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Sr Manager, Supply Chain


As a family-owned company, it’s the people who continue to make STIHL a successful, world-class brand. STIHL is seeking a highly motivated, data and people driven Senior Manager, Supply Chain to join our Team at STIHL’s corporate headquarters in Virginia Beach!


This person will be responsible to manage and oversee overall supply chain operations, including purchasing and inventory of materials as well as all material planning requirements for all production areas. Develops, implements, and manages material, product and spare parts production scheduling, warehousing and inventory control, new product introduction, and sales operations. Makes recommendations to improve quality, productivity and efficiency of operations. Coordinates and resolves challenges with regarding existing and new products..


Position highlights include: 
• Benefits – Competitive health insurance, compensation, 401K, bonuses, relocation assistance and PENSION!

Job Duties & Responsibilities

Organizational Impact:

  • Establishes key elements of tactical and operational plans with measurable contribution towards the achievement of results of the sub-function. Focus is on short-to mid-term operational plans (e.g., 1-2 years). Develops new products, processes, standards or operational plans in support of the job function strategy.
  • Establishing and executing a strategic plan as related to series suppliers including evaluating series supplier capacity and identifying and resolving all current or potential issues that could affect STIHL production. 
  • Managing the outbound sales of all series parts to the founding company as well as all STIHL affiliates. 
  • Directing all analysis on all orders, reschedules, or cancellations of raw materials from suppliers, founding company, and STIHL affiliates based on material requirements in SAP using Material Requirement Planning (MRP). Further directs the monitoring of available capacities based on sales demands. Directs the efforts to work with internal teams to resolve capacity shortfalls.
  • Generally manages the overall warehousing activities, such as receiving, order fulfillment, packing, shipping, etc. of STIHL in compliance with space availability, production output, order requirements, and business plans.
  • Oversees the import and customs areas/related functions.  Ensures that U.S. Custom regulations are properly applied and implements U.S. Custom initiatives including TCPAT and Self-Assessment Programs.
  • Ensuring manufacturing operations has an adequate supply of materials to keep all production areas working, to meet spare parts requirements, and keeps obsolete and excess material inventory levels at a minimum.
  • Budgeting and managing all commercial issues related to sorting, rework and charge back of both purchased and in house produced parts.


  • Minimum of 4 year college degree in related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible experience, including 3+ in team/department management.

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach