Supply Chain Lead

Supply Chain Lead

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Winnipeg, Manitoba

Supply Chain & Operations




Aplin has partnered with our Winnipeg-based client to join their growing team for a permanent position of Supply Chain Lead.

Benefits & Perks:
  • 15 days per year (raising to 20 days after 5 years)
  • Health Coverage
  • Financial Incentives: Annual Salary Reviews, Discretionary Bonus
  • Retirement Planning: RRSP
  • Personal & Family Time: 1 day Paid Volunteering per year and Enhanced Parental Leave
  • Supportive work environment fostering teamwork, openness, and integrity
  • Opportunities for professional growth, training and career advancement
  • Taking responsibility for the effective day-to-day management of direct and indirect vendors supplying the Canada operation.
  • Developing and expediting supply plans at the vendor level to ensure the smooth running of production and the on-time fulfilment of customer orders.
  • Overseeing Vendor Management including regular reviews and quality monitoring, commercial contract negotiation and oversight, service level agreements and seeking out new vendor opportunities.
  • Keeping NetSuite up to date with accurate bills of material, part numbers and pricing information for our range of assembly products including bespoke special projects.
  • Working as part of a wider North American team to expedite the effective delivery of bespoke special projects.
  • Working with the Assembly and Distribution Centre to ensure stock availability and solve stock-related issues, effectively using data to forecast and maximize capacity utilization based on lead times.
  • Undertaking analysis to inform our procurement approach considering assembly versus purchasing.
  • Working as part of the Canada Leadership team you’ll contribute to the ongoing development and improvement of operational processes and practices.
  • Managing the Supply Chain Coordinator, and all the associated responsibilities (regular 121s, clear objectives and development plans, performance management as required).
  • Post-secondary in relevant field.
  • A proven background in manufacturing or assembly environment.
  • Proven experience in a similar vendor management, procurement, or inventory / material planning role.
  • Conversant with standard ERP planning methodology  (e.g. min/max planning, EOQ, ATP, Purchase Order, Sales Order structures, item and vendor master data).
  • Background in continuous improvement.
  • Excellent Communication skills and ability to build good working relationships.
  • Comfortable working in an ambiguous and changeable environment.
  • Self-motivated, willing to take the initiative and make decisions. Can-do attitude with a determination to get the job done.

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