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Ref: HL - DGSC -Inks

Director of Global Supply Chain


The Director of Global Supply Chain will report to the Sr. Vice President of U.S. Manufacturing and is responsible for driving operational, tactical and strategic facets of global supply chain. This candidate will develop sourcing strategies and implement best practices in supplier selection, supply chain risk analysis and prevention, and supplier consolidation objectives while ultimately improving market competitiveness for the business.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead all strategic initiatives for global supply chain: sourcing, material spend, cost reduction, inventory levels, supplier strategy, supplier consolidation/diversification plans, supply risk contingency planning; identify savings opportunities for quantity discounts, improved payment terms, consignment or other profit improvement techniques
  • Integrate and establish best practices in supply chain standards, systems and metrics, leading to profitability improvements
  • Responsible for directly managing approximately $60 million spend and just under 500 suppliers, and providing leadership to over 20 sourcing, procurement, logistics, material and production planning personnel
  • Support business strategies by adapting to growing/changing market conditions, new business opportunities and cost reduction strategies
  • Lead demand/supply planning efforts to determine optimal delivery on forecasts and forecast changes
  • Develop annual supply chain budget and plans to achieve total cost savings through improvements to price and supplier management
  • Manage supplier relationship with key critical suppliers; build improvement plans for suppliers with service gaps
  • Mentor and coach team responsible for Materials and Production Planning, Scheduling, Logistics, Procurement, Production Data Analysis and Inventory Control


  • 7+ years of senior supply chain leadership required
  • BS Degree in Supply Chain Management or other affiliated business major (MBA preferred)
  • CSCP, CPM or CPIM certification a plus
  • Ability to travel (including international travel) 25% of the time
  • Experienced in international sourcing practices and negotiation
  • Core competencies include: supplier relationship management, supplier risk management, strategic sourcing, supplier rationalization, spend analysis, contract lifecycle management, budget planning, RFP and negotiations

Job Reference: HL - DGSC -Inks

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Salary Range

$140,000 - 170,000


North Carolina, USA