Supply Chain Manager - Taylor

Job Locations US-MI-West Branch
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


 Summary:  The Supply Chain Manager is directly responsible for the management and control of inventory purchases as well as scheduling activity within the company. This includes the responsibility of managing inventory levels and scheduling production to ensure we are positioned well to meet customer demands. It is the primary goal to have product available to satisfy delivery and production standards but ultimately the concern should be the protection and advancement of the company's interests in the short term but more importantly in the long term.


 Duties to include (not limited to):

  • Support the creation and compliance of department policies and procedures
  • Support the creation and management of department metrics with a goal of continuous improvement
  • Utilize supplier scorecard data to assist in collaborative partnership discussions
  • Assist in resolving day to day departmental tasks such as staffing and vacation approvals.
  • Monitoring department reports to assist in guiding buying team and provide visibility to situational issues or challenges in an escalation situation to upper management
  • Manage select strategic/critical supplier relationships to foster partnerships as risk mitigation and situational department bandwidth constraints
  • Own cross training and on boarding processes for your team
  • Maintain a subject matter expect knowledge base within ERP systems
  • Participate as a member of a Project Team and/or Cross Functional Team as required and other related duties as assigned
  • Plans and manages the purchasing activities so that the supplier base consists of the fewest suppliers necessary to get the job done efficiently and at the least cost.
  • Conducts research and analyses to make forecasts to anticipate supply problems and take preventive actions.
  • Communicates with Management to keep them informed about any business development that might affect the company and makes recommendations regarding those developments.
  • Meets with vendors as needed to see that they are fulfilling their contractual obligations to the company and that they are serving the company's best interest.
  • Mentor and develop your team to meet the needs of operations

 A Supply Chain Manager will possess and/or demonstrate:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills focusing on teamwork and servicing internal and external customers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude with attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of all purchasing functions within ERP system
  • Leader that is organized and self-motivated
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite with emphasis in Excel for data mining and management



  • Secondary education a plus preferably in Business or Supply Chain or equivalent field
  • 15+ years of procurement, sourcing or supply chain experience is required with minimum 3 years in supervisory position
  • APICS Certified (CPIM or CSCP) is a plus
  • Work experience in a manufacturing environment is a plus

Reports to:   Plant Manager

Conclusion:  The Supply Chain Manager will exemplify the high standards that have come to be associated with WSC.  As an ESOP owner, acting with honor, integrity, and positivity is imperative.   The Purchasing Supervisor’s prime objective is to ensure that all purchasing tasks are completed in a timely manner and consistent with established departmental guidelines and procedures.


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