Randstad Supply Chain Project Leader in Holland, Michigan

Supply Chain Project Leader

job details:

  • location:Holland, MI

  • salary:$35 - $45 per hour

  • date posted:Tuesday, November 27, 2018

  • experience:Experienced

  • job type:Temp to Perm

  • reference:S_708544

  • questions:david.scrace@randstadusa.com616.393.1014

job description

Supply Chain Project Leader

Leads cross-functional team of internal resources and suppliers in support of Supply Chain initiatives, including new product supply chain development, Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VAVE) cost reduction, major supplier moves, major outsourcing projects, and supplier development activity. Manage multiple projects simultaneously.


Leads cross-functional teams, including project sub-teams, to develop and implement project plans which include project activity identification and schedule development, utilizing Six Sigma or other appropriate methodologies. Coordinates efforts with other departments to accomplish project objectives.

Oversees project activities to meet identified customer needs, cost targets, schedules, quality levels, and manufacturability requirements.

Manages project team day-to-day activities. Recommends and implements team objectives and coaches team members to achieve goals; serves as facilitator and problem-solver. Assists team members with establishing goals and makes team member assignments.

Monitors project progress and anticipates necessity for developing contingency plans or taking corrective actions. Makes initial risk assessment pertaining to material supply chain; works with Operations team to ensure material plans are made and schedule interruptions are avoided.

Regularly reports on and makes presentations to management regarding team performance, project schedules, budget, performance measures, support efforts, corrective actions, customer feedback, and issue identification, to provide project updates.

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


  • Understands and utilizes standard costs and cost estimating system to develop and track project costs. Interfaces with Finance, Purchasing, and Manufacturing Engineering to develop cost data.

  • Follows Supply Chain Manager's or Supply Chain Commodity Specialist's lead in identifying major supplier moves or out sourcing projects to ensure supply chain improvements, including quality, service, and total cost.

  • Interfaces with external suppliers, consultants, and Supply Chain Commodity Specialist, providing project support services to develop contractual agreements required by project.

  • Follows established operating procedures and New Product Introduction (NPI) processes. Coaches members in use of same to drive quality, on-time project completion, innovation, and manufacturability, while meeting cost targets.

  • Maintains technical and project management competency through reviews of published literature, interactions with academic institutions, consultants, and peers in professional societies. Maintains awareness of competitive products and regulatory compliance issues. Participates in promoting innovation by incorporating evolving technology, knowledge, and market information into project activities. Stays current and up-to-date, evolving and assisting others with appropriate, up-to-date answers to questions and challenges, as well as assisting with selecting best course of action when weighing options.

  • Utilizes personal computer (PC) and keyboard/mouse to conduct team communications, develop presentation materials, conduct information searches, and access electronic systems for cost estimating, project management, and manufacturing. May travel overnight away from corporate offices, including internationally.







Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or equivalent.

Work Experience

Six years related project team member experience, including one year team leadership. Experience must show progression of increasing complexity of project team assignments.

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