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ART is an executive search firm that takes great pride in that our professionally trained headhunters are able to find outstanding candidates without ever using online advertising. Our level of training and market knowledge is a major distinction between ART recruiters and so many of our competitors.

This is a list of a few of our past searches. It is 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, that absence of course 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.

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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 Fulfillment
      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





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 commodity 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.



--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



--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



--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



--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: Director of Supply Chain Management - Construction Materials

LOCATION: Canada - Ontario (Toronto)

COMPANY: Well established Canadian Corporation

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: A Director of Supply Chain who should have experience in custom materials, ideally with a strong overall knowledge of operations management, as well as purchasing and materials management.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading Canadian firm in the construction materials field, a Director of Supply Chain Management, reporting to the firm's CEO.

The firm is looking for a Director of Supply Chain Management to join their dynamic team
They are continuously looking for the best and most promising individuals to join their tightknit and unique team. The Director of Supply Chain Management oversees and manages all activities related to the products and goods that a business maintains and supplies to its customers. The Director of Supply Chain is responsible for setting and executing the Company’s supply chain strategy, overseeing the Company’s inventory procurement and inventory management practices, managing the vendor supply base, as well as overseeing warehousing and transportation operations. The Director Supply Chain will participate as a key member of the executive leadership Team and will ensure that the firm's supply chain practices support and enable its ongoing business growth.

Over the 10+ years you’ve worked in supply chain management you have proven to be an innovative, self-motivated, and an outside the box thinker who thrives on leading a Team of professional logisticians to drive  company profitability and continuous improvement. You are attentive to detail and thrive handling multiple priorities. You have the “hands-on” experience to manage all aspects of the supply chain function. You are comfortable making effective decisions under pressure. You are proactive and helpful towards your  coworkers and clients and prefer to be involved in the action rather than watch from  the sidelines.

The Director of Supply Chain Management has many diverse and interesting responsibilities, the primary ones are outlined below:
    • Lead a Team of direct and indirect reports of approximately 60 people by providing leadership to business unit supply chain members , establishing goals and development plans.
    • Manage a supply chain operating budget in excess of $2M in direct salaries, $4m in purchased logistics services and $18M in inventory.
    • Oversee the management of the warehouse operations to ensure efficient receiving, picking and shipping operations.
    • Utilize data analysis, business intelligence, and reporting tools to forecast supply and inventory needs across the organization.
    • Monitor developments within country and external markets to stheirce materials and meet current/future supply chain needs.
    • Work closely with Sr. Procurement and Logistics manager on strategic stheircing and logistics objectives.
    • Establish and monitor key performance indicators and metrics for supply chain planning and forecasting; enact changes based on findings.
    • Develop and, if necessary, implement disaster recovery and business continuity plans in pursuit of risk management goals.
    • Facilitate, lead, and support all supplier relationships, and periodically conduct supplier capability assessments.
    • Regularly report on supply chain performance to executive team, and other stakeholders.
    • Seek and establish ways to further align the supply chain unit with the organization's financial revenue goals. Compiles departmental budgets and assists in financial forecasting.
    • Maintain strict control over materials' inventory levels in order to meet internal and external demand of product.
    • Manage an annual budget or capital investment plan for supply chain functions across the organization.
    • Identify discrepancies betTheyen inventory records and take action accordingly.
    • Conduct periodic spot-checks of inventory levels.
    • Supervise a team of supply chain employees.
    • Work to develop efficient, cost-effective supply chain strategies and manage company inventory
    • Manage relations with vendors, communicating requirements such as quantity, delivery times, and quality.
    • Lead the development of supply chain strategy recognizing business growth opportunities
    • Other duties as assigned.   

What type of experience and skills do you have?
    • 10+ years experience with Supply Chain Management and/or Logistics
    • Post-secondary or Bachelors degree in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering  or a related field
    • Demonstrated ability to accurately calculate, post, and manage finances allocated to the supply of materials while operating within a budget.
    • Direct working knowledge of supply and demand planning, purchasing, inventory management, and warehouse and transportation operations.
    • Must possess a high level of moral judgement for handling confidential information and monetary transactions.
    • Strong problem identification and resolution skills.
    • Exceptional oral and written communication abilities
    • Ability to deal with people tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times.
    • Exceptional organizational abilities with task prioritization, multi-tasking, use of timelines and time management techniques
    • Strong aptitude and ability to provide unparalleled customer service
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and under pressure
    • Able to learn and work on various ERP systems.
    • Must be self-directed and self-reliant
    • Successful completion of Criminal Background Check

