This site uses cookies. To find out more, see our Cookies Policy

Director, Supply Chain in Bedford Park, IL at VisionPRO

Date Posted: 11/28/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

VisionPRO is currently interviewing candidates for our client's direct-hire position in Bedford Park, IL (greater Chicago area.) This position will work onsite in this location, so local candidates are being considered.

Supply Chain Director job responsibilities:

  • Safety
    • Ensure work safety, through standards follow-up and use of PPEs
    • Ensure teams are using risk assessments as daily tools, in order to identify and solve safety risks
    • Ensure proper ergonomics 
  • Warehouses(int/ext) & Inventory Management
    • Negotiate prices and contracts with transport companies and external warehouses
    • Manage inventory, FIFO, and coordinate warehouse storing conditions to ensure product quality
    • Control safety stock upon product category
    • Coordinate slow moving stock and take actions to minimize obsolete inventory
  • Planning
    • With focus on customer service, ensure proper customer order planning, control seasonal planning, compare historical production data and contracts, ensure scheduling efficiency and OTD
    • Support production scheduling with target to maximize line outputs & minimize small production runs
    • Ensure raw materials/packaging orders/delivery, upon production planning dates (ensure Procurement Team is following-up the contracts with approved suppliers based upon Purchasing Department strategy)
    • Ensure WO and RM/Packaging orders (upon production planning dates) for all co-packers
  • Shipping & Receiving
    • Contract negotiation with transport companies
    • Ensure effective planning appointments for Shipping & Receiving
    • Batch preparation to optimize truck loading
    • Quality control for all incoming trucks
  • People and Personal Objectives
    • Build the Supply Chain agenda as aligned with the Site strategy
    • Build S.M.A.R.T. objectives for KPI’s:
      • Safety (0 LTI’s, Near Misses)
      • OTD (%), Rate2 (%)
      • Incoming/Outgoing shipping numbers (number)
      • Inventory level (in $)
      • Slow moving stock and obsolete inventory (in $)
    • Lead a team of 17-20 direct reports
      • S&R: 15 employees 
      • Scheduling: 2 employees 
      • Re-Buyers (procurement):  2 employees
      • Inventory management: 1 employee
    • Coach the team and develop talents and back-ups for key positions
    • Walk the talk, and ensure top down/bottom-up effective communication
    • Ensure availability for tools and resources
    • Take an interest on other business activities, engage on cross-functional projects and support others to succeed together


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5+ years of experience in a Supply Chain Operations Management role
  • Experience managing a team of direct reports (coaching, performance feedback, hiring, discipline, terminations, etc.) 
  • Supply chain experience with a perishable product is required 
  • Ability to work in the U.S. without sponsorship now or in the future
  • Local to Bedford Park, IL area

VisionPRO relentlessly delivers top talent to help our clients excel. We have been trusted for 20 years to align the right talent to the right opportunity, expertly solving unique business challenges. From small businesses to the Fortune 500, our clients appreciate our consultative approach, resourcefulness, and fast response to their individual needs. Our prospective candidates and existing consultants can count on VisionPRO to passionately help them maximize their career choices, while also supporting their growth opportunities. We serve our customers from around the world, helping them with their most critical hiring decisions and project needs.