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GAF Supply Chain Manager in United States

Job Description:

At GAF, we cover more than just buildings. We cover each other. Under this roof, you will have the tools and resources you need to grow and develop in your career. You will experience our incredible culture and will be empowered to support your teammates, your customers, and especially your community. Under this roof, we define the future while leading the present through our deep well of experience and our responsibility to the future to drive improvements and innovation in our products. We are GAF. And under this roof, we protect what matters most.

Team or Function Overview

The Sr. Supply Chain Manager, is responsible for working with Corporate/Plant Logistics & Transportation, Purchasing, Sales, Accounting, Customer Care, and the Plant/Site Management to develop and execute the Purchasing and Distribution strategy for the Plant/Site operation. This includes management responsibilities for all Supply Chain operations areas in the plant/site; Warehouse and Shipping (including associated offsite Warehouses), Inventory Control, Purchasing, Production Planning, Raw Material Planning and Receiving, and Transportation Management (inbound/ outbound, including optimizing the local use of GAF rail and truck fleet equipment). This position will assure that proper business and safety processes are being followed in these areas.


The individual will be responsible for the staffing and development of new and existing Supply Chain employees (as related to their primary job function) to ensure facility and department goals are aligned. Also, this individual will be accountable for the site(s) achieving distribution cost goals, inbound freight metrics, service reliability metrics, purchasing, and volume goals.

The position will evaluate and drive improvements in overall safety, along with operational cost effectiveness and efficiency within the Supply Chain function.

Responsible for managing the relationships with key partners; both suppliers and customers, negotiating cost and service for purchasing and transportation services, leases and agreements to include fleet and Lift truck equipment.

This position will report to the Plant Manager with a dotted line to the Sr. Regional Distribution Manager.

Essential Duties

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead team in meeting or exceeding site safety goals, by providing a safe work environment, training and materials as needed, and instilling a culture of safety in Shipping/Warehousing and Private Fleet operations.

  • Drive down Supply Chain related costs through effective leadership and management of the Plant’s Supply Chain resources. Manage costs to budgetary goals in the areas of Purchasing, Inbound and Outbound Transportation, Truck and Rail Fleet and Warehouse Operations. Identify, champion, and capture cost savings opportunities through Supply Chain related projects, including collaboration with Corporate Purchasing, Logistics and Transportation, Sales, Accounting, Customer Care, and the Plant team on the development of a distribution strategy for 1) products shipped from his/her location, and 2) for products manufactured by his/her Plant(s) in both normal and high-volume periods.

  • Effectively manage Supply Chain resources to ensure Service and Volume goals are met. This includes effective Production Scheduling, Raw Material ordering, and Supply Chain execution. An effective inbound and outbound carrier base must be maintained to meet this objective. Actively lead efforts to become a Shipper of Choice and expand the carrier base to meet demand spikes caused by sales promotions, seasonal buys, weatherrelatedbusinessspikes,etc.WorkingwiththeCorporateDistributionGroup, understand and take advantage of private fleets, and carrier synergies within the GAF distribution network.

  • Ensure quality standards are met on inbound raw materials and outbound finished goods, as well as in the execution of key Supply Chain processes managed at the Plant. Ensure contractual commitments and supplier assessments, ensuring all purchases are consistent with quality and delivery requirements. Champion the Warehouse Improvement Process (WIP), ensuring that logistics staff follows the process, minimizing laborcost,reportingweeklymetrics,conductingself-audits,meetingWIPgoals(pallets handled/hour, labor cost per pallet handled, cycle counting adherence, etc.). Identify process failures that led to missed goals and develop and communicate continuous improvement plans to achieve WIP goals.

  • Providetraininganddevelopmentplans,toincludecoaching,trainingandstaffingfor new and existing Logistics employees (as related to their primary job function) to ensure facility and department goals are aligned.

  • PerformotherdutiesasassignedbythePlantManager.

  • This position has 14 direct reports.

  • Travel Requirements: 5-15%.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to read and concentrate via computer data entry typing and proofreading

  • Must be able to climb ladders and/or stairs and walk on open grating on elevated surfaces

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • Required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, or crouch

  • Frequent sitting, walking, and standing, and occasional climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and balancing

  • Frequent use of eye, hand, and finger coordination enabling the use of office machinery

  • Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the telephone

  • Required to sit, stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

  • Must continuously have the ability to differentiate colors precisely

  • Occasionally operate business machines

  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear

Under This Roof, We Require

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Engineering, Accounting or Logistics/Supply Chain required

  • 7 or more years of related experience in a high volume manufacturing, distribution or transportation environment required

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and ERP systems (PS or SAP)

  • Advanced working knowledge of Warehouse Management Systems (WMS -RF),

  • Advanced working knowledge of Inventory Management Systems and processes , such as FIFO, LIFO, WIP, Physical counts, Cycle counts, and process controls

  • Advanced knowledge of Transportation Management Systems (TMS) and software, such as Carrier Point, JDA, and Oracle Transportation Management

  • Advanced knowledge of planning software/systems ( JDA)

  • Advanced experience working with standard Manufacturing concepts, practices, & procedures

General knowledge/skills:

  • Advanced Communications skills, written and verbal

  • Intermediate experience in planning and budgeting

  • AdvancedknowledgeofLogisticsandSupplyChainoperations

  • Intermediate ability to execute projects within scope, schedule and budget

  • Advanced analytical skills

  • Advanced delegation skills

  • Intermediate leadership skills

  • Advancedcoachingskills

  • Intermediate negotiation skills

Under This Roof, We Also Value

  • APICS Certification Preferred

How We Protect What Matters Most

  • Weofferawiderangeofhealthinsuranceoptionsthatincludemedical,dental,and vision for you and your family.

  • Our Family-Building benefits support the many different journeys to fertility and parenthood.

  • Our robust 401K plan includes an employer match contribution with your pre-tax and/or Roth contributions.

  • Other exciting programs and perks are available to help employees achieve work-life balance, including (but not limited to) a wellness program, free financial coaching, a referral program, and product rebates when purchased for an employee’s primary residence.

  • Professional growth and development are very important to us! We offer internal training programs and courses, as well as a generous tuition reimbursement program.

  • We put diversity and inclusion into action with our Employee Resource Groups, which unite employees based on common perspectives, identities, demographic factors, or out of a desire to be an ally.

GAF complies with federal, state, and local disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact HR Services at 833-HR-XPERT.

Consideration will be given based on geography, candidate experience, and qualifications.

Annual Salary Range: 130,500-166,750

We believe our employees are our greatest resource. We offer competitive salary, benefits, 401k, and vacation packages for all full time permanent positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and GAF, Standard Logistics, SGI, and Siplast are proud to be affirmative action employers. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. If applying for positions in the U.S., must be eligible to work in the U.S. without need for employer sponsored visa (work permit).

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With 130+ years in the industry, GAF is the leading roofing manufacturer in North America. As a member of the Standard Industries family of companies, we are also part of the largest roofing and waterproofing business in the world.

Our communities help give our work meaning and the products we manufacture help protect what matters most. The shingles help to shelter the families living in the homes in our towns. The TPO helps protect what is under that hospital’s roof. In addition to quality products, we make sure they are installed by quality craftsmen and women. The full GAF portfolio of solutions is supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors.

GAF continues to be the leader in quality and offers comprehensive warranty protection on its products and systems. Our success is driven by a commitment to empowering our people to deliver advanced quality and purposeful innovation and the desire to protect what matters most. ​