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Senior Manager Supply Chain


Lowell - Massachusetts - USA



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SR. Manager - Supply Chain

Reporting to the Director of EMS Vendor Management, the Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for managing Kronos’ Contract Manufacturers and Component suppliers’ process. This includes vendor management, planning, purchasing, inventory management, cost reduction and supply chain logistics for existing and new product development. The Supply Chain Manager ensures that every step of the process is functioning effectively to avoid costly delays and lost sales opportunities. Activities will include supplier price analysis and quarterly price reductions, supplier management, monthly metric package generation, oversight of forecast preparation. The Supply Chain Manager will drive changes to improve and support business activities.

Job Responsibilities:

• Provide direction, supervision and career development to direct reports
• Development of sourcing strategy and supply chain risk mitigation plans
• Analyze industry trends to proactively identify supply base issues to minimize risk, protect continuity of supply, and exploit emerging opportunities
• Coordinates with the Engineering Manager to evaluate vendor and component reliability and develop new supply sources to maintain competitive cost, quality and delivery.
• Control excess and obsolete material disposition and scrap costs with EMS supplier.
• Set cost savings goals and execute plans to reduce product costs
• Lead role to manage component and manufacturing supplier relationships including escalations and issue management for EMS, Engineering and Product Management teams
• Generates and manages supplier RFP/RFQ process to ensure optimum selection of supplier and/or product through evaluation of risk and benefits.
• Negotiate and implement supplier agreements/contracts by working with cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers.
• Influence contract manufacturing processes, technology decisions and policies in ways that are mutually beneficial and sustainable for both organizations
• Plans and designs Supply Chain processes and makes recommendations and changes to improve and support business systems and activities and builds scalability.
• Measure and drive solutions to manage forecast volatility, inventory levels and material availability impact to delivery schedules.
• Ensure priorities are handled effectively by modifying plans and actions in coordination with other key organizations.


Position Requirements

• Bachelors’ Degree Supply Chain Management or Business Management
• CPM, APICS and other professional accreditations are a plus
• 10 years’ experience in Supply Chain Management
• Negotiation and Vendor Management Skills
• Analytical and planning skills
• Forecast management experience
• Project management skills
• Experience with Oracle, SAP and Agile system applications desired
• Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications


Corporate overview

You’re empowered when you’re a Kronite. 

Want to be part of an elite group of highly skilled professionals? We think our employees are a special group of talented, energetic, and innovative people. And for that reason, we refer to ourselves as Kronites. Kronites care about more than just work. We recognize the need to maintain a healthy work-life balance – to live inspired. In fact, it’s expected! You’ll soon learn that we take work and fun seriously. No matter what position you hold at Kronos, you’re a Kronite. And we want you to feel like you have the power to make a difference in your life and the lives of others, at work and beyond. 

Kronos is a global provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos’ industry-specific workforce applications are purpose built for businesses, healthcare providers, educational institutions and government agencies of all sizes. Tens of thousands of organizations – including half of the Fortune 1000® - and more than 40 million people in over 100 countries use Kronos every day. 

EEO Statement

Kronos is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.