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IMI Precision Engineering Supply Chain Manager in Auburn, Washington

IMI Precision Engineering is a world leader in motion and fluid control technologies. Wherever precision, speed and engineering reliability are essential, we deliver exceptional solutions which improve the productivity and efficiency of our customers’ equipment.

Part of IMI plc, we have a sales and service network in 75 countries, as well as manufacturing capability in the USA, Germany, China, UK, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Mexico and Brazil. We support this with our global centers of technical excellence, and facilities for CFD design and R&D testing.

We are an EEO Employer.



The Supply Chain Manageris accountable for the effective management of forecasting, demand planning, procurement, supplier development and new product introduction activities. Executes strategic initiatives to reduce lead time, increase inventory turns and improve supplier quality and cost. The manager leads Sales & Operations planning driving cross functional alignment and improved forecast accuracy. This individual will provide consistent, fair, and timely feedback to team members through various channels, i.e., one on one opportunities, reviews, coaching, mentoring, and training in accordance with the company culture.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  1. Directing the strategic and tactical activities of Purchasing, Scheduling, Planning, Forecasting and Supplier Development.

  2. Champions Sales & Operations Planning, Demand Planning and Strategic Purchasing

  3. Accountable all procurement activities to support New Product Introduction following APQP guidelines

  4. Represent SCM function in APQP activities for all new product launches.

  5. Control, monitor, and evaluate the materials process via key performance indicators and driving short and long term resolution

  6. Manage and develop direct reports and provide exceptional support and training to advance their development within the organization.

  7. Implement strategic supply chain vision driving increased inventory turns with no impact to on time delivery and quality

  8. Accountable for GT Supplier Development Program, implementation of Zero Defects policy with suppliers and Value Add Value Engineering Activities

  9. Accountable for all negotiations with suppliers regarding price, terms, quality, tooling, transportation.

  10. Manage and maintain effective communication with all internal and external partners, such as suppliers, members of the Management team, Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality Assurance, and Marketing and/or the Director of Operations.

  11. Actively participate in teams working towards continuous process & systems improvements, elimination of the 7 wastes, and Production Part Approval Process.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has supervisory responsibilities over Purchasing (Buyers) and could be expanded based on experience.



Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university with five or more years of practical experience in a manufacturing environment

  2. Must have a broad understanding of the functional components of forecasting, demand planning, strategic procurement, lean manufacturing and pull systems. Background in production scheduling a plus.

  3. Must speak, read, and write in English. Certifications Commercial Vehicles experienced beneficial but not required.APICS, Lean, and Six Sigma would be beneficial but not required.

Job ID 2020-32076

# of Openings 1

Category Supply Chain

Platform IMI Precision Engineering