General Cable Industries

  • Supply Chain Manager

    Job Locations US-PA-Schuylkill Haven
    Posted Date 4 months ago(11/20/2018 3:26 PM)
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  • Overview

    The Supply Chain Manager is responsible for managing the all aspects of supply chain for the Schuylkill Haven plant – including raw material planning and releases; master scheduling and finite scheduling the production activities; warehousing, inventory control, transportation, and distribution functions for raw materials, WIP, and finished goods supporting a power cable manufacturing plant.  The plant operates 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.  This position manages salaried and hourly employees.

    The position reports to the Logistics Director for the North American Specialties business.


    • Supervise the Production Planning and Scheduling Team in Schuylkill Haven with responsibilities including Master Scheduling, Production Planning / Coordination, Shop Floor Scheduling and Materials Planning in a manufacturing plant operating on a 24 hour basis.
    • Directly responsible for the management and procurement of raw materials (100+ SKUs) using MRP within SAP ERP system with support from Corporate Purchasing.
    • Directly responsible for coordinating and managing monthly stock take of all materials (i.e. Raw, WIP, and Finished Goods).
    • Use Excel spreadsheets to manipulate data extracts from SAP to assist with determining materials and scheduling requirements.
    • Team oriented with the ability to clearly and concisely communicate with all levels of the organization from hourly associates to senior management. 
    • Effectively managing all distribution operations, including warehousing, inventory control, transportation, supplier management, quality, and customer service.
    • Ensuring all operating goals are met, including cost, safety, schedule conformance, shipping accuracy, inventory accuracy, supply levels, customer service, employee productivity, etc.
    • Overseeing the shipping and receiving functions, including scheduling, dispatching, and on-time delivery.
    • Ensuring accurate inventory control and planning.   Coordinate and supervise quarterly physical inventory take.  
    • Managing a team of hourly employees, including workforce planning and scheduling, employee relations, and employee development.  
    • Promoting and ensuring a safe and environmentally compliant work environment.
    • Participating, as needed, in continuous improvement initiatives using tools such as Six Sigma, and other process improvement techniques.
    • Monitor shipments; recommend shipping equipment and methods of packing.
    • Manage all customer shipping issues, including claims for loss or damage.


    The successful candidate for this position MUST have the following qualifications:

    • Experience with ERP systems preferably SAP System.  Experience with SAP Cable Solutions wire and cable industry module a definite plus.
    • Materials planning and scheduling experience, preferably in a telecom or power cable manufacturing environment.
    • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 5 years progressive production / materials planning and managerial experience (Materials, Shop floor, etc.).
    • APICS and Six Sigma Certifications are a plus.
    • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication.
    • Proficient user of Microsoft Excel.
    • Be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment and prioritize duties to meet deadlines daily with limited supervision.
    • Willingness to work varying hours (evenings and weekends) depending on production requirements.  Job duties require on average a 50 to 60 hour work week.
    • 5+ years warehousing and distribution experience with Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Operations, Logistics or Business.
    • Experience with US and Canadian Import / Export compliance especially NAFTA. 



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