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ATS Company:  Sortimat
Requisition ID:  3452

Rolling Meadows, IL, US, 60008-3833

Date:  Feb 15, 2021

Supply Chain Manager

Job Description

Join a fast paced, exciting and progressive company experiencing incredible growth! We are currently looking for reliable, ambitious and hardworking employees to join our team. As a company, we pride ourselves on building a culture that values employees and promotes innovation, diversity, excellence in communication and commitment to personal/professional growth. Join our team and you will find we advocate a healthy working environment and opportunities to experience the rewards of contributing to a proactive and competent team. 


The Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for driving strategic sourcing activities globally for ATS LS Chicago; perform administrative duties for purchasing, materials, shipping, and receiving departments; provide leadership and customer management direction to all direct reports. This individual will work closely with both the U.S. and Canadian Supply Chain teams.  Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Vendor satisfaction – Performance manage growth and exit suppliers.  Robust quality diligence with aggressive supplier corrective action (SCAR) oversight where missing minimum performance requirements.
  • Employee development - Individual development plans for each report required with a minimum of twelve (12) documented interactions with report per fiscal year.  
  • Financial performance – Drive lowest cost compliant partnerships continuously and achieve annual operating plan Total cost commitment (TCC) savings > Annual goal, revenue, EBIT, cash)
  • 100% governance and compliance
    • Regulatory compliance: International financial reporting standards (IFRS) and export
    • Corporate policies
    • Health and safety policies
    • Adhere to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) procedures
    • Formal executive instruction


Additional Information


  • Establish clear procurement policies and procedures to guide supply chain management towards long-term business objectives.
  • Drive manufacturing outsourcing strategy to low-cost countries to achieve lowest cost at best quality and delivery for manufactured components.
  • Develop strategic targets and goals based on industry trends.
  • Benchmark with external peer level executives to assess “best in class.” 
  • Drive ATS procurement performance to be “best in class.” 


Sourcing Strategy:

  • Guide supply chain personnel on business impact and supply market complexity.
  • Develop appropriate strategies to ensure applicability, successful implementation and optimization of supply chain systems and successful completion of mission critical projects (i.e. JD Edwards or similar).
  • Develop manufacturing partners locally and in low cost countries to support ATS needs.
  • Coach procurement personnel on supply chain initiatives to support the strategic plan.
  • Approve recommendations on the optimal sourcing strategies and ensure high-level buy-in from key stakeholders.
  • Manage savings targets, quality targets, and all on time delivery metrics to align to business requirements.


Process Improvement:

  • Identify opportunities to improve supply chain processes to improve time to market.
  • Ensure best practices are shared at all levels and with all reports.
  • Meet with affected peers to discuss issues common across procurement areas.


Project Management:

  • Develop high-level project plans, identifying key deliverables and roles/responsibilities of team members.
  • Establish and manage a project quality, timelines, and budget.
  • Obtain buy-in from key stakeholders on quality, schedule, and budget.
  • Execute plan, communicating relevant project information to stakeholders.


Supplier Management/Partnership:

  • Coach supply chain personnel in analysis of industry and their work with suppliers to set performance targets.
  • Establish a process to communicate issues and performance against targets.
  • Identify non-value added activities across a broad range of suppliers and oversee development of programs to reduce waste and improve effectiveness of both processes and information flow.
  • Develop a solid, trusting relationship at executive levels of suppliers aimed at driving strategic value. 
  • Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the ATS Code of Business Conduct.
  • Adhere to all health and safety rules and procedures.
  • Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the ATS Code of Business Conduct.
  • Maintain, Train, and Improve upon existing ISO standards and systems.



  • A post-secondary college diploma, business or materials management is required, MBA preferred.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ purchasing experience in a high-paced custom engineering automation environment.  
  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience leading multi-disciplined project teams, preferably in an automation or systems integration environment.  
  • Knowledge of computer programs such as SolidWorks, PLM software, EPlan, Windows, Excel, MS Outlook, ERP systems (JD Edwards), and Salesforce.
  • Knowledge of engineering processes and AutoCAD.

Join the Winning Team at ATS Automation, a great place to automate your future! Take your place among the best in the business, and grow your career with the Life Science Chicago division at ATS. We attract some of the most talented and motivated individuals from a range of fields, with our global offering and growth opportunities as we expand throughout the world.  We want you to be a part of our TEAM!!!  Watch us work here! 


Join an environment where a passion for innovation is combined with an uncompromised commitment to quality.


Benefits ATS Life Sciences Chicago offers:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits (including health, dental vision and employee assistance program)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan Eligibility
  • 401k with employer match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Fitness membership reimbursement
  • Paid time off
  • Annual paid volunteer day off
  • Fully climate-controlled environment
  • Professional growth opportunities
  • And more!

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