Cardinal Health Waukegan , IL 60079
What Supply Chain Inventory and Purchasing Contributes to Cardinal Health:
The Supply Chain Inventory/Purchasing team is responsible for managing supplier relations at a tactical level by executing and expediting purchase orders. Supply Chain Inventory/Purchasing ensures the right quantity of products arrive in the right place, at the right time and cost. Assists in negotiating product and supply chain costs. Utilize terms and conditions of supplier contracts, work with internal customers to improve processes, and evaluate supplier performance that ultimately improves the supply chain.
Demonstrates decision making skills to make optimal purchasing decisions based on supplier and customer contracts, situational information, and all other available data for assigned product lines at the optimum cost.
Utilizes influencing, communication, and collaborative skills to partner with all internal customers (i.e. Sourcing, Finance, Operations, Sales, etc.) and external Supplier Partners to ensure timely delivery of products to assigned distribution centers and the efficiency of our Supply Chain.
Possesses technical skills around our purchasing systems (SCORE and SAP), Expediting system (EAI web based tool), reporting tools (Tableau, Business Objects, and MS Access/Excel).
Final decision makers for forecast and inventory related decisions for their assigned supplier portfolio.
Understands and meets goals for Service Level, Days of Inventory on hand, purchase order expediting, and others as established by the management team.
Runs and analyzes data from multiple data sources to understand the root cause of a problem or low metric and to have quality discussions with supplier partners.
Develops long term relationships with supplier partners to continually push to improve purchasing processes.
This position is responsible for replenishment and order fulfillment for Cardinal Brand products to our warehouse partners
Managing our VMI process with our key Channel Partner customers
Working with Channel Partner groups on flow of product
Interacting with customers and replenishment centers to create orders to move product
Weekly call with customers to provide order updates and higher level discussions on progress reports
Perform route cause analysis to resolve inventory issues to support service levels to customers/distribution centers
Manage 6 direct reports- reports are involved in all aspects of supply chain- forecasting, inventory, product flow, purchase orders, data analytics, trend analysis, etc.
Mentor and develop direct reports
Provide performance reviews to direct reports
High school diploma required; BA degree preferred
3-5 years experience with in supply chain preferred
3+ supervisory/management experience preferred
Strong communication skills
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products
SAP experience preferred
Process improvements experience
What is expected of you and others at this level:
Manages department operations and supervises professional employees, frontline supervisors and/or business support staff
Participates in the development of policies and procedures to achieve specific goals
Ensures employees operate within guidelines
Decisions have a short term impact on work processes, outcomes, and customers
Interacts with subordinates, peer customers and suppliers at various management levels; may interact with senior management
Interactions normally involves resolution of issues related to operations and/or projects
Gains consensus from various parties involved
Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.