
• Liase with suppliers and HQ purchasing team with respect to timely resolution of any quality or rework issues including tracking and obtaining credits for poor quality product as required
• Ensure all orders are shipped on time, in full, and with good quality to North America in a timely manner in adherence to delivery schedules.
• Communicate all delays or variances in orders to purchasing team including pro-active strategies to get orders back on track and shipped on time.
• Create and cultivate strong relationships with both existing and new suppliers ensuring access to the worlds best stone products
• Perform other duties as necessary.

 

 

LATIN AMERICA

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Latin America Managing Director (Gerente General) - Logistics Services

LOCATION: Latin America location

COMPANY:  Major Global logistics services firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Spanish-English bilingual Latin America General Manager, experienced in the logistics services field. Self starter and self motivated, with strong leadership experience

Recruiter seeks a Latin America General Manager, on behalf of a major $multi-billion US logistics firm, that plans to open a new country office. Ideal experiences: Ocean/Air carrier relationships; Ocean/Air operational experience

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Brazil General Manager - Logistics Services Firm

LOCATION: Brazil (Sao Paulo)

COMPANY: Asian Logistics Services Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Brazil General Manager with diversified experiences over operations, finance and sales and marketing in the logistics sector. Fluent Portuguese and English

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of leading Asian logistics services firm, a Brazil General Manager. Reporting to the CEO, the Brazil General Manager will be leading the Freight Forwarding, Warehousing & Express business (Freight Forwarding, Custom Clearance, Express, Courier, Trucking & warehousing). The Brazil General Manager carries responsibilities of Revenue generation, Profitability, Budgeting, Building market share in Sea and Air freight, Building sales team, Developing key accounts, etc.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Mexico General Manager - Logistics Services

LOCATION: Mexico

COMPANY:  European Logistics Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Mexico General Manager with strong managerial abilities; good financial acumen

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a major European logistics services firm, a Mexico General Manager. Duties will include both P&L responsibility as well as leading business development efforts in Mexico.