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Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago recruiting firm that specializes in engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, procurement and operations recruitment and placement. One of our clients, an international manufacturer in the consumer and industrial products business, is currently recruiting for a Supply Chain Manager as outlined below.

Responsibilities include:         

  • Responsible for supply chain process of purchased and manufactured parts for assembly.
  • Successfully manage supply chain of finished products while maintaining targeted inventory levels and JIT requirements.
  • The incumbent will manage a SC team in a rapidly expanding assembly manufacturing business.
  • Will have responsibility for planning, procurement, warehousing, logistics and transport.
  • Will be responsible for driving the MRP within this business.
  • Will also develop and manage S&OP planning and LCR sourcing.
  • Develop and lead initiatives to produce a world class SCM program.
  • Maintain primary and secondary suppliers to secure availability for products.
  • Create mutually beneficial vendor partnerships
  • Maintain a continual understanding of economic, political and business situations related to the supply chain.
  • Develop and manage the supply base with emphasis on cost reduction, quality improvement and customer satisfaction.
  • Stay up to date with technology development to optimize delivery, inventory reduction, lead-time reduction and customer focus.


  • Bachelors degree in Supply Chain, Business or Operations Management.
  • Must have a strong understanding of purchasing.
  • Proven track record in leading successful negotiations.
  • The ideal candidate will be an experienced Materials or Supply Chain Manager from a medium volume products manufacturer.
  • Extensive experience in managing teams through change as well as proven experience with MRP planning and purchasing.
  • Must be able deliver on customer performance, stock accuracy and just in time delivery throughout the business.
  • Knowledge of SAP is highly beneficial as the incumbent will support the upcoming implementation.