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Supply Chain Specialist

MRI Tallahassee


Supply Chain Solutions Manager – (Great Lakes Region)

Are you a seasoned Supply Chain professional with a passion for problem-solving and building strong relationships?

Do you thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and enjoy mentoring and leading a team?

If so, we want to hear from you!

A leading manufacturer in the Great Lakes region is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Supply Chain Solutions Manager to join their team. In this critical role, you will play a key role in optimizing our supply chain operations, building strong relationships with vendors, and ensuring on-time delivery of high-quality products.


  • Implement and optimize supply chain processes to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and meet customer demand.
  • Manage supplier relationships, build trust and collaboration, and repair relationships damaged by previous dealings.
  • Develop and utilize LEAN Supply Chain principles
  • Develop and implement strategies to ensure on-time delivery and manage lead times.
  • Oversee production planning and scheduling of materials.
  • Perform Value Stream and Capacity Analysis at supplier locations and recommend changes in process/production to reduce lead time and waste.  
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain team to analyze and design strategies to programs,optimizing inventory levels, provide reduced lead times, buffer stock and dampering forecast variability
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives, including Lean manufacturing principles.
  • Mentor, coach, and develop a team of supply chain professionals.
  • Build strong relationships with internal and external customers.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or a related field is preferred, but relevant experience without a degree will be considered.
  • Experience with ERP implementation, preferably with Microsoft Dynamics D365.
  • Strong understanding of logistics, warehousing, procurement, and sourcing, ideally within a heavy manufacturing environment (Low Volume – High Mix).
  • LEAN manufacturing background is a plus, with a clear understanding of one-piece flow.
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure and build trust with others.
  • “Midwestern mentality” – collaborative, approachable, and team-oriented (aggressive personalities will not work).
  • Comfort living in a small town, ideally with existing ties to the Great Lakes region.
  • Understanding and appreciation of the region’s climate, including cold winters and beautiful summers.
  • Experience managing and developing a team.
  • Experience building strong relationships with customers.
  • Experience with production planning and scheduling of materials.
  • This is NOT a Remote or Hybrid role.  You will be based out of the Manufacturing facility. 


  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing company
  • Make a real impact on the success of the organization
  • Be part of a collaborative and supportive team
  • Enjoy the unique lifestyle and beauty of the Great Lakes region

If you are a highly motivated and experienced Supply Chain professional who is ready to take on a challenging and rewarding opportunity. Please forward a current copy of your resume to mikeabate@mrrecruiter.com or contact me directly at (850) 610-6905.


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