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Chemical Purchasing Manager

Company: Apex International Mfg, Inc.
Location: Chaska
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Purpose: To contribute to the success of our customers by ensuring Lean principles/practices are incorporated into all process relating to supply chain that bring about improvement to quality, delivery, and productivity.

Job Responsibilities and Job Duties: (Percentages = priority and approximate time focus)
Develop, implement, and maintain a roust lean supply chain that puts the customer first by meeting their specific needs and exceeds their expectations while controlling inventory levels.
Develop and utilize a PFEP process to standardize inventory decisions (sizing, timing, value, etc.)
Create Kaban and Supermarket programs to reduce inventory while improving service levels.
Develop Safety Stock/Buffer programs as appropriate to reduce lead times and level scheduling.
Develop metric standards for supply chain that align with company goals and drive alignment and improvements to inventory.
Work with the supply base to drive shorter cash cycles and consignment inventories.
Develop and implement a pull system on inventory and material management that minimizes lead times, cycle time, waste, excess and obsolescence.

Delivery of a timely, executable production schedule for the whole organization.
Ensure schedule meets requirements for tanks/hours/lines/mix by team to achieve optimal productivity.
Ensure schedule is adapted to prioritize workload and order for all departments within the organization.
Ensure materials are procured in correct quantities and with proper lead times to support production.
Create contingency plans and recommendations to allow for slippage for unforeseen issues while still achieving schedule requirements.
Ensure adherence to schedule through development of schedule attainment metrics.

Management competencies - Develop and maintain an organization of people, who are experts at what they do and who are aligned with Apex Lean Vision, Core Purpose and Core Values.
Selection - Finds and retains the right people in each position and selects the right candidates.
Training - Provides employees the skill and information they need to perform their jobs successfully and follows through to ensure learning.
Management/Leadership - Coaches employee to succeed and develops them for the future.
Correction/Redirection - Addresses chronic unacceptable performance in a way that causes improvement.
Performance Evaluation - Objectively values and defines performance against outcomes and standards.
Employee Development - Follows a plan to develop performance and prepare people for their career development.
Termination - Knows how to document employee performance and construct a case leading to correct termination decisions.
Contingency Planning - Develop/Execute contingency planning through cross training and standardizing work.
Understand and maintain a culture of "Lean action" within the department so that we live lean better than nay organization.
Implement and maintain standards and processes that eliminate waste throughout the department.
Apply and utilize "lean tools" to permanently implement improvements.
Institutionalize 5-S in all aspects of the department (Sort, Set-in-Order, Shine, Standardize and Sustain.)

Qualification and Skill Requirements:
Prior Experience
This position requires more than 10 years of experience in a successful lean supply chain environment.
Knowledge Requirement
To be effective, this position requires a demonstrated understanding and application of Lean tools, manufacturing aptitude. Training or working in a previous lean supply chain is a plus.
Requires an understanding of MRP software. Requires a high level of competence to leverage Ape's ability to innovate and create solutions for customers. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience.

Keywords: Apex International Mfg, Inc., Minneapolis , Chemical Purchasing Manager, Hospitality & Tourism , Chaska, Minnesota

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