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Supply Chain Optimization Specialist

Job Description

Posting Number


Internal Recruitment


Working Title

Supply Chain Optimization Specialist

Anticipated Hiring Range

$78,000 - $80,000

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

Job Location

NC State University, Raleigh, North Carolina


Industry Expansion Solutions

About the Department

Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) is a major component of the Stateís economic development operation by diffusing engineering, science, knowledge and technology to industry, business, and public agencies for the enhancement of quality, productivity, and environmental protection. This is accomplished by utilizing professional education and technical assistance that meet the needs of business, industry, and healthcare professionals. Advocating the use of engineering science and technology through best practices promotes corporate growth and the creation of quality products and services.

Essential Job Duties

Job responsibilities of the Supply Chain Optimization Specialist position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Gain an understanding about clients current and future business system needs.
  • Provide direct technical assistance to these clients.
  • Effectively present in both informal and formal learning settings.
  • Participate and/or lead face-to-face and or virtual engagements.
  • Provide coaching on Supply Chain Services and multiple paths to achieve goals.
  • Ability to provide leadership in project scoping, onsite data collection, and referral of one or more products in departmental service line offerings at Industry Expansion Solutions.
  • Achieve support for the client through on-site visits, networking presentations, marketing materials, and educational programs.
  • Work with the data management team to administer an evaluation system that measures the impact of IES/NCMEP programs to the clients and the state. May require supporting the survey process, and production of reports on program impact.
  • Assist with outlining the scope of work for proposals, entering in the project information into our Client Resource Management system, submitting travel expenses, scheduling, business reports.
  • Position is required to travel, attend meetings with clients, IES supervisor, and the Executive Director of IES.

Other Responsibilities

This position typically provides front line day to day contact with IESís clients and partners by interacting and providing IES services in both public and on-site locations. This position will also provide support so that IES may reach its stated short term and long term goals. This specialist role and time of contract shall be designated under the Universityís guidelines for EPA Professional employment.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Require post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelorís degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience may be substituted for the advanced degree on an exceptional basis.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Ability to implement a project management plan for all supplier scouting requests.
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing, supply chain management, planning and procurement.
  • Excellent listening, writing, quantitative and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient in Salesforce, Google suite, Microsoft Office Ė Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Broad knowledge of business strategy, process improvement, supply chain technologies.
  • Must be creative, self-motivated, and be able to effectively pioneer initiatives.
  