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Ascott Group
We are the Ascott Group...
a search firm specializing in the lighting industry. We have positions at all levels with Architectural, commercial, Industrial, Residential, and Solid State Lighting fixture, lamp, and ballast manufacturers.
Our client is a well-established Lighting OEM with strong presence in commercial/architectural and distribution driven lamp, LED fixture products. Due to tremendous growth in sales and products being offered they are currently in need of a purchasing/sourcing/supply chain executive with extensive China based LED lighting sourcing, purchasing experience and technical knowledge to assume the role of:
Director of Purchasing
Oversee inventory planning and demand forecasting, lead time, carrying costs of inventory, asset management, inventory valuation, inventory visibility, and physical inventory, available physical space for inventory, quality management, and replenishment.
Utilize strong knowledge of LED lighting products to determine what products need to be developed/identify best quality suppliers for such products/develop new products.
Implement ERP/MRP system to develop inventory planning models that optimize inventory levels, cash flow, and fill rates. Oversee the flow of inventory units into and out of the various warehouse locations including creating optimal replenishment strategies.
Control the costs associated with the inventory, working with suppliers on negotiating optimal pricing, terms, and transportation methods.
Logistics Management
Responsible for analysis and strategic planning of the flow and storage of inventory from point of supplier to point of customer - includes strategic, operational and related tactical duties
Provide analysis/input on product sourcing decisions relating to product development
Enhance the cost effectiveness of the distribution network
Oversee routing strategy of the private delivery fleet
Distribution Strategy and Network
Recommend a strategy and distribution network configuration to meet the variety of demands and needs of customers both currently and in the future
Analyze those strategic network alternatives based on cost, service and risk considerations.
Develop the metrics to analyze and monitor the effectiveness of the strategy with aim towards continuous improvement.
Freight Management (Inbound/Outbound)
Analyze and select transportation scheme and manage various modes of transportation with aim to reduce freight expenses i.e. Ocean freight imports, and domestic transfers and shipments.
Identify and manage carrier services, partnerships, and rate negotiations.
Oversee and manage all billing and rates.
Supply Chain Quality Assurance Strategies
Review the overall supply chain quality assurance measures
Oversee quality design and development, quality control and inspection processes, and quality improvement.
Work with the quality management team to develop the programs required to improve supply chain quality and performance to meet or exceed customer expectations.
Oversee and develop KPI's to monitor the effectiveness of the quality program and service levels.
In depth knowledge of ERP/MRP systems and Purchasing tools required
Competent in Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Knowledge of working with building complex supply chain/logistics models with software tool kits.
Competent in mathematical concepts such as probability and statistics to develop inventory forecasting and planning models.
Able to work effectively with a wide range of internal and external staff skill sets, competencies and motivations.
Strong written and verbal skills; able to listen, analyze, interpret and clearly share/present information.
Entrepreneurial mindset
Strong ability to solve practical business problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations to develop improved systems and processes. .
Strong problem-solving skills; able to identify variables, gather and analyze information, develop alternatives, and resolve issues in a timely manner.
Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Manages project team activities; Manages risk
Skilled at balancing team and individual responsibilities
Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.
Demonstrates strong communication skills with multiple levels inside and outside the company

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent (BA preferred)
MBA, MS in Supply Chain Management or MS in Business Logistics Engineering a plus
Minimum of 5 years of lighting industry purchasing/supply chain/logistics management experience

Global logistics strategy experience with a focus on sourcing from China/India and distributing in both US and export markets.
Skilled at inventory planning for multiple stocking locations
Experienced at selection of and negotiation with carriers, 3PL providers, and freight forwarders
MRP/ASCP or related software tools experience - preferably with Oracle
Compensation will include attractive base, stock options, and relocation allowance. Salary will be commensurate on qualifications, experience, and wow factor.
Please email your resume (MS Word) and cover letter, specifically summarizing your proudest accomplishments and why you are a good fit for this role to:
Please read the qualifications for this position carefully. The successful applicant will have to get up to speed quickly and therefore, we can only consider those who meet all the criteria listed above.
Multiple positions available globally. You can follow us on twitter @ascottgroup for upcoming openings
Ascott Group is always on the look-out for top talent. If this position isn't a good fit for you, we probably have a position that is. Our Motto is Global Presence with Local Relationships
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