Supply Chain Manager- job post Vitro


Crestline, Ohio


Supervisory/ Business Management



Full Job Description



Pittsburgh Glass Works (a Vitro Company), the #1 manufacturer and distributor of automotive glass in North America has an immediate opening for a Supply Chain Manager. This position will be located at our Crestline, OH fabrication facility and will lead the local Supply Chain team in meeting our Customer demands on time. We offer an exciting and fast paced working environment, challenging responsibility, and a competitive compensation and benefits package.

This position is responsible for the operations planning and scheduling processes through the application of sound analyses, application of Supply Chain principles, and execution of the strategic plan for the facility.

  • This position has responsibility for ensuring the plant supply chain activities are synchronized from a planning standpoint while optimizing the use of manufacturing capacity to meet the overall demand plans.
  • The incumbent must be able to work with all levels of the organization and all functional areas. This position requires a strong business acumen and ability to perform detailed analyses for decision making. The incumbent must have the ability to present complex analytical data to the highest levels of the organization clearly and concisely with recommended solutions. Additionally, s/he must have the ability to take multiple levels of complex data and perform sound analyses. The output of the analyses must be clear and succinct. S/he must be comfortable dealing with complexity.
  • The incumbent must be able to make clear decisions, based on analysis. S/he must have the ability to apply good judgment when all data is not available to support a needed decision. S/he must be self-directed and have the courage to make decisions and set direction quickly.

The incumbent is required to implement best practices within the manufacturing plant or require changes within a materials management department to improve performance. The incumbent must be able to direct others. She must be able to arrive at best practices through facilitation and empowering others to develop solutions.



Job Requirements

  • Establish and lead plant Supply Chain Group that engages all functions of the organization and provides a forward-looking view of capacity utilization, sourcing, demand management, process development, inventory management and operations issues to assess strategic initiatives that drive smart business decisions in a timely fashion.
  • Implement and institutionalize world class materials management practices through best practice implementation and tracking and managing to KPI metrics to achieve business goals/objectives in the materials management function of the business.
  • Maintain a capacity and sourcing plan that optimizes asset utilization and the lowest total achievable operating cost based on business awards, demands and operational dynamics to apply the most cost-effective sourcing strategies.
  • Manage inventories including the establishment of targets to meet required service levels, measuring, reporting, monthly forecasting and reacting to deviations to manage the balance between working capital and service levels, while minimizing obsolescence.
  • Establish and maintain optimum materials management policies and procedures to achieve target service and inventory levels using appropriate forecasting, supply planning and DRP tools.

A Bachelor’s degree in a science, math, business or supply chain discipline is required, along with a minimum of three years of experience in a Supply Chain management or Operations Planning management role. Additionally, a minimum three years of experience is required in a position successfully demonstrating management of multiple projects or programs simultaneously. Experience with glass fabrication is preferred. APICS certification is preferred

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