Strategic Supply Chain Manager 1

Garmin - Olathe, KS3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $100,000 - $140,000 a year
EducationSkillsBenefits
As a leading worldwide provider of navigation devices and wearable technology, our focus is on developing, designing and supporting superior products. Our advanced technology promotes performance, safety and ease of use in every market we serve. That makes us an engineering and technology company with a keen focus on recruiting talent in those fields. But the same vertical integration business model that keeps all design and manufacturing processes in-house also gives us the incentive to hire top performers from different backgrounds, including operations, finance and accounting, information technology, sales, marketing and communications.

We’re looking for a Strategic Supply Chain Manager 1 at our world headquarters in Olathe, KS to manage Supply Chain Management activities which deliver targeted products into mass production ensuring Garmin has achieved the best possible material schedule, cost and assurance of supply.

In this role, your essential functions will include:
Applies Supply Chain Management skills within small to mid-size projects or sub-projects, seeking input from mentor and/or supervisor as needed
Manages simultaneous supply chain activities which strengthen new product introduction process
Maximize buying power by leveraging overall company volume, negotiating pricing agreements, lead time & terms, and creating strategic supplier partnerships. Keeps abreast of industry developments impacting materials, supply, services, and other relevant market developments to advise and update project team
Ensures team members/stakeholders are appropriately informed including awareness of project scope, milestones, main points of contact, repositories, and tools specific to the assigned tasks/project(s)
Creates and maintains basic timelines and milestone tracking and open action/issues lists
Drives assigned project elements to closure and uses good judgment in determining when to escalate issues above mentor or direct supervisor
Qualifications

Qualified candidates will possess a Master’s degree in a related Engineering field OR Master’s degree in Operations AND demonstrated experience in strategic supply chain management or related supply chain experience OR Bachelor’s degree in a related Engineering field AND a minimum of two years strategic supply chain management or related supply chain experience OR Bachelor’s degree in Operations related field AND a minimum of four years strategic supply chain management or related supply chain experience. Other required skills include:

Must demonstrate previous new product introduction (NPI) experience in a vertically integrated consumer electronics environment
Demonstrated experience and knowledge working with working with ERP (enterprise requirements planning) and MRP (materials requirements planning) in an electronics manufacturing environment
Demonstrated knowledge of the supply and material planning organization process
Demonstrated a complete understanding of supply/demand and clear to bid analytics
Must possess previous experience with a history of successful supplier relationship management and the understanding of their manufacturing processes
Must possess previous experience to deliver improvements in the areas of material schedule AND cost
Must demonstrate a complete understanding of supply/demand and clear to bid analytics
Candidates with strong knowledge in the functional business modules of MRP and ERP are highly preferred!

Our benefits, designed to lead an evolving marketplace, support innovation and encourage a healthy balance between work and life, keep us competitive and allow our associates to make their own decisions about their well-being and future. We offer a choice of healthcare plans—with low or no premiums—which consistently rank in the 90th percentile when compared to other high-tech employers, plus dental and vision plans for you and your family. In addition, our financial benefits rate 82% above the median for technology companies comparable in size. Our 401K retirement plan provides 5% of pay base contribution plus a match of 75 cents for every dollar you contribute to a maximum of 10% of your compensation. The employee stock purchase plan allows for shares to be bought at a 15% discount.

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