Job Number: 20018696

Location: Waukegan, IL

Date Posted: 8-3-2017

Job Title: Supply Chain Manager

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Function: Operations -- Operations is responsible for materials handling and product distribution in a distribution or manufacturing environment. Includes warehousing and fulfillment of materials and products, transportation, inventory management as well as demand, supply and manufacturing planning.

Family: Supply Chain Inventory/Purchasing -- The Supply Chain Inventory/Purchasing team is responsible for managing supplier relations at a tactical level by executing and expediting purchase orders. Supply Chain Inventory/Purchasing ensures the right quantity of products arrive in the right place, at the right time and cost. Assists in negotiating product and supply chain costs. Utilize terms and conditions of supplier contracts, work with internal customers to improve processes, and evaluate supplier performance that ultimately improves the supply chain.

  • Demonstrates decision making skills to make optimal purchasing decisions based on supplier and customer contracts, situational information, and all other available data for assigned product lines at the optimum cost.
  • Utilizes influencing, communication, and collaborative skills to partner with all internal customers (i.e. Sourcing, Finance, Operations, Sales, etc.) and external Supplier Partners to ensure timely delivery of products to assigned distribution centers and the efficiency of our Supply Chain.
  • Possesses technical skills around our purchasing systems (SCORE and SAP), Expediting system (EAI web based tool), reporting tools (Tableau, Business Objects, and MS Access/Excel).
  • Final decision makers for forecast and inventory related decisions for their assigned supplier portfolio.
  • Understands and meets goals for Service Level, Days of Inventory on hand, purchase order expediting, and others as established by the management team.
  • Runs and analyzes data from multiple data sources to understand the root cause of a problem or low metric and to have quality discussions with supplier partners.
  • Develops long term relationships with supplier partners to continually push to improve purchasing processes.


  • Responsible for specialty Supply Chain initiatives to include but not limited to management of Sequestered Lots, Core Lists, Implementations and Exits, and Project assignments and resources by Region or National.
  • Responsible for all aspects of managing direct reports (salaried and/or hourly) HR activities for proper payroll, development, performance evaluations.
  • Will engage and lead projects across multiple work teams, internal and external and support process improvement through Operation Model training, tools, and requirements.
  • Will engage with subordinates, peers, and senior leadership regularly in collaboration to drive results.
  • Responsible for ad-hoc reports and tool development (directly or participation in requirements and direction).


  • Degree and min 2 yr Supply Chain and Project management experience preferred
  • Proven Leadership, Communication, and Project Management skills.
  • Self-motivated and results driven.
  • Certified LSS Kaizen or Black Belt preferred.
  • Proficient to Expert in Access and Excel required.

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Meet Mo

I enjoy playing an integral role in ensuring that our customers are receiving the right product in a timely and orderly fashion. I also like the friendly atmosphere at our facility and I appreciate the balance between work and personal time that Cardinal Health gives its employees.
Mo, Senior Associate, Shipping Control Coordinator