Strategic Supply Chain Manager.




The Strategic Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for overseeing ForeOptics Supply Chain Analyst consultants developing and implementing effective Supply Chain Planning and Operations designs for ForeOptics’ clients in the Aerospace sector. This is an on-site, customer-facing consultant role located in Huntsville, AL.
The Strategic Supply Chain Manager will ensure delivery of solutions to drive self-correcting continuous improvement maximizing production output. As a highly collaborative role in nature, the Strategic Supply Chain Manager will partner with key stakeholders including senior leadership within ForeOptics and the client.
The ideal candidate will have deep experience in individual contributor and managerial roles in hands-on planning in a complex aerospace manufacturing environment, S&OP/IBP design and implementation, ERP/MRP systems and supply chain network planning, training teams and organizational development, and overall business process transformation.

Essential Functions

• Work with ForeOptics and Client stakeholders to design and implement end-to-end Supply Chain Planning and Operations process improvements
• Develop and implement optimized inventory management processes to maximize part availability and minimize end item cycle time
• Recommend and design KPIs, dashboards, and other management operating system elements depicting Supply Chain and Operations process health/risk areas to foster efficient communication, escalations, and root-cause corrective actions
• Support training through material development, delivery, and retention assessment as well as coaching ForeOptics and Client team members
• Work dynamically to support the immediate short-term needs of the client with interim solutions while concurrently working to establish the long-term solution
• Delivers methodologies to monitor and maintain end-to-end planning data integrity


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Must possess excellent communication skills and exchange information with others accurately
• Ability to influence up, down, and across the organization
• Exceptional organization in managing time with the ability to prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and meet strict deadlines
• Strong data collection, analysis, validation, and auditing skills
• Demonstrate a clear bias for action
• Successfully lead and motivate teams; provide guidance and coaching to staff members
• Manage clients with extreme professionalism and demonstrate the ability to go above and beyond top build strong client relationships
• US Citizen to comply with ITAR guidelines

Supervisory responsibilities – None

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• General office environment
• Manufacturing floor environment requiring PPE

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Must be able to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time
• Minimal lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds.

Travel Required – 5-10%

Required Education, Experience, Licenses

• Advanced degree and professional certifications in Business, Operations, Supply Chain or Engineering preferred
• Eight to ten years’ experience in a Supply Chain or Operations role required, of which three to five years are in a role managing direct and indirect reports
• Experience in Aerospace & Defense strongly preferred
• Experience in an MRO environment strongly preferred
• At least two years’ experience in a consulting role preferred
• Experience with ERP/MRP planning software packages
• Greenbelt, Blackbelt or Lean certification
• Experience in mature S&OP processes
• Expert ability in use of Microsoft Office, especially MS Excel in support of analysis
• Demonstrated experience in implementing and managing complex process and systems change projects
• Excellent negotiation, presentation, verbal, and written communication skills


• Preferred: CPIM, CSCP

ForeOptics provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.