Supply Chain Supervisor

May 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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all planning, collecting multiple quotations, 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 in an effort 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

Experience and Skills

  • 3-5 years in Planning and Procurement with demonstrated record of achievement and advancement
  • 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 Excel user
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
  • 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
  • Must show 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


  • 3 weeks paid vacation time per year;
  • Medical, Dental, Life, Disability and 401k (with match) benefits provided.

Company Background

DegreeC designs airflow sensors and instruments for measuring airflow as well as custom-designed intelligent systems that deliver precise flows of air for each customer’s needs.  DegreeC provides this solution at chip scale, board level, box scale, room scale and for entire buildings.  DegreeC’s core competencies are:

Environmental Sensing, Measurement & Data Collection
Testing & Compliance Validation Instruments for Critical Industries
Application-Specific Digital, Thermal & Process Controllers
Thermal Management Design & Consulting Services
Prototype Design Validation & Testing
Facility Infrastructure Monitoring


Wayne Macleay
P: 603-213-0870

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