Print Supply Chain Manager – Houston – Hybrid

Why you should consider this role…..

  • Our client is a growing innovative education services firm.
  • Private Equity-Backed!
  • Super cool team with lots of flexibility.
  • Brand new office space.
  • Manager loves to train and mentor.
  • This is a succession plan. Build your team (5 to 60).
  • Hybrid role in the office and work from home!
  • Great opportunity to come in and make an immediate impact.

What you will be responsible for:

  • Review and refine the company’s printed materials production, manufacturing and quality control strategy
  • Develop, review, and report on key performance metrics, implementing continuous improvement initiatives
  • Source, support, and drive materials qualification
  • Maintain printed product specification sheets and digital print files
  • Design and maintain a title management system
  • Manage Packing and shipping requirements and processes with aim towards logistics simplification and cost reduction
  • Ensure interior, exterior, and component packaging is within DOT / IATA compliance
  • Own the process of Root Cause Failure analyses to modify materials selection and qualification
  • Gather data on raw materials health and shortages, and provide updates on resolutions
  • Coordinate with R&D, Product Management, and Operations in new production creation
  • Coordinate with Vice President -Supply Chain on vendor/component health to ensure product metrics meet quality expectations
  • Participate in operations and supply chain strategic reviews and decisions
  • Own the process of print logistics and fulfillment
  • Own the process of print forecasting and KPI reporting

What you need to bring to the table :

  • Undergraduate degree in Supply Chain Management or related field.
  • 7-10+ years of experience in printed materials Supply Chain, Procurement, or Sourcing – This should include managing vendor performance, establishing KPI’s, and holding them accountable
  • Advanced understanding of the various high-volume printing technologies and methods
  • Expertise with InDesign files, book mapping
  • Experience with quality control – TQM, six sigma, etc.
  • Knowledge of kitting & assembly; packing & packaging

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