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Supply Chain Manager

Supply Chain Manager

Job ID 
NovAtel Inc.
Job Locations 
Supply Chain
Permanent Full-Time

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Reporting to the Director Supply Chain you will be an integral part of an Operations team that is known for its best practices and commitment to continuous improvement. Your role is leading a Supply Chain team responsible for creating and implementing world class systems, processes and initiatives for global material planning, procurement and inventory management.


As Supply Chain Manager you will be responsible to:

  • Develop and implement strategic and operational plans; work with internal manufacturing and local and international Electronic Manufacturing Services providers to ensure the consistent delivery of finished goods to meet customer demand
  • Deliver more effective global sourcing of the highest quality products at the lowest possible price while maintaining delivery flexibility
  • Develop and enhance processes to drive performance in KPIs (NPI schedule, On-time delivery, product lead time, product quality, product cost, etc)
  • Lead a team of supply chain professionals responsible for tactical management and execution of all elements of the supply chain
  • Lead efforts to reduce lead-times across key supplier programs through process development and negotiations
  • Develop global supply partnerships
  • Coordinate activities to minimize downtime due to supply chain shortage, improper planning and market fluctuations
  • Proactively manage to minimize excess and obsolete material




  • Bachelor's degree - ideally in Operations, Business or Engineering field
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant Supply Chain experience with at least 3-5 years at a managerial level
  • Experience in a high-tech, electronics development and manufacturing environment
  • Proven ability to mentor and develop employees
  • Demonstrated Continuous Improvement skilks
  • Strong analytical skilss and business acumen
  • Ability to travel to visit domestic and international suppliers 

Key Success Factors:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills
  • Self-motivated and an excellent team player
  • Strong negotiating skills when dealing with partners and suppliers


  • Comprehensive knowledge of vendor management and supply chain
  • Experience in creating and implementing business processes.
  • Supply Chain Management Professional  (SCMP) accreditation or other professional designation
  • Continuous Improvement certification - Lean