We are an executive retained search firm based out of Chicago, IL. We've been retained by a great client of ours to secure their Head of Supply Chain Operations. Our client is a leading global distributor of commercial and industrial products to markets around the globe. The company is publicly-held with strong year on year revenue, EPS and net income growth. We're looking for folks coming out of a distribution based business.
This GM and Head of Supply Chain will be a key senior member of our client's senior / executive leadership team and will report directly to the CEO. This Supply Chain Leader will lead a team of direct reports with full end to end supply chain responsibilities. In this new role, the selected candidate and his/her team will take the lead on the development and implementation of a leading-edge procurement, distribution and warehouse operations and logistics strategies and programs.
In summary, our client is looking for an experienced, strategic and exceptionally credible leader with a history of playing a leading role in taking his or her company’s supply chain, distribution operations and logistics functions/organizations to new levels; one who has demonstrated the desire and ability to lead and influence change in a collaborative yet persuasive manner on an enterprise-wide basis.
15 plus years of experience in procurement, sourcing, logistics, transportation, warehousing/inventory management in a distribution setting with multi-DC, high volume/SKU activity.
Strong business and financial acumen, ability to provide accurate and timely support to the overall business.
Strong problem analysis and resolution at both a strategic and functional level with a proven ability to analyze complex problems and provide simple solutions.
Strong Lean Logistics and Continuous Improvement experience with demonstrated understanding of best practice business processes in general.
Detailed knowledge of the strategic sourcing procurement life cycle and procurement best practices and methods.
A demonstrated understanding of and experience in implementing strategic sourcing principles and programs in a B2B/distribution company setting.
Demonstrated leadership style that is highly collaborative and results-oriented. A hands-on approach with the ability to work effectively in a team environment, interfacing effectively with operating management at all levels – with a high degree of personal integrity.
Demonstrated strategic skill set with ability and proven experience in outlining a strong vision for distribution, inventory management and logistics.
Sound experience in terms of leading major logistics projects (g., network optimization and transportation network studies, installation of capital equipment, major repairs, etc.).
Solid systems orientation having utilized technologically advanced systems/processes in warehousing, inventory management and transportation.
Demonstrated experience in successfully negotiating and managing common carrier contracts and assimilating network footprints.
Strong leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to influence and successfully lead employees in change management, cultural assimilation, and individual empowerment.
Demonstrated ability to develop, manage and lead high performance teams.
Demonstrated excellence in both written and oral communication.
Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Engineering, Business or other technical discipline. MBA preferred.
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