Supply Chain

  • Manager, Global Supply Planning

    Supply Chain | Permanent | Lower Mainland, BC

    Do you have a Manufacturing Supply Planning background and are ready for the next level in your career? Do you have 1-2 years of managerial experience and feel you are a natural leader? Would your references say the same? 

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    Do you have a Manufacturing Supply Planning background and are ready for the next level in your career? Do you have 1-2 years of managerial experience and feel you are a natural leader? Would your references say the same? 

    Who - the Company: 

    Our client is a large manufacturer with over 1000 employees and multiple locations across North America. They produce high quality products and are viewed as a leader in their market space in Canada. Privately-held and entrepreneurially-managed, this company is very values-based and promotes a culture of innovation, diversity, integrity, and sustainability. 

    What - the Role: 

    The Manager of Global Supply Planning is responsible for providing leadership and accountability for strategic and tactical activities related to Global Planning within the organization. Also responsible for the improvement of supply to demand with maximized profit, while taking into consideration the company’s commitment to their core values.

    Please speak to your Swim Recruiter to get a thorough job description.

    Who - the Candidate: 

    The winning candidate is a leader by nature and has team collaboration as top of mind. Some mandatory requirements include a minimum of 5 years in a manufacturing supply planning environment, a couple years of managerial experience, and the capability to positively communicate a goal or message to a team.

    Where: 

    Lower Mainland, BC

    How Much: 

    Compensation based on experience, ideally in the $100-120k range. The role comes with a bonus, extended benefits and vacation time. Speak to your Swim recruiter for more details. 

    When & How to Apply: 

    This search is moving extremely quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume. 

  • Inventory Analyst

    Supply Chain | Contract | Vancouver, BC

    A great opportunity to start your career in Supply Chain in a global retailer with exponential growth on the horizon. If you know Excel well, and are very detail oriented, this could be the start of a beautiful career for you.

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    A great opportunity to start your career in Supply Chain in a global retailer with exponential growth on the horizon. If you know Excel well, and are very detail oriented, this could be the start of a beautiful career for you.

    Who - the Company: 

    Our client is a global retail leader and a true Vancouver success story. They are known for their work life balance and encouragement of a healthy lifestyle. 2018 was one of their most successful years in their 20-year history which has led to them embarking on several large-scale global growth initiatives for 2019. They are located close to rapid transit downtown.

    What - the Role:

    This role will be responsible for executing a standardized process that sends products to North America stores. Each week this role will evaluate inventory levels for each store, assess forecast accuracy, and execute inventory allocations. This process is well established, and will be overseen by a Sr. staff member, with the oversight of the Director. A successful candidate will keep in stock levels at 100%, while proactively evaluating inventory levels, and will communicate effectively with business partners.

    Who - the Candidate:

    This role is analytical and repetitive in nature. Attention to detail and precision are critical. The primary tool will be MS Excel, so an advanced understanding of spreadsheet fundamentals is a requirement. An ability to spot outliers & to validate work thoroughly is critical to the success of this role. Much of the work will occur early in the week, so timeliness during this time of the week will be important – especially on Monday. Retail experience is not required; however, interest in the industry is a nice to have.

    Where: 

    Vancouver

    How Much:

    Rate is based on experience, but target is $30-35/hr. This role has a strong chance to go permanent, where salary can be discussed at that time.

    When & How to Apply: 

    This search is moving extremely quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume. 

  • Procurement Manager

    Supply Chain | Permanent | Lower Mainland, BC

    Your chance to lead a strong team of Procurement Specialists in the booming Marijuana industry. Be part of a winning and growing culture and help the organization expand operations further.

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    Your chance to lead a strong team of Procurement Specialists in the booming Marijuana industry. Be part of a winning and growing culture and help the organization expand operations further.

    Who - the Company: 

    Our client is one of the leaders in the Cannabis space, with operations across Canada and the USA. With new locations in the Lower Mainland, they are looking to continue with the expansion of their growing business and hire exceptional talent to help represent and be ambassadors of their product and culture.

    What - the Role:

    We are on the hunt for an exceptional Procurement Manager. With a strong team of procurement specialists, the Procurement Manager will be responsible for the following:

    • Primary interface between the business and procurement for new projects acting as the procurement liaison 
    • Leading the Procurement team, including project management, data analytics, procurement tool and process roll-out, reports 
    • Planning and tracking procurement deliverables as part of a larger cross functional project 
    • Representing procurement for new product introduction initiatives 
    • Interface with the procurement organization for process efficiencies using ERP 
    • Analyze the spending patterns discover cost saving opportunities 
    • Support other Procurement Specialists in other verticals as required 
    • Participate in product development activities to find suppliers, establish relationships and build a knowledge base of existing and new suppliers 
    • Search for innovative supplier solutions pertinent to the industry 
    • Project management of the implementation of new or updated procurement tools and or processes 
    • Oversee the data analytics function to access and analyze spend data from ERP/MRP systems in order to provide procurement reports 
    • Evaluate key suppliers on a regular basis 
    • Negotiate supplier contracts if needed 
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Who - the Candidate:

    We are looking for a strong leader with extensive industry experience. The winning candidate will demonstrate strong leadership capabilities and the desire and know-how to build strong internal and external relationships.

    • Post-Secondary Education in Industrial Relations, Procurement, Supply Chain Management or related field. 
    • Project Management expertise 
    • 5 - 10 years of related work experience 
    • Knowledge of sourcing requirement and practices 
    • Ability to manage multiple projects 
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills 
    • Strong team player 

    Where: 

    Lower Mainland

    How Much:

    Compensation based on experience, with the ideal range in the $80,000 to $90,000 per year. The role comes with 3 weeks vacation, extended benefits, and stock options.

    When & How to Apply: 

    This search is moving extremely quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume. 

  • Organizational Trainer

    Supply Chain | Permanent | Burnaby, BC

    Your chance to shine as an instructor in a global manufacturing environment. Travel the world educating employees on organizational processes and initiatives and be a leader on the content creation of the operations of the entire organization.

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    Your chance to shine as an instructor in a global manufacturing environment. Travel the world educating employees on organizational processes and initiatives and be a leader on the content creation of the operations of the entire organization.

    Who - the Company: 

    Swim Recruiting has been engaged to recruit on behalf of a global tech manufacturing business with a tight-knit and fun-loving corporate culture. We have placed many people with this company before and can attest firsthand to it being a GREAT place to work! They hire people who are self-motivated yet collaborative. This company has social events throughout the year, and they look for people who can strike the balance between hard-working and fun-loving. The company is currently seeking a new Senior Accountant to add to their team’s success.

    What - the Role:

    The organization has an opportunity for an Organizational Trainer. This role starts with creating, coordinating and scheduling training across the Supply Chain teams across the company and ensuring training standards are both defined and achieved. After one year, this role will then take on another disciplinary focus, and the same type of creation and training will be done in another department or business function. Success in the role requires a combination of organizational training experience and strong communication skills.

    Responsibilities include:
    • Planning & Organization Training
      • Define, maintain and publish role-based training plans
      • Define, maintain and publish training curriculums that support training plans 
      • Define, maintain and publish training certifications to test for knowledge/mastery
      • Define, maintain and publish training schedule
      • Organize training content ensuring it is accessible to users
    • Scheduling and Performing Training
      • Training existing users and super users on new processes, tools and measures
      • Training new users on existing processes, tools and measures
      • Participating in super user workshops to action/perform remedial training for users
      • Ensure users fully understand training through testing/certification
    • Developing Training Framework
      • Contribute to developing and refining a training strategy and infrastructure
      • Develop a variety of training delivery mechanisms
      • Defining training metrics to measure effectiveness and impact of training
    • Author Training Content
      • Work with subject matter experts within Business Systems and Supply Chain teams to develop/revise training content strategy/content

    Who - the Candidate:

    The winning candidate will be driven, have an energy for teaching, have patience, love connecting with people, be organized, and have experience communicating with cross-functional teams. 

    Other qualifications:
    • Minimum 5 years of industry experience, ideally in Supply Chain or similar
    • ERP system experience within a Manufacturing environment
    • Planning system experience within a Manufacturing environment
    • Ideally Kinaxis - Rapid Response experience
    • Experience with training course development - ability to create, edit and proofread documentation, diagrams, process flows and interactive/ digital training content (like videos, pdf, power point)
    • Excellent English communications skills, both written and verbal. Knowing Spanish and Mandarin will be considered an asset
    • Organized, self-motivated team player, able to work well under pressure 
    • Good administrative skills 

    Where: 

    Main office is in Burnaby, but there is travel across NA and Asia 25% of the time.

    How Much:

    Base salary commensurate with depth and breadth of relevant experience and education, likely in the range of $90,000 to $100,000 per year.

    When & How to Apply: 

    This search is moving extremely quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume. 

  • Sales Manager Trainee

    Supply Chain | Permanent | Calgary, AB

    Be in the driver’s seat of your own sales career with a national organization that is a leader in their sector. With a lot of growth potential in this role, the client is looking for exceptional sales people to help grow the business further.

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    Be in the driver’s seat of your own sales career with a national organization that is a leader in their sector. With a lot of growth potential in this role, the client is looking for exceptional sales people to help grow the business further.

    Who - the Company: 

    Our client is ranked among Canada's largest distributors of electrical material. It is also a major distributor of safety products and equipment as well as industrial supplies. With offices across Canada, each office is set up as its own profit centre which is run like its own independent business. With over 100 office across Canada, you will be part of an entrepreneurial environment with support from a large brand.

    What - the Role:

    The VP of Safety and Industrial Supplies is looking for his next Sales Management Trainee. The position starts off as an outbound sales role for the Calgary area, but the right individual will be given the opportunity to take part in a Management Training Program, where he/she will eventually manage the sales function of a profit centre. 

    Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

    • Develop and prioritize plans designed to address issues within their assigned Profit Centre and attack growth opportunities, thereby improving Profit Sharing per person year-over-year.
    • Grow the PC to be in a competitive advantage with respect to market share and continue to grow their business annually at a rate greater than the market. 
    • Develop strong relationships with key suppliers' local and regional representatives; create and manage annual business plans with them.
    • Build strong customer relationships with the PC’s key customers and grow their sales territory gross margin annually.
    • Attract, hire, develop, motivate and retain outstanding employees; create a culture of high performance.
    • Know and understand all system functionalities.
    • Reflect the core values of the PC and the Company by acting and managing in a professional and ethical manner, in accordance with Company’s Policies and Procedures.
    • Engage in continued personal and professional development and inspire his/her employees to follow suit.

    Who - the Candidate:

    The winning candidate is driven, outgoing, and enjoys chasing leads and closing deals. This person comes from a sales background in physical products and has worked in outbound sales for at least 2 years. Also, the winning candidate must be a team player, is self-motivated, and loves motivating those around him/her. Due to the growth of this role, leadership qualities are essential to the long-term success of this role.

    Where: 

    Profit Centre in Calgary, but territory is outlying areas as well.

    How Much:

    Competitive base salary and total compensation package commensurate with experience and skills. Please discuss further with Swim.

    When & How to Apply: 

    This search is moving extremely quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume. 

  • Sales Manager Trainee

    Supply Chain | Permanent | Coquitlam, BC

    Be in the driver’s seat of your own sales career with a national organization that is a leader in their sector. With a lot of growth potential in this role, the client is looking for exceptional sales people to help grow the business further.

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    Be in the driver’s seat of your own sales career with a national organization that is a leader in their sector. With a lot of growth potential in this role, the client is looking for exceptional sales people to help grow the business further.

    Who - the Company: 

    Our client is ranked among Canada's largest distributors of electrical material. It is also a major distributor of safety products and equipment as well as industrial supplies. With offices across Canada, each office is set up as its own profit centre which is run like its own independent business. With over 100 office across Canada, you will be part of an entrepreneurial environment with support from a large brand.

    What - the Role:

    The VP of Safety and Industrial Supplies is looking for his next Sales Management Trainee. The position starts off as an outbound sales role for The Lower Mainland, but the right individual will be given the opportunity to take part in a Management Training Program, where he/she will eventually manage the sales function of a profit centre. 

    Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

    • Develop and prioritize plans designed to address issues within their assigned Profit Centre and attack growth opportunities, thereby improving Profit Sharing per person year-over-year.
    • Grow the PC to be in a competitive advantage with respect to market share and continue to grow their business annually at a rate greater than the market. 
    • Develop strong relationships with key suppliers' local and regional representatives; create and manage annual business plans with them.
    • Build strong customer relationships with the PC’s key customers and grow their sales territory gross margin annually.
    • Attract, hire, develop, motivate and retain outstanding employees; create a culture of high performance.
    • Know and understand all system functionalities.
    • Reflect the core values of the PC and the Company by acting and managing in a professional and ethical manner, in accordance with Company’s Policies and Procedures.
    • Engage in continued personal and professional development and inspire his/her employees to follow suit.

    Who - the Candidate:

    The winning candidate is driven, outgoing, and enjoys chasing leads and closing deals. This person comes from a sales background in physical products and has worked in outbound sales for at least 2 years. Also, the winning candidate must be a team player, is self-motivated, and loves motivating those around him/her. Due to the growth of this role, leadership qualities are essential to the long-term success of this role.

    Where: 

    Profit Centre in Coquitlam, but territory is Lower Mainland.

    How Much:

    Competitive base salary and total compensation package commensurate with experience and skills. Please discuss further with Swim.

    When & How to Apply: 

    This search is moving extremely quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume. 

  • Sr. Business Analyst, Supply Chain

    Supply Chain | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

    This is a fantastic opportunity for a driven and quick-thinking supply chain analyst who is keen to work in a complex, interesting, and global company. This company has a very interesting Supply Chain structure when compared to most other organizations in Vancouver and there is great opportunity for new learning and long-term career growth! Oh, and there is a very competitive total compensation package.

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    This is a fantastic opportunity for a driven and quick-thinking supply chain analyst who is keen to work in a complex, interesting, and global company. This company has a very interesting Supply Chain structure when compared to most other organizations in Vancouver and there is great opportunity for new learning and long-term career growth! Oh, and there is a very competitive total compensation package.

    Who - the Company: 

    Our client is a high profile and reputable global public company. The corporate office is very fast-paced, and the company has a corporate culture which emphasizes learning & development, collaboration, team work, and high performance. The people at this organization are very dedicated to their work and know how to have fun. This company truly values their employees and provide great perks that promote a healthy work life.

    What - the Role:

    The Sr. Business Analyst, Supply Chain provides strategic analysis in support of medium-term (1-3 year) global supply chain plans. The incumbent identifies opportunities and makes recommendations based on 100% reliable supply, low cost, and value creation. Examples of such analyses include bottoms-up inventory target review, global terminal strategy, global sourcing plans/flows, value of third-party supply agreements (global swaps, offtakes), etc.

    Some responsibilities include:
    • Providing strategic analysis and recommendations in several areas which include, the on-going analysis and validation of the Global Sourcing Plan, the Global Terminal Strategy and evaluating alternative long-term sourcing flows, global swaps and third-party purchases.
    • Seek input from other Senior Business Analysts related to regional supply chain initiatives.
    • Act as the key contact for Global Supply Chain freight and sourcing related requests and provide ad hoc analysis support to other Marketing and Logistics regions and functions regarding long-term commercial opportunities.
    • Leading the Marketing and Logistics budget process. The incumbent will be responsible for drafting the 3-year Budget Global Sourcing Plan and consolidating and reporting on the SG&A for the Global Supply Chain Department.

    Who - the Candidate:

    • A university degree, preferably in an associated discipline (i.e. accounting, engineering, business administration, operations).
    • MBA or other advanced degree considered an asset
    • Minimum 5 years of participation in multi-regional teams (within context of a globally operated business is preferable).
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in an analytical role.
    • Understanding of distribution process for bulk commodity logistics in ocean vessels.
    • Familiarity with chemical, energy, or industrial sectors an asset.
    • Ability to identify and deliver value-added cross-functional strategies and processes that deliver competitive advantage in cost, quality of service, people and environment.
    • Understanding of the dynamics of a global commodity business that influences supply/demand and cost.
    • Learn and have insight about the internal customer to achieve continuous improvement.
    • Experience with Demand and Supply Chain Planning software would be an asset.
    • Strong computer skills in desktop applications (Word, PowerPoint) and expert knowledge of Excel.

    Where: 

    Downtown Vancouver, BC

    How Much:

    Competitive base salary commensurate with experience and skills, plus a generous vacation package. This company provides permanent employees with a truly excellent total compensation package including professional development support and an employee share purchase program.

    When & How to Apply: 

    This search is moving extremely quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume. 

  • Director of Global Planning

    Supply Chain | Permanent | Lower Mainland, BC

    Your chance to be part of a winning team in a global manufacturing environment. Your leadership, experience, and analytical mindset will have the ears of the Executive team. Your strategies will be heard, and you will have every opportunity to bring this sector leader to another level. 

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    Your chance to be part of a winning team in a global manufacturing environment. Your leadership, experience, and analytical mindset will have the ears of the Executive team. Your strategies will be heard, and you will have every opportunity to bring this sector leader to another level. 

    Who - the Company: 

    Our client is a large manufacturer with over 1000 employees and multiple locations across North America. They produce high quality products and are viewed as a leader in their market space in Canada. Privately-held and entrepreneurially-managed, this company is very values-based and promotes a culture of innovation, diversity, integrity, and sustainability. 

    What - the Role: 

    The Director of Global Planning is responsible for facilitating the balancing and reconciliation of the Company’s global demand and supply. This role sets direction for the entire Supply and Demand organizations and ensures supply and demand planning managers are establishing the correct inventory, demand and build levels for each primary stocking location for its product family.  

    This person is responsible for understanding constraints and making productive decisions that deliver the optimum solutions to balance customer service and operational costs. He/she will manage all planning and forecasting activities through the Supply Planning and Demand Planning teams. 

    Please speak to your Swim recruiter for a more thorough job description.

    Who - the Candidate: 

    The winning candidate comes from an analytical and Lean background, with process improvement and team collaborations as top of mind. This person not only knows how to work around RCCP concepts and demand planning models, but easily walks the manufacturing floor, providing leadership and strategic objectives to all levels of the organization. 

    Some mandatory requirements include a minimum of 10 years in a global demand planning environment, an MBA or equivalent, a strong leadership background, Six Sigma certification, and the capability to translate a large data set into action plans.

    Where: 

    Lower Mainland, BC

    How Much: 

    Compensation based on experience. The role comes with a bonus, extended benefits and vacation time. Speak to your Swim recruiter for more details. 

    When & How to Apply: 

    This search is moving extremely quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume. 

  • Director of Manufacturing

    Supply Chain | Permanent | Langley, BC

    Your chance to lead a strong team in a global manufacturing environment. Family run organization with a strong foothold in their industry, looking for talent to help continue with their success.

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    Your chance to lead a strong team in a global manufacturing environment. Family run organization with a strong foothold in their industry, looking for talent to help continue with their success.

    Who - the Company: 

    Our client is a leading manufacturer of wheels and rims for the world’s most challenging industrial applications. With offices around the world, the CEO and COO are looking for a strong Director of Manufacturing to oversee Production Managers and provide Sr. Leadership with insight into the supply chain processes and facility operations.

    What - the Role:

    Reporting to the COO, the Director of Manufacturing is accountable to ensure efficient flow within Manufacturing, maintaining high levels of staff safety, product quality, facility maintenance and On Time Delivery. Ensuring that the Supply Chain is being managed competently, keeping a keen eye to correct component availability and stock levels.

    • Developing and maintaining high levels of safety by measuring actual safety data and maintaining an effective Safety Management System.
    • Managing productivity expectations by ensuring Engineering processes are adhered to and realizing sales and corporate objectives.
    • Responsible for the proper direction and efficient utilization of departmental staff by developing and communicating the departmental vision, mission, and performance objectives and strategies 
    • Leading the continuous improvement of Manufacturing with professional and technical expertise by providing or supporting ongoing education and training
    • participating in and contributing to the dialogue and decision making of the Company by:
    • Directing the skills and knowledge of Manufacturing towards the accomplishment of company tasks and the development of effective business strategies
    • Managing suppliers and keeping management team abreast with relevant business and industry innovations related to suppliers by tracking supplier performance and making suppliers accountable as business partners with the company

    Who - the Candidate:

    The ideal candidate has 10+ years of management experience in a medium-sized enterprise, as well as a Lean Manufacturing background. A candidate wins this role by demonstrating strong communication skills as this person will be working in the production facilities as well as discussing strategies with the Executive team. There is some travel involved, therefore the incumbent must be ok with working at multiple facilities, working in a corporate office, and willing to travel abroad once a year.

    Where: 

    Langley

    How Much:

    Compensation based on experience, with an ideal range of $120-140k. There is also a sizeable bonus and comprehensive benefits.

    When & How to Apply: 

    This search is moving extremely quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume. 

  • Recruitment Consultant - Supply Chain & Operations

    Supply Chain | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

    Swim Recruiting is an established and growing boutique recruitment agency located in downtown Vancouver in the Waterfront Station. Having served the Vancouver market successfully for nearly 11 years, our growth has hit new unprecedented heights and we are looking for a new Supply Chain and Manufacturing recruiter to join our team.

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    Swim Recruiting is an established and growing boutique recruitment agency located in downtown Vancouver in the Waterfront Station. Having served the Vancouver market successfully for nearly 11 years, our growth has hit new unprecedented heights and we are looking for a new Supply Chain and Manufacturing recruiter to join our team.

    Who - the Company: 

    We believe that everyone is unique and that everyone has their own style when it comes to being a successful recruitment consultant. We do not believe in placing unrealistic and over-bearing KPIs on the day-to-day running of your desk; instead, we trust your ability and give you the tools, space, and resources to do your job effectively and efficiently. As a result of the way we believe in doing business, we have experienced tremendous success in attracting the strongest candidates and developing solid relationships with some of the best and most respected employers in Vancouver. 
    We are a fun bunch of people who like to win and exceed expectations…all while having a smile on our faces. This relaxed and down to earth attitude has been key to our success with both candidates and clients who find it easy to relate to us on a personal level.

    What - the Role:

    Ideally, we are seeking experienced, talented, and self-motivated recruitment consultants to join our close-knit and friendly Supply Chain recruitment team in Vancouver on a permanent full-time basis. If you have 2 years or more of recruitment experience within another vertical, we’d still be interested in speaking with you. 
    You have an entrepreneurial mindset, take initiative, are results-oriented, have a strong sense of urgency and have strong ethics. In addition, you have at least 1 year of experience (or more) in a Recruitment Agency working on a variety of Supply Chain and Manufacturing related roles such as Procurement and Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Distribution, Product Development, OPEX and Quality to name a few.

    Skills and Experience Required:

    • A minimum of 2 years recruitment experience within an Agency environment 
    • Previous experience recruiting on operational, supply chain or manufacturing related roles is a big advantage. In the absence of experience, a passion for Supply Chain is a must. 
    • Experience recruiting using social media platforms
    • Strong work ethic and demonstrated experience in a high pressure, fast paced environment
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

    How Much and What We Offer:

    • Commission based role with no cap or restrictions on your earning potential
    • Full health and dental benefits + MSP
    • Flexible work hours to suit your personal and family commitments
    • Large quantity of qualified open positions to work on

    When & How to Apply: 

    If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume. 

  • Commercial QA Manager

    Supply Chain | Contract | Parsippany, NJ

    A fantastic leadership opportunity within Quality and Compliance. This role will be a great fit for an experienced and enthusiastic candidate

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    A fantastic leadership opportunity within Quality and Compliance. This role will be a great fit for an experienced and enthusiastic candidate

    Who - the Company: 

    Our client is leading consumer health company known for their innovation and desire to challenge the status quo

    What - the Role:

    This role will provide leadership for excellence within quality and compliance across the business units products and process within their commercial organisations, including distribution and custom manufacturing, external manufacturing, R&D and Consumer Relations
    • Provide the overall leadership in the areas of quality management systems, documentation control, and quality audit functions, both internally and external – with distribution centers, external manufacturers and embellishers. This includes assuring that all product specifications and all regulatory requirements have been satisfied prior to the final release of any product into the distribution channel.
    • Provide leadership to the commercial quality organization that has the final responsibility for the compliance and distribution of any product by RB Hygiene Home North America. Release criteria must be constantly reviewed with internal stakeholders (manufacturing sites) and externally with external manufacturers; to ensure the overall compliance to internal and external quality requirements during the receipt, storage, manufacturing, packaging, and testing of the final product.
    • Quality oversight of freight operations, DCs and embellishers in NA, including the DCs & embellishers shared with Health Business Unit
    • Quality oversight of R&D projects risk assessment, validation and implementation with manufacturing sites – specific coordination with internal manufacturing sites and lead the implementation with external manufacturing sites
    • Relentless obsession with products on shelf and consumers experience - lead intelligent evaluation, interpretation of data and trending, and promote actionable remediation & prevention tasks
    • Assure that all complaints and inquiries involving product quality are thoroughly investigated, examined for trends, reported to senior management, and effectively addressed by corrective and preventive actions as deemed appropriate. 
    • Coordination of resolution of any quality, compliance and safety issues affecting products in market
    • In conjunction with the Quality Director for NA Hygiene Home, responsible for developing and deploying the Quality strategic plan and assuring the integration/alignment into Commercial Quality strategy
    • Interfaces with commercial General Managers in the region in areas of quality decisions, such as escalations, field actions and or other significant quality issues
    • Act as the secondary interface with international, federal, state and local regulatory officials in regard to the manufacture and release of any drug product and medical devices by supporting the Health Commercial Quality Director as the host in the Logistics Centers
    • Ensure Quality Management Systems supporting commercial organizations in NA are in constant state of readiness for planned and ad hoc regulatory audits or inspections

    Who - the Candidate:

    • Demonstrated ability to act in a leadership capacity developing and implementing business / quality processes and strategies, leading managerial and professional technical personnel, and coordinating the execution of multiple complex projects in a fast-paced environment
    • Must have a strong working knowledge of and significant leadership / managerial responsibility for quality systems in development and manufacturing in the consumer goods, pharmaceutical, or medical device industries.
    • Must have experience with quality tools such as: SPC, Advanced Quality Planning, Control Plans, FMEA, Root-Cause Analysis, Six Sigma, cross-functional problem-solving teams, etc.
    • Ability to deal confidently and effectively with agents of governmental regulatory bodies as well as internal and external customers and suppliers.
    • Must exhibit excellent communication and facilitation skills, both oral and written.
    • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or technical field such as Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or similar

    Where: 

    Parsippany, New Jersey 

    How Much:

    Depending on experience – very competitive base and bonus. 

    When & How to Apply: 

    This search is moving extremely quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume. 

  • Commercial Quality Manager

    Supply Chain | Permanent | Parsippany, NJ

    A fantastic leadership opportunity within Quality and Compliance. This role will be a great fit for an experienced and enthusiastic candidate

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    A fantastic leadership opportunity within Quality and Compliance. This role will be a great fit for an experienced and enthusiastic candidate

    Who - the Company: 

    Our client is leading consumer health company known for their innovation and desire to challenge the status quo

    What - the Role:

    This role will provide leadership for excellence within quality and compliance across the business units products and process within their commercial organisations, including distribution and custom manufacturing, external manufacturing, R&D and Consumer Relations
    • Provide the overall leadership in the areas of quality management systems, documentation control, and quality audit functions, both internally and external – with distribution centers, external manufacturers and embellishers. This includes assuring that all product specifications and all regulatory requirements have been satisfied prior to the final release of any product into the distribution channel.
    • Provide leadership to the commercial quality organization that has the final responsibility for the compliance and distribution of any product by RB Hygiene Home North America. Release criteria must be constantly reviewed with internal stakeholders (manufacturing sites) and externally with external manufacturers; to ensure the overall compliance to internal and external quality requirements during the receipt, storage, manufacturing, packaging, and testing of the final product.
    • Quality oversight of freight operations, DCs and embellishers in NA, including the DCs & embellishers shared with Health Business Unit
    • Quality oversight of R&D projects risk assessment, validation and implementation with manufacturing sites – specific coordination with internal manufacturing sites and lead the implementation with external manufacturing sites
    • Relentless obsession with products on shelf and consumers experience - lead intelligent evaluation, interpretation of data and trending, and promote actionable remediation & prevention tasks
    • Assure that all complaints and inquiries involving product quality are thoroughly investigated, examined for trends, reported to senior management, and effectively addressed by corrective and preventive actions as deemed appropriate. 
    • Coordination of resolution of any quality, compliance and safety issues affecting products in market
    • In conjunction with the Quality Director for NA Hygiene Home, responsible for developing and deploying the Quality strategic plan and assuring the integration/alignment into Commercial Quality strategy
    • Interfaces with commercial General Managers in the region in areas of quality decisions, such as escalations, field actions and or other significant quality issues
    • Act as the secondary interface with international, federal, state and local regulatory officials in regard to the manufacture and release of any drug product and medical devices by supporting the Health Commercial Quality Director as the host in the Logistics Centers
    • Ensure Quality Management Systems supporting commercial organizations in NA are in constant state of readiness for planned and ad hoc regulatory audits or inspections

    Who - the Candidate:

    • Demonstrated ability to act in a leadership capacity developing and implementing business / quality processes and strategies, leading managerial and professional technical personnel, and coordinating the execution of multiple complex projects in a fast-paced environment
    • Must have a strong working knowledge of and significant leadership / managerial responsibility for quality systems in development and manufacturing in the consumer goods, pharmaceutical, or medical device industries.
    • Must have experience with quality tools such as: SPC, Advanced Quality Planning, Control Plans, FMEA, Root-Cause Analysis, Six Sigma, cross-functional problem-solving teams, etc.
    • Ability to deal confidently and effectively with agents of governmental regulatory bodies as well as internal and external customers and suppliers.
    • Must exhibit excellent communication and facilitation skills, both oral and written.
    • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or technical field such as Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or similar

    Where: 

    Parsippany, New Jersey 

    How Much:

    Depending on experience – very competitive base and bonus. 

    When & How to Apply: 

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  • Quality Engineer

    Supply Chain | Permanent | Mississauga, Ontario

    This Quality role is responsible for the daily maintenance and further development of the organization’s Quality System including assuming direct responsibility for effective administration, maintenance, and compliance of various Quality Processes. This role would be a great next step for a candidate looking to build expertise for future managerial roles. 

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    This Quality role is responsible for the daily maintenance and further development of the organization’s Quality System including assuming direct responsibility for effective administration, maintenance, and compliance of various Quality Processes. This role would be a great next step for a candidate looking to build expertise for future managerial roles. 

    Who - the Company: 

    Our client is a leading CPG organisation with manufacturing locations located globally to support growing demand in the personal care and home hygiene markets. 

    What - the Role:

    Quality Engineer 
    • Provide visibility, guidance, and training to the factory or commercial unit with respect to Quality KPI trends, new or changing Quality systems or processes, management of CEPs, etc.
    • Provide oversight and management of various Quality Processes such as; Internal Audits, Corrective and Preventive Actions system, Change Control, Supplier / Co-packer Quality Management, Non-Conforming Material, etc.
    • Partner with Regulatory to interpret regulatory requirements and provide guidance for effective compliance, as well as providing coordination / support for programs and projects.
    • Serve as an effective representative of Quality and business partner to input best business practices, ways of working and key deliverables including those outside of Quality KPIs.
    • Represent Quality in Management Team discussions as requested, providing data as well as developing and communicating action plans.
    • Improve existing and develop new Quality processes, writing and implementing associated procedures and other documentation.
    • Conduct investigations of undesirable trends in production processes performance and unplanned events, perform root cause analysis, and develop and implement corrective and preventive actions.
    • Conduct audits of suppliers and contract manufacturing firms in order to determine the effectiveness of their quality systems, as well as their capability to provide compliant goods and services. (May require frequent travel, including international.)
    • Provide technical guidance and facilitate problem-solving methodologies regarding quality-related issues.
    • Provide training and guidance to ensure compliance with Regulatory Requirements and Guidance, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Departmental Operating Instructions, protocols and other governing documentation by Operations and Quality personnel.

    Who - the Candidate:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or engineering discipline.
    • Minimum of 5 years’ work experience in consumer goods, medical devices, pharmaceuticals or other high-volume manufacturing industry in a professional / exempt level position in the areas of Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Compliance, Regulatory Affairs or similar disciplines.
    • Significant leadership and management potential.
    • Strong working knowledge of Health Canada and other federal and provincial regulations and guidance applicable to the manufacture and distribution of Hygiene and Home products.
    • Sound understanding of Quality Systems such as ISO 9001 and ISO 130485.
    • Knowledge of Canadian GMP regulations for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to deal confidently and effectively with government agencies as well as internal and external customers at all levels of the organization.
    • Ready availability for global travel to conduct supplier audits.
    • Must exhibit sound communication and facilitation skills, both oral and written.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in analytical and problem-solving skills.

    Where: 

    Mississauga 

    How Much:

    $ 70-80 K + bonus and bens. 

    When & How to Apply: 

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  • Biophysicist

    Supply Chain | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

     

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    Who - the Company: 

    My client is a young and dynamic medical device company engaged in ground-breaking research for a number of medical device products. They have a small but growing team of professionals that bring expertise in engineering, science and medical device development and are growing rapidly.


    What - the Role: Biophysicist 

    This role works closely with mechanical, electrical and software engineers and will be key to the development of a new product focused on the treatment of emphysema. 

    • Developing invasive and non-invasive thermometry methods and collaborating with hardware and software engineers to implement control systems ensuring device safety and efficacy
    • Guiding device design through literature reviews as well as bench and in-vivo testing
    • Providing input into risk management as well as verification and validation activities
    • Collaborating with medical experts to define the treatment regime
    • Developing pre-clinical and clinical protocols and supporting the associated studies
    • Supporting test method development


    Who - the Candidate:


    • BA or MA in Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Engineering Physics or Biophysics. 
    • At least 5 years experience in medical device development. Ideally you will have full cycle product development experience from conception through to commercialisation 
    • A strong grounding in electro magnetic radiation and its application within biological tissue will be necessary in this role.


    Where: Vancouver, BC


    How Much:

    $ 100K + bens


    When & How to Apply: 

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  • Senior Buyer

    Supply Chain | Permanent | Parsippany, NJ or, Salt Lake City, Utah

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    Who - the Company: 

    Our client is a leading, innovative and high growth global Consumer Packaged Goods company.


    What - the Role: Senior Buyer External Manufacturing 

    In this role, the Buyer will be responsible for all the External Manufacturing Suppliers falling into the VMS (Vitamin, Mineral, Supplement) category. The role aims to develop and implement sourcing strategies as well as create strong relationship with the different internal stakeholders in Marketing and R&D to efficiently support and drive the innovation pipeline. 


    • Secure supply chain on existing portfolio with implementation of Service Level Agreements
    • Develop a strong Business Continuity Pipeline to secure service
    • Define a strategy to reduce the number of external manufacturers and increase the partnership with selected suppliers
    • Owner of the financial performance in terms of purchasing price variance
    • Set up budget prices for following year
    • Support all New Product Development to launch on time and at competitive prices
    • Develop in depth knowledge of the technologies and supply base in the US
    • Achieve optimum cost while ensuring high level of quality/service targets. Lead & drive quality and service improvement strategies.
    • Conduct benchmark studies with RB’s factories and other Suppliers


    Who - the Candidate: Is this You?


    • BS, BA degree in business, manufacturing, engineering, finance or other relevant discipline. MBA advantageous
    • 2 to 3 years of relevant work experience - assignments in External Manufacturing preferred
    • Strong negotiation, influencing and communication skills.
    • Strong project management skills
    • Demonstrated success of completing business improvement projects such as cost reductions and business simplification processes. 
    • Must have the ability to lead cross functionally with Marketing, Supply, R&D and Finance to promote change, drive efficiencies and make cost savings impact on the business.
    • Structured, analytical and results-oriented
    • Proficient in Excel
    • Able to effectively communicate and to effect change with internal budget owners, peers, senior management and suppliers. 
    • Ability to work in a truly global organization. Proven experience in working in a fast moving and results driven environment which demands to work under continuous pressure.



    Where: Parsippany, New Jersey or Salt Lake City



    When & How to Apply: 

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  • Production Lead

    Supply Chain | Permanent | Delta, BC

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    Who- the Company: Our client is a federally licensed producer in the Marijuana industry, specializing in the distribution of physical product and plant extracts.  With operations growing at a rapid pace, they are wanting to build a dedicated team to continue getting their quality products to market.

    Where:There is the need for a Manufacturing Production Lead at their rapidly expanding location in Delta.

    What- the Role:  Reporting to the Production Supervisor, the Manufacturing Production Lead will be involved in supervising and coordinating production efforts to hit production targets while maintaining quality standards and creating documentation along the way. This is a key component driving the organization’s Cannabis processing operations, and this role will be directly involved in the overall operations of the organization. The incumbent will work to ensure the production/post-harvest teams are compliant with rules and regulations of Health Canada and company policies.

    Responsibilities:

    • Work with and direct staff to achieving production goals in daily production activities
    • Administers training programs to production staff
    • Assist with documentation and KPI tracking of production room activities
    • Ensure the optimal functioning of equipment 
    • Ensure that production staff know and follow safety protocols and all SOPs 
    • Maintains the highest levels of cleanliness inside the production area
    • Coordinate and Integrate efforts across operational departments to enhance inventory accuracy.
    • Fosters a culture of compliance by operating within guidelines and procedures, leading by example, and focusing on risk assessment and elimination.
    • Assure that all company safety protocols are followed.
    • Assist with creation and/or revision of SOPs including development of distribution protocols.

    Who- the Candidate: We are looking for an energetic, roll-up-your-sleeves attitude. Qualified candidates for this role will have experience with some, if not most, of the responsibilities listed above. A background in Food Processing, Pharmaceuticals, and/or Food Safety is an asset. You must have, or be able to receive, security clearance through the AMCPR and have strong leadership capabilities.

    How Much: Base salary commensurate with level of relevant experience and skills, likely in the range of $18-20/hr, good benefits, and other perks.

    When & How to Apply: This search is moving very quickly so please let your Swim recruiter know soon if you are interested in discussing further! 


  • Customer Focused Leader

    Supply Chain | Permanent | Markham, ON

    Who - the Company: Since 1991 this organisation has been working in innovative partnership with emerging and Fortune 500 OEMs in the electronics industry. The design, manufacture and deliver creative fulfilment solutions for tens of thousands of electrical products in a very range of industries. They have built a strong culture centred around entrepreneurship and innovation, integrity and openness and exceptional customer focus and service. 

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    Who - the Company: Since 1991 this organisation has been working in innovative partnership with emerging and Fortune 500 OEMs in the electronics industry. The design, manufacture and deliver creative fulfilment solutions for tens of thousands of electrical products in a very range of industries. They have built a strong culture centred around entrepreneurship and innovation, integrity and openness and exceptional customer focus and service. 
     
    What - the Role: Customer Focused Leader, Markham Ontario
    In this role, you will work closely with customers and internal stakeholders to develop customer solutions. You will lead and support a cross-functional team to deliver on growth and customer satisfaction. 
     
    • Drive the culture of the Team/ BU
    • Owns EBITDA & delivers agreed revenues & ROA
    • Drive ongoing improvements to contribution margins and ROA
    • Foster and maintain high-level customer relationships
    • Provide Leadership to the Customer Focus Team & Business Unit
    • Participate and collaborate on BU leadership team
    • Support company strategic directions, future focus & vision
    • Develop and engage the Customer Focus Team through partnership discussions
    • Continuous alignment of company and business unit objectives
    • Develop plans to leverage Creations’ position with the customer and to further penetrate relationships and increase sales/ Share of Wallet
    • Learn the customer’s industry, business operations, strategic objectives, and the decision-making process
    • Track and manage inventory, A/R, NCNR, NRE, RMA, Customer Satisfaction issues and performance metrics
    • Negotiate Supply Agreements and other contracts as required
     
     
     
     
     
    Who - the Candidate:
    • Sound business sense and knowledge of Contract Manufacturing including 5 + years’ experience in any combination of Project/Account Management, Sales, Finance, Supply Chain with at least 3 + years in a leadership role
    • Experience in the EMS industry is essential 
    • Ability to Understand and communicate customer requirements to Team and BU Leadership
    • A great facilitator with high-level knowledge of all business aspects and a passion to drive continuous improvement in a Lean environment
    • Function with a determined, calm demeanour in a high paced, highly demanding industry
    • Strong desire to learn/ read/ research and expand leadership skills & customer knowledge
    • Track record of building high performing teams
    • Knowledgeable about supply chain dynamics
    • Comfortable presenting and meeting face to face with Customers
    • Able to Communicate in a positive sense, even when delivering negative messages
    • Diploma or equivalent experience, in Business Administration, Operations or Management is preferred
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite is mandatory, experience with ERP/MRP is an asset
     

    Where: Markham, ON 
     
    How Much:
    $ 90-100 K + bonus and benefits
     
     
     
    When & How to Apply
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  • Production Supervisor

    Supply Chain | Permanent | Delta, BC

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    Who- the Company: Our client is a federally licensed producer in the Marijuana industry, specializing in the distribution of physical product and plant extracts.  With operations growing at a rapid pace, they are wanting to build a dedicated team to continue getting their quality products to market.


    Where: There is the need for a Production Supervisor at their rapidly expanding location in Delta.


    What- the Role:  Reporting to the Production Manager, the Production Supervisor will assist the management team in supervising production labour while maintaining trackability and appropriate documentation as this is a key component driving the organization’s Cannabis processing operations. The incumbent will work to ensure the production/post-harvest teams are compliant with rules and regulations of Health Canada corporate policies.


    Responsibilities:


    • Monitor and direct daily production activities
    • Monitor the flow of product and make adjustment as necessary
    • Maintains the highest levels of cleanliness inside the production area
    • Administers training programs to production staff
    • Oversees the documentation and KPI tracking of production room activities
    • Ensure the optimal functioning of equipment and report on maintenance requirements
    • Ensure that production staff know and follow safety protocols and all SOPs 
    • Interface continuously with the Harvest team to inform on and maintain production efficiency and good material flow
    • Coordinate and Integrate efforts across operational departments to enhance inventory accuracy
    • Assist with creating and/or revising SOPs as well as setting up distribution protocols
    • Fosters a culture of compliance by operating within guidelines and procedures, leading by example, and focusing on risk assessment and elimination
    • Assist with creation and/or revision of SOPs including development of distribution protocols.


    Who- the Candidate: We are looking for a mature, roll-up-your-sleeves attitude. Qualified candidates for this role will have a background in the supervision of a production team, as well as experience with most of the responsibilities listed above. A background in Food Processing, Pharmaceuticals, and/or Food Safety is an asset. You must have, or be able to receive, security clearance through the AMCPR and have strong leadership capabilities. 


