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POST DATE 9/3/2016
END DATE 11/16/2016

Benchmark Electronics Winona, MN

Benchmark Electronics
Job Classification
Full Time
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Winona, MN
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Bachelors Degree
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DIRECTOR, SUPPLY CHAIN At Benchmark (NYSE: BHE), our mission is to be the solutions provider of choice for high technology OEM customers, anticipating their needs and rapidly delivering comprehensive value-creation solutions during the entire product life cycle by providing:

* Innovative Design Engineering Services

* Optimized Global Supply Chain & Logistics Solutions

* World-Class Manufacturing and After-Market Support

Our mission is based on a foundation of financial strength, managerial integrity and a culture of operational excellence and continuous improvement. As a top 10 global leader in the electronics manufacturing industry, we attribute our success to the success of our customers.

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The Director, Supply Chain plans, organizes and directs all subcontract and procurement matters for the Minnesota Division. This position may have responsibility for 1-2 other small Division s procurement activities as well.


* Strong negotiating and partnering skills

* Demonstrate effective written and oral communication

* Effective analytical, planning and organizational skills

* Demonstrate ability to maintain strict confidences

* Effective problem solving skills and ability to make sound business decisions

* Effective interpersonal skills, both internally and externally

* Strong leadership skills and the ability to develop, lead and inspire teams

* Ability to support a 24/7 global business operation as required

* Ability to exercise discretion and independently drive solutions to complex business issues

* Understanding of the total business operation to include material procurement, order entry, forecasting, manufacturing, invoicing, customer returns, inventory levels and on-time delivery

* Effective leader in change management

* Demonstrate effective risk management and project management skills

* Available for travel up to 25% of the time

* Lead, or at least participate in, a continuous improvement activity complete with documentation, including a follow up review with the team in a presentation format


* Provide multiple site leadership in the execution and strategy development of materials procurement for multiple sites worldwide

* Coordinate material requirements to support product lines of assigned divisions

* Develop the plans required to complete the economic acquisition of components, subassemblies and equipment, keeping within the parameters of the prime contract, DAR and the Company s policies and procedures

* Establish and direct material programs and projects that provide specialized material planning, surveillance, budgets and controls

* Plan and direct the coordination of Material Cost Inputs required to support proposals and present results to cognizant operation Divisions Management

* Foster and maintain a sound and reliable working relationship with all suppliers and respective management, resolving any major material problem that may arise

* Responsible for the development and achievement of Small Business and Small Disadvantaged Business Plans in accordance with P.L. 95-507

* Responsible for the selection, training, developing and reviewing of subordinates; Recommend hiring, termination and/or other change in status of subordinate personnel

* Oversee prioritization of assignments and plan, budget, organize and direct flow of work to meet both internal and external expectations

* Utilize Continuous Improvement principles and drive efficiencies and quality enhancements within department

* Lead staff through effective hiring, development, utilization, inspiration and counseling

* Implement company policies for Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity

* Ensure a work environment that will foster openness, commitment, discipline, career growth and both an internal and external customer focus

* Maintain a current best practice knowledge and deployment within Supply Chain management; Regularly participate in and utilize industry leading best practice resources to continually upgrade function and employees capabilities

* All employees are responsible for the Quality of their work to ensure BEI meets, or exceeds Customer Satisfaction.

8+ years of experience in commodity purchasing/planning; 8+ years in a leadership role; Experience in large volume, more complex purchasing accounts/commodities Multiple or Large sites (600+ employees and associated revenue/customer base)

4 Year Degree

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