Vice President, Supply Chain (#84) Aquion Energy
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VP Supply Chain
This is a unique position at a high-potential, fast-growing, battery systems company. The position is a member of senior management and will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer. The ideal candidate, along with contributing to company strategy, will be accountable for all supply chain results; and will align the SCM organization and processes towards achievement of business strategy and tactical cost improvement plans. Focus will be required in the areas of advanced procurement, cost improvement, new materials, and supplier innovation. The VP SCM will manage all corporate supply chain functions as well as implementation of lean SCM concepts at corporate and plant locations.
The ideal candidate will be a driven, hands-on leader with expertise in building and managing high-performing supply chain organizations. He or she will develop strategic and tactical sales plans to develop Aquion?s supply chain capabilities and deliver strong support and results to the business. This highly visible, mission critical role will create and execute an SCM strategy that results in the company meeting or exceeding its corporate goals.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES / OBJECTIVES
SCM Strategy and Organization Design - The VP of SCM will develop a successful SCM strategy and organization that aligns with the company vision. This includes the design and build-out of a world-class team.
SCM Planning and Meeting Goals - The VP of SCM is responsible for setting and exceeding performance targets and goals ? both annually and quarterly. This includes recruiting and training of the SCM team, creating and evolving an SCM plan, tracking meaningful metrics, defining processes, and providing tools to make the team successful.
Customer Support - Responsible for managing the SCM team to provide support services for external customers as well as the main internal customers at Aquion ? R&D, Engineering & Technical Operations, and Manufacturing.
RESPONSIBILITIES / DELIVERABLES
Operates effectively and seamlessly as a key member of the executive team that manages the overall business. Works with the COO and Executive Team to drive business performance and support key business strategies. Optimizes the business, not just his/her function.
Formulates effective and executable SCM strategy and plans that align and support the company vision. Communicates and executes the strategy and plans with precision.
Research, identify and qualify suitable domestic and foreign high-volume suppliers for the product BOM?s. These will include large bulk purchases of materials and chemicals (rail cars). Seek the best quality, consistent delivery, and costs for the Company.
Ensure excellent supplier management encompassing quality, on time delivery, responsiveness and cost. Work with manufacturing to measure supplier performance and to ensure supplier qualifications and certifications going forward. Use SQE?s to drive supplier selection and quality.
Investigate creative sourcing and partnerships to streamline and optimize the Company?s global supply chain including held inventory, consignment, on-site vendor operations, and additional operations performed at supplier sites or off-site locations to avoid tariffs.
Work closely with Engineering and Manufacturing to ensure that BOM costs are accurate in the present day and that future cost down opportunities are properly reflected and understood by engineering and manufacturing. Forecasts should be data-driven.
Assists the engineering and manufacturing groups in understanding and forecasting the low and high volume costs of the company?s product BOM's during development and transition to manufacturing. Support any make/buy analyses and decisions.
Forecasts future movements in supply chain key metrics, specifically in the commodities markets. Work with finance group to explore innovative ways of reducing cost and risk in the supply chain including currency hedging and futures purchasing.
Assists as needed with the negotiations and procurement of a large set of capital equipment, operating expenses and services associated with building and expanding the company?s large scale factories.
Responsible for constraint-based, strategic and tactical production plans, schedules, capacity planning and utilization.
Accountable for optimizing all logistics, conformance, and costs (inbound/outbound, domestic/international).
Develops systems and tools of accountability to ensure ongoing, measurable performance improvement for people, processes, and products.
Accountable for inventory levels which simultaneously optimize the balance sheet and maximize customer satisfaction.
Establishes appropriate discipline and skill around contracts and the setting of business terms with suppliers, partners and, in some instances, customers.
Directs the preparation and management of operating and capital budgets for assigned areas. Adheres to these budgets and provides accurate expense forecasting and planning.
The Vice President of SCM must be a strong leader with prior successful experience building and managing SCM organizations in rapidly-growing companies. Prior startup / early stage experience strongly preferred.
This position requires a Bachelor?s degree in Engineering; and preferably an MBA focused on business or supply chain management, and ten or more years of experience with purchasing, materials management, production control, inventory control and logistics. Experience in manufacturing operations and engineering is required. APICS and CPIM certification desired.
Direct experience with all or most of: bulk materials and chemicals; raw materials; injection molding; manual to semi-automated manufacturing equipment; batteries; energy storage. Experience in the battery or related, materials-intensive industries is highly desirable.
He/she will be able to think strategically and at the same time act tactically. The ability to be hands-on and lead by example is critical.
Has a demonstrated ability to design and to scale an SCM organization quickly and effectively in a firm moving from early to mid-stage.
Strong negotiation skills. Must have competency to implement a Win/Win system in all phases of the business and be recognized as an extremely proficient negotiator.
Significant strength in strategic low cost region sourcing and logistics
Must be proficient with ERP systems as well Microsoft Outlook Office tools; including project management tools and systems. Familiar with quality systems and standards. ERP implementation experience a plus.
Demonstrated strong communication skills and executive presence combined with high energy to drive an SCM team to exceed its goals. Must be a role model, motivator, and driver of results.
Significant travel is a natural part of the job, including both domestic and international.
The Vice President of SCM must thrive in an environment of constant change, tight time limits, and limited resources - deriving satisfaction from the challenge of building a unique business and taking ownership of all things SCM. This person must be truly ?inspired? by working in early stage-firms.
The ideal candidate for Vice President of SCM will have the following personal characteristics:
A natural leader who inspires their team, as well as the overall company, to excel
Passionate, highly competitive, hard-working and results-oriented. Wants to win
Creative, confident, self-motivated, organized, and hands-on with a "can do" attitude
Possesses a sense of humor and an "outgoing" personality. Team player that can work effectively with a broad range of people.
Maintains the highest ethical standards and integrity for themselves and for the entire organization
An appropriate compensation package will be provided to attract the highest caliber candidate.
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