172036 - VP of Supply Chain - TN
$100000 to $150000.00 DOE

The Vice President of Supply Chain and Operations position requires in depth, expert level knowledge and experience in supply chain and operations.
Responsible for leading the development and implementation of the supply chain and operations strategy, including overseeing the development of supply chain processes, sourcing, cost and service level agreements, risk management strategies, and the implementation of operational initiatives to support long-term customer program requirements.

- Lead the design and implementation of initiatives to support the supply chain strategy for TEVET, including leveraging systems that optimize the supply chain process; maintaining knowledge of and adopting industry trends and best practices as appropriate; staying current on the regulatory, competitive, and supplier landscape; and, promoting the continuous review and modification of activities within supply chain functions (purchasing, inventory management/logistics, distribution, product sourcing/vendor review, commodity management, and technical services/quality).
- Oversees management of purchasing, quality, information systems, customer service teams, inventory management, demand planning, and logistics. Effectively manages distribution and logistics relationships to ensure the highest levels of service are provided, effective communication strategies are in place, and that mutually beneficial partnerships exist.
- Drives operational excellence and continuous improvement throughout the organization, creating an innovative culture that measures itself by consistently increasing levels of quality and focusing on ways to make its products and services better every day.
- Oversee annual procurement spend, provides leadership in the direction and coordination of purchasing activities for all customer demand, capital expense and other related products needed for operations at the lowest prices commensurate with desired quality. Formulates sourcing strategies to meet market, supplier and customer objectives and attain financial goals; manages the contract negotiation process; and oversees on-going risk assessment of supplier and product supply chain in addition to service levels.
- Leads the Operations' services and strategy function, which includes MRO, VMI, CMI, EOL/LTB, and all other inventory management strategies.
- Maintains active communication with leaders from Finance, Sales, HR, and Marketing, for new program development, discussing process/product options, updating on market issues, and other related items.
- Develops and oversees annual budget and ensure adherence for areas of responsibility; prepares and provides justification of capital expenses, monitors G&A, and operating results; resolves variances or - Provides leadership and direction; tracks performance of functional departments and staff to ensure efficiency levels are met in addition to ensuring compliance, productivity and quality standards

- Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field; MBA preferred.
- 15+ years of progressive leadership responsibilities in the supply chain process, including electronic component knowledge, commodity/equipment purchasing, and distribution and logistics.
- Demonstrated purchasing/negotiation expertise with 10+ years of broad experience in commodity analysis, product cycles and equipment purchasing with emphasis on pricing and hedging strategies; experience in building supplier relationships and engagement.
- Thorough knowledge of supply chain processes, including shared services, with the ability to translate into actionable strategy and business initiatives.
- Strategic thinker with an open mind to learn and explore new areas and opportunities.
- Excellent communication skills with ability to influence others inside and outside the organization- including senior company leadership and across functional lines.
- Strong P&L experience and business acumen.
- Ability to work collaboratively to create results driven, team-oriented environment.
- Excellent negotiation skills, interpersonal skills, presentation skills, and planning skills.
- Strong leadership and management skills to motivate employees and retain critical talent; must be able to drive a culture of transformation and collaboration.
- Ability to travel approximately 25% -35% of time as business needs require.

Element 1 - Supervisory Relationships
Reports directly to the President and CEO. Oversees the work of multiple teams of professionals.

Element 2 - Guidelines
Sets/changes all strategic plans, goals and actions related to TEVET's Operations and Supply Chain. Performance is assessed primarily on long-term strategic results achieved; rather than on individual decisions or short-term operational results. Decisions significantly affect the success of the TEVET's overall goals; greatly impacting the financial stability, employee relations, and public relations of the company as a whole.

Element 3 - Complexity
EXPERT - highest level resource for resolution of highly?complex technical situations related to a technical discipline, solves highly?complex, highly unusual technical problems/challenges; leads teams of highly specialized professionals from related sub disciplines; credible expert advisor on highly specialized topics to peers and senior management; creates improved materials, tools, work aids, and processes related one or more related supply chain sub disciplines

Element 4 - Scope and Effect
Leads a large strategically critical function (with organizational wide impact). Has authority/accountability to define the long-term strategy for Operations and Supply Chain. Shares direct accountability to develop and implement the three to five year strategies for TEVET as a whole, and for major initiatives that shape the long-term future of the company. Typically does not perform individual contributor assignments.
Strategic Focus: Position has predominant impact on Operations and Supply Chain and significant impact on the entire company. Actions can measurably increase or decrease company-wide operating results.

Element 5 - Interpersonal Interactions
Position interacts in person and via multiple communication channels with internal and external stakeholders (customers, vendors, and industry related professionals) at all levels, up to and including owners and chief officers.

Element 6 - Level of influence
Makes hiring and firing decisions. Makes plans for succession and overall talent management. Makes vendor selections and purchasing decisions.

Element 7 - Physical Demands
Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time. Ability to lift/transport up to 20 lbs.

Element 8 - Work Environment
Typical office environment.

Patrick Costello at pcostello@chiptonross.com
6926 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC 29406

Phone: (843) 554-5800 x181 or (800) 927-9318 x181

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.