Supply Chain Supervisor

September 12, 2022 | Posted By: Degree Controls Inc.

Position Summary

The Supply Chain Supervisor will be responsible for all aspects of sourcing, buying and maintaining inventory for production of products. The position requires a full proficiency of ERP systems, product planning, procurement, logistics and inventory management. This position will work across the organization to ensure supplies arrive on-time at the right quality and the lowest possible price. This role will report directly to the Operations Manager and is located in Nashua, NH.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all planning activities including collecting multiple quotes and purchasing and inventory management of electronics and mechanical components and assemblies
  • Monitor MOQs and Procurement/Supplier-related inventory policies to optimize inventory and minimize obsolescence
  • Run MRP reports, analyze data, and make recommendations on volume purchases based on historical numbers and forecasts
  • Manage and report on all material shortages affecting production and expedite solutions as required
  • Develop effective KPIs and perform cost analysis comparisons
  • Provide rigorous analysis of spend data, market trends, and dynamics to focus on improving cost structure for products
  • Initiate resourcing activities to continuously reduce cost prices
  • Identify any single-source suppliers and develop alternative sources
  • Report on supplier, inventory, quality and cost improvements to Finance, Operations and Engineering
  • Implement Supplier performance KPIs and issue regular reports
  • Lead and coordinate among Engineering, Quality and Production teams any initiatives for quality and cost improvements
  • Participate in MRB activities, facilitate the prompt disposition of non-conforming materials
  • Perform root cause analysis when issues arise and implement action plans to prevent further occurrences
  • Work closely with Sales and Operations planning team to fully understand volumes to be manufactured
  • Manage inventory for end-of-life product lines
  • Train and mentors junior level buyer in negotiation strategies as well as handling potential conflicts
  • Other duties not listed as assigned by the Operations Manager

Experience and Skills

  • 3-5 years in Planning and Procurement with demonstrated record of achievement and advancement.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
  • Experience in supervising a small purchasing team
  • Experience with inventory control through daily cycle counts and annual inventory is a must; Experience with ERP system implementation a strong plus
  • Strong analytical skills; expert Microsoft Excel user
  • Understanding of shop floor control utilizing ERP/MRP systems to ensure availability of materials for work orders or inventory transactions is required
  • Ability to collaborate with Engineering, Quality and Production teams on opportunities for quality and cost improvements
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to follow documented processes
  • Superior communication skills, both verbally and in written form, typically in English, with employees and suppliers


  • Annual base salary, dependent on candidate’s experience
  • 3 weeks paid vacation time per year
  • Medical, Dental, Life, Disability and 401k (with match) benefits provided

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