• Full Time
  • Sanford, ME
  • Job ID: 41232

Staff Hunters

The Supply Chain Manager is responsible for the entire life cycle of our products. Experience in a manufacturing, ideally life sciences environment is desired. This position is responsible for maintaining customer satisfaction by providing problem-solving resources and managing staff.

Experience in a variety of supply chain roles in the past, including purchasing, planning, inventory control is desired, as is experience with Lean Manufacturing.

He/she is also responsible for creating and implementing Purchasing, Material Planning, Production Scheduling and Inventory Control processes for manufactured and/or purchased parts, components, sub-assemblies and finished products.

This position is responsible for the management of All Inventories (on order, in process, and finished goods), and must have an excellent understanding and management of MRP concepts and a complete buyer understanding and adherence to trade organization and supplier standards. EPICOR Experience or building out ERP systems functionality is a highly desired. .


  • The Supply Chain Manager meets his/her job objectives as noted above by executing the following specific functions:


  • Supports the company’s  safety practices, programs, and guidelines

Sales & Operations Planning (SOP)

  • Manages responsibilities for Demand and capacity Planning, production scheduling and execution, inventory, purchasing, and supplier service level management. Responsible for integrating production schedules with business planning and forecasting through the Sales & Operations Planning (SOP) process.
  • Establishes and maintains a Master Production Schedule within the objectives of the Production Plan
  • Establishes delivery lead-time windows for each purchased and/or manufactured part, component, and sub-assembly and working with operations to ensure that our on-time delivery goals are met
  • Ensures efficient work center loads and material availability to meet customer order requirements

Supplier Performance Management

  • Responsible for working with the Quality Assurance group on supplier report cards to ensure that plans of action are developed and implemented for improving poor performing suppliers
  • Explores new technologies and processes to reduce non-value-added procurement and planning activities
  • Ensures compliance with EEO contractor purchasing requirements as well as upholding the company procurement ethics practices
  • Oversees the Vendor base of purchased parts suppliers, administers Vendor Ratings as well as ensures that necessary Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are obtained from vendors and distributed to all affected employees and ensures availability of high-quality materials and purchased parts at competitive prices
  • Actively pursues and develops subcontracting or alternative materials purchasing standards or configuration opportunities which will eliminate or reduce manufacturing requirements and costs, thereby improving the competitiveness of the company.

Inventory Control

  • Responsible for inventory accuracy as measured by cycle counts and year-end physical inventory
  • Responsible for coordinating a root cause analysis and prevention system with the cycle count program to make annual improvements in inventory accuracy and works with entire Supply Chain and other departments to monitor and maintain appropriate inventory levels
  • Oversees the Receiving function for raw material, including matching received inventory against purchase orders, and the reviewing and identification of discrepancies in received inventory
  • Manages all raw material inventories, in-process, and finished goods inventories, including stockroom purchased parts inventory


  • Participates in the coordination of engineering changes, product line extensions, or new product launches to ensure orderly and timely transition in material or production flow
  • Establishes annual budgets for the Production & Inventory Control (PIC) Department and performs within the limitations of those budgets
  • Develops ongoing departmental training programs (internal and external to the company) that encourage and promote employee growth and professional development
  • Ensures that all Supply Chain performance evaluations are completed in a timely manner and ensures wage adjustments are made in a timely manner.
  • Manages and continually evaluates and develops the growth of the PIC Department and provides for a competent and adequate staff, encouraging them to use Lean Tools and concepts to eliminate waste in all forms (scrap/rework, transportation, motion, waiting, inventory, over production, over processing, and under-utilization of people)
  • Uses systemic thinking by seeing processes from end to end and works to challenge the status quo to eliminate the root cause of problems


  • Inventory Accuracy (G/L vs Actual, Cycle Counts)
  • Inventory Turns – individual and total
  • Conformance of purchased parts to specifications (vendor returns per nonconformance system data)
  • Purchased/Manufactured Parts Shortage Impact, Purchased Parts Order Shipping Performance
  • Vendor delivery performance
  • Pricing Performance/ Purchase Price Variance (PPV)
  • Quoted Sales Order Lead Time
  • On time completion of all performance reviews in department


  • BS Degree or Industrial Technology (4 yr.) Degree, preferably in Materials Management or a related field (i.e. Business, Contracts, Production Planning)
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the Materials field to include responsibilities in Production Planning, Inventory Control and Purchasing.
  • Solid understanding (formal training and experience) in an ERP Manufacturing environment with Capacity Planning and Shop Floor Control, is required.
  • Strong management experience

To apply for the Supply Chain Manager, email an MS Word copy of your resume to kendra@staffhunters.net, see our website at www.staffhunters-portsmouth.net or call 603-766-2004.

Supply Chain Manager

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Meet Your Recruiter

Kendra Palmer

Kendra originally joined Staff Hunters in 2011 as an Engineering Recruiter, and is currently a Senior Engineering Recruiter Manager. In her position, Kendra recruits engineers, technicians, and designers at all levels. She enjoys helping both candidates and companies make the right match, and continuously strives to stay current on the latest recruiting strategies. Prior to joining Staff Hunters, Kendra spent eight years recruiting IT, science, finance, and engineering staff for the Maine division of a large national recruiting firm. In 2010, she was formally recognized for her enthusiasm and interest in recruiting. Born in Maine, Kendra spent much of her youth between the Maine lakes and coast. She graduated with a BS from the University of Maine and an MBA from University of Southern Maine. Outside of work, Kendra is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys kayaking and exploring the outdoors with her family, friends, and her amazing dog. She can often be found kayaking the lakes and seacoast of New England, and aspires to kayak internationally someday in Baja Mexico or the Caribbean.