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QuEST Global Supply Chain Lead in Phoenix, Arizona



Supply Chain Lead

Job Description:

Would you jump at the chance to start your own business, but with the support network and funding of a global company behind you? Have you been waiting for a chance to apply your experience managing Supply Chains using innovative solutions for major OEMs and Suppliers in a variety of industries? If you are fatigued with bureaucracy, and chasing parts, come and create a new business with us.

Who is QuEST?

Our goal is to become the most recognized and trusted global engineering partner for our customers—Fortune 500 companies in the Aerospace, Medical Devices, Oil & Gas, Power, and Transportation industries. We know we can find solutions to their most important technical and business challenges they encounter. We aren’t consultants. We help them make their products the most competitive in the world and that’s how we’ve grown to over 11,000 problem solvers from 50 centers around the world. We aspire to be a 100-year company, which doesn’t mean staid and boring, but rather, we evolve and adapt to create the frontier of the engineering services industry.

The Team

We need a leader to help take our supply chain engagements at one of our strategic customers to next level. We are rapidly expanding our team globally. You will be involved in hiring and onboarding key personnel. Experienced managers in Delivery will be supporting you and the new team to hire talent, manage the work and deliverables, and run the business using QuEST’s tool set. You will have help, but this is a place to innovate. You will have new customers, new team members, and new solutions to Supply Chain Management challenges. This will be coupled with some of our most talented current Delivery Leaders that understand the QuEST tools and business model. You are empowered to make decisions, take risks, and create the future of this team, but with support from your leadership when you need it.

The Role

The successful candidate is expected to take our supply chain engagements at one of our strategic customers to next level, by leveraging her/ his expertise, knowledge, and network of the various disciplines in Supply Chain Management. You will be the face of QuEST to the customers. Listen to customer’s problems, and build on the experiences you have personally had, then develop innovative ways for your team to solve their problems. You will set the vision and strategy for your team and you will make it happen.

Our Culture

We just crossed the 21-year mark, and despite remarkable growth, we have maintained a culture of empowerment at all levels—what we call intrapreneurial. You will be part of the decision making to drive continuous improvements so we can stay happy and healthy as a business in a challenging industry. Not everyone is a great fit. We will throw you into the deep end (with lots of support), but if you want to swim, you have much opportunity. We’re not a place where laziness, ego, or rigid thinking fit in, and that’s intentional. You can do more at this company than you can in twice the time anywhere else. We accelerate success; you control the throttle and hold the yoke.

Job Functions

  • The individual is expected to take on a leading role in the development of Supply Chain solutions for one our strategic customers by leveraging her/ his expertise and knowledge of the various disciplines in Supply Chain Management.

  • Independently manage supply chain & procurement projects, manage team of buyers, and supply chain analysts, delivery assurance reps performing various procure to pay activities.

  • Ensure operation excellence on procurement functions and activities – Cost, Quality and Delivery.

  • Gather and review data to evaluate accuracy and processes to confirm best approach is in practice.

  • Evaluate options for KPI, process or system improvements needed in procurement, planning, inventory management, and/or logistics/distribution operations.

  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with management, Customers, team members and other groups.

  • Using your Supply Chain experience, work with client organizations to enhance Supply Chain performance through strategic process re-engineering, and strategic outsourcing of non-core activities.

  • Be accountable to profitably grow Supply Chain as a Service Line, year on year by developing a strategic and operational plan for the Service that will help create a differentiation and sustain this Services differentiation.

  • Mentor and coach a team of Supply Chain professionals in driving operational excellence and supply chain best practices across the business.

  • Need to be comfortable handling employees and driving an accountability culture to maintain a healthy and effective team


We’re excited to talk to you if:

  • 8-12 years of experience in Procurement, Planning, Operations.

  • Lean Six Sigma and process excellence experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, logistics, or business administration.

  • Proven experience managing supply chain operations.

  • Experience using supply chain management software and tools, including Oracle, SAP Ariba, as well as digital solutions

  • Work well across borders and in a team oriented environment.

  • Financial and numerical skills, High-level of attention to detail

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Familiar with outsourcing, specifically supply chain activities

  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills

  • Like to work in a fast paced, creative environment without a lot of management oversite. You are independent and forward facing.

  • Enjoy people and dynamic teams with diverse experiences. We have fun together!

Location: Open to candidates located in Texas or Phoenix, AZ

Travel: Peaks and valleys, up 25% at times, majority in domestic US and Canada

Compensation type: Salary Exempt with a competitive package dependent on level of experience

Reports to: QuEST GM Supply Chain

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Full Time-Regular

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Bachelors-Science (B.Sc)

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Experience Level:

Mid Level