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Confidential Search

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Director of Inventory Management

Client Profile

Building Materials Distributor

Role Objectives & Challenges

Our client was seeking a leader to build inventory management capability for their purchasing department. Goals for this leader include developing strategic operating plans, developing a team of buyers and purchasing leaders, and development of a replenishment strategy that yielded 100% on time delivery. They were looking for someone to elevate the purchasing department's capability to a strategic function to support the company's strategic growth objectives.

Our Approach to Solve the Search

The ideal candidate profile for this search required SCM Talent Group to take a deep dive into distribution organizations in the greater geographical market. This metro area was in no short supply of distribution activity; the key was networking through distribution leaders to identify competitors working with relatable size, scope and technologies that would make for a suitable transition to the client’s organization. As this was a very competitive market for top distribution talent, the search team met weekly with the client partners (CHRO, SVP People + VP Supply Chain) and SCM Talent Group provided real-time data on search progress that, for example, allowed the client to leverage current market compensation indicators to develop a strong offer to their selected candidate.

The Hire & Results

The successful candidate settled into their new role as the Director of Inventory Management at the turn of the new year. The client was so pleased with SCM Talent Group’s work that they engaged SCM to source this placement’s direct report.