Supply Chain Manager

US-WI-Sun Prairie
Supply Chain Management


Guardian is a diversified global manufacturing company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with leading positions in float glass and fabricated glass products for commercial, residential and transportation applications; automotive trim; and the distribution of building products. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 18,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian New Ventures group, a division within Guardian Glass, specifically focuses on deploying start-up businesses spurred by innovative products, services, and business models. More at


The Supply Chain Manager position supports the Guardian Insulated Glass business, a subsidiary of the New Ventures Division. The focus of the Supply Chain Manager is to streamline the end-to-end purchase, supply, and transportation of materials. The position is located in our Sun Prairie, WI facility, though is expected to support supply chain activates across several facilities long term. This position offers numerous opportunities for career advancement depending on the individual interests of the candidate.

Responsibilities & Expectations

  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams and clients to define, design and deliver business and distribution plans that optimize manufacturing schedules, inventory levels, and lead times in alignment with supply and demand forecasts
  • Leads inventory planning efforts by guiding warehouse managers in establishing inventory targets, reorder points, and economic order quantities.
  • Develops and implements systems to manage order and delivery of materials to prevent excess stock or backorders.
  • Leads supplier and vendor negotiations, striving to add value through removing waste, increasing supplier competition, and improving reliability
  • Directs maintenance of records and data essential to material programs including material resource planning
  • Compares customer orders alignment with the demand forecasts, monitors customer inventory levels, and detects supply chain issues that could cause delays in shipment
  • Maintains customer and product databases, including inputting new customer and product information and updating information for existing customers and products as necessary
  • Oversees the rollout of new products and new customers to optimize pipeline inventory, minimize obsolescence, and meet customer demand

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, logistics, or related discipline
  • Strong analytical and data mining skills
  • Strong project management and task management skills
  • Self-starter and self-direction is critical to this role

Preferred Skills

  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience in a supply chain role
  • Mastery level excel, data mining, or database systems
  • Experience in ERP implementations and materials management systems

What do we have to offer?

Relocation is available for this position

If you have been looking for an environment where people are valued, entrepreneurial spirit is boundless and opportunities for success are based on merit, and if you want to add value to your company, then Guardian Industries Corp. may be the place for you.


Guardian offers competitive compensation and a wide variety of benefits including health/dental/life insurance, prescription coverage, STD and optional LTD, paid vacation and holidays, and a 401 (k) with a $1 for $1 match up to 7%.


For more information about Guardian Industries Corp., visit us at

Guardian Industries Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  


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