Director of Supply Chain and Production

  • 631 E Boughton Rd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Wi-Tronix provides products and services to wirelessly monitor high-value mobile assets such as locomotives, industrial equipment, and marine vessels. Mobile assets of this class are typically the workhorses of an enterprise. In the past, mobile meant disconnected. Being disconnected causes great inefficiencies in an enterprise that counts on mobile assets for its core business operations. Advanced commercially available wireless technologies now enable all types of assets to be connected throughout most of the world. Wi-Tronix’s mission is to integrate these technologies to enable businesses to improve the operational efficiency, service reliability and safety of high-value mobile assets.

Our products are designed to solve your most difficult challenges with minimal disruption to your operations. Some suppliers only have pieces of the overall puzzle. Wi-Tronix assures that you have an end-to-end solution.

Job Description

The Director of Supply Chain and Production leads and participates in the organization's overall supply chain operations, including purchasing and inventory of raw materials, selection and management of vendors, and distribution of finished goods. This also includes production planning, coordination and control of manufacturing processes. You'll make sure goods and services are produced efficiently and that the correct amount is produced at the right cost and level of quality. Also responsible for evaluates past performance data to inform and predict future needs and production scheduling. Develop strategic plans to improve productivity, quality, and efficiency of operations.

Leadership/Team Leadership

  • Build operations teams capabilities and delegate for career growth

  • Act as a servant leader through willingness to step in for hand-on activity as needed

  • Lead and support team through occasionally disruptive change

  • Lead the design, construction and continuous improvement of a facility environment that optimizes production

 

Production

  • Develop and execute on continuous improvement strategies in collaboration with and support of the COO

  • Commit to and meet agreed upon level of production output that aligns to customer success

  • Develop and execute strategies and processes to support organization quality goals

     

    Supply Chain

  • Identify, procure, and maintain vendor agreements and relationships holding our vendors to accountable to contract terms

  • Develop and execute on continuous improvement strategies in collaboration with and support of the COO

  • Commit to and meet an agreed upon purchasing timelines and cost.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • 10 years plus relevant experience (e.g. manufacturing, manufacturing engineering, quality, supply chain, logistics, planning)

  • 5 years plus team leadership/direct report experience

  • Hands-on and operationally broad experience in building an Operations organization and providing vision, leadership and guidance.

  • Has created or transformed operations in a start-up or new product introduction environment where there is a significant acceleration requirement and risk

  • Pragmatic use of methods and metrics to drive continuous improvement and operational maturity

  • Experience in actualizing the benefits of newer and better Operations systems and tools

  • Proven experience in vendor management and developing/implementing innovating supplier agreements

  • Agile Mindset – the ability to work in an iterative manner that allows for rapid prototyping, effective feedback loops, and the ability to meet aggressive timelines

  • Adaptability – maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in tactical or strategic direction

Skills and Competencies

  • Ideation – proven experience in innovative creation, development and implementation

  • Comfortable with disrupting the status quo

  • Exudes passion, creativity, commitment, and fun

  • Excellent collaboration and influencing skills

  • Impeccable track record in promoting an inclusive environment

 

Other Favorable Experience

  • Master’s degree

  • 2 years plus Enterprise Agile experience

  • SAFe Agile Certification

  • Lean Six Sigma Certification and/or experience

  • Designing/remodeling and overseeing construction of a new production facility

  • Experience in evolving from low yield/high repair to high yield

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Our salary ranges are commensurate with experience and we offer a comprehensive benefits package. We believe in supporting total health for our employees to include physical, financial, occupational, mental and social. At a high level our benefits include:

  • Company funded 401k contribution on day 1
  • Financial planning assistance
  • Casual dress
  • Professional development (training, certification)
  • Company sponsored social and community service opportunities
  • Generous Paid Time Off and Holidays
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD