Supply Chain Manager


  • Supervise the Production Planning and Scheduling Team in Schuylkill Haven with responsibilities including Master Scheduling, Production Planning / Coordination, Shop Floor Scheduling and Materials Planning in a manufacturing plant operating on a 24 hour basis.
  • Directly responsible for the management and procurement of raw materials (100+ SKUs) using MRP within SAP ERP system with support from Corporate Purchasing.
  • Directly responsible for coordinating and managing monthly stock take of all materials (i. e. Raw, WIP, and Finished Goods).
  • Use Excel spreadsheets to manipulate data extracts from SAP to assist with determining materials and scheduling requirements.
  • Team oriented with the ability to clearly and concisely communicate with all levels of the organization from hourly associates to senior management.
  • Effectively managing all distribution operations, including warehousing, inventory control, transportation, supplier management, quality, and customer service.
  • Ensuring all operating goals are met, including cost, safety, schedule conformance, shipping accuracy, inventory accuracy, supply levels, customer service, employee productivity, etc.
  • Overseeing the shipping and receiving functions, including scheduling, dispatching, and on-time delivery.
  • Ensuring accurate inventory control and planning. Coordinate and supervise quarterly physical inventory take.
  • Managing a team of hourly employees, including workforce planning and scheduling, employee relations, and employee development.
  • Promoting and ensuring a safe and environmentally compliant work environment.
  • Participating, as needed, in continuous improvement initiatives using tools such as Six Sigma, and other process improvement techniques.
  • Monitor shipments; recommend shipping equipment and methods of packing.
  • Manage all customer shipping issues, including claims for loss or damage.


The successful candidate for this position MUST have the following qualifications:

  • Experience with ERP systems preferably SAP System. Experience with SAP Cable Solutions wire and cable industry module a definite plus.
  • Materials planning and scheduling experience, preferably in a telecom or power cable manufacturing environment.
  • Bachelor s Degree with at least 5 years progressive production / materials planning and managerial experience (Materials, Shop floor, etc.).
  • APICS and Six Sigma Certifications are a plus.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Excel.
  • Be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment and prioritize duties to meet deadlines daily with limited supervision.
  • Willingness to work varying hours (evenings and weekends) depending on production requirements. Job duties require on average a 50 to 60 hour work week.
  • 5+ years warehousing and distribution experience with Bachelor s Degree preferred in Operations, Logistics or Business.
  • Experience with US and Canadian Import / Export compliance especially NAFTA.


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