VICE PRESIDENT OF SUPPLY CHAIN AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT What will you do?We are looking for a Vice President of Supply Chain and Materials Management who is a Lean guru, solves problems to root cause simply and leverages technology to simplify further. You will direct the activities of Logistics, Production Planning and Inventory Control functions to ensure the following: proper inventory levels are maintained to achieve a high level of internal and external customer service (minimal back-orders and materials shortages), regulatory and compliance, efficient production planning and schedules and minimize excess inventory. Key Responsibilities Develop, implement, and manage the global supply planning and scheduling process (e.g. Sales and Operations Planning for heavy duty trucks (ie \u201cMake to Order.\u201d). Develop, implement, and manage internal manufacturing scheduling processes. Work with manufacturing leadership to ensure internal manufacturing production scheduling process is robust, efficient, and cost effective. Manage transportation, inbound logistics, receiving, VMI, warehouse management, and material delivery to point of use. Implement inventory management policies for all required materials to support internal and external manufacturing and establish inventory plans to meet response times for customers. Direct Materials Management staff and set the functional strategy for the department. Coordinates Materials Management department activities with key cross-functional business partners to increase the effectiveness of Materials Management initiatives. Manage key projects with significant business outcomes including complex supply chain, inventory management, process development and system development Lead cross functional planning teams to respond to unplanned events. Develop supply options, facilitate decision making, and communicate updated manufacturing and supply plans to all impacted stakeholders Partner with IT to develop and implement a supply chain IT systems and tools strategy. These are the tools needed to do supply chain planning, execution, and analysis. Uses ERP system data to accurately and strategically plan, prepare, analyze and control production schedules and materials requirements to ensure orderly flow and delivery of approved materials to meet production requirements. Own and manage supply chain master data. Implement strategic plans and design and utilize tools to develop metrics to monitor key performance indicators. Required Skills LEAN practitioner, process-oriented, data-driven mindset for decision making. Ability to lead and motivate others by articulating and implementing a LEAN vision for manufacturing. Ability to build, develop and retain a high-performing team through assessment, recruiting, coaching and developing others. Demonstrated ability to take initiative and achieve results in a fast-paced, evolving environment. Demonstrated ability being proactive not reactive. Required Qualifications Bachelor\u2019s degree in business, operations, supply chain, or applicable discipline, MBA strongly preferred 15 years of progressive supply chain management experience including 7 years of managing others Breadth of supply chain management experience, including supply planning and procurement Black Belt preferred Experience working with Contract Manufacturing\/External Supply Management Deep experience with \u201cMake to Order\u201d supply chains (e.g. vehicle manufacturing) Experience starting up a new external supply chain organization, tools, and processes Strong background working with ERP\/MRP\/Supply Chain systems and tools Excellent supply chain analysis skills (e.g. modelling, \u201cWhat If\u201d analysis) Demonstrated ability to work in various cultural environments Excellent written and oral communication skills Self-starter with ability to prioritize with strong attention to detail Ability to communicate at all levels and translate technical language for clarity. Who are we? Autocar is the only American truck manufacturer focused on trucks for severe-duty vocational applications. But above all, Autocar is focused on our customers: Our trucks help our customers to be more successful and to achieve their challenging objectives. Autocar\u2019s hundreds of customers include every national waste-hauling fleet, major cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Miami, and Charlotte, and many of the largest retailers and freight handlers in North America. As the industry's technology and innovation leader, Autocar has forged strong partnerships with the leading suppliers in the business, including, Allison, Cummins, ArvinMeritor, Hendrickson among others, and has delivered more natural gas vehicles than all of our competitors combined. Autocar is the oldest motor vehicle manufacturer in the United States and built America's first truck, in 1899. A proudly American-owned company, Autocar is headquartered in Hagerstown, Indiana and is affiliated with GVW Group, based in Highland Park, Illinois. What does it take to be a part of our team? CHARACTER: We look for people with integrity, honesty, loyalty, humility, and who do not engage in internal politics. PROACTIVE: You are a doer, self-made and have led big changes. RESULTS DRIVEN: You are a \u201cfinisher\u201d, get things done, and like to win. ENTERPRISING: You think outside the box, can work in agile, unstructured environments and don\u2019t reinvent the wheel. GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE: You have a global view resulting from work with sophisticated international companies. SENSE OF URGENCY: You act with the realization that efficiency is vital to success. HIGHLY COLLABORATIVE: Collaboration is the fuel of our business, whether it is between employees, partners or customers. You are a driving force for continued efficiency among everyday tasks and a necessity for improving the outcomes of business activities. Where will you work? The Vice President of Supply Chain and Materials Managementwill be based in Birmingham, AL,\u00a0with frequent travel to other GVW Group companies. What do we offer in benefits? We offer an attractive compensation and benefits package, to include base salary, incentive bonus opportunities, and benefits such as medical\/dental\/vision options, 401K plan, etc.