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Supply Chain Specialist

Supply Chain Specialist

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Supply Chain
Permanent Full-Time

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NovAtel is looking for a Supply Chain Specialist to join our fast-paced global Supply Chain team. In this role you will be responsible for procuring materials to consistently meet our customer's needs. We foster a collaborative and open work environment and a culture of growth and development. NovAtel offers a complete company paid benefits package and excellent work-life balance.


As part of the Supply Chain team the Supply Chain Specialist is responsible to:

  • Coordinate Contract manufacturers activities to support Novatel's customer needs
  • Provide leadership and direction with suppliers to reduce lead-times while maintaining quality to meet customer and project schedules
  • Plan, action and communicate procurement strategies
  • Monitor the delivery of KanBan and MRP deliveries of assigned portfolio to ensure the highest quality, on-time delivery, and cost are being met
  • Manage RFI, RFP, and RFQ processes to meet service and project requirements
  • Proactively eliminate supply risks to meet customer and project schedules
  • Promote and support communication between vendors-engineering-procurement driving continuous improvement with internal and external groups.
  • Supply material status updates to stakeholders
  • Cross-train and support the team of Supply Chain Specialists as required



  • 5-10 years of experience in a sustaining procurement or planning role within manufacturing environment
  • Bachelor's degree in Business or Supply Chain
  • Experience and use of ERP/MRP, Kanban, Safety stock, and visual manufacturing systems
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently to achieve set objectives and deliverables
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Excel, Word and Outlook

Key Success Factors:

  • Strong interpersonal as well as written and spoken communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Self-motivated and an excellent team player


  • Preferred experience in electronics manufacturing supply chain
  • Proven leadership of cross-functional teams, with specific experience in facilitation roles
  • Lean manufacturing experience