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Import Procurement and Logistics Manager

Anniston, 49308 / 07 Mar 2023 McWane, Inc. FULL_TIME
Tyler Union in Anniston, AL is seeking an Import Procurement and Logistics Manager.

Position may be located at the Vanderbilt Rd, Birmingham Office or the Tyler Union West 17th, Anniston Facility.

Tyler Union, a division of McWane, Inc. has a century of success in manufacturing and selling ductile iron fittings, joint restraints, and valve boxes for the waterworks industry. This is a salaried position with an excellent benefits package with health, life, dental, and vision insurance, short-term and long-term disability, vacation, and holiday pay.

Responsible for leading purchasing, planning, and the sourcing of domestic and non-domestic parts and products. Drives vendor accountability. Work collaboratively with sales to facilitate timely purchase and receipt of parts and products from third suppliers. Work extensively developing advanced sourcing related processes and tools. Promote the design, development, and implementation of logistics solutions while driving continuous improvement. Proactively promotes The McWane Way principles, values, and behaviors and lives the Compass Culture.

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All candidates offered employment must submit to a drug screen, physical, background check.

  • Follow all processes and procedures associated with the Tyler Union Safety Program. Advise management of any deviations from this program.
  • Proactively promotes The McWane Way
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment and with a spirit of cooperation.
  • Provide leadership, strategic and tactical direction for purchasing, inbound non-domestic shipments, inventory control, and warehousing.
  • Participate with management team to preparing annual forecasts.
  • Monitor forecasts and quotas to identify changes or to determine their effect on non-domestic supply chain activities.
  • Meet with suppliers to discuss performance metrics, to provide performance feedback, or to discuss production forecasts or changes.
  • Develop procedures for coordination of non-domestic supply chain management with other functional areas, such as sales, marketing, finance, production, or quality assurance.
  • Design or implement non-domestic supply chains that support business strategies adapted to changing market conditions, new business opportunities, or cost reduction strategies.
  • Manage activities related to strategic or tactical non-domestic purchasing, material requirements planning, inventory control, warehousing, or receiving.
  • Negotiate prices and terms with suppliers, vendors, or freight forwarders.
  • Implement new or improved non-domestic supply chain processes.
  • Develop methods and procedures to contribute to the most efficient, safe, and economical movement of materials.
  • Define, use, and analyze performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of supply chain factors.
  • Analyze inventories to determine how to reduce waste and minimize obsolescence.
  • Develop and implement sourcing and supplier selection strategy domestically and internationally.
  • Implement supplier agreements /contracts where beneficial by working with cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers to reach agreement on terms and conditions.
  • Evaluate supplier core competencies, competitive positioning, and risk assessments.
  • Analyze information about supplier performance or procurement program success.
  • Monitor supplier performance assessing their ability to meet quality and delivery requirements.
  • Identify supply chain risks and develop mitigation strategies and action plans.
  • Define performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of non-domestic supply chain factors, such as product cost or quality.
  • Analyze non-domestic inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns, reduce waste, or optimize customer service.
  • Select, train, and assist direct reports while providing career guidance and opportunity for increased cross training and mobility.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly manage team member and carry out managerial responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The individual MUST BE detail oriented, thorough and precise in the completion of tasks assigned and project related paperwork. 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.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management/Logistics, Engineering, or related area. Equivalent experience in role will be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Five years supply chain management experience in an industrial setting required.
  • Understanding of U.S. import/export regulations.
  • Intermediate digital literacy in Microsoft products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint required.
  • Advanced understanding with ERP software; experience in D 365 a plus.

Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Inventory software; Manufacturing software; Order processing systems; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This a traditional office position with an expectation of periodic work in facility with exposure to a wide range of temperatures, humid conditions, moving machinery, dust, fumes, gases, odors, vibrations and varying noise levels.
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