Columbus, Nebraska

Supply Chain Manager

Supply Chain Manager


Location: Columbus, NE


Ref No: 1328


We are currently working with one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world. They are advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics, and the delivery of care.  They have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.  They are looking to add a Supply Chain Manager to their team who can help them propel the business into the future and deliver their mission.  As a member of the Site Leadership Team this position is responsible for leading the supply chain function and developing and implementing the vision and strategy at the plant level.  The scope and accountability of this role are to plan, organize and direct the functions and activities of production planning, material management, procurement, sterilization, warehousing and logistics & distribution functions for the plant.



  • Ownership and execution of capacity management supporting the monthly S&OP process under the guidance of the Global S&OP team
  • Issuing the Master Production Schedules and monitoring performance to schedule.
  • Running the Material Requirement Planning and supplying all raw materials and components required for production.
  • Procurement of materials, products and services for production, engineering, process development and other site activities.
  • Manages the Inventory and space required for the storage and transfer of raw materials, semi-finished and finished goods within the plant as well as suppliers, subcontractors, and distribution centers. 
  • Actively develop the collaboration with the Supply Chain network to create a seamless information flow.
  • Focus resources on continuous improvement of the movement of materials through various production processes and establishes key performance metrics and benchmarks relating to supply chain planning/forecasting to measure actual performance against goals.
  • Set annual goals and objectives for the Plant Supply Chain and direct their implementation in alignment with the Plant leadership.
  • Leads the site for strategy and execution of the inventory / working capital targets.
  • Provides leadership for the ongoing improvement of the safety performance of both the department and the site.   Promotes a safety-first culture.
  • Influences and partners with site operations leaders on production schedules, equipment efficiency, materials supply, and volume required to meet demand and to ensure consensus on production volumes and meeting the business plan.
  • Supports a strong working relationship with Global Procurement to support supplier improvement initiatives as well as supplier problem solving initiatives. 
  • Manages the overall logistical movement and control of finished goods, inbound materials, outbound materials, and inter-plant flows.  Works closely and supports the direction of Global Transportation strategies.



Background Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Logistics/Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or Engineering.
  • MBA Preferred.
  • 5+ years Logistics and/or Supply Chain Management required.
  • Management experience with people leaders, hourly production associates and technical associates preferred.
  • Advanced level of leadership abilities required.
  • Understanding of Lean and Six Sigma required
  • Broad understanding and practice of Business Processes, especially Supply Chain Processes (S&OP Process, Order fulfillment, MRP management, Master Production Scheduling, Inventory management), Warehouse and Transportation knowledge, Procurement practices.




  • Attractive compensation
  • Full benefit package including 401K matching.


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