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Manager Supply Chain

Date: Jul 30, 2019

Location: Sherrill, NY, US

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Join the Briggs & Stratton Team in Munnsville/Sherrill, NY! As a part of Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Ferris is a leading brand of Commercial Zero-Turn mowers. The culture of our company is built on hard work and dedicated customer service. Our brand, as well as our revenue, is quickly growing and we are looking for a passionate individual to join our team as a Supply Chain Manager.



Position Description

Approves and controls day-to-day Supply Chain activities within area of responsibility. Provides leadership and direction to Supply Chain personnel, leads complex projects of a strategic nature, and is accountable for the Supply Chain team and results. Ensures effective department representation on commodity, new product development teams and other significant corporate efforts.


Job Responsibilities

  1. Leads team to optimize forecast, demand planning and creates supply plans that ensure availability of service parts and/or products
  2. Monitors forecasts and demand to identify changes or to determine their effect on supply chain activities
  3. Defines performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of supply chain factors
  4. Analyzes inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns, manage fill rates, determine estimated time of arrival, reduce waste, or optimize customer service
  5. Negotiates prices and terms with suppliers and vendors
  6. Meets with suppliers and manufacturing plants to discuss performance metrics, provide performance feedback, or discuss production forecasts or changes
  7. Manages activities related to strategic or tactical purchasing, material requirements planning, inventory control, vendor managed inventory, warehousing, or receiving
  8. Participates in the coordination of engineering changes, product line extensions, or new product launches to ensure orderly and timely transitions in material or production flow
  9. May perform full range of managerial responsibilities which may include but not be limited to: interviewing, hiring, coaching and developing employees; planning, assigning and directing work; EEO/AA; performance management; department budget
  10. Performs other duties as assigned 


Job Skills Requirements

  • Proficient knowledge of manufacturing, distribution, inventory, and quality procedures and management programs and systems
  • Proficient computer skills including familiarity with enterprise resource planning and business intelligence/analytics systems, Google, and MS Office applications
  • Comprehensive understanding of integrated supply chain management including demand planning, forecasting and procurement 
  • Leads supplier development initiatives. Travels to key and prospective suppliers as periodically required to assess capabilities and manage supply complexities 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of supplier commodity processes and practices
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to interact with diverse groups of people inside and outside of the corporation
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to exercise judgment and make critical decisions
  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location



Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Operations Management, or related field, or equivalent education and experience 


Experience Requirements

Minimum of seven years of experience in a continuous supply chain within high volume manufacturing environment 


Certifications Preferred 

  • APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) 
  • Six Sigma Black-Belt 



Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro® Ferris®, PowerBoss®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. 


Briggs & Stratton Corporation is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

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