Kappa Search | Chicago Staffing Agency | Supply Chain Manager Job

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago staffing agency that specializes in engineering, supply chain, manufacturing and sales recruitment and placement. We are currently recruiting for a Supply Chain Manager for a great company.

This position is responsible for managing key Supply Chain related functions such as materials planning, scheduling and ordering activities associated with the delivery of specific customer products, direct and indirect material purchasing, inventory control and warehousing, shipping and receiving.

  • Implements methods, practices and techniques to ensure the most economical movement of materials through the supply chain to achieve cost-effective logistics practices and inventory levels while meeting customer delivery requirements.
  • Manages current and future demand requirements with manufacturing and supplier capabilities/capacities to ensure completion of customer requirements.
  • Evaluates, purchases, and monitors raw materials
  • Manages raw material inventory to meet plant objectives, to avoid downtime, optimizing reporting accuracy of raw materials, and preventing financial losses during annual physical inventory.
  • Identifies and implements cost reduction opportunities
  • Supports compliance initiatives and corporate commodity, logistics, and inventory strategies to achieve synergy across the operation.
  • Drives Lean supply methods
  • Develops and leads a flexible and responsive planning, purchasing, and materials team.
  • Participate in Kaizen activities


  • Experience with direct reports such as buyer/planners, production planners, etc.
  • Significant purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment including global sourcing
  • Thorough understanding of Supply Chain Management operational concepts surrounding production planning, scheduling, purchasing, supplier selection, inventory control, logistics, stockroom operations, and shipping/receiving.
  • Proven negotiating skills
  • Demonstrated results in cost savings and on-time delivery
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing & assembly processes
  • Experience in JIT/Kanban environment
  • Basic understanding of engineering drawings