Supply Chain Manager

Northlake, IL 60164

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Supply Chain Job Number: Na69504214 Compensation: 105000

Job Description

Title: Supply Chain Manager

Location: Northlake, IL ($95-115k)



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Hire Type:  Direct hire


Job Summary

The Supply Chain Manager provides leadership and direction in the areas of Scheduling/Planning, Procurement, Inventory and Materials Management, Warehousing, Traffic, Shipping & Receiving, and Purchasing. Plant Manager fulfills the duties of this role in case of a vacancy.


Job Duties:

  • Ensure raw materials and finished products are supplied to internal and external customers on a timely basis. 
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with customers, both internally and externally, as well as the suppliers. 
  • Maintain a skilled and competent workforce focusing upon raw material efficiency, world class equipment utilization, delivery, quality (services), cost, and flexibility. 
  • Create and maintain purchasing system that provides annually increasing economic value. 
  • Manage the Supply Chain group to achieve the desired OTC (On Time Complete) metric using visual management systems, demand segmentation and other tools as necessary. 
  • Must foster a continuous improvement environment using lean principles such as Kanban/Pull Systems, 5s, demand segmentation, production wheels, etc. 
  • Motivate staff to accomplish common goals and continuously improve from current/past practices to result in cost reductions, process improvements, and higher customer satisfaction. • Responsible for overseeing food safety. 


  • Bachelors’ degree (B.A.) in Business Management, Engineering or Industrial Engineering from a four-year college or university 
  • 10 years progressive experience in Supply Chain, Materials Management, Logistics, Procurement or related field • 
  • APIC’s certification preferred and Lean experience strongly desired •
  • Proficient in Microsoft office •
  • Extensive ERP system experience preferred


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information 


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