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Swagelok Job Posting Description

Position Summary:

Responsible for the collaborative effort to design, develop, monitor, and improve global end to end supply chains for new products or new market opportunities at Swagelok.  This position is an informal leader of a cross-functional team, to coordinate and align efforts of analyzing demand and customer or market requirements, evaluate and assess options to support optimal operational efficiency, and develop scalable solutions to support a robust and cost-effective supply chain solution for a complex global footprint.



Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Facilitates a cross functional team to assess, design, and develop end to end supply chain solutions to support internal optimization efforts identified strategic growth opportunities.
  • Organizes and Leads Supply Chain Efforts required by effectively defining, managing, and communicating project expectations, timelines, shared supply chain team deliverables & ownership, required to develop supply chain solutions.
  • Recognizes value of collaboration and is able to effectively leverage different opinions and subject matter expertise to solve problems and accomplish tasks/goals
  • Includes but is not limited to:
  • Works with New Product Engineering and Marketing to collect customer use and demand requirements as an input to evaluate and analyze supply chain networks, strategies, and desired performance.
  • Collaborates with engineering to understand product requirements and bills of material to coordinate efforts with Global sourcing to develop a supplier strategy to support operational and profitability targets.
  • Collaborates with LOB Operational Planning teams to assess capital requirements, capacity, and labor needs to identify constraints, and inform the development needs of future supply chain models.
  • Coordinates with Manufacturing & Engineering for SAP system set up of Part Numbers, BOMs, and routing information.
  • Works with Corporate Supply Chain to analyze inventory, forecasting, and fulfillment strategies to evaluate current vs. future financial investment to effectively support corporate profitability and availability goals.
  • Utilizes lean methodologies to develop high level process maps of physical and systematic flow of product from initiation of demand to delivery of end customer to identify bottlenecks and opportunities.
  • Assists in the make vs buy analysis based on quality, scalability, and availability as an input to design an optimal supply chain.
  • Develops and evaluates costed BOMs to validate and design improvement opportunities to support target profitability goals.
  • Challenges team to identify and ideate around simplification opportunities affecting product strategy, operational and supply chain process, and ERP systems enablement.  
  • Tests and Validates thresholds of the supply chain to develop alternative solutions, guardrails, and assess financial impact to support surge demand, increased forecasted sales, and unexpected downturns.
  • Develops the business case to support the recommended supply chain options to support both the known and unknown demand to secure executive sponsorship, funding, people, and resources.
  • Utilizes established key performance indicators to measure progress toward project deliverables and strategic goals.
  • Supports Supply Chain Strategists and Sr. Supply Chain Strategist in analytical details and content for iterative supply chain reviews during the new product development process with key team members and stakeholders
  • Provides executive level summaries of capabilities and solutions of projected business strategies.
  • Analyzes implemented supply chains to evaluate effectiveness and identify improvement opportunities. 
  • Engages supply chain colleagues to address and improve gaps within existing supply chains.
  • Infuses new methodologies, tools, and technologies into approach of developing solutions.
  • Responsible for the documentation of standard work and capturing continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Requires minimal guidance on daily activities and is able to take direction on projects to autonomously develop recommendations and independently make decisions.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:



  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Operations Management, or Engineering and a minimum of (5-7) years of related field experience in those fields.   
  • Strong understanding of the following supply chain elements: demand or forecast management, fulfillment & inventory strategies, capacity analytics, scheduling, MRP systems knowledge, supplier management, costing evaluations and margin walks, costed BOMs, and reporting analytics. 
  • Comfortable making decisions guided by policy yet is willing to challenge status quo if encounter a non-standard situation.
  • Self -starter and enjoys working challenging and ambiguous projects.  
  • Skillful in building valued partnerships with stakeholders, communicating, and influencing effectively across all levels of an organization.
  • Ability to multi-task, work in teams and use multiple systems and processes to handle changing requirements.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, SAP
  • Organizational awareness current systems knowledge.
  • Project Management Experience



Critical Competencies:


  • Strategic Thinking, Collaboration, Planning & Aligning, Accountability, Managing & Navigating Complexity, Communication, Enabling Change


Working Conditions and/or Physical Requirements:


  • Ability to perform the essential job functions consistent safely and successfully with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards, with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, with or without a reasonable accommodation.


Swagelok is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  Applicants are selected without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran/military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristic under federal, state or local law


Swagelok will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008.


This job summary is intended to be brief and does not list all the duties for this position. Nothing in this job description should be construed as an express or implied contract of employment. Swagelok is an at-will employer, which means that either party is free to terminate the employment relationship at any time, without any advanced notice, for any reason or no reason.


Looking to take the next step in your career with a company that invests in its people? Whether you’re just starting out or experienced, join us today!​

Right Fit.​

75 years of operating with a no-layoff philosophy​

Full benefits, including employee stock ownership program, from day one​

Culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion​

11-time NorthCoast 99 top workplace​

Right Here.​

One of the largest hourly employers in Northeast Ohio​

Locally based, globally strong company​

Clean, safety-first environment​

Right Now.​

We’re a leading manufacturer of tube fittings and valves. Come grow with us.​

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland