Director, Supply Chain @ CenTrak - Newtown, PA

Job Overview

2 months ago

Director, Supply Chain

CenTrak - Newtown, PA


  • Leads the supply chain team in executing best practices and measuring performance through agreed upon Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Member of the operations staff, responsible to routinely report on department KPIs along with appropriate analysis and countermeasures where necessary.
  • Seek to improve all aspects of the supply chain department by reviewing current methodology and processes.
  • Manage activities related to strategic or tactical purchasing, material requirements planning, and inventory control.
  • Partners with cross-functional business units to analyze distribution metrics and develops strategy and business case(s) for future capabilities.
  • Develop procedures for coordination of supply chain management with other functional areas, such as sales, marketing, finance, production, or quality assurance.
  • Plan and implement supply chain optimization projects.
  • Liaise with other functional groups to support customer priorities based on changes in supply, product availability or changing customer requirements.
  • Manage the activities, performance, development, and capabilities of the supply chain professionals and order entry team
  • Monitor and report on supplier performance
  • Implement strategies to reduce cost, minimize inventory and improve lead times
  • Continue to assess risk, and implement risk mitigation strategies to preserve supply chain
  • Ensure customer satisfaction through timely order confirmation and accurate lead times
  • Work closely with sales to understand and plan for future demand
  • Collaborate closely with contract manufacturer on all matters related to product delivery


  • Education & Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree supply chain management, logistics, business administration, finance or other relevant fields of study
      • APICS Certification desirable
      • Lean six sigma qualification desirable
    • Minimum 8+ years’ experience in distribution, transportation, inventory and production control experience.
      • Global–experience in commercializing solutions in multiple countries and working across cultures
    • Minimum 3 years people management experience required in supply chain, operations or manufacturing environment
    • Experience in ERP / MRP environments e.g. SAGE, Epicor, Dynamics, SAP
    • Experience working within a manufacturing or engineering environment
    • Experience working within ISO / GMP environment
    • Track record of delivering significant cost savings
    • Exceptional ability to conceptualize large-picture projects and foresee challenges and needs to be addressed
    • Sourcing of direct material from RFQ to developing the delivery schedule
    • Experience in supply chain planning for new product introductions and new product development
    • Demonstrated ability to determine appropriate supply chain strategies for various product types
  • Skills:
    • Leadership –effective at building high performing teams, attracting and developing talent, pro-actively and transparently working to ensure the leadership team is operating as a high performing team; provides feedback and coaching; takes swift action when performance or behaviors are not meeting expectations
    • Proven team player and relationship management across organizational units
    • Ability to interpret and analyze vast amounts of data to provide decision support to senior leaders
    • Results-oriented with strong sense of ownership, assertive follow-through, ability to quickly learn new technologies
    • Ability to perform well under pressure, adapt to change, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment to ultimately meet or exceed customer expectations
    • Strong analytical and industry recognized problems solving skills ie Six Sigma, Lean, or Agile
    • Sharp business-mind, capable of interacting with senior leaders throughout the organization
    • Highly proficient in MS office suite of products

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