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  • Director, Global Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain

    Job Location(s) US-PA-Cranberry Twp
    Posted Date 4 days ago(7/13/2018 9:58 AM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Global Supply Chain
  • Overview

    We are looking for a Director of Global Strategic Souring and Supply Chain to identify, plan, direct and implement a global operational sourcing as well as a supply/demand planning vision and strategy in a cross-cultural, multi-region setting.  Reporting to the VP Global OPEX and Chief Customer Officer, the successful incumbent will have the opportunity to develop and implement strategic sourcing and supply chain strategies for best in class performance.  If this sounds like an exciting opportunity, we want to hear from you!


    Lead Global Supply Chain and Planning Strategy

    • Identify, plan, direct and implement global supply planning and forecasting strategies to develop and maintain accuracy of total demand for all regions; develop a master planning/supply aggregation; drive schedule management, and set target inventory levels
    • Ensure sales, marketing, manufacturing and distribution run the business to a consensus aggregate forecast through an effective S&OP process

    Lead Global Strategic Sourcing Strategy

    • Identify, plan, direct and implement a global sourcing strategy to lower company costs (increased positive PPV) and minimize company risk that starts with analyzing spend, determining optimal sourcing strategies, establishing competitive bidding, negotiation and terms and conditions requirements, to achieve desired results.
    • Work with internal key stake holders to establish best sourcing solutions at both the local and global level.

    Develop Best-in-Class Systems and Processes

    • Identify and implement systems and procedures to improve demand planning and supply chain management performance and develop supply chain metrics that link and support strategic initiatives.
    • Coordinate with Materials Managers, Logistics, Sales, Marketing, IT, and order administration to develop and refine demand planning and logistics practices and policies to meet best-in-class metrics as well as relevant regulatory and company requirements.
    • Develop and implement programs to drive supplier development on a global basis to best-in-class status in regards to deliver, quality, and supplier performance and cost synergies.
    • Achieve improvements in key global processes that will enhance the financial performance by attaining higher levels of productivity, efficiency, and customer loyalty.  The processes must focus on:  lead-time based delivery improvements, first promise date, customer expected date, and the development of aged inventory and I&O reserve processes.

    Manage Global Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Networks

    • Coordinate supply and demand planning activities with all regions of the world to drive site specific production unit/dollar level alignment, and improvements to desired results.
    • Serve as the supply and demand planning liaison for all critical global MSA change communications and initiatives from manufacturing sites, sales, and marketing to key business leaders.
    • Review all global contracts and develop strategy for alignment and consistency to drive cost synergies.

    Talent Development and Coaching

    • Build the breadth and depth of the global strategic sourcing and supply chain team and develop best-in-class competencies and skills of the global team.
    • Develop and implement a global talent management strategy for strategic sourcing and supply chain talent through effective recruitment, hiring, retention and development of key skill sets that align with MSA's core competencies.



    Special knowledge, skills and abilities required:

    • Strong leadership skills
    • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to build effective relationships with key stakeholders
    • Proven ability to drive change within the organization
    • Proven ability to effectively work in a matrix organization
    • Strong global acumen
    • Proven ability with SAP or similar ERP
    • Approximately 40% domestic and international travel


    • Experience leading a global planning operation
    • Experience leading a global strategic sourcing organization

    Education and experience required:

    • 10 years of progressively responsible experience in Planning, Forecasting, Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing, Operations or related function
    • 5 or more years of management or leadership experience
    • Experience implementing and effective SIOP process
    • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Business or related discipline


    • Advanced degree (MBA, Masters)
    • APICS, IBF or ISM certification


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