    How Much: Base salary commensurate with level of relevant experience and skills, likely in the range of $55-60k, good benefits, and other perks. 


    When & How to Apply: This search is moving very quickly so please let your Swim recruiter know soon if you are interested in discussing further! 


  • Demand Planning Manager

    Supply Chain | Permanent | Parsippany, NJ

    Who - the Company: 

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    Who - the Company: 
    Our client is a leading, innovative and high growth global Consumer Packaged Goods company. 

    What - the Role: DEMAND PLANNING MANAGER
    As the Demand Planning Manager, you are responsible for developing demand forecasts, establishing and managing enterprise consensus forecasts, ensuring proper inventory builds to support customer fill rate targets, and collaborate as a liaison for Supply with cross-functional teams. 

    • Responsible for developing demand forecasts as a basis for supply chain activities for the entire organization.
    • Establish and manage enterprise consensus forecasts for assigned brands and business units at stock-keeping-unit (SKU) level.
    • Analyze and evaluate consumer and trade promotions, run rates, and trends in seasonality, using demand planning software and independent judgment to achieve business alignment.
    • Using demand planning software and trend/variance root cause analysis, make demand planning corrective actions and improvements, as well as obsolescence management recommendations.
    • Own network balancing across multiple Logistic Centers to ensure target order fill rate to all customers.
    • Keep total inventory within target days of supply to effectively manage net working capital commitments. 
    • Lead decision-making process for demand planning with all cross-functional teams.
    • Lead monthly demand planning meetings with Trade Marketing and Brand Teams.
    • Collaborate as senior liaison on all supply-related matters with Sales, Marketing, Production Planning and Customer Service departments.
    • Report on supply and demand-related issues and recommendations to senior management. Tools used include Demantra, LMS, JDE and Proclarity.
    • Lead a team of Demand and Inventory Planners with continuous succession and development objectives.
    • Involves domestic travel for 2-5 days per trip, 8-10 times a year.


    Who - the Candidate: Is this You?

    • Self-Starter: You take initiative, practice good judgment and can work independently.
    • Organized: You manage multiple priorities within a fast-paced environment to deliver on time and in full.
    • Influencer: You can work with different stakeholders and gain their buy-in on newly created processes by leveraging your leadership and motivational skills. 
    • Strong communicator: You are clear and concise in communicating statuses / required actions and are comfortable presenting across multiple levels of the business.
    • Analytical: You can sift through data, extract insights and leverage those insights to solve the root cause of a problem. 
    • Fast paced: You thrive in a quick moving environment and are comfortable working within the grey space where steps aren’t clearly defined. You see the grey space as an opportunity for you to make an impact. Working with incomplete information doesn’t intimidate you and are you

    Where: Parsippany, New Jersey


    When & How to Apply: 
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  • End to End Gross Margin Expansion Manager

    Supply Chain | Permanent | Parsippany, NJ

    Who - the Company: 

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    Who - the Company: 
    My client is a leading Consumer Goods organisation focused on delivering innovative products that improve people’s quality of life. They are the proud owners of many leading brands in the Home Hygiene and Consumer Healthcare space. The organisation has many corporate and manufacturing sites located globally across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia.
     
    What - the Role:
    An exciting new opportunity for a driven, ambitious and highly analytical professional who is keen to build their consultative ability within Supply Chain and Finance. 

    • Partner with the expansion team to develop and execute the central Gross Margin expansion strategy,     identifying different levers that should be compared across sites to understand possible Gross Margin efficiencies.
    • Set up and manage visits with factory site leads to understand site goals, objectives and processes, both within the site and between the site and the markets.
    • Partnering with procurement where appropriate, compare similarities and differences across factories,     including ways of working, costs and productivity levels across the following; raw materials, packaging, logistics, production OEE, use of co-packers, investment decisions, etc.
    • Provide recommendations to unlock Gross Margin expansion opportunities to senior leadership and lead the execution of aligned strategies.
    • Partner with IMEX teams to analyze the actual cost savings of supply efficiencies. E.g., if a packaging efficiency is identified, what, if any, cost impact is there to the commercial business.
     
    Who - the Candidate:
    This role requires a candidate with a deep ability to lead and manage up and down. Ideally, you will bring a strong set of project management tools to the table. You will be interacting and advising factory leaders consistently so an ability to use your interpersonal skills to develop solid & fruitful relationships is essential. You will bring a strong analytical skill set to the role and present results in a consultative approach. You will play a critical role in advising senior management on strategy on a regular basis. 
    • MBA qualification required
    • Finance or engineering degree preferred
    • Fluency in English required. Fluency in Spanish preferred. Other European languages helpful.
    • Some proven experience working within a finance or engineering discipline
    • Demonstrable examples of identifying a gap or possible efficiency and driven it through to action
    • Excellent analytical capability
    • Excellent presentation skills
    • Must be willing to travel regularly
     
    Where: Parsippany, New Jersey. There will be travel in this role both domestically and internationally
     
    How Much:
    Compensation will be in line with experience. Bonus and Bens as well as a competitive base salary. Relocation support is also available.
     
    When & How to Apply: 
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  • Demand Planning Manager

    Supply Chain | Permanent | Parsippany, NJ

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    Who - the Company: 
    Our client is a leading, innovative and high growth global Consumer Packaged Goods company. 

    What - the Role: DEMAND PLANNING MANAGER
    As a Demand Planning Manager, you are responsible for managing the overall Demand Planning process for the business with the support of the Demand Planning Team. You will drive the S&OP process to achieve accurate forecasting and resolution of supply issues. 
    • Responsible for day to day availability of all products across your product categories.  
    • Manage inventory targets in line with financial plan, ensuring to balance customer service with a financial target.  
    • Work in cohesion with factory planners on production timings for all SKU’s.
    • Proactively manage all potential service issues, avoiding any potential issues to trade.  
    • Responsible for setting production parameters, setting and agreeing the strategy with manufacturing.  
    • Responsible for forecasting, long and short-term
    • Run business-wide S&OP process, working collaboratively with Sales and Marketing groups, agreeing on rolling 3-month forecast.  
    • Responsible for liaising with 3rd party manufacturers, ensuring all PO’s are manufactured and received on time.  
    • Responsible for all department KPI’s, and reporting results, bridging any deviation from target.  
    • Leading and implementing any departmental continuous improvement projects.  
    • Responsible for obsolete stock program and finished goods provision management 
    • Leads, coaches and develops the demand planning team.  

    Who - the Candidate: Is this You?

    • Supply Chain Background: At least 5 years’ experience in a demand planning or similar supply chain role. Previous experience using demand-planning software is preferred.
    • Self-Starter: You take initiative, are willing to take risks and have the ability to work independently.
    • Organized: You manage multiple priorities within a fast-paced environment to deliver on time and in full.
    • Team leader: You are passionate about leading and developing people on your team. You strongly believe their wins are your wins, and you strive to set the best example for them. 
    • Influencer: You have the ability to work with different stakeholders and gain their buy-in on newly created processes through leveraging your leadership and motivational skills. 
    • Systems savvy: Previous experience using statistical forecasting tools, such as Manugistics, Demantra, APO. 
    • College graduate: BA/BS in Logistics, Operations, Business Degree, Supply Chain Management, or quantitative analysis is preferred. 

