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With more than 1,600 employees at 16 locations and in 13 countries we are one of the market-leading manufacturers of innovative coating technology. We bring colour, protection and functions to surfaces. Our customers are industrial enterprises, crafts enterprises and do-it-yourselfers. The enthusiasm for perfect surfaces unites us. We are not simply looking for employees. We are looking for people who share our enthusiasm.

Supply Chain Director

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447


Title: Supply Chain Director


Reports to: Vice President of Operations



Position Objective:

Manage and lead all facility supply chain activities including strategic process transformation, supply chain planning, material requirements management, inventory management, demand and orders management, supply chain performance and logistics. Ensures linkage between process planning, and execution.



Job Duties/Responsibilities:

Performs all of the following job duties:

This position provides leadership and direction to supply chain teams responsible for the management of the Plymouth and Otsego facilities supply functions.


Supply chain span of control includes supply chain processes, planning, material requirements, inventory management, demand and orders management, supply chain performance, logistics, warehousing, and the product distribution center.


As a member of the Operations Leadership team, incumbent provides input to business unit goals and strategy development. The incumbent is accountable for the development of the supply chain organizational design, key enterprise inventory metrics, point of use material availability, product availability and reduction of cash to cash cycle time.


Incumbent ensures facility production schedules provide proper product availability to customers while balancing manufacturing constraint issues. This position leads facilities sales inventory and operations planning, ensuring robust process conformance. Works with sales and product managers to ensure supply chain strategies are developed and aligned with worldwide sourcing strategies, and provides inputs to suppliers sourcing and resource management.


Incumbent is accountable for supply chain performance improvements, including supplier certification and the supplier SIOP process. Works closely with relevant functional areas and assigns resources to supply chain performance improvement projects.


Incumbent manages department resources, planning focus, motivation and encouragement to direct reports. This position is responsible for coaching, developing, and mentoring department resources. Incumbent is responsible for all personnel issues and performance evaluation of direct reports, including development, capability building in succession planning. Leads efforts to improve communication and aligns logistics and manufacturing activities.


Internal customers include department employees, operations, finance, and other process partners. External contacts include various customers and vendors throughout Wagner’s worldwide business and markets.


Position impacts:

Incumbent is accountable to achieve PQDC targets across the operational supply chain measurements. This position is accountable for supply chain key performance indicators in the areas On-Time-Delivery conformance and inventory turns and dollars.


Job requirements:


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge and experience with CI/Lean/six sigma
  • APICS, CPIM, or CSCP national certification
  • Process strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Deploy and develop creative/original solutions to complex problems
  • High level of business acumen with the ability to lead large scale enterprise transformation activities for a business division
  • Ability to translate strategic vision and to actionable performance
  • Ability to establish and monitor policies and guidelines
  • Thorough understanding of company policies and procedures
  • Solid product/technical knowledge
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and leadership skills
  • Potential travel required up to 25%


Required background experience:

  • Minimum of 8-10 years of supply chain or related experience
  • College or university degree, preferably in supply chain and or logistics management or industrial engineering is required
  • Experience in inventory management and control, purchasing, parts distribution and or supply chain/logistics is highly desired
  • Experience in information technology, supply chain logistics, global purchasing, operations/or quality is desired. SAP knowledge preferred.

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