What is considered an asset?
    • Previous management experience
    • Knowledge of MS Office: Word, Excel, and Outlook and Business Vision (BV)
    • Exceptional conflict resolution, negotiation, and objection handling skills
    • Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with internal and external parties.
    • Professional/mature demeanor under stressful situations



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 Information Technology, Retail Supply Chain - Major Retail Firm

LOCATION: US - Northern California

COMPANY: Major US Retail Corporation

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: A Retail Supply Chain IT Head with strong interdepartmental communications skills.

Recruiter seeks a VP Information Technology who manages the Information Technology relationship between the Technology unit and the retail product supply chain lines of business. The VP Information Technology will work with the Retail President and direct report level.
Essential Functions

Manages the relationships with the retail product supply chain lines of business providing technology solutions in support of the Supply Chain and other operations for these companies

Aligns strategy in support of the strategies, leveraging current architectural standards and emerging technologies

Manages the SAP/ERP support team in support of the Supply Chain and other shared services across all companies (Finance, HR, Billing, etc.)

Works with Enterprise Architecture teams to develop the 3-5-year SAP/ERP roadmap including the migration to SAP S4

Selects and implements technology solutions to streamline internal operations, optimize strategic benefits and improve the customer experience

Ensures the delivery of software solutions quickly and efficiently, leveraging agile methodologies, according business project prioritization to enable speed to market. Includes B2B eCommerce and the digitization of the supply chain

Partners with the other members of the office of the CTO to support innovation, data analytics and security capabilities required to support operations

Ensures critical systems for the retail product supply chain units and those of any interfacing systems for other units are adequately covered by a Disaster Recovery Plan

Protect assets by following security standards and monitoring policies and industry best practices

Develop the divisional budget and monitor expenses to ensure costs are within established levels

Oversee the hiring and interviewing process for open positions within the division ensuring that the most qualified candidates are selected

Ensure effective communications are maintained within the division and externally where appropriate; inform employees of plans and progress

Monitor performance of direct reports; provide prompt and objective coaching and counseling; conduct performance reviews

Job Specifications

Typically has the following skills or abilities:

Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration or related field or equivalent experience

Fifteen years’ experience in information technology with mastery of best practices, methodologies, and governance

Fifteen years of management experience

Demonstrated ability to effectively set vision and strategy, drive performance and consistently produce tangible results

A strong leader who knows how to motivate, manage, and up-level a team, solve technical problems methodically, interface with customers, and have a maniacal attention to detail and optimization

Demonstrated ability to influence and collaborate across the organization with key internal and external business leaders, partners, suppliers and customers

Demonstrated ability to work through ambiguity, implementing structure and paths to broad organizational initiatives

Capacity to quickly embrace and cascade change throughout the organization and ensure direct reports and employees are committed to do the same

Proven experience managing successful vendor relationships with examples of creativity and thoughtful process in managing commitments, licensing agreements, maintenance and support agreements

Ability to regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of his/her job duties


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.

--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.


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 Procurement - Industrial Equipment

LOCATION: US - Northeast

COMPANY: European Industrial Equipment Manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Very hands-on purchasing manager with experience sourcing steel and metal

Recruiter seeks a Director of Procurement on behalf of a European industrial equipment firm.

 •Develop and execute on business cases that support a strong return on investment
 •Manage supply chain risks to ensure the supply base will support the Company’s project volumes, cost and quality goals
 •Identify Cost reduction opportunities and drive overall reduction of BOM components
 •Develop sourcing strategies based on should cost analysis; identify alternative suppliers, conduct supplier evaluations, negotiate contracts and purchase orders.
 •Coordination with the quality organization to develop and achieve supplier quality performance expectations and metrics.
 •Develop and sustain collaborative relationships with suppliers to drive cost reduction, improve product quality and sourcing reliability
 •Conduct make/buy analysis and develop sources for new product introductions
 •Monitor and achieve Key Performance Metrics (cost savings and on time delivery)

