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Tactical Supply Chain Manager 

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About the Organization Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, HDT Global is the industry leader in engineering, designing and manufacturing leading-edge military expeditionary products, rugged industrial/commercial products, and products for medical rehabilitation. Our product lines include shelters, heaters, environmental control units (ECUs), power generators, chemical/biological/radiological/nuclear (CBRN) air filtration and collective protection systems, military vehicles, perimeter protection systems, and robotics including manipulator arms, vehicles, and healthcare solutions.

Additionally, HDT’s success and longevity is based on the full range of engineering services we offer, including design, analysis, testing, validation, training, and installation. These services provide the foundation of our innovation, providing ongoing research and development.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location HDT (Huntsville, AL)  


The Tactical Supply Chain Manager is responsible to develop and lead a best in class Supply Chain management team that ensure the supply of high quality and on time components, processes and services at a competitive price for operations. This role is a critical link between daily operations and the commodity management team.


  • Provides strategic direction to the Supply Chain Management (SCM) buyer team
  • Leads and casts vision for the SCM department through use of Annual Department Plan (PDPR)
  • Trains and supports career objectives of your team
  • Sets department and team member goals and objectives – tracks driver and results metrics for each buyer:Price, on-time-delivery OTD, quality and inventory
  • Drives continuous improvements through the use of lean
  • Holds team accountable and achieves expected results
  • Coordinates a daily SCM standup with the team to provide feedback, direction and support
  • Assists in the selection, training and development of assigned team members; contributes to performance evaluations and development plans
  • Ensures the use of SAP and message maintenance by each buyer/planner
  • Ensures buyer are expediting and adjusting the schedule in SAP on a daily basis so OTD metrics are readily available and accurate tools, SAP tools and standard excel efficiency worksheets
  • Ensures timely return and replenishment of nonconforming components
  • Inventory management and tracking at plant level
  • Ensures that buyer/planners are escalating issues to the appropriate levels: minor issues-handle, then Commodity Manager CM’s then VP Supply Chain
  • Ensures achievement of the overall SCM department’s driver and results metrics, determines trends and recommends projects to drive improvements
  • Will serve as primary point of contact for supply issues-must be able to deliver a clear and concise 4P to explain issues and gain resources to address
  • Provides site specific leadership, prioritization and resource allocation to SCM team members on site
  • Serves as a key member of SCM leadership team and a primary point of contact for Operations team members
  • Operations Site Specific Meeting support – daily operations standups, GM’s weekly staff
  • Supports, communicates, reinforces and defends the mission, values and culture of the organization
  • Adheres to all quality and safety standards
  • Supports other projects and performs duties as assigned
Position Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility listed above satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Business/Operations or Supply Chain preferred


  • 5-7 years of purchasing experience, including strategic sourcing, supplier development, and supplier negotiation
  • 2-3 years of operations experience, preferably in an ISO manufacturing/engineering environment
  • Experience in ERP systems, SAP desired


  • Ability to multi-task, handling quick turnaround
  • Ability to identify problem issues and escalate and/or execute acceptable solutions
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with customers, suppliers and employees/managers at all levels within the company
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain safe work environment
  • Possesses strong computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in standard business software packages (e.g., Microsoft Office)
  • Must be able to speak, read and understand English

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