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Senior Materials/Supply Chain Manager

Company: Whisker
Location: Juneau
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Whisker, formerly known as AutoPets, is the maker of Litter-Robot, Feeder-Robot, and Litterbox.com. At Whisker, we believe pet parenthood can always get better.As leading innovators in pet tech and refined pet accessories, we work tirelessly to solve problems and deliver smarter insights for pet parents while enriching the lives of pets. Whether it's a self-cleaning litter box that automates scooping, an automatic feeder that helps pets develop healthier eating habits, or a modern cat tree that delights both humans and felines, we strive to deliver better solutions for consumers while transforming pet care along the way. To us, having a pet is the best thing ever. At Whisker, life together just keeps getting better.Whisker is based in Auburn Hills, Michigan and Juneau, Wisconsin with 350+ passionate team membersSummary:The Senior Materials & Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for all aspects of material purchasing/buying, production planning & scheduling, inventory management; capacity planning and shipping/receiving functions for our Juneau Wisconsin Operations Site.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as deemed necessary.Leads the sales & operations planning working directly with marketing, finance and operations teamsOversees material resource planning to ensure appropriate levels of inventory are in place to support production schedules and inventory targetsLeads a team of buyers to facilitate timely placements of purchase orders and communication with suppliers to ensure on-time delivery of components to support production plansOversees the production planning / scheduling team to meet customer demand and lead time commitmentsLeads and coordinates short and long term capacity planning in relation to both current and future state objectives to meet both tactical and strategic goalsIdentifies solutions to supply chain challenges, working with cross functional teams to ensure customer satisfaction is protectedMaintains accurate finished goods, work-In-progress and raw material inventories through ongoing cycle counting program and annual inventory countsWorks with engineering and manufacturing to ensure timely communication and execution of pilot builds and new program launchesPeriodically evaluate systems (not limited to ERP systems) and processes to improve efficiency and accuracy of the materials teamLeadership Responsibilities:Directly supervises the department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Whisker policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, training, and hiring Team Members, planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance, addressing Team Member issues, and upholding safety and quality guidelines.Requirements & QualificationsBachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field.5 years minimum experience in Materials Management, preferably in an Manufacturing or Assembly environment.Experience leading purchasing, sourcing, supplier, and inventory managementPrior Management / supervisory experienceStrong knowledge of ERP/MRP systems required. SAP preferred.Strong knowledge of costing structure and schedulingStrong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skillsExcellent analytical and organizational skills along with the ability to handle multiple projects effectively.Proactive communication with cross functional and leadership teams.Benefits & Purrks:Join a tenacious, inventive company that empowers team members to chart their own path, lead by grounding decisions in the "why", and has a strong sense of empathy and openness to new perspectives. Be a part of exciting growth, work with incredible people, and create tomorrow's pet products-plus a whole lot of extras. You will also be provided with:Premium Medical/Dental/Vision insuranceLife InsurancePTO14 Paid HolidaysPaid Parental Leave401K with 4% MatchFlexible Work ArrangementsTop of the line equipmentStatement of Inclusivity:We believe different perspectives make Whisker better and strive to create a place where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive.

Keywords: Whisker, Madison , Senior Materials/Supply Chain Manager, Executive , Juneau, Wisconsin

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