 •Bachelor’s degree in Materials/Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Industrial Engineering
 •MBA and/or APICS certification are preferred
 •10 years’ experience in multiple segments of the supply chain including procurement, planning and scheduling, order fulfillment and supplier development
 •Must have extensive experience with an enterprise wide ERP system (Epicor preferred)
 •Proven ability to identify and drive improvements in the supply chain using Lean and Six Sigma methodologies.
 •Experience in procurement of welded assemblies, mechanical and electrical components
 •Familiarity with sourcing from Asian and European vendors


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 Sales & Operations Planning - Pharmaceuticals

LOCATION: US - Southwest

COMPANY: Medium sized growing pharmaceutical firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS:  Fast-paced, Director SOP

Recruiter seeks a Director of Sales and operations Planning, on behalf of a fast growing sterile injectables pharma firm.
The Director of Sales and Operations Planning is a key leadership position, reporting directly to the VP of Supply Chain. This position will require an experienced S&OP/SIOP leader able to facilitate and drive results in a fast paced and demanding growth environment, leveraging his/her strong interpersonal and leadership skills. This role will be challenged to build and implement a world class Sales and Operations Planning process across the enterprise to improve customer satisfaction, profitability, inventory turns, lead times and working capital. The core functions of the position include strategic and tactical decision-making related to balancing demand and supply; aligns volume and mix with capacity and capability; and integrates financial and operating plans within strategic objectives to deliver improved operating and financial results.

Essential Functions:
    • Manage the aggregation of the demand plan process across product categories and BUs, producing a rolling 12-18 month estimate of unconstrained future demand in units.
    • Conduct rough cut capacity and scenario planning to be able to validate and present data and analytics to facilitate decision making.
    • Manage the Supply Chain organization. Establishes SIOP planning processes and ensures that staff are properly trained and in place.
    • Develop, monitor, and revise production and sourcing plans, in the short and long term, to optimize the use of manpower, equipment and financial resources while meeting the needs of customers.
    • Prepare data and material for monthly S&OP meetings that will facilitate decisions around equipment, labor and all other resources needed to support demand over the S&OP planning horizon.
    • Assist in the documentation of assumptions incorporated in the demand and supply plan and validate past assumptions.
    • Coordinate and facilitate the monthly S&OP meetings to achieve the demand plan consensus including strategic, product, sales, and marketing activities as well as supply plan balance and constraints/gaps.
    • Achieve customer service order fulfillment objectives of >95% OTIF while maintaining inventory levels at targeted goals.
    • Develop support metrics, tools and reporting that will enable Manufacturing plants and Procurement teams to achieve these service level and inventory targets.
    • Work closely with Sales and Product Development on planning/executing the activation and ramp-up for new products as well planning/managing other product-life-cycle phases; connecting the pipe drive process from stages 3 and 4 into the demand planning cycles.
    • Evaluate inventory reports to identify slow moving and obsolete inventories and collaborate with the sales team to develop disposition plans.
    • Track performance metrics and analysis to identify both opportunities and potential issues within S&OP processes and reporting as well as those across departments; provide insights and recommendations to help improve results.
    • Work closely with Procurement, Manufacturing, and Logistics; Distribution to evaluate the demand/production plan against inventory, capacity, and external factors and to create mitigation actions if needed.
    • Facilitate prioritizing demand and/or allocating supply to a customer or region when demand exceeds supply.
    • Identify significant business risks and escalate to the appropriate leadership teams.
    • Ensure efficient communication across functional teams for any trends, drivers, and takeaways in a clear and concise manner.
    • Identify and implement supply chain initiatives to improve efficiencies, cost, waste reduction and other lean principles.
    • Support and coach plant level buyers and production planners.
    • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or Logistics. MBA or master’s degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Finance or equivalent preferred.
    • Minimum of 7-10 years’ experience in Supply Chain (experience in Demand Planning, Supply Planning, and Inventory Planning in an environment of both manufactured and sourced finished goods highly preferred).
    • Experience in Pharmaceutical or Healthcare industry highly preferred
    • APICS Certification preferred.
    • Knowledge and experience in MRP and ERP systems inventory control, materials requirements planning, item master, demand planning, and advanced supply chain planning and analytics preferred.
    • Knowledgeable in lean principles/methodologies.
    • Excellent organizational, project management and time management skills, including multi-tasking and ability to prioritize and meet deadlines, follow up and attention to details. Adaptable to multiple requests, daily changes and still deliver on commitments.
    • Data-driven with demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems and strong proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
    • Must be able to work independently while still functioning well in a team environment.
    • Able to communicate effectively with senior management, peers, and colleagues cross-functionally.
    • People management experience including strong interpersonal and leadership skills: meeting facilitation, skill sharing and training, organization, conflict management, change agent, manage relationships.


EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Supply Chain - Pharmaceuticals

LOCATION: US - Southwest

COMPANY: Medium sized pharmaceutical firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Supply Chain Director or VP Supply Chain with experience from pharmaceuticals or medical device firms. Solid S&OP experience is preferred.
• Pharmaceutical or regulated industry background required, aseptic manufacturing experience a plus Planning experience required and continuous improvement or Lean skills a plus
• 10+ years of related management experience is required
• APICs/CPIM certification strongly desired
• Working knowledge of cGMP guidelines / standards preferred
• Excellent written and oral communications skills
• Demonstrated ability to negotiate effectively
• Excellent ERP software skills
• Experience with project management & planning

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a medium sized pharmaceutical firm, a VP Supply Chain

The VP Supply Chain reports to the Chief Operating Officer (COO). The VP Supply Chain represents the knowledge and capability of supply chain principles and techniques that can be applied to all the products produced at the site to ensure supply meets the needs of the market. The role dictates both a strategic approach and a tactical implementation function. The role needs to integrate within the site to fully understand the sites lead times, capacities and capabilities. The role includes direct responsibility for all supply, new product launch, change control (source changes, regulatory changes, label and market access changes), inventory levels and production scheduling.

• Responsible for all aspects of procurement, planning/scheduling, inventory management and strategic sourcing.
• Work with business to establish minimum, maximum and safety stock targets for each item
• Participate in improvement projects at the site that impact productivity, planning, scheduling and meeting customer requirements
• Facilitate the monthly S&OP processes and escalate issues and action plans
• Direct and manage all cGMP supply chain and materials management functions
• Develops and published key performance indicators (KPIs) and manages to them.
• Meet annual cost savings goals.
• Identify and qualify suppliers of raw materials, commodities, equipment, and/or supplies.
• Lead/Direct material cost reduction efforts, pricing negotiations, on-time delivery and other issues with suppliers.
• Ensures production has the components, equipment, and supplies needed to meet production goals and customer demand.
• Provide leadership that includes performance management, mentorship, hiring, development and training for retention.
• Manages purchasing and planning data integrity
• Key business user for ERP tools and functionality
• Develops budgets/policies/procedures related to all production planning and procurement
• Manages team of Production Planners and Buyers


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: National Sales Manager - Automotive EquipmentUS National Sales Director - Logistics Services

LOCATION: US - flexible (Detroit, Chicago, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, other)

COMPANY: Fast-growing logistics services firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Unbureaucratic, fast paced Sales Director with strong experiences selling  logistics services, ideally trucking services, to sectors such as the automotive or CPG/FMCG sectors.

Recruiter seeks on behalf of an award-winning logistics services firm, a US NationalSales Director who could staff a fast-paced sales team and shape a targeted and aggressive sales and marketing strategy. The firm has 600 trucks that primarily have moved auto parts from Mexican factories to US based automotive firms. At this next stage of the firm's growth, they envision a larger firm with deeper penetration of the automotive sector and into other sectors, including but not limited to the consumer products (CPG/ FMCG) field. The US Sales Director will be reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).


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 - Medical Devices

LOCATION: US - Colorado

COMPANY:  Fast-Growing Medical Devices Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Experienced Medical Devices or Pharma Director of Supply Chain with equal balance between planning and purchasing. The Director of Supply Chain will supervise production planning and purchasing teams. The Supply Chain Director must be flexible, strategic, and hands-on

Recruiter seeks a Director of Supply Chain. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Operations, the Supply Chain Director represents the knowledge and capability of supply chain principles and techniques that can be applied to all the products produced at the site to ensure supply meets the needs of the market. The role dictates both a strategic ap proach and a tactical implementation function. The role needs to integrate within the site to fully understand the sites lead times, capacities and capabilities. The role includes direct responsibility for all supply, new product launch, change control (source changes, regulatory changes, label and market access changes), inventory levels and production scheduling. 

• Responsible for all aspects of procurement, planning/scheduling, inventory management and strategic sourcing.
• Work with business to establish minimum, maximum and safety stock targets for each item 
• Participate in improvement projects at the site that impact productivity, planning, scheduling and meeting
customer requirements
• Facilitate the monthly S&OP processes and escalate issues and action plans  
• Direct and manage all cGMP supply chain and materials management functions
• Develops and published key performance indicators (KPIs) and manages to them.
• Meet annual cost savings goals.
• Identify and qualify suppliers of raw materials, commodities, equipment, and/or supplies.
• Lead/Direct material cost reduction efforts, pricing negotiations, on-time delivery and other issues with suppliers.
• Ensures production has the components, equipment, and supplies needed to meet production goals and
customer demand.
• Provide leadership that includes performance management, mentorship, hiring, development and training for
• Manages purchasing and planning data integrity
• Key business user for ERP tools and functionality
• Develops budgets/policies/procedures related to all production planning and procurement
• Manages team of Production Planners and Buyers
• Bachelor’s degree, MBA preferred.
• Pharmaceutical or regulated industry background required, aseptic manufacturing experience a plus Planning
experience required and continuous improvement or Lean skills a plus
• 10+ years of related management experience is required
• APICs/CPIM certification strongly desired
• Working knowledge of cGMP guidelines / standards preferred 
• Excellent written and oral communications skills
• Demonstrated ability to negotiate effectively
• Excellent ERP software skills
• Experience with project management & planning


EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Sourcing Manager/ Commodity Manager - Industrial Equipment Manufacturer

LOCATION: US - Texas (Brownsville)

COMPANY:  Major Industrial Equipment Manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Spanish-English bilingual Sourcing Manager with strong experiences in metals and plastics.

Recruiter seeks a Sourcing Manager or Commodity Manager who develops and executes multi-year, cross-functional (e.g. product line leaders, material managers, engineers, operations managers, quality managers and buyers) supply chain strategies for key assigned commodities. The Sourcing Manager or Commodity Manager minimizes total landed cost (material cost, freight, duties, inventory, etc.) impact by containing costs through supply base management processes and strategies working with suppliers and the company. Facilitates cross-functional communications to drive optimized sourcing strategies in New Product Development Programs.

Essential Functions
-----Develop supply base / commodity strategies consistent with business initiatives. Analyze suppliers and their industries, identify preferred suppliers, and regionalize / rationalize / optimize supply base.
-----Track and communicate global commodity industry trends, supplier and competitor strategies, key commodity cost drivers, economic factors and opportunities in the global market place.
-----Develop and utilize customized list of Preferred Suppliers to support company requirements
-----Supplier regionalization / rationalization strategy (grow/manage/exit strategies), by developing short, mid and long-term supplier business roadmaps to directly support the Matamoros, Mexico Operations and Brownsville, Texas Distribution Center
-----Deliver budgeted / forecasted cost reductions by assigned commodity.
-----Develop Cost Models to understand "should be" cost to identify and drive cost reduction opportunities and assure cost competitiveness in pursuit of new business opportunities.
-----Work closely with Manufacturing, Purchasing and Engineering in support of Cost Estimating/Quotation process
-----Identify Cost Reduction opportunities based on:
            Benchmarking data base and key cost driver analysis
            Capacity analysis at suppliers
            Product/process improvements
            Implementation of new technologies
            Execution of competitive sourcing process
            Commodity market trends
-----Manage the Suppliers / Supply Base in assigned commodities, globally
-----Understand supplier’s supply base structure, financial strength, core competencies, manufacturing/engineering capabilities, open capacity, strengths and weaknesses, and so on.
-----Negotiate price and contract agreements. Ensure key contractual reductions are realized.
-----Improve speed and flexibility of the supply chain to align with internal and external customer expectations, primarily through lead time generation and risk mitigation activities (VMI, Consignment, Logistics network, etc.)
-----Improve and track supplier performance (Quality, Delivery and Cost)
-----Establish best practices in Supply Chain prior to production to achieve product launch and ramp-up schedules. Drive supplier tooling, process qualification, and capacity plans. Drive extended payment terms and inventory velocity requirements, and so on.
-----Partner with incumbent suppliers to develop and expand new technologies within production to achieve sustainable competitive advantages by; (1) improving current quality levels (e.g. control characteristics identification, production reliability analysis, etc.), (2) technology development, (3) raw material sourcing (pass through pricing), and (4) cost (leaning out manufacturing and supply chain, value stream mapping, etc)
-----Support New Product Development Initiatives
-----Coordinate early engagement of component selection reviews to optimize supply chain in terms of lead time, life cycle, re-use, and availability.
-----Initiate RFQ’s for new product projects or engineering projects and award business per strategy.
-----Lead resolution of material shortages and other commercial issues with buyers, planners, suppliers and other internal partners, when necessary.
-----Lead / communicate new product roadmaps and actions between suppliers and our internal customers.
-----Support other supply chain and other special projects and ad-hoc management requests.

    Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Procurement, or related degree.
    MBA, is preferred, but not required.

Experience / Skills Required
-----Minimum 5+ years of progressive supply chain experience with a concentration in sourcing and purchasing in the Mexico / Latin America, Southern-US region.
-----Any combination of technical training, APICS, CPM, NAPM, and / or ISM certifications preferred as well as prior purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment.
-----Must be able to understand & interpret blueprints and technical data, review new techniques and materials, assess its usefulness and application to the Company, and communicate this information to internal customers.
-----Proficiency using Microsoft Excel (pivot table, formulas, reports) and MRP systems is essential.
-----Experience identifying, evaluating and developing new suppliers required in execution of role.
-----Superior written and oral communication skills in Spanish and English, and the ability to manage multiple, conflicting priorities.
-----Must have a strong sense of urgency and the ability to perform and react to deadlines.
-----This position requires tact and diplomacy in dealing with suppliers and internal customers and being able to work in a team environment.
-----Must possess negotiation, communication, problem-solving, and analytical skills with demonstrated results.
-----Must be willing to travel, as needed.

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.

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

--- 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.

--- 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).

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%.

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)


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: MRO Buyer - Building Materials

LOCATION: US - Southeast (Knoxville, TN)

COMPANY: Major Building Materials Manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Fast-paced, highly responsible, intelligent buyer, especially with experience in the MRO space

Recruiter seeks an MRO Buyer on behalf of well established building materials manufacturer. The MRO Buyer is responsible for procuring the MRO (maintenance, repair, and operations) goods and services which keep the plant running effectively. Monitor and document vendor performance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Review engineering notifications and drawings covering areas of responsibilities.
    • Expedite orders, when necessary, effectively manage expedites to eliminate emergency surcharges.
    • Orders parts, or items for any requested the plant or office maintenance, repair, operations equipment, services
    • Provide support (quotes/options) in response to requests for maintenance, repair, operations equipment, services, for plant and office.
    • Responsible to ensure Inventory levels of MRO items are optimized to support Operational needs meet financial objectives by keeping Inventory levels to optimized levels.
    • Maintains parts and supplies inventory by receiving, inspecting, and verifying items; identifying and storing items; recording location; reordering items.?
    • Verifies orders received against packing slips and original order.
    • Maintains clean and safe work environment by following standards and procedures, complying with legal regulations.?
    • Contacts Team Leads and Department Supervisors relative to availability of materials, delays, changing orders and handling problems to meet the production plan. Communicates to maintenance team updates on delivery dates for orders at risk.
    • Expedites operations that delay schedules and alters schedules to meet unforeseen conditions.
    • Maintains inventory records and requisitions as necessary to ensure delivery schedules are met.
    • Recalculates raw material inventory, as needed, by analyzing trends in demand, changes in lead time, minimum order quantities, standard packs, and safety stock levels.
    • Assists and/or performs in all areas as assigned.
    • Comply with safety regulations (OSHA and Company) and maintain clean and orderly work areas.
    • Perform all other duties as assigned or needed. 

    • Requires a high school diploma/GED or equivalent experience. Some college preferred.
    • 1+ years of manufacturing experience desired.  
    • 2+ years inventory control/buyer experience.
    • Must be familiar with automated systems, including computer-based programs including MRP systems. (SAP preferred)
    • Familiarity with data entry recordkeeping on PC/Computer systems.
    • Must be able to utilize computer and software to perform defined duties.
    • Must be highly motivated and able to work independently.
    • Must be able to lift and move objects up to 60 pounds consistently with heavier weights as necessary at times.


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: Cost Estimator - Aircraft/ Aerospace

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

COMPANY: Major aerospace firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Aerospace sector cost estimator

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading aerospace firm, a Pricing/Cost Estimator. The Pricing/Cost Estimator will perform pricing of proposals, direct support of pre-award, post-award and fact finding audits, as well as, other cost estimating duties. Support the Finance function by identifying unfavorable & favorable purchase price and material variances, verifying standard cost, forecasting annual and life of program variance impact, filtering the pricing from the Sales department to insure margin performance goals are accurate, identifying & verifying low margin performing PN's, adding new parts to cost database. This role is also responsible for reporting and analyzing margins, targeting low margin PN's with specific areas of cost identified for cost reduction.

    • Costing, tracking and analysis of labor hours & material costs for hardware-oriented electrical/mechanical engineering, testing and program managements development projects;
    • Proposal preparation and analysis for new business offers.
    • Utilizes knowledge of pricing & estimating tools.
    • Works closely with project engineers to develop engineering & manufacturing labor hour estimates.
    • Works closely with procurement to develop a consolidated bill of material (BOM) for pricing and analysis.
    • Computes cost factors & prepares estimates used for management purposes
    • Support planning, organizing & scheduling work, & determining cost effectiveness.
    • Other analysis as deemed necessary by management including but not limited to:
        ? Supporting Business Case Scenarios with a recommended course of action,
        ? Other Financial Support tied to Discretionary, Capital, and Indirect Budgets.
        ? Assigned special projects and continuous improvement initiatives to improve various financial processes and individual skill sets.
        ? Collect, input, analyze, track and report all financial data for the assigned projects/business area including budget planning and tracking of Cost/Schedule and Estimate at Completion (EAC) metrics including documenting and reporting variance analysis.
    • Utilizes MS Office Suite, SAP, and other applications.

    • BS in Finance, Business Administration, Engineering or related subject.
    • 7-10 years of relevant working experience in costing estimation
    • 1-3 years of experience needed in the department of supply chain, production planning, production technology or engineering
    • Masters Degree/MBA preferred.
    • SAP Experience required.
    • Must be able to work extended hours when required.
    • Project Management experience.
    • Global cross-functional team work
    • Manufacturing/Production experience.


EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Senior Buyer - Aircraft/ Aerospace

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

COMPANY: Major aerospace firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Aerospace sector cost estimator

Recruiter seeks a Senior Buyer, on behalf of a leading aerospace firm. Reporting to a Supply Chain Supervisor, the Senior Buyer will be responsible for procurement of materials, components, supplies and/or
services for the company in accordance with standard operating
procedures, contractual requirements, financial and savings targets, and
all regulatory requirements.

Responsible for strategy execution, change management, source selection,
contract negotiations, supplier management, and conflict resolution
throughout the supply chain.

Ensure compliance with all shop floor safety regulations when participating in activities within any production, logistics,warehousing, or staging areas.

Ensure compliance with any regulatory or governing body to include, but not limited to, AS9100, EN9100, ISO9001, ISO14001, FAA, EASA, Airbus, or Boeing

Place and confirm purchase orders with approved suppliers for established material, parts, or services in accordance with contracts, master production schedule, independent spares/repair requirements


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.





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.



•   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: Director of Sourcing - Computers and Consumer Electronics

LOCATION: China (Shenzhen or Hong Kong)

COMPANY: Major Computer and Consumer Electronics Manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Computer Hardware (Notebooks) and Consumer Electronics industry procurement manager, ideally familiar with component sourcing of key components, such as chips, IC's, etc. Good connections with Intel, Microsoft, etc., are of particular interest.

Recruiter seeks a Sourcing Director on behalf of a major manufacturer of notebook computers and consumer electronics. Computer Hardware (Notebooks) and Consumer Electronics industry procurement manager, ideally familiar with component sourcing of key components, such as chips, IC's, etc. Good connections with Intel, Microsoft, etc., are of particular interest.


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: Taiwan Sales Manager - Logistics Services

LOCATION: Taiwan (Taipei)

COMPANY: Major international logistics services provider

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Experienced Taiwan Sales Manager with experience in logistics services. Fluent English and Mandarin Chinese. Business development spirit; Financial results spirit; Teamwork and co-operation skills; Communication and negotiation skills; Planning and organization skills; Creative problem solving ability; High integrity

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading logistics service provider, a Taiwan Sales Manager. Reporting to the Taiwan Country Manager, the Taiwan Sales Manager would be:
• Responsible for Sales turnover
• Directly responsible for sales development and with targets;
• Monitor & coach sales to expand their capabilities and achieve targets according to the company’s plan.
• Plan and implement Sales and Marketing strategies directly report to the General Manager.
• Develop the image and brand name of the firm in the Taiwanese market.


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