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Manager Supply Chain and Operations

The Opportunity:

 Founded in 2003, our client is a profitable BC based technology company that develops wireless and RF products for Satellite Communications in harsh and demanding environments. Their designs and products span DC to 40 GHz and are installed onboard spacecraft, vehicles, ships, and aircraft and on the ground in remote locations as well as telecom carrier locations.

The company is ISO9001 is registered and organized for growth in a dynamic growing market. We are currently looking for high performance individuals to help launch the new phase of growth.

 About the Role:

This role is an opportunity to be in the center of the corporate activity, with a broad blend of duties which are critical to the smooth running of the organization. Responsibilities focus on supply chain, but include a range of office management, human resources and light finance.  This position has two reports; a bookkeeper and administrative assistant.  This will be a good challenge for someone who enjoys multitasking and is an expert project manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish and manage relationships with suppliers

  • Lead strategic sourcing, vendor reviews and quality audits

  • Manage inventory levels and purchasing to ensure demands are met

  • Manage material demand, warehousing/logistics and manufacturing requirements

  • Innovate better ways of forecasting new product introduction to ensure that first orders are correct and minimizing stock outs or dead inventory

  • Continually monitoring sales, incoming product, and new orders to ensure high fill rates while lowering days in inventory

  • Develop and implement continuous improvement opportunities within the supply chain group

  • Create complex spreadsheets to assist the supply chain functions

  • Ensure timely and relevant monitoring and reporting of the company’s overall financial performance

  • Manage, support and oversee performance of accounting functions by bookkeeper

  • Responsible for maintenance of all facilities to meet operating needs and legal requirements

  • Oversee and carry out administrative tasks as assigned including Keysight software/application procurement and maintenance, organization, filing, data entry

  • Lead Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented; high-performance culture that emphasizes quality, productivity, and goal attainment

  • Perform employee onboarding, development, needs assessment, and training Reporting directly on KPI’s to senior management

  • Maintain office policies and procedures as necessary, including Employee Handbook

  • Practice due diligence where privileged, sensitive, private and confidential topics are discussed and handled

Experience & Qualifications

  • Experience working within an electronics manufacturing environment

  • Post-Secondary degree in a relevant field (business, accounting, marketing)

  • Education in Operations or Supply Chain Management preferred (PMAC, CCLP, Plog)

  • 4+ years’ experience in an office management and/or accounting related role

  • 6+ years in supply chain management

  • 4 years of relevant experience supervising others in a similar role

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of QuickBooks accounting software

  • Strong user level experience with ERP/MRP systems and Excel skills

  • Strong processes improvement experience

  • Outstanding multitasking and organizational skills

  • Contribute a positive attitude to bolster team motivation and engagement

  • Ability to develop strong interpersonal working relationships with staff of all levels

  • Excellent English communication skills (both written and verbal)

  • Experience with growing technology company

Some travel outside Canada will be required, in particular to the US and Asia and as such a valid passport and ability to travel to those countries is required.  A condition of employment will that you successfully pass any background or security checks required by the government if projects require it.

Please contact kim@corporate.bc.ca