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Director, Supply Chain

Date: Mar 26, 2019

Location: Tulsa, OK, US

Company: W.C. Bradley Co.

Zebco has a great opportunity for an experienced and action-biased supply chain professional, with our family of trusted brands and knowledgeable teams.  International travel is a part of this role. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an authentic leadership style coupled with the ability to evaluate data and use applicable tools, reporting and expertise to reach fact-based decisions, and drive for results.  The ability to effectively manage regardless of organization, department and geographic boundaries is critical, as is previous experience managing remote staff outside the U.S.

Job Summary

Responsibility for oversight of the Business Units supply chain strategy to include supplier partnerships, establishment and management of relevant policies and procedures, objectives, and initiatives. Provide direction, leadership, and management of the procurement/sourcing of resources across the globe.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute long and short-term global sourcing strategies of high quality and low-cost materials, supplies, and equipment.
  • Lead, staff, coach and manage the Global Supply Chain team for the business including Demand Planning, Materials Management and Sourcing, domestically and in China.
  • Oversee the positive management of all supplier relationships; terminate and establish supplier relationships as appropriate.
  • Drive the business unit Sales & Ops reviews/processes to ensure alignment to maximize revenues.
  • Partner with product development to understand material, equipment, and manufacturing needs; review component technologies to ensure low cost, high quality, and long-term reliability.
  • Determine supply chain KPIs for cost, schedule and quality objectives and evaluation of current and potential supplier performance; partner with parent Internal Audit to manage supplier audit program.
  • Develop and maintain robust processes to improve demand planning, supply planning and in-bound tracking.
  • Develop and manage global sourcing processes and systems; implement proven best practices.
  • Ensure a robust evaluation of current and potential supplier partners.
  • Negotiate pricing with suppliers and ensure on-time delivery of materials, supplies, and equipment.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge base of global sourcing and supply trends, standards, as well as legal and logistical considerations for global suppliers.
  • Other duties as deemed necessary.

Qualification Requirements

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field.


Minimum Work Experience: Five to 7 years domestic and global supply chain experience within a CPG environment.


License(s) / Certification(s): None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of supply chain and sourcing standards and trends.
  • Knowledge of the consumer products manufacturing industry.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to execute on high quality with low cost.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain professional relationships at all levels within and outside the Company.
  • Project management skills and the ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously.
  • Time management skills and the ability to effectively manage multiple competing demands.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to maintain information in a logical and well-thought-out manner.
  • Analytical skills and the ability to break information down into its base components.
  • Ability to travel frequently both domestically and internationally.
  • Ability to adapt communication styles to meet cultural standards and expectations outside of North America.
  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.
  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness.

Physical Requirements

Represents the appropriate physical requirements of the job in the course of the work.

Nearest Major Market: Tulsa
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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