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Company: Emerson Electric Co
Location: Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


At Emerson, we are innovators and problem-solvers, focused on a common purpose: leaving our world in a better place than we found it. Each and every day, our foundational values—integrity, safety and quality, supporting our people, customer focus, continuous improvement, collaboration and innovation—inform every decision we make and empower our employees to keep reaching higher. As a global technology and engineering leader, we provide groundbreaking solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production and protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure. Emerson, a Fortune 500 company with $15.3 billion in sales and 200 manufacturing locations worldwide, is committed to helping employees grow and thrive throughout their careers. Whether you're an established professional looking for a career change, an undergraduate student exploring options or a recent MBA graduate, you'll find a variety of opportunities at Emerson. Join our team and start your journey today.

By joining us as a Supply Chain Manager, under the guidance of the VP Supply Chain and the Director Triple Offset Valves, you will be responsible for executing the development and implementation of global & regional supply chain plans, initiatives and activities that drive flawless programs and products launch for the Strategic Product Business Unit. This position also has responsibility for working across a highly-matrixed organization of product managers, engineers, category managers, managers SPE (supply performance engineering), and P&IC managers (production and inventory controls) to meet the SPEED + QUALITY + DELIVERY + COST + CASH + CAPACITY (SQDCCC) targets for the plants and fulfillment centers. This position will be based in Lugagnano Val D'Arda, Italy.


  • General

    • Work collaboratively across various supply chain teams as well as with internal and external suppliers, departments and strategic product business unit to create end-to-end supply chain plan and network (re)design that reflect all stakeholders' inputs and support products launch.
    • Develop and execute robust, accurate and on-time supply chain plans by implementing the supply chain processes across the Planning – Make or Buy – Source – Deliver methodology.
    • Create cohesive supply chain programs and plans with identifiable critical path, task dependencies, and major milestones, and manages the approved plans and schedules.
    • Track supply chain SQDCCC metrics, develop and execute continuous improvement initiatives.
    • Broaden and deepen the relationships with key suppliers into NPD initiatives, plan for growth and capacity requirements, design for supplier manufacturability, driving efficiencies and cost reductions.
  • Planning
    • Design components/assemblies level plan based on short, mid, long-term forecast.
    • Understand the cost drivers for the categories of materials & services.
    • Partner with P&IC on the planning of inventory in all configuration centers and work on matching supply with demand, based on regional demands, including phase in / phase out planning.

  • Make or Buy
    • Partner with Operations department to perform make or buy analyses. Assess Capacity and if the new material, process or service fit within the current internal network, or should be outsourced, either in the short or longer term, as product volume ramps up.

    • Set up and qualify alternatives for dual or multi-source if new product demand exceeds supply.

  • Source
    • Partner with Category Managers to develop “partners of choice” relationships with the preferred strategic suppliers. Plan for growth and capacity requirements, leverage on supplier capabilities for on-time-to-market, cost and launch readiness.

    • Gain supplier support and resources for innovation before competitors do, enabling first-mover advantage for new product launches. Engage with Engineering community to share supplier Ideas and drive design for configuration, supplier manufacturability and BOM cost reduction (VA/VE).

  • Deliver
    • Collaborate with Logistics Department to communicate and set up capabilities with 3PL partners. Clarify any special replenishment and distribution requirements.

    • Partner with Manager SPE to set up and optimize the supply and distribution network toward short lead time and delivery frequency tailored to ABC classification of the components/assemblies.

    • Identify and implement supply chain continuous improvement and resolve performance issues by systematically applying the SPE framework and toolkits.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Operations, Supply Chain, Engineering, Logistics, Technical or Business.

  • Fluent in English.
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas: Operations management, Materials management, Sourcing and/or Engineering. Experience within manufacturing preferred, including exposure to engineering, sales/marketing and warehousing/distribution.

  • Strong negotiation and project management skills
  • Capability in planning and analytics, structured problem solving, facilitating and presentation skills.

  • Persuasive communication, influencing & negotiation skills (internally and externally).

  • Knowledge of end-to-end supply chain management, global / best cost country (BCC) sourcing and logistics optimization initiatives.

  • Experience in lean manufacturing preferred
  • Experience with core software applications (ERP), preferably with SAP or Oracle in planning and/or sales and distribution.

  • Microsoft Office skills.
  • APICS, CIPS or similar Certification preferred


You are passionate about making an impact and always act with integrity. You continuously push yourself to achieve new goals and are not afraid to question the status quo by proposing creative solutions to problems.

Our Offer to You

By joining Emerson as a Supply Chain Manager, you will be working at the heart of our business. This means that the skills and business insight gained can serve as an invaluable foundation toward developing your career within our global organization. We offer plentiful opportunities for advancement and support this through our formal personal development planning process.

Our on-boarding program uses a blended learning approach to get you up and running as quickly as possible. You benefit from Emerson certified trainers with extensive knowledge of our customers, products and applications.

Our inclusive company culture celebrates the unique perspectives, diversity of thoughts, and exceptional innovation that come to life when we actively seek to hire and develop the best, brightest team members from all backgrounds. These unique points of view help foster fresh thinking and new ideas, ensuring our continued success into the future.

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