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Supply Chain Manager

Supply Chain | Athens, OH | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Global Cooling, Inc. is a rapidly growing company that manufactures and sells Stirling Ultracold freezers, a new generation of environmentally friendly ultra-low temperature freezers which operate at or below -80°C. These freezers do not use compressor-based or cascade refrigeration systems. They use patented free-piston Stirling engine technology developed for critical energy, aerospace and industrial applications.

We currently have a need to fill a full-time, exempt (salaried), Supply Chain Manager Position.


The Supply Chain Manager will oversee all aspects of our supply chain organization, including materials, purchasing/sourcing, transportation and logistics.  This is a highly visible and key position in the Operations Group.  This position will require a strong combination of leadership, functional and organizational skills.

Responsibilities / Job Duties:

  • Drive strategic objectives for supply chain organization as outlined in strategic plan.
  • Develop strong, capable, flexible and effective supply chain for company
  • Interface with all key areas of business (manufacturing, engineering, quality, etc.)
  • Transition, develop and grow purchasing function into strategic sourcing function
  • Balance business goals of on-time delivery, inventory management and cost reduction
  • Estimates values according to knowledge and research of market price and determines method of procurement, such as direct purchase, payment terms, or purchase order process
  • Uses Bills of Materials and Master Schedule to organize purchasing activities and manage inventory levels
  • Monitor and drive improvement in vendor performance, supplier quality, etc.
  • Implement strategic supply chain initiatives (consignment, VMI, etc.)
  • Analyzes and plans for long lead time and long transit time parts
  • Monitors and audits Purchasing and Receiving practices to ensure accuracy and efficiency
  • Works to balance inventory levels with Economic Order Quantities
  • Researches and qualifies new vendors
  • Lead strategic improvements in the areas of transportation, freight, logistics, etc.
  • Prepare company for international growth via global logistics planning/plans
  • Lead, manage and develop members of supply chain team
  • Assists in developing reporting processes
  • Actively supports company-wide 5S initiatives
  • Completes any necessary work records accurately and in a timely manner
  • Works with the rest of the team to maintain a SAFE and CLEAN work environment

Required Skills / Abilities:

  • Strong business acumen with technical competency (electrical/mechanical components)  
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strategy, analysis, decision-making, problem-solving skills
  • Excellent mathematic knowledge and skills
  • Ability to determine current market price of goods and materials
  • Excellent cost analysis and procurement procedures knowledge
  • Has working knowledge of ERP, relational databases, EDI, KanBan
  • Must have a adept degree of computer competency
  • Must be able to concentrate in a busy work environment
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Must able to interact with other team members while in cooperative working relationships
  • Must be willing to travel occasionally, as needed (15-20%)
  • Must be willing to travel internationally, as needed (1-2 times per year)
  • Must be able to work with limited direction/supervision
  • Must be able to walk, sit, and stand throughout an eight-hour (or longer) day.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5 Years equivalent work experience
  • 3 Years Supervisor Experience
  • Experience in a manufacturing and/or  warehouse environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree / MBA
  • 10 Years equivalent work experience
  • 6 years Supervisor Experience
  • Experience in a precision manufacturing environment.
  • International logistics experience.