Regional Supply Chain Solutions Director- West

Digi-Key Electronics
Home Office (California), Home Office (California)
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Job Details

Digi-Key is one of the fastest growing distributors of electronic components in the world. In addition to offering the broadest selection of in-stock electronic components and providing the best service possible to customers, employees have access to a highly competitive benefits package. The package includes a comprehensive health insurance plan featuring a low co-pay and no deductible plan as well as dental, vision, life, and long-term disability coverage; flexible spending accounts; competitive paid time off; relocation assistance; 401(k) and profit sharing; and education advancement. To learn more, visit our benefits and perks page .

Position Overview

The Regional Supply Chain Solutions Director role provides strategic, tactical and creative supply chain solutions at a level of penetration that exceeds standard business operating processes. This position directly facilitates supply chain activities in an assigned region as well as assists in the development of internal systems and procedures to serve the ever-growing Digi-Key customer base. Similar to the Supply Chain Solutions Manager, this role works directly with the Assigned Accounts and Business Development team to identify potential Supply Chain opportunities, providing expertise on solution generation.

This is not exclusively an essential onsite role, though may require some onsite attendance. Qualified candidates must be geographically located in the region for which this position operates.

Responsibilities: Must be able to...
  • Perform all Regional Supply Chain Solutions Manager tasks|responsibilities at 'mastery' level; demonstrating expertise in new business development topics & processes at Digi-Key.
  • Work with Supply Chain staff to implement and grow Supply Chain activities at the customer level
  • Implement Supply Chain programs and processes that enable the various Digi-Key sales organizations to meet and exceed the company's sales, profit, service, and quality goals
  • Assist in enhancing training programs to improve customer satisfaction and increase sales proficiencies and to develop a Total Customer Engagement philosophy
  • Monitor Supply Chain metrics to help customers and Digi-Key attain internal and external goals
  • Emphasize team building between the Supply Chain team and the Sales, Order Management, and Purchasing groups to foster a team building focus with other management and staff
  • Manage and monitor internal systems for tracing customer engagement and general Supply Chain performance
  • Continuously identify and assist with closing additional Supply Chain opportunities
  • Develop branding and education for our customers with regard to Digi-Key Supply Chain capabilities including collateral web material
  • Develop and maintain interactive web initiatives for customers
  • Proactive involvement & participation in special projects|process improvement efforts in both work efficiency and partner|customer satisfaction
  • Actively identify, recommend and lead special projects|process improvement efforts that drive mutual growth opportunities
  • Build and enhance relationships with corporate/executive leadership + sales/digital leadership within sales teams
  • Drive acccountability for area specific KPIs|OKRs (e.g. market share, customer count, etc.)
  • Set & meet|exceed individual customer specific goals in yearly customer plans that align to the area KPIs|OKRs
  • Responsible for quarterly communication specific to their area of responsibility
  • Lead the preparation and execution of strategic customer meetings; responsible for action item follow-up
  • Establish relationships with leaders in our customer and partnership communities as well as industry experts and market research executives. Leverage those relationships to create strategic advantages and competitive separation in the eyes of our customers and suppliers that drive measurable results; continuously expanding knowledge of new, upcoming trends and technologies
  • Subject Matter Expert for assigned customers and/or regions; thorough knowledge of strengths, opportunities, competitors
  • Mentor|coach new Supply Chain team members
  • Other duties as assigned including but not limited to possible reallocation of efforts to other organizations per business need and management request.

Other Typical Tasks Include...
  • Taking on additional responsibilities from the Sales Leadership
  • Attend meetings, conferences and/or seminars; gains outside Digi-Key perspective and best practices
  • Lead|participate on cross-functional committees, task forces
  • May participate|lead organizational change initiatives (e.g. process, technology, etc)
  • May participate in the creation of training & documentation of processes as well as the facilitation of training
  • Ability to travel - internationally and|or domestically - minimum of 50%, up to 75% travel

Other duties as assigned including but not limited to possible reallocation of efforts to other organizations per business need and management request.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Minimum/Essential Qualifications:
  • Associate's degree in business or technical field
  • Typically 10+ years of Sales, Marketing, Supplier|Product Management or other related roles
  • Well versed in the various functions of Digi-Key, how they work together as well as the industry Digi-Key operates in, as well as the impact & responsibility Digi-Key has to the community it operates in
  • Strong representative of Digi-Key brand and its principles
  • Demonstrated strong presentation skills for a variety of audiences including executive management/C-Level
  • Demonstrated understanding of basic financial documents and metrics
  • Contractual, negotiating and fiscal management experience
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the electronic component distribution industry
  • Ability to understand and communicate technical requirements and parameters associated with electronic components
  • Must demonstrate the following behavioral competencies; Business Acumen, Critical Thinking & Judgement, Drive for Results
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction
  • Physically located in the geographical territory targeted
  • Professional-Secure Home office environment to perform work functions

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in business, technical or related field
  • Previous significant experience in supply chain solutions in a distributor or similar environment

Digi-Key Electronics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled, and other diverse candidates to apply and be considered for open positions.

If you are an applicant with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact Human Resources at 1-800-338-4105 or .

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Grow your career with Digi-Key Electronics.   

Digi-Key believes providing our employees with an environment focused on learning and resources to continue to grow in their personal and professional development is critical to the success of our employees and Digi-Key.  Professional development programs available for most employees include opportunities such as skill development in a structured classroom environment, customized e-learning programs, and online work instructions. Personal development resources are also available including reference materials, computer-based training, online training, and other opportunities available through classroom instruction and in our Employee Resource Library. Digi-Key also offers tuition reimbursement, scholarship programs, and Digi-Key University.


What is the current company culture like?


At Digi-Key, you're part of a family. We work hard, but we play hard, too! Employee gatherings are a way for our valued employees to connect in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Digi-Key rewards employees for their daily dedication with individual employee recognition and company-wide events. Our employees enjoy events like:

  • Department Appreciation Lunches
  • Monthly Fruit & Cake Day
  • Vendor Appreciation Day
  • Summer Cookout
  • Christmas Party
  • Customer Service Week
  • Health and Safety Week
  • Engineering Week
  • Employee Fundraising Events
  • And more!

What skills, education, and experiences does your ideal candidate(s) have? Most positions require a High School diplopma or equivalent. We are looking for motivated individuals who enjoy working in a fast paced team oriented enviornment.

How would you describe the company leadership/team management? Digi-Key greatest asset is its employees. Leaders/managers value each employee and strive to enable them reach their full potential.

Where do you see the company/organization in the upcoming years? Digi-Key is a fast growing company and with that there is a lot of opportunites to grow with the company.

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