Hiring: Director of Supply Chain

Cordoba Music Group is a leading manufacturer and distributor of acoustic and electric guitars, ukuleles, basses and musical instrument accessories. Some of CMG’s brands include Cordoba Guitars®, Guild Guitars®, DeArmond® and HumiCase®, which are internationally distributed and played by a wide range of musicians. Cordoba is the largest supplier of nylon string guitars and ukuleles in U.S. retail chains, online retailers, and independent dealers across the USA. Guild is an iconic brand of acoustic and electric instruments with roots going back to the early 50’s. Other CMG brands include Savarez®, and Aquila®, of which CMG is the largest importer and U.S. distributor.

The Director of Supply Chain will analyze our current buying systems and maintain the best methods for day-to-day purchasing operations. They will be responsible for inventory planning across all warehouse locations based on sales projections and company inventory goals, managing and setting career objectives for members of the supply chain team, and communicating with upper management to ensure overall company needs are being met. This position reports to the President and is located in Oxnard, CA.

Director of Supply Chain

Responsibilities

  • Work with Executive committee to determine strategic plans
  • Plan and execute all finished goods inventory purchases across 3 warehouse locations (California, China, Holland)
  • Plan and execute all raw material goods inventory purchases for US manufacturing facility
  • Manage team of coordinators and expediters to analyze and refine processes to support company fulfillment goals
  • Lead monthly high-level and item-level discussions with Sales and Executive team to review sales forecasting expectations and discrepancies
  • Maintain upkeep of purchasing software to inform purchasing and inventory decisions, keeping up with latest ERP software tools
  • Take the lead in identifying obsolete and slow-moving stock to help offset losses
  • Create and analyze reporting to support monthly all-team vendor reviews to improve vendor performance
  • Maintenance of accurate inventory costing, including troubleshooting and corrections
  • Oversee supply chain logistics, maintaining low cost and excellent service from designated freight forwarders

Requirements

  • Strong knowledge of supply chain management & international logistics
  • Proven history of developing effective inventory management policies
  • Familiarity with ERP and inventory management systems, Sage and SIA a plus
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office – primarily Outlook & Excel
  • Highly nimble and adaptable to rapid changes common to a growing business
  • Motivated by continuous improvement & willingness to ‘roll up your sleeves’
  • Great organization and communication skills, integrity, and a positive attitude
  • Data-driven mindset, extremely attentive to detail with ability work and communicate with teams
  • Love of music and/or guitars a huge plus, with a strong interest in having fun in the musical instrument industry

Job Type: Full-time

This position is based in our Oxnard, CA office. Please send cover letter, resume, and compensation requirements to mbyrd@cordobamusicgroup.com with “Director of Supply Chain” followed by your name as the subject.  No phone calls please.

Please note that this job specification is not intended to be a complete list of duties, and additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.


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