    Where: Parsippany, New Jersey

    When & How to Apply: 
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  • Demand Planner

    Supply Chain | Permanent | Parsippany, NJ

    Who - the Company: 

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    Who - the Company: 
    Our client is a leading, innovative and high growth global Consumer Packaged Goods company. 

    What - the Role:
    Demand Planner 
    • Direct responsibility for the management of a consensus enterprise forecast for assigned brands and business units.
    • Coordination of monthly demand planning meetings with Sales, Marketing, Customer Marketing, and Manufacturing.
    • Analysis of customer acceptance information and estimated market penetration estimates to develop estimates for new product introductions, identifying high side and low side risk to these estimates.
    • Maintaining inventory at an appropriate level to ensure high customer service, while meeting brand inventory targets.
    • Thorough management of Excess and Obsolete stock
    • The joint development of inventory strategies with Manufacturing, using accuracy statistics, forecast variability, and estimated risk to forecast projections.
    • Evaluation of consumer and trade promotion activities to establish meaningful projections of future promotions.
    • Contribution to the implementation of processes and systems tools to develop a customer demand driven demand-planning process.

    Who - the Candidate: Is this You?

    • Supply Chain Background: At least 3 years’ experience in a demand planning or similar supply chain role. Previous experience using demand-planning software is preferred.
    • Self-Starter: You take initiative, are willing to take risks and have the ability to work independently.
    • Organized: You manage multiple priorities within a fast-paced environment to deliver on time and in full.
    • Team player: You are comfortable leading the decision-making process for cross-functional teams.
    • Influencer: You have the ability to work with different stakeholders and gain their buy-in on newly created processes through leveraging your leadership and motivational skills. 
    • Systems savvy: Previous experience with relational databases, MS Access, and Advanced Excel functions is a plus. Experience with Customer Level Demand Management (VMI, CPFR) a plus.
    • College graduate: BA/BS in Logistics, Operations, Business Degree, Supply Chain Management, or quantitative analysis is preferred.


    Where: Parsippany, New Jersey


    When & How to Apply: 
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  • Strategic Sourcing Manager - Marketing

    Supply Chain | Permanent | San Jose, CA

    Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and imagination, where you can be part of the team shaping the future of global commerce? My client shapes how millions of people buy, sell, connect, and share around the world.

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    Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and imagination, where you can be part of the team shaping the future of global commerce? My client shapes how millions of people buy, sell, connect, and share around the world.
     
    Reporting to the Global Procurement Organization, the Sourcing Manager will be responsible for the development and execution of marketing procurement related activities and projects on a global scale. 
     
    This individual will partner with business unit, internal procurement partners, and external stakeholders to define and execute sourcing plans designed to maximize value for eBay. 
     
    The Sourcing Manager will leverage sourcing tools and processes to facilitate market research, identify optimal procurement scenarios, and facilitate supplier negotiations, while ultimately driving annual savings targets, improved efficiency and optimization of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). 
     
    This individual will be expected to build strong partnerships with internal and external stakeholders and will in parallel operate as the lead and subject matter expert on assigned sourcing initiatives linked to the marketing category.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Direct purchases for high value Marketing related spend along with ad hoc requests as required by business units. Partner with internal and external stakeholders to capture and develop key      requirements and work to direct into appropriate buying channels in order to extract maximum value.
    • Lead cross functional teams through an end to end sourcing project plan for high risk large spend products and services inclusive of financial viability analyses, supplier risk, negotiation plans, and supplier selection. Involved in budgeting process with BU clients. Leads team in understanding how projects fall within eBay strategy.
    • Lead sourcing need identification, market research, competitive bid review, and direct negotiations while leveraging best in class procurement methodologies to ensure optimal Total Cost of Ownership.
    • Operate as the decision point relative to execution of sourcing strategies including RFx, multi-bid, market test, direct negotiations, and catalog negotiations.
    • Create contract requests and operationalize contracts for marketing procurement activities. Manage contract spend for relevant categories.
    • Analyze procurement spend to provide visibility on key savings opportunities and assist in developing a roadmap for achieving savings targets.
    • Operate as the Subject Matter Expert on assigned category. Provide category and industry knowledge to key stakeholders including market drivers and suppliers, cost structures and technical improvements.
    Requirements
    • 6-8 years relevant experience in procurement, strategic sourcing, contract negotiation, competitive price analysis, supplier relationship management and performance management. 
    • Experience in Ariba Sourcing modules or equivalent is desirable.
    • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA desirable, including additional applicable work experience.
    • Strong track record delivering marketing procurement results in a highly dynamic environment.
    • Relevant experience leading end to end sourcing projects including need identification, market research,      competitive bid reviews, direct negotiation activities, supplier selection, and onboarding.
    • In-depth knowledge of industry and market trends including analysis of market drivers, cost structures and technical improvements.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills including an ability to communicate effectively, build relationships, anticipate needs, and negotiate successful outcomes both internal and external. 
    • Must be a self-starter, imaginative/innovator, ambitious, driven, internally motivated, and result-oriented. Must share the team’s vision of building a world-class, global sourcing organization.
    • Able to demonstrate strategic thinking and ability to execute on strategies while demonstrating exceptional planning, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
     
     
     

  • Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager - IT

    Supply Chain | Permanent | San Jose, CA

    My client is a leading e-commerce and technology organisation with their American HQ located in San Jose, CA. They are seeking a Technology Strategic Sourcing manager that will oversee all aspects of the sourcing and contracting process for the company’s hardware, software and services spend. The position requires a robust domain experience and an ability to move quickly in this fast-paced environment. 

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    My client is a leading e-commerce and technology organisation with their American HQ located in San Jose, CA. They are seeking a Technology Strategic Sourcing manager that will oversee all aspects of the sourcing and contracting process for the company’s hardware, software and services spend. The position requires a robust domain experience and an ability to move quickly in this fast-paced environment. 
     
    You will join a culture that inspires passion, courage and imagination as well as impacting the exciting world of e-commerce
     
    Primary Job Responsibilities:
    • Manage sourcing and spend activities for technology categories including hardware, software, telecom, and services
    • Develop, drive alignment, and execute sourcing strategies addressing a multi-year horizon
    • Lead cross-functional teams in the execution of sourcing initiatives
    • Create and develop strong working relationships with key internal and external partners, functioning as      procurement subject matter expert in sourcing and supplier management best practices
    • Analyze spend data, capture internal requirements and develop understanding of market trends, including analysis of market drivers, cost structures, leading suppliers and the underlying technology or service
    Job Requirements:
    • BA/BS degree, ideally with focus on Business, Operations, Supply Chain Management.  MBA or JD preferred
    • 5+ years experience in procurement, sourcing, supply chain or partner management
    • Team player with collaborative style and proven track record of building successful relationships with stakeholders and suppliers
    • Experience must include negotiating commercial terms and service level agreements
    • Technology domain knowledge and experience highly desired
    • Strong influencing and leadership skills
    • Familiarity with world-class sourcing methods and tools
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills (English)
    • Innovative and solution oriented with solid project management skills and an ability to juggle several projects simultaneously
    • Strong analytical skills (i.e. cost modelling, quotation analysis, supplier selection)
    • Expertise in the use of Microsoft Office Productivity applications required
    Education:
    Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent