Job Description

Do you want to be part of a team that aspires to improve the quality of life for others? Are you interested in efficient manufacturing processes that promote sustainability? Do you feel a sense of accomplishment in a job well done? At Carpenter Co., we challenge our employees to learn from and inspire one another – all levels of the company collaborate, communicate and constantly improve to achieve shared success. If that sounds like an environment in which you will thrive, Carpenter Co. could be a great fit for you!

Carpenter Co. has an immediate opening for a Supply Chain Manager at our Corporate office in Richmond, Virginia. This position will oversee and manage our Consumer Products division raw material inventory, product specifications, product pricing, and packaging.

Carpenter Co. employees are committed to working hard to ensure production goals are met while maintaining operations excellence. As the successful candidate, you will be expected to monitor, report and analyze raw material inventory and usage for the Consumer Products Division to ensure that operations have enough materials for production and ensures new products are quoted accurately based on the product specifications and raw materials used.       


Your additional responsibilities as Supply Chain Manager will include:

  • Works closely with production, sales, logistics and raw material vendors to ensure that raw materials are readily available for product manufacturing
    Develops and drives strategies to optimize supply chain efficiencies and inventory availability
  • Negotiates pricing and purchases new raw materials qualified by product development
  • Analyzes product requirements, new and existing raw materials and raw material inventories
  • Manages relationships with raw material vendors and ensures materials are available as needed
  • Managing inventory for new product launches, managing of disposition of slow moving and obsolete finished goods
  • Knowledge of import processes, clearing and customs.
  • Collaborates with sales and customer to determine demand forecasts
  • Oversees and supports team of Inventory Control and Costing Analyst as well as Consumer Customer Service Representative and Packaging Engineer
  • Quotes and updates pricing based on product specifications and raw material needs
  • Supports consumer products manufacturing plants with raw material inventory issues and pricing needs
  • Reports on sales and inventories for Senior Management
  • Works in SAP to create POs, run costing and quoting transactions, material set up and maintenance transactions, EDI error processing and other relevant transactions
  • Ensures products meet safety standards by initiating the Consumer Products Safety Commissions process
  • Maintains report of obsolete materials
  • Supports sales, marketing and compliance with Consumer Products related questions

Skills / Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain or other related discipline
  • 5 years of similar experience in inventory management and/or supply chain management
  • 3 years of prior experience managing product component costing
  • Prior textile experience, preferred
  • Some prior leadership experience
  • SAP experience, preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and analyze inventory levels and needs to meet customer demands
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, trouble-shoot, problem solve and resolve complex issues required
  • Understanding of product component costing and set up
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills; ability to both analyze large amounts of data and communicate clear and useful business information
  • Familiarity with packaging and shipping

Excellent Comprehensive Benefit Plan

  • We also have 401K, Profit Sharing and a great Benefit Package including Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and paid time off (Vacation and Holidays).

Important Notes

Carpenter Co. is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or other legally protected characteristic.

Carpenter Co. conducts pre-employment drug testing on all applicants that receive and accept a written offer of employment.