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Supply Chain Manager

Company: Fortive
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

The Supply Chain Manager manages and oversees Supply Chain activities such as Procurement, Planning, Inventory Control and Warehouse Operations at Medical Devices and Consumables Manufacturing facility. They work closely with Production, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, Sourcing and Regional and Global Supply Chain teams to drive KPIs such as on-time delivery, productivity, inventory turns, EHS recorable incidents, Near misses etc. They leverage the use of Lean and Fortive Business Systems to reduce waste along the value stream in areas such as Standard Work, Transactional Process Improvement and Value Stream Mapping. Champions the use of SAP, other business systems and leading indicator KPIs to improve process robustness and efficient decision making via critical path thinking and enhanced business intelligence. They are committed to growing the team via new skills development and cross training. A change agent with the ability to influence people across the organization as part of driving continuous improvements. They will work with Suppliers and Production on Capacity Planning and use Kanban resizing to minimize risk of stockout while balancing aged inventory and turns.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Manages planning, raw materials and warehousing through the site Materials team

  • Develops and implements policies, standards, guidelines, technology and procedures.

  • Manages the delivery scheme for raw materials and charge of orders.

  • Approves all purchase orders and service agreements within authorized limits.

  • Keeps track of inventories (raw materials, intermediates and finished products), and ensures the material availability when needs. Initiates and implement.

  • Manages the process of receiving and warehousing of material for manufacturing operations as well as -shipment of Finish Goods to distribution centers. -

  • Facilitates -inbound logistics for Manufacturing Operations.

  • Cooperates with relevant department to arrange the raw material inventory, inventory levels and delivery times, and establishes alignment with the other supply chain partner.

  • Manages raw materials budget and warehousing expense annually.

  • Monitors expenditure of Department's budget allocations.

  • Analyzes changes in the inventory of material and finished goods relating to supply, demand and pricing.

  • Maintains relationships with key suppliers.

    Education and Years of Experience

    Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain or Engineering. Masters in Operations Research Preferred.

    Minimum 6 years of experience in demand management, supply chain management, manufacturing planning, materials planning, production planning or supply chain planning and execution.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


    • Direct experience working in such roles as materials buyer/planner, production scheduler, supply chain analyst, logistics analyst and commodity manager.

    • Extensive efficiency in ERP/MRP, Microsoft Suite Applications and business intelligence applications.

    • Must be proficient in lean manufacturing techniques with practical experience implementing and utilizing such systems.

    • Experience using as well as implementing pull replenishment systems in a complimentary fashion with existing ERP systems.

    • Excellent analytical skills with experience with data analytics.

    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.

    • Ability to influence and drive alignment at multiple levels of organization.

      is a global family of more than 20 industry-leading industrial growth and technology companies, united by a shared purpose: to make the world stronger, safer, and more effective by providing essential technology for the people who accelerate progress. Here, you get the excitement of a "startup" with the stability and predictability of an organization strongly grounded in its roots and with a proven track record of growth. There's no limit to what you can learn, or the impact you can make: for you, for us, for growth. - -Come join our team at Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) and be part of a global leader in infection prevention solutions for the healthcare industry. With advanced products, technologies, and workflows for medical sterilization and disinfection, ASP is dedicated to defending the lives of patients, families, healthcare workers, providers, and communities. Add your talent to our extraordinary team and help us in our mission to make healthcare safer for everyone. ASP is based in Irvine, California with core sites in Everett, Washington and Schaffhausen, Switzerland plus many more offices around the world. -
      We Are an Equal Opportunity EmployerFortive Corporation and all Fortive Companies are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. Fortive and all Fortive Companies are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should ask to speak with a Human Resources representative to request an accommodation.

Keywords: Fortive, Irvine , Supply Chain Manager, Professions , Irvine, California

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