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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Director of Supply Chain
From: Multiple
E-mail: mwatson@gdiconsult.com
Company: GDI Consulting & Training Company
Address: 140 N. Maple Street
City, State, ZIP: Corona CA 92880
Title: Director of Supply Chain/Large Food Processing/Consumer Products/Industrial Manufacturing Company
Openings: 1
Location: Multiple
Start Date:Immediate
Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Must have an undergraduate degree. Graduate degree desired.

10+ years experience in materials and/or manufacturing operations.

Certificate from APICS in CPIM or CSCP is required

Excellent negotiation knowledge, skills and experience.

Experience sourcing and managing commodities

Significant prior experience in implementing closed loop ERP systems, particularly in supply chain and production applications.

Must have experience working in an MRP integrated purchasing, planning and scheduling environment

Must demonstrate basic technical competence in all tools of supply chain management including: planning & scheduling (including advanced planning):planning solutions tools and Microsoft analytical tools (i.e.. Excel & Access, etc.)

Must demonstrate effective leadership, interpersonal and team facilitation skills

Must demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills and have the ability to convey information to multiple levels of staff and management

Must be able to analyze trends and statistical data and make appropriate decisions and recommendations

Knowledge of Supplier quality measurements including ISO requirements & Cpk analytics

Solid financial & cost accounting knowledge including cost analysis & "should-cost" analysis skills

Must be excellent with analysis tools such as MS-Excel, MS-Access, etc.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsible for:
Development of policies, procedures, systems and programs to meet objectives and ensure continuous improvement within the supply chain function

Development of detailed proposals/presentations and communication across the supply chain to ensure quality standards and customer requirements are met

Providing manufacturing with production requirements in support of the sales plan

Providing support for the introduction of new products and new channels of distribution

Oversight and direction of the planning, sourcing and logistics departments

Development and control of department budgets

Maintaining the forecasting system and providing accurate forecasts on existing products

Directing the physical inventory and the inventory cycle-counting processes

Directing and Maintaining an effective organization through the selection, development, and motivation of department personnel

Administration duties, effective management and development of staff including but not limited to the development of functional objectives and individual performance management

Accountable for:
Ensuring that the right suppliers are engaged at the right price with the right quality parameters

Meeting supply targets, including target inventory levels

Reducing materials and logistics costs

Ensuring the quality and accurate valuation of inventory assets

Developing a materials management culture that uses the company's ERP resources and avoids secondary scheduling systems, including off-line spreadsheets, except where appropriate for analysis purposes.

Interested parties please submit your resume via the email address below.

Contact: Maggie Watson
Phone: (951) 736-1281
Fax: (951) 736 -1857
Email: mwatson@gdiconsult.com
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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Director, Sales & Ops Planning
From: Northridge, California
E-mail: Megan.Thurston@Harman.com
Company: Harman International
Address:8500 Balboa Blvd
City,Northridge State,CA ZIP:91329
Title:Director, Sales & Operations Planning
Location: Northridge CA
Start Date: IMMD
Salary: Competitive Total Compensations Package

Duties & Responsibilities:

•Define, establish, monitor and control the Sales and Operations planning across the Division to deliver best-in-class forecast accuracy, on-time delivery, and inventory turnover.
•Ability to define and rollout world class Sales forecast collaboration processes
•Owns forecast accuracy and on-time inventory availability across multiple BUs, regions and warehouses.
•Ability to interact with key customers to drive clarity in customer demand trends. Experience with interacting with large customers like Best Buy, Apple, etc a plus.
•Providing aggregated reporting, trend and gap analysis, benchmarks, external insight and process health checks.
•Drive improvement of performance in key Planning KPIs. Drive improvements to Revenue, EBIT and Cash.
•Manage inventory against targets and analyze changes to inventory month to month.
•Lead the monthly slow moving and aged inventory reduction processes.
•Participate and lead Supply Chain improvement projects
•Supplier Performance Management – responsible for working with operations quality and global sourcing on supplier report cards to insure that plans of action are developed and implemented for improving poor performing suppliers.
•Explore new technologies and processes, to reduce non-value added procurement and planning activities. Experience launching a forecasting tool a plus
•Responsible for the selection, training and career development of S&OP employees across all BUs. Fills in at BUs when there is a temporary S&OP opening.

Provide support to BU's resources in the following areas:

1. S&OP Best Practices

2. Statistical demand forecasting utilizing Smoothie

3. Business Unit Demand Planning including Inventory Management

The mission for this position is to continually grow Harman Professional capabilities and maturity in each of these areas.

