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Director, Supply Chain Management

Department: Executive
Location: Portland, OR

Vigor Values 

Vigor expects all employees to enhance the atmosphere in which they work by living the Vigor Values every day.

Truth: We seek the truth, and we speak the truth
 We act on what we know is right
: We seek mastery, and adapt to a changing world
 We care about the people we work with, and the world we live in

Responsible for developing Ship Repair and Fabrication strategic and operating plans for the acquisition of raw materials, finished goods, supplies and outside services necessary to support Vigorís current and forecasted business and future Mergers and Acquisitions. Operating an enterprise wide team across 7+ locations, the position will lead the development of innovative sourcing and warehousing strategies; program manage total cost reduction activities; drive efficiencies in warehousing and inventory management; and manage Vigor's overall working relationships with key supplier partners. This position will also provide consultation and technical assistance through Sales, Estimating, Ship Repair, Engineering and Manufacturing.

(This list is not intended to detail all aspects of the assigned work but is representative of the job's overall responsibilities)

The person must use sound judgment and independent decision making when carrying out job responsibilities. He/she has the ability to influence and recommend modifying existing work processes. The Director is held accountable for the efficient use of the groupís resources, personnel and otherwise, to meet the business needs across the locations, leading to the overall profitable performance of the group. Lead the Supply Chain Organization as a strategic arm for Vigor. Failure to meet customer expectations could result in significant loss of future business.

 an enterprise wide team across 7+locationswhich includes: BuyersPurchasing Assistants, warehouse and shipping and receivinemployees and portable production equipment issue and maintenance.  

Reports directly to SVP Production Services but also has accountability to the Senior Business Leadership.

Managers for threspectivbusiness entities supported by the purchasing department.  


Bachelorís degree in business, finance, accounting, engineering or equivalent combination of experience and/or education is required.

Minimum ten (10) years increasingly responsible managerial experience with five (5) years supervisory experience in managing the procurement and warehousing of materials and services preferably in heavy or civil construction. Specific experience and knowledge of shipyard operations is preferred. Experience in successfully negotiating high value subcontracts is required. Track record of successfully negotiating claims or disputes preferred. Experience in drafting contracts and/or work specifications is preferred. The person must have experience with accounting and cost accounting systems, material and procurement systems and data processing systems. 

CPM, CPIM, APP or APIC certification helpful. 

Work is conducted in a dynamic, fast-paced office setting with moderate to loud noise levels from production activity in the shipyard. The person may be required to be in production areas in yard and onboard ships. He/she must be able to walk to and from job sites. He/she must be able to frequently climb inclined stairways and vertical ladders and lift up to 20 pounds. The individual may be required to work more than 8-hour shifts and weekend work. There may be local travel up to 10% of the time and out-of-town travel (including air travel) up to 5% of the time with notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While in production areas the person will be exposed to all weather conditions, noise, dusts and odors. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must have the ability to perform the essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. 

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.