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Supply Chain Transformation Leader in Hilliard, OH at Advanced Drainage Systems

Date Posted: 3/28/2019

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We are hiring a Supply Chain Transformation Leader to join our team!

Headquartered in Hilliard Ohio, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc (ADS) is the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe, providing a comprehensive suite of water management products and drainage solutions.  Our innovative products and superior drainage solutions are used across a broad range of end markets and applications, including residential, non-residential, agriculture and infrastructure applications.  We have established a leading position in many of these end markets by leveraging our national sales and distribution platform, overall product breadth and scale, and our manufacturing excellence. Founded in 1966, we operate a global network of 3,700 employees, 63 manufacturing plants and 31 distribution centers.  In July, 2014 we became a public company traded on the NYSE®. To enable our continued growth, we are looking to add top talent to our dynamic organization.


The Supply Chain Transformation Leader will have primary accountability for providing process leadership and strategic execution of transformational activities within the Customer Service Organization. This key leadership position is responsible for supporting the delivery of continuous improvement projects and analytics within the function to drive cost out and process improvement.

  • Develop, design, integrate and manage the customer supply chain transformational activities
  • Develop and implement policies, procedures, performance expectations and metrics for the customer service organization in support of the overall Supply Chain strategy
  • Provide leadership and coaching for significant organizational transformational changes
  • Drive operational excellence through benchmarking, best practice adoption, process transformation, and qualification of business constraints/rules
  • Prioritize transformation initiatives and activities to ensure alignment with Supply Chain strategy
  • Establish performance goals, coach, mentor, and develop project leads (where appropriate)
  • Quantify the cost of constraints in ADS order management and delivery; monitor exceptions to the process design and develop remedies
  • Prepare and deliver business strategies, project summaries and updates to senior executives


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent industry experience.
  • 10+ years related working experience in managing logistics operations, customer service and/or supply chain process transformation.
  • Experience in developing a budget and controlling costs. 
  • Ability to think strategically, develop a vision, lead long-term planning, and roll up your sleeves to drive process improvement
  • Must have strong financial acumen and knowledge of organizational structure. 
  • Needs to be able to motivate/inspire others to perform at high levels without direct authority. 
  • Must have a broad appreciation and understanding of change management, S&OP process, OTIF metrics, and implementation of ATP inventory promising
  • Experience in standards driven process and lean processes
  • Experience driving transformative programs and change management efforts
  • Experience working with analytical tools at a user level and managing analyst resources
  • The candidate must be able to develop and implement strategic direction for Supply Chain function.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or MS Supply Chain Management or related field a plus
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification or higher is preferred
  • PMP certification is preferred

If you want to join an exciting team, at an awesome company - please apply! We are looking forward to getting to know you. Want to learn more about some of the things we have to offer you as a company? Check out our careers page to learn more!

EEO Statement

Advanced Drainage Systems is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.