Primary Responsibilities
•Change Agent for new S&OP and Demand Management capabilities.
•Facilitate Corporate S&OP process and Financial Review
•Coordinate S&OP Plan and Actions
•Facilitate Corporate Consensus forecasting process
•Keeper of Strategic KPI’s
•Support BU staff with monthly S&OP/Forecasting processes ◦Be initial backup for both S&OP and Forecasting if and when current employee transition out of those roles
◦Train new employees coming into BU S&OP and Forecasting roles

•Coordinate Forecasting activities between BU’s (example - JBL/Crown – VTX/ITech)
•Lead improvement activities and continuing education in the areas of S&OP and Forecasting
•Assist in the areas of S&OP and Forecasting for new businesses as they are acquired
•Coordinate relationship with Forecasting Software vendor (currently Demand Works –Smoothie)
•To assist BU’s with inventory planning to include: inventory and mix management analysis along with slow moving inventory reduction process

Essential Functions

•Responsible for the process standardization, quality assurance, data integrity, and overall support for the following functions within the BU’s:

• S&OP Planner (BU) Support.

o BU S&OP process

o BU Consensus forecast

o Inventory management

• Demand Planner (BU) Support.

o BU Demand Review

o BU Consensus forecast

o PLM/NPD forecasting


•Bachelor s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business administration or equivalent from an accredited university. MBA or Masters in Supply Chain preferred.
•A minimum of 5-7 years experience in forecasting, demand planning or related experience. Prior supply chain role a must.
•Strong analytical, communication and organizational skills required. Mathematical approach to problem solving
•Expertise with supply chain management concepts - forecasting, planning, MRP, inventory optimization, logistics – gained through work experience – preferably in a consumer electronics environment.

Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies:

•Ability to influence through effective verbal and written communication skills
•Capacity to work in a global, cross-functional organization
•Ability to balance workload and achieve key deliverables
•Demonstrated leadership ability
•Ability to pay close attention to details
•Collaborative approach to working within a team environment
•Ability to travel, both domestic and international, as needed to support job scope and business requirements
•Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Engineer
From: Simi Valley, CA
E-mail: ron.massengill@trinet.com
City, State, ZIP: Simi Valley, CA
Title: Mechanical Engineer
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Start Date:immedidate
Qualifications :
Candidate MUST be able to demonstrate recent experience in:
•Rugged enclosure design
•Actuator system design
•Thermal Analysis
•Vibration Analysis
•Cold Plate design

Candida te should be able to demonstrate knowledge in:
•Packaging of electrical board assemblies
•3 Dimensional Modeling using SolidWorks (must have)
•Thermal and vibration analysis
•Detailed assembly drawings
•Detailed fabrication drawings
•Electrical components and related cooling issues
•EMI filter materials and related packaging issues
•Conferring with vendors and clients
•Manufacturing methods, procedures, and processes
•Improving manufacturing documentation processes
•Working with production to move projects forward
•Understanding of MIL-STD-461 and MIL-STD810
•Electronics packaging techniques
•Planning, managing, and executing multiple design activities consistent with company’s quality, costs, and scheduling requirements
•Aerospace or Military project RPF process knowledge is a plus

Duties & Responsibilities:
small highly specialized company working on projects from race cars to space shuttles.

Technology leader in cutting-edge servo motor controller technology for extreme environments. We specialize in designing and manufacturing rugged, high performance motor products for military, industrial, aviation, robotics, automotive, and agricultural industries.

We are looking for a highly talented and experienced mechanical engineer to apply knowledge of rugged product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling and materials for aerospace and military platforms. This individual will work under the guidance of the company Director of Engineering and in collaboration with other engineering areas.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor or Master degree in Mechanical Engineering or other related Engineering discipline (GPA> 3.2), and 3+ years recent experience in aerospace and/or military rugged enclosure design.

To be considered please email resume to ron.massengill@trine.com.

Contact:Ron Massengill
Email:ron.ma ssengill@trinet.com
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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Purchasing/Materials Manager
From: Tucson, AZ
E-mail: HR@4DTechnology.com
Company: 4D Technology Inc
Address: 3280 E Hemisphere Loop
Tucson, AZ 85706
Title: Purchasing/Materials Manager
Openings: 1
Location: Tucson, AZ
Start Date: August 2014
Salary: commensurate with experience
Qualifications: APICS Certified

Duties & Responsibilities: see 4D Technology website for full description

Contact: HR
Phone: 520 294 5600
Fax: 520 294 5601
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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Site Planning Lead
From: Anaheim, CA
E-mail: timr@mrcareers.com
Company: Cytec
City, State, ZIP:
Title:Site Planning Lead
Location:Anaheim, CA
Start Date:ASAP
Salary:Based on experience

**APICS background Preferred**
-Proven planning experience in production planning, master planning/scheduling in a manufacturing environment
-Experience managing a team in a fast paced manufacturing environment
-Experiences may include Supply chain, Operations, Engineering, etc.

Duties & Responsibilities:
-Will be overseeing the Planning team which consists of 9 direct reports so must have experience developing and mentoring planners.
-Responsible for finished goods and raw material planning for the Anaheim and Orange California locations

Contact:Tim Rodriguez
Phone:516.364.9290 X-125
Email: timr@mrcareers.com
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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Inventory Planning Manager
From: Los Angeles, CA
E-mail: dhaskvitz@macservices.us
Address:250 N Golden Cicrcle
City, Santa Ana State CA ZIP: 91705
Title: Inventory Planning Manager
Location: Burbank
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: $90K- $110K

Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, or a related field
8+ years working experience, at least 5 years in a Material Planning, Inventory Control or Supply Chain role in a Multi- location Distribution environment
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel a must
Experience with ERP. Curently using AS400.
Working knowledge in SQL, Hyperion, or other reporting tool a must
Understanding of business intelligence modeling a plus
Understanding of 80/20 concepts, requires a lot of demand analysis, managing safety stock and mins and max's

Duties & Responsibilities:

Products from over 200 suppliers and over 20,000 SKU's are managed and distributed through a network of 28 stocking branches. Report to the Director Supply Chain.


Analyze customer demand and forecasts. Determine appropriate inventory parameters (safety stocks, reorder points, order quantities, etc.) for each item at each location in order to achieve company goals for customer fill rate and inventory turnover.(Min/Max 80/20)
Provide ad hoc reporting to support improved understanding of inventory and service performance and to identify and analyze performance improvement opportunities.
Build and present inventory planning recommendations to senior staff. Defend proposals including rationale, cost and service implications, and risk assessment. Manage implementation of initiatives including communication and coordination with related departments.
Evaluate and recommend action on sales requests for inventory exceptions. Monitor exception stocking results and take appropriate actions to improve performance.
Manage inventory planning tools. Develop and implement system improvements including planning methodologies and formulas.
Minimize slow moving, aging, and obsolete inventory.
Work closely with Purchasing, Operations and Sales to ensure timely and effective execution of inventory plans.

Contact: Dennis
Email: DHaskvitz@macservices.us
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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Production Cell Supervisor
From: Los Angeles, CA
E-mail: jgaa@ceilingsplus.com
Company: Ceilings Plus
Address: 6711 East Washington BLVD
City, State, ZIP: Los Angeles, CA, 90040
Title: Production Cell Supervisor - Wood Department
Openings: 1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Start Date: Immediately
Salary: DOE
Strong knowledge of ISO9001
Ability to listen and influence
Project Management and organization skills
Strong understanding of Lean, 6S, and Kaizen
Knowledge of wood veneer, laminating, and wood finishing desirable

5yrs experience in manufacturing environment

Engineering, Manufacturing Degree or equivalent work experience in manufacturing leadership position

Computer literate with ERP knowledge desired, especially Made2manage

Duties & Responsibilities:

Monitor and document production parameters
Monitor production output rate and work with line leads and or Manufacturing Supervisor to make recommendations or corrections to maintain schedule
Monitor and inspect composites, veneers, and other raw materials for quality
Develop and maintain cell working area standards and 6s
Maintain ISO and FSC standards

Contact: John Gaa
Email: jgaa@ceilingsplus.com
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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Supply Chain System Analyst
From: Santa Monica CA
E-mail: abirchak@gmail.com
City, State, ZIP: Santa Monica, CA
Location: Santa Monica
Start Date:Immediate
Qualifications:BS/MS in Supply Chain/Operations , APICS certification preferred. Experience in purchasing/warehouse management/distribution/planning preferred. Knowledge in relational database,SQL query required.Fresh graduates with supply chain /operations major may also apply.

Duties & Responsibilities:

- Support a fast changing consumer packaged goods supply chain systems.
- Analysis of business requirement
-Documentation of functional specification and technical design
-Creation of system test cases and conduct system testing
-Solution design and data analysis for business problems

Contact: Abir Chakraborty
Phone: 909 908 9174
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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Manufacturing Manager
From: San Diego, CA
E-mail: jobs@reotemp.com
Company: Reotemp Instruments
City, State, ZIP: San Diego, CA 92121
Title: Manufacturing Manager
Location: San Diego, CA
Start Date:
See our full posting on the Reotemp website.
A college degree in engineering or operations along with 5 or more years work experience in production management. The position also requires:
- Strong planning, coordinating and oversight skills in a manufacturing environment;
- Good written, listening and verbal communication skills to interact with multicultural staff;
- Strong mechanical aptitude;
- Good problem solving skills and ability to multi-task;
Duties & Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for overseeing the production of all manufactured products and value-added services. While day-to-day production of orders are handled by the production supervisors, the Manufacturing Manager is tasked with managing the processes and people to increase productivity, efficiency, quality and safety. In addition, their focus will be on lean manufacturing and continuous improvement of our production processes, our staff's capabilities, and our equipment to support the growth of the company.
Contact: HR Manager
Email: jobs@reotemp.com
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Name: Manufacturing Manager
From: San Diego, CA
E-mail: jobs@reotemp.com
Company: Reotemp Instruments
Address: 10656 Roselle St
City, State, ZIP: San Diego, CA 92121
Title: Manufacturing Manager
Location: San Diego, CA
Start Date:
A college degree or equivalent is required along with five or more years work experience in production management, preferably with industrial products. The position requires:

Admin reply: Good written, listening and verbal communication skills in order to interact successfully with multi-cultural production and office personnel;

Added: Strong planning, coordinating and oversight skills in a manufacturing environment;
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