Amarr Garage Doors Supply Chain Project Leader in Lawrence, Kansas

Requisition Number:2140Job Title:Supply Chain Project LeaderDepartment:Supply ChainShift:FirstHours:State/Province:KansasCity:LawrencePosition Type:Full TimeJob Description:

In business for over 60 years, Entrematic is one of the world’s leading brands in design, manufacturing and distribution of sectional doors for residential garages, commercial buildings, shopping malls, warehouses and other industrial applications. At Entrematic, our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our vision is to build a great company through people, products, and service.

We are currently seeking an experienced professional within the Supply Chain field who can lead our sourcing and cost reduction initiatives.

Job Summary: Places orders, expedites back orders and processes paperwork associated with company's products and special order demand. Reads and interprets MRP output to determine what to buy. Leads sourcing and cost reduction initiatives. Insures company is buying product at the lowest possible TCO.


  • Place purchase orders in support of production requirements, follow up on back orders, make special arrangements for delivery, and communicate to the internal customer in a timely manner.

  • Maintains up to date information on vendors to ensure immediate access to information.

  • Establishes and maintains up to date catalog pricing to ensure proper evaluation of cost standards and vendor invoicing.

  • Resolves issues related to cost and payment of invoices

  • Monitors special order requirements and places orders and expedites as needed to support customer needs.

  • Monitors inventory levels of assigned product categories.

  • UsesOraclesystem based reports to evaluate items to be purchased coordinating a smooth flow of material through the supply chain.

  • Evaluates reported Quality Issue information and works with the supplier toward resolution for manufacturing and/or customer satisfaction.

  • Utilizes proper planning skills through the use of MRP, comprehends system settings and maintains those settings with regard to safety stock, minimums, multiples, planning and message fences. Makes needed adjustments in support of manufacturing demand and supplier capabilities.

  • Researches, evaluates and assists and/ or leads teams in the selection of potential suppliers

  • Assumes other duties as assigned.

  • Coordinate the day to day and strategic demands, needs and requirements of the business for materials and services.

  • Develop and demonstrate intimate knowledge of assigned products and commodities to ensure adequate communication and coordination with supply group and manufacturing.

  • Promotes communication across the departments to identify and drive toward common policies and best practices to achieve cost reductions.

  • Improves processes and leverage technology to reduce costs; identify and implement best practices; measure performance Provides direction and prioritization to Re-Engineering (VA/VE) team efforts.

  • Maintains accurate supplier performance and financial information to manage supplier risk within the commodity or commodities to ensure a stable Entrematic supply chain.

  • Ensuring all communications regarding project progress and material status are generated, presented and distributed to appropriate personnel


  1. Subject matter expert for assigned commodities and supply chain

  2. Coordinates smooth flow of material through supply chain

  3. Orders and expedites material through vendors

  4. Monitors inventory levels via the computer system or physical review

  5. Evaluates, revises and maintains inventory levels in support of production planning

  6. Manages relationship with suppliers in an analytical and professional manner

  7. Manage and drive cost reductions including leading or facilitating cross functional teams

  8. Prepare negotiation strategies. May conduct negotiations with selected suppliers as skill set develops9. Oversee contractual obligations and compliance – insure contract compliance

  9. Prepares for and leads business review with key suppliers.


  1. Light office activities and duties

  2. Occasional material inspections, which may involve some light lifting (45 lbs. maximum).

  3. Occasional walking and standing on the production floor.


  1. Possesses strong analytical and problem-solving abilities

    1. Must be able to present and communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with diverse personalities in a tactful and flexible manner.

    2. Must be results and people oriented, assertive and have sound judgment

  • Possesses applicable computer systems knowledge to include Microsoft Word and Excel as a minimum.

  • Possesses the ability to coordinate multiple tasks.

  • Basic understanding of contract law and ability to read and interpret contracts

  • Sound negotiation skills

  • Demonstrated effective project management skills

  • Solid understanding of total cost of ownership and total landed cost and ability to apply concepts when making cost comparisons.

  • Past experience achieving cost reductions and mitigating inflationary pressures.

  • Exceptional project management skills

  • Highly organized

  • Natural curiosity to understand

  • Requires MRP/ERP system experience, JDE/Oracle preferred

  • 3-5 years purchasing/planning experience in manufacturing environment required

  • 4 year undergraduate degree (APIC’s or ISM professional certifications or substantial ]life experience and/ or education in supply management may be considered as substitutable for 4 year degree)

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Basic understanding of lean and 5S. Advanced knowledge and certifications desired.

  • Conceptual understanding of ‘should cost’ and cost modeling required. Advanced knowledge and application desired.

  1. Possesses strong math skills