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Supply Chain Program Manager (m/f/x)

Our client, globally successful in designing and manufacturing mechanical components for industries such as transportation, mining, energy, food & beverage and aerospace, is hiring for western Germany the Supply Chain Program Manager (m/f/x)

Role Summary:

The Supply Chain Program Manager position plays a key role in the success of the Global Supply Chain Management team as our client supports aggressive growth goals with extensive new product development (NPD) and Supply Chain Optimization initiatives. This position is responsible to coordinate and align the resources required to successfully achieve their corporate objectives, including the development of processes with key cross-functional stakeholders to ensure flawless execution of their objectives. The position will be responsible for driving detailed work flows to support such items as: new product development, outsourcing, VA/VE projects, large supplier resourcing events, large cost out initiatives, supplier crisis management, and acquisition integration.

Key Accountabilities

  • Leverages a high level of project management skills for supply chain related to new product development, outsourcing, VA/VE, supplier resourcing, large cost out initiatives, supplier crisis management and acquisition integration
  • Serves as the Supply Chain champion, and identifies and secures cross-functional stakeholders to execute assigned projects on time
  • Acts as liaison between Operations, Quality, Engineering, and other functions for the Supply Chain team on assigned projects, ensuring good communication, resources for conflict resolution
  • Coordinates with key SCM global champions in Procurement & Supplier Quality to deliver a flawless and comprehensive plan transition of supply, selection and qualification of suppliers, supplier agreements, establish standards for quality, and other tasks as required for assigned projects
  • Establishes robust communication strategies to report on program status, communicates critical issues to external and internal customers, offers solutions, and implements corrective actions
  • Demonstrates managerial courage and leadership to escalate program challenges promptly and find solutions with key stakeholders


  • BS in Supply Chain Management, Business, or Engineering. MBA and or PMP certification are both a plus
  • Minimum 5 years of proven, progressive supply chain experiences
  • Must demonstrate the ability to lead through influence
  • Experience with large scale project management across multiple functional teams, operations life cycle, in­ depth analysis and problem solving
  • Familiar with a variety of the manufacturing concepts, practices, procedures
  • May lead and direct the work of others
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Project, Office, SharePoint, SAP or other ERP system
  • Analytical skills to convert general data and into actionable and insightful information
  • Influence business planning and success
  • Effective skill set in managing systems and processes to measure, monitor, manage and impact performance. Improves processes and builds scalability
  • Knowledge of lean tools and mindset to drive for continuous improvement
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Up to 35% Domestic and International travel is required for this position

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