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Sr. Supply Chain Associate - Tactical Products Group

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Virginia Beach, VA, United States

Employment Type

Logistics, Operations, Purchasing, Manufacturing

Posted on
Dec 13,2018

Valid Through
Mar 28,2019

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Our Virginia Beach location is seeking a Sr. Supply Chain Associate to add to our Tactical Products Group. The Sr. Supply Chain Associate is responsible for the procurement of finished goods and component parts, partnering with vendors to establish capacity-feasible production schedules that meets customer requirements, and for managing day to day vendor performance in accordance with the Company’s established goals.


Source & purchase assigned finished goods items to ensure supply meets the MRP domestic and global planned order requirements for a $100M product category.

Perform extensive supply analysis in addition to monthly purchasing cycle activities to ensure supply will meet key customer requirements and then act and/or influence others internally and externally as required to resolve variances.

Ensure international and subsidiary demand is accurately incorporated into monthly purchases.

Prepare 12-month purchase projections for suppliers. Whenever these projections show that demand exceeds capacity, partner with suppliers and internal sales team to develop capacity-feasible production schedules that align with customer requirements.

Responsible for all aspects of order placement and management of vendor production schedules.

Identify and ensure disconnects such as anticipated product shortages, non-conforming material, excess or obsolete materials are continuously monitored and resolved.

Manage supplier relationships by clearly communicating expectations and monitor to assure compliance.

Communicate and resolve vendor performance issues in a timely manner. Coordinate these efforts with the sourcing team.

Assist in the development of partnership arrangements with suppliers to develop component inventories and vendor consigned inventories to reduce inventory ownership and lead times.

Meet with vendors during visits and provide information regarding vendor performance and priorities.

Track and show continuous improvement in Vendor Performance tracking measures.

Focus to drive down the overall freight expenses, material liability and cost of managing materials.

Prepare supply reporting for assigned product category to be incorporated into business reviews for senior management.

Assist in the development of key reports, measurement, and benchmarks to improve purchasing and supplier management processes

Maintain PO information within Bushnell systems (including Quantity and Delivery Dates)

Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in business, purchasing, or manufacturing management related field and/or 3 years related experience.

Strong communication, analytical, and problem solving skills.

Strong negotiation skills and ability to work well with teams.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Complex math to include statistical analysis, comprehension of contracts, judgment and decision making.

Proficient knowledge of written and spoken English is required.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Alternate hours may be required to communicate with Eastern Hemisphere contacts.

Non-smoking office environment with periodic visits to and audits of warehouse inventory.

Works alone and with others, and requires oral, written and face-to-face contact with others.

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled

Vista Outdoor is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristics protected by law. The EEO Law poster is available here:

If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to . Please note that this email address is for accommodation purposes only. Vista Outdoor will not respond to inquiries for other purposes.

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Company Profile
Vista Outdoor was born of an innate desire to exceed the lofty expectations of outdoor enthusiasts across the globe. We know what it means to reach for the top, to truly test your mettle, to overcome mental and physical boundaries and thrive in the world outside. The people who lace up every day to work for Vista Outdoor and our many brands understand the trust our customers place in the products we make. They represent the spirit of achievement, a duty to honor and a passion to continually innovate. We tirelessly evolve our products in ways that match the drive of the people who put them to work in the field, on the course, in the wild and on the battlefield. We’re not just a name on the door—we’re the people crafting the products that help inspire you to attain the impossible.

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