Packaging Factory

Procurement  |  Supply Chain





Life Sciences Division of the world’s leading producer of high-performance polymer products has this immediate need!  The Company’s teams are solving critical problems for customers who are getting life-saving medical devices to the frontlines of healthcare, discovering essential medications, and nourishing and connecting the world through consumer, industrial and electronics applications.


Supply Chain Supervisor is responsible for managing purchasing, production planning/scheduling, distribution and warehouse functions for the Plymouth, MN location.



  • Maintaining a timely, cost-effective supply of high-quality materials while adhering to Company Purchasing guidelines 

  • Develop production schedule to meet/exceed customer expectations.

  • Own/drive/deliver measurable improvements in procurement planning for the raw materials, packaging, production categories and on-time delivery measured by WCM metrics  

  • Requires frequent interaction among staff levels and across internal/external customers and suppliers, most notably Sales, Manufacturing, Marketing, Finance, R&D, Customer Service 

  • Responsible for problem solving and decision making, improving purchasing planning processes, and reducing working capital while ensuring the security of supply. 

  • Requires effective collaboration with the global Company purchasing organization.  Must have the ability to make rapid independent decisions based on supplier conditions, inventory, internal customer needs and/or market changes 



  • PURCHASING: Manage procurement activities including demand planning, placing purchase orders and tracking supply of packaging, facings and other raw materials to optimize supply and working capital at the lowest delivered cost ensuring no stock outs disrupting the production schedules. Understand and utilize the Company purchasing best practices

  • PRODUCTION PLANNING & SCHEDULING: Support all aspects of planning, including overseeing raw material and finished goods inventories to best support customer requirements and customer stocking agreements Review and track production data and compliance to the schedule. Identify and escalate any risks to future production plans (material supply, capacity or labor constraints, process issues, etc.) Review and reconcile production work orders to ensure inventory accuracy and perform schedule updates.

  • DISTRIBUTION: Manage and plan all receiving, shipping and warehouse activities and personnel to effectively address effective material flow into the plant and effective finished product flow to our customers addressing their receiving needs.

  • VENDOR MANAGEMENT: Effectively manage relationships with suppliers: manage pricing and terms, and manage vendor accountability for delivery and quality of their products and analyze potential new vendors ensuring that performance is in alignment with Saint-Gobain purchasing and quality objectives (supplier quality management protocols)

  • EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT: Coach direct employees for growth and continuous performance improvement.  Coach plant personal on purchasing, planning and distribution policies and procedures and provide training as needed.

  • SUPPORT: Participate / provide support for continuous improvement initiatives such as WCM, 5S, SMAT and other safety or process improvements. Pillar Leader for Customer Service and Focus Pillar



  • BS in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, or Business OR 5+ years of experience in supply chain role in BPS or medical manufacturing environment. APICS Certification and Master’s degree a valued plus

  • 3+ years in a manufacturing environment with knowledge of planning and production scheduling. 2+ years Managing, coaching and developing employees would be of high value

  • Effective analytical, negotiating, communication, PC (Excel) skills and familiarity with MRP/ERP software systems is necessary.  Ability to travel approximately 10%

  • Proven ability to maintain a high level of organization, planning and follow-up skills, with ability to download, analyze and manipulate large amounts of data

  • Warehouse, material handling and logistics experience to support back-up coverage and training

  • Ability to mentor, coach and train materials supervisor, shipper/ receiver, and raw materials handler

  • Development and presentation of data in PowerPoint format is a plus