Fairbanks Scales
  • Mission, KS, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time


Oversee and manage overall supply chain and logistics operations to maximize efficiency, reduce risk, and minimize cost of organization's supply chain, work effectively with the plant and field operations teams, engineering and accounting to deliver on supply chain and sourcing outcomes. Provide support and mentor site level purchasing personnel as needed.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Responsible for production planning, forecasting, material procurement, inventory control, warehousing, rate setting, outsourcing, vendor selection, and distribution
  • Identify and lead strategic supplier or outsourcing efforts including identification, selection negotiations, contract process and implementation to meet all requirements for legal, safety, ethics, quality, delivery, costs, and cash
  • Manage costs and cash flow through pricing, term improvements, payment options, MR&O, and freight
  • Lead supplier consolidation efforts across various business units
  • Develop and perform audit and review process of current suppliers for compliance to terms, conditions, performance, and engagement standards, risk identification and mitigation
  • Manage off-shire supplier relationships
  • Lead inventory management processes to improve inventory turns and reduce excess & obsolete materials, prevent excess stock and backorders
  • Assure that departmental and support personnel are focused on continuous improvement of products and processes
  • Collaborate with multiple-functional managers and plant level purchasing teams to implement proper sourcing practices and policies, and develop plant level sourcing objectives
  • Support the Manufacturing, Engineering, and Product Management departments with supplier and/or product data as needed
  • Uphold company policies and execute on other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
- Required qualifications to effectively perform the job. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. (Additional requirements may be designated by position.)

  • This position requires a Bachelor's degree in supply chain management or engineering (Industrial, Mechanical, or Manufacturing) or equivalent
  • Must have a minimum of three to five years of experience in production, scheduling, or materials management role
  • Demonstrated experience with offshore sourcing, supply chain management, piece part manufacturing and assembly operations for electronic and mechanical products
  • Demonstrated experience using Lean Manufacturing toolsets
  • APICS certification is highly preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities - May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities commonly associated with this position.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products - specifically Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Critical thinker with exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in-writing
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work as well as concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to develop and maintain business relationships
  • Travel, including international, is required through the year including the company's manufacturing facilities in Meridian, MS, and St. Johnsbury, VT and Customer Service Support locations throughout the US, as well as vendors and suppliers as needed - 10% or less

Work Environment - Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.

  • General office conditions, sitting at desk to work on computer for long periods of time. Exposed to moderate noise levels
  • Travel to manufacturing or vendor sites may require PPE, encountering typical factory setting including loud noises and uneven terrain

Physical Abilities - Activities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below 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 essential functions.

  • Required to use close vision and be able to focus
  • Regularly required to talk and hear; frequently required to sit, stand and bend at the knee and waist, and walk
  • Must be able to have repetitive wrist, hand, and/or finger movements to type and work on computer
  • Must have finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination to work on computer, telephone, and related office equipment
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function


For more than 185 years, Fairbanks has manufactured and provided top-quality industrial weighing equipment and dependable service through a network of Fairbanks sales and service representatives and authorized distributors. Fairbanks continues to break new ground in scale design, setting the new standard in weighing equipment and systems engineering while meeting the special needs of our customers.

Fairbanks Scales provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. EEO/M/F/D/V

Additional Information -- Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k) with Company match and more.

Fairbanks Scales Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Vets


Fairbanks Scales Inc. may obtain information about you from a third-party consumer reporting agency for employment purposes. Thus, you may be the subject of a "consumer report" and/or "investigative consumer report" which may include information about your character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and/or mode of living, and which can involve personal interviews with sources such as neighbors, friends, or associates, The reports may contain information regarding your credit history, criminal history, social security verification, motor vehicle records ("driving records"), verification of your education or employment history, or other background checks. Credit history will only be requested where such information is substantially related to the duties and responsibilities of the position for which you are applying.


Fairbanks Scales Inc. performs post-offer, pre-employment drug testing for all roles prior to being hired into any role as part of our Drug Free Workplace Policy. In addition, Fairbanks Scales Inc. performs post-offer, pre-employment drug testing under the authority of the U.S. Department of Transportation prior to being hired for any role or transferred into a safety-sensitive role.

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