Supply Chain Manager

Elizabeth, NJ
Full Time
The Supply Chain Manager will responsible for leading a diverse team of supply chain professionals to support the overall supply chain strategy of maximizing service levels while minimizing sourcing and inventory related costs.  The position reports to the Director, Supply Planning and will be responsible for leading all supply chain activities as it relates to purchasing, material planning, logistics, supplier management & team leadership.

Essential Functions:
  • Lead a supply chain team consisting of Supply Planners, Demand planner and coordinator roles to meet specific KPI’s focused on inventory levels, cost/profitability, spoils & fill rates.
  • Collaborate with Sales, Operations and Customer Service Teams to drive improvements in service levels.
  • Partner with Business Development teams to promote good supplier relationships and high performance.
  • Regularly review inventory to  minimize distressed, long or dead stocks
  • Act as the primary resource for team members when day to day issues & questions arise and mentor proper decision making.
  • Champion the development of team members to be more effective and productive in their day to day activities.
  • Work closely alongside demand planning to ensure proper forecasts are honed in.
  • Support change management and proper utilization/application of systems and processes
  • Review costs associated with open PO’s and landed inventory tom ensure they are in line with budget and pre-established accruals.
  • Continuously evaluate opportunities to increase the efficiency of our supply chain and the profitability of the company.
  • Other duties assigned as needed.
Skills Required:
  • Quick learner with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, maintain focus, and adapt to a variety of challenges
  • Very close attention to detail
  • Good organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • MS Office with advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to properly manage time and know when to apply a sense of urgency

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain/Logistics, or equivalent experience
  • Experience using ERP systems and MRP platforms (experience with Infor M3 a plus)
  • 5+ years of supply chain or procurement experience ideally within the food import industry
  • 2 years experience managing teams with multiple direct reports

The Gellert Global Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
M/F/ Veteran/Disability.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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