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Supply Chain Director

Date: Aug 6, 2022

Location: Waltham, Massachusetts, US

Company: QinetiQ

Who Are We?

We are a world-class team of professionals who deliver next generation technology and products in robotic and autonomous platforms, ground, soldier, and maritime systems in 50+ locations world-wide. Much of our work contributes to innovative research in the fields of sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR).

QinetiQ Inc.’s dedicated experts in defense, aerospace, security, and related fields all work together to explore new ways of protecting the American Warfighter, Security Forces, and Allies. Being a part of QinetiQ Inc. means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. 

Why Join QinetiQ Inc.?

If you have the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges, then you will experience a unique working environment where innovative teams blend different perspectives, disciplines, and technologies to discover new ways of solving complex problems.  In our diverse and inclusive environment, you can be authentic, feel valued, be respected, and realize your full potential. QinetiQ Inc. will support you with workplace flexibility, a commitment to the health and well-being of you and your family and provide opportunities to work with a purpose. We are committed to supporting your success in both your professional and personal lives.

The Supply Chain Director has responsibility to plan, manage and coordinate activities related to the sourcing and procurement of materials, including planning, procurement, warehousing and logistics. The Supply Chain Director must ensure that materials are available when needed to meet changing levels of demand for the Company’s products. The position will provide leadership for QinetiQ US supply chain operations reporting to the Chief Operating Officer. This position can work out of either our Waltham or Franklin, MA offices and will have responsibility for both locations.


Job Responsibilities

This position is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:


  • Manage activities related to strategic or tactical purchasing, material requirements planning, inventory control, warehousing, and logistics.
  • Implement supply chain that supports business strategies adapted to changing market conditions, new business opportunities, or cost reduction strategies.
  • Develop procedures for coordination of supply chain management with other functional areas such as sales, marketing, finance, production and quality assurance.
  • Manage supply chain planners to forecast demand or create supply plans to ensure availability of materials to meet production schedule.
  • Monitor supplier performance to assess ability to meet quality and delivery requirements.
  • Monitor forecasts to identify changes or to determine their effect on supply chain activities.
  • Ensure the stock cycle counting and physical inventory activities are performed according to guidelines, procedures, F&A planning and statutory closing calendar.
  • Collaborate with other departments such as procurement, engineering, and quality assurance to identify and qualify new suppliers.
  • Analyze inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns, reduce waste and optimize customer service.
  • Work closely with Compliance group on Export /Import shipments prior to shipping or receiving product.
  • Participate in the coordination of engineering changes, product line extensions, or new product launches to ensure orderly and timely transitions in material or production flow.
  • Develop material costs forecasts or standard cost lists.
  • Responsible for department management including staffing, training, performance management and career development of associates, and developing and monitoring department goals.



  • 10+ years relevant experience
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of end to end supply chain management including MRP, DRP, ERP, forecasting, inventory management
  • Experience in working with ERP systems
  • Bachelor's degree required, preferred within Supply Chain, Business Management or related field.
  • Demonstrated successful progression of leadership roles and responsibilities
  • Excellent and proactive communication skills
  • Cultivate a broad network of relationships with key internal and external constituents
  • Ability to meet aggressive deadlines, manage multiple projects and locations simultaneously and to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, individual and team-oriented work environment
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, able to engage and influence team and external partners
  • Strong ability to create management reporting to detail current status and future plans
  • Ability to work independently, efficiently and effectively under extreme time constraints and deliver results by critical deadlines
  • Lean and Six Sigma exposure
  • Experience in working in a fast-paced ISO regulated environment
  • Extensive Import Export of regulated products ( ITAR)
  • Military or related industry experience
  • Proven Project Management Experience


Job Type:  Full Time

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