Dorman Products, Inc Colmar , PA 18915
The Director, Supply Chain Management for Dorman Products is responsible for the development and deployment of supply chain strategies for an assigned portfolio of products for the North America automotive aftermarket. You will collaborate with functional leaders and internal stakeholders (in a highly matrixed environment) to drive alignment supply planning and sourcing priorities and programs. The Director, Supply Chain Management will be accountable for tactical supply planning/execution and supplier network management. Finally, you will partner with internal and external functional leaders to design and implement programs and initiatives to optimize supply chain investments, improve supplier network performance, and build organizational strength.
Lead an organization comprised of 2-3 experienced Supply Chain Managers (direct reports) and 12-15 supply chain and procurement professionals. Provide guidance and support in managing end-to-end supply chain performance and customer serviceability.
Partner with internal Product Management teams to facilitate the rapid introduction of new products and new customer programs.
Provide leadership in the development and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives to optimize spending, improve lead-times, accelerate speed to market, and reduce supply chain risks.
Manage supply planning and procurement business processes in accordance with company policies and practices.
Monitor key commodity and currency markets. Work with functional leaders to design strategies (and/or countermeasures) to maintain competitive leverage.
Monitor company warranty spending and identity supply chain drivers of warranty expense. Work in cooperation with functional leaders to design and deploy business strategies to reduce warranty spending.
Partner with Supply Chain Management leaders and stakeholders to gather external customer/industry insights, identify best practices, market trends, and innovation ideas. Work with functional leaders to deploy strategies to improve supply chain capabilities, increase customer value, and mitigate risks.
Build organizational strength and nurture a high-performance team environment. Implement strategies to promote professional development and leverage global capabilities.
Minimum 6-8 years of leadership/management experience.
Professional experience in supply chain management-including strategic sourcing, supplier network management, supply/demand planning, product introduction, business process and planning systems, and supply chain strategy development/deployment.
Detail oriented with strong organizational and problem solving skills.
Ability to collaborate effectively across the enterprise. Promote teamwork and cooperation.
Proficient financial skills and knowledge, including optimizing resources to improve profitability.
Strong verbal and written communication skills including meeting facilitation and executive presentations.
Ability to communicate complex and/or controversial topics to a broad and diverse audience.
Skilled in applying managerial concepts and techniques in areas such as project management, idea creation, employee development, coaching, counseling, and performance evaluation.
Demonstrated leadership in enabling a business environment that promotes continuous learning, empowerment, involvement, and opportunities.
Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Finance, Industrial Engineering or related discipline
Advanced degree is a plus.
Entrepreneurial, team-oriented business environment, casual attire
The position requires a strong leadership presence and a keen ability to partner with internal stakeholders and external suppliers to align priorities and mobilize resources to deliver results.
Minimal domestic travel, 1-2 business trips to Asia annually
Position is located in Colmar, Pennsylvania