Sr. Manager Supply Chain

Req. 4563
400 Federal Street
Andover, MA

Job description

Working in a dynamic build to order environment you will be responsible for leading a team in the development, execution and day to day management of commodity driven procurement.  Additional responsibility for cost containment, goal setting, inventory management and successful sourcing of new products/technologies.  Work to ensure material availability in a short lead time, mass customization business environment.   Ensure supply base is high performing.  


  • Manage material availability for products that meet the needs of the business while sustaining stocking levels that maximize business efficiency
  • Manager a supplier base of greater than 150 suppliers both internationally and domestic
  • Manage supplier selection by using data to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality including experience in a global sourcing environment
  • Forecast price trends and their impact on future products
  • Sustain numerous metrics used to support the business such as Supplier Quality, Supplier on Time Delivery, Risk Management, Inventory Control, Cost controls, etc.               
  • Work with engineering and manufacturing on improving costing and manufacturability of procured materials
  • Manage a significant consigned inventory program
  • Serve as department lead during quality audits
  • International travel conducted twice a year and domestic travel as needed.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 10+ years of experience working in Supply Chain/Procurement Management, with at least 4 years working in a leadership role.
  • Experience managing a significant supplier spend.
  • Must have experience with a wide variety of commodities, specifically pcb’s, precious metals, various electrical components etc.
  • BS/MS in Management or related discipline
  • Experience working in an ISO certified environment
  • Industry certifications such as Apics is a plus
  • Ability to negotiate contracts
  • Strong computer skills and experience with Peoplesoft is preferred.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Vicor is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability