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

Benchmark Electronics Winona, MN

Winona, MN
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


MANAGER, 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 Manager, Supply Chain supervises the supply chain activity within the business units, ensuring planning processes are in place to support department, business unit and divisional goals, as well as ensuring customer needs are met.


* Advanced knowledge using Visual Basic and/or SQL

* Understanding of the extended process of material procurement, capacity planning, inventory analysis and advanced planning techniques (demand flow scheduling, vendor managed inventory, etc.)

* Understanding of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tools (MAPICS, Baan, or equivalent)

* Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal formats

* Effective analytical, planning and organizational skills

* Demonstrate ability to maintain strict confidences

* Strong financial understanding, risk analysis ability, relationship-building and project management

* Effective interpersonal skills with employees and customers

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

* Discretion and independent judgment when representing the company in supply chain decisions

* Demonstrate strong leadership and people management skills

* Ability to effectively mentor coworkers

* Ability to independently drive solutions to complex planning issues with limited supervision

* 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


* Work directly with customers to gain an understanding of a customer s planning system and how Benchmark and the customer s processes interact

* Monitor capacity planning requirements and recommend solutions and/or take action, as appropriate

* Monitor and report on revenue and inventory plan, Identify issues and recommend solutions and/or take action as appropriate for assigned business units

* Monitor and report on inventory levels and planned order quantities at both the component and assembly level and generate action plans to ensure that inventory levels are optimized and excess inventory is dis-positioned, to support business objectives

* Develop planning analysis and assessment tools as required

* Interface with customers, suppliers and internal resources to optimize inventory/revenue plan

* Assist the Supply Chain Analysts in developing monthly sales forecasts; Update the forecast for assigned areas of responsibility based on the supply chain process

* Support and assist in daily supply chain activities/ responsibilities/tasks

* Recommend improvements and implement recommendations for improvements to the extended supply chain process in order to gain efficiencies in both Benchmark s processes and the customer s processes

* Ensure that processes are effectively establish, followed, monitored and optimized

* Provide access to a broad range of resources and business contacts for the analysts to be successful in their projects

* Coordinate analysis, gather supply chain best practices and develop strategies in support of supply chain business case development

* Ensure internal and external customers receive the highest level of service

* Manage the activities of the supply chain groups, including but not limited to: interviewing and candidate selection, disciplinary action, performance reviews and training

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

7+ years of experience in commodity purchasing/planning; 3+ years in a leadership role; Experience in large volume, more complex purchasing accounts/commodities

4 Year Degree

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of Benchmark Electronics, Inc. to base all employment-related decisions on principles of equal employment opportunity.
It is Our Policy to
Recruit, hire, promote, assign, compensate and train highly qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, or any other basis protected by applicable law
Administer all personnel actions such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, discipline, termination, Company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, or any other basis protected by applicable law
Provide reasonable accommodation where necessary and feasible, and otherwise treat equally, qualified individuals with disabilities
Provide a workplace free of prohibited harassment, including sexual harassment


Benchmark Electronics, Inc. is a strong, global company in the business of designing and manufacturing electronics-related products for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). We offer complete product development services, from concept and initial product design to detailed design engineering, spec development, and prototyping. A large portion of our business is providing tier one capabilities for NPI, volume production, direct order fulfillment and after-market services.
Advantages of a Global Presence
Benchmark Electronics serves the global market. We leverage our worldwide footprint and significant annual throughput to garner lower cost supply chain advantages for our customers. They can also benefit from our strategically placed LCR (Low Cost Region) facilities, where appropriate. We rely on robust management systems, are third-party certified worldwide, and maintain industry-specific certifications and registrations for medical, defense, aerospace, and telecommu

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