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Altra Industrial Motion Supply Chain Manager (Ameridrives) in Erie, Pennsylvania

Supply Chain Manager (Ameridrives) in Erie, PA at Ameridrives

Date Posted:9/23/2022

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    Erie, PA

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Supply Chain

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About Us

Ameridrives began manufacturing in 1928. Through the years, Ameridrives has become a pioneer and global leader in advanced coupling technologies that compensate or minimize the effects of unavoidable misalignment and end movement of coupled shafts. Utilizing advanced testing, analysis and manufacturing processes, Ameridrives provides highly-engineered coupling solutions to meet challenging customer requirements.

Ameridrives offers a wide range of products including Amerigear gear couplings and mill spindles, high-performance Ameriflex® diaphragm and Ameridisc® couplings, TurboFlex GC® disc couplings, and a full line of Americardan universal joints. Extremely reliable Ameridrives products are hard at work in key industries including power generation, oil & gas, metals, textiles, energy, off-highway, and mining on applications such as gas and steam turbines, compressors, generators, fans & blowers, pumps, crushers, marine/offshore platforms, rolling mills, cranes, irrigation systems, shredders, draglines and shovels.

Ameridrives also provides repair and maintenance service for Ameridrives brand and other manufacturers universal joints and products.

Job Description

The Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for leading all purchasing, planning and logistics related activities that support Ameridrives operations. Department currently consists of 7 professional hires most of which with long tenure with the company. This position will drive optimization in quality, delivery and cost via strategic decision making, problem solving, supplier performance monitoring, identifying and pursuing cost savings opportunities, and developing advanced sourcing related processes and tools. This position will drive vendor accountability. This position will work closely with other internal department leads including finance, engineering, operations and customer service as well as corporate sourcing resources and external supplier contacts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The duties of the Supply Chain Manager include but are not limited to the following tasks and other projects and duties may be assigned:

  • Responsible for negotiations for best possible cost, quality and service; develop “win-win” strategies that achieve sustainable relationships with suppliers and corporate synergies.

  • Evaluate supplier core competencies, competitive positioning and risk assessments.

  • Implement supplier agreements /contracts where beneficial by working with cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers to reach agreement on terms and conditions.

  • Analyze and calculate costs of procurement and suggest methods to decrease expenditure, improve cash flow.

  • Develop and maintain supplier relationships.

  • Identify supply chain risks and develop mitigation strategies and action plans.

  • Develop and implement sourcing and supplier selection strategy domestically and internationally.

  • Participate in establishing budget development of the company to support strategic business goals of corporate and business unit.

  • Excess and obsolescence management.

  • Develop a supplier management program with key suppliers including metrics, performance goals and improvement initiatives, monitor Supplier Risk.

  • Continuously improve productivity and efficiency of processes throughout the operational organization using Altra Business System (ABS) principles.

  • Lead department to develop forecasts for future demand and place orders in a timely fashion based upon vendor lead-times.

  • Manage and mentor staff encouraging professional growth & development.

  • Oversee staffing/recruiting/training /coaching of direct reports including performance reviews qualifications, skills and abilities using SuccessFactors.

  • Support the efforts of the division/operating company procurement initiatives and work with the division Global Supply Chain Manager as required.

Job Requirements

Critical Competencies

  • Effective planning, organization, and leadership skills

  • Outstanding problem-solving skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical background including experience with Microsoft tools

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Ability and experience interfacing at all levels of the organization

  • Ability to articulate clear vision and convey a sense of urgency

  • Ability and willingness to lead and work in a matrix organization with direct and indirect reporting relationships

  • Familiarity with various technical manufacturing process

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, supply chain, business administration or equivalent experience. MBA or MS in engineering is preferred.

  • ISM or APICS Certification is a plus

  • Ability to read and communicate technical information including mechanical drawing dimensions

  • Prior experience with supply chain planning and leading a supply chain team including purchasing and planning professionals.

  • Prior experience with utilizing lean methodology and tools to improve operations

  • Metal manufacturing machining/tools and assembly experience preferred.

  • SAP experience is preferred; any MRP experience is a Plus.

Physical Demand and Work Environment:

  • Sitting – regularly

  • Walking – frequently

  • Standing – occasionally

  • Lifting - up to 10 pounds; move up to 25 pounds

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

  • International and domestic travel

EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: If you have a disability and need assistance accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request assistance by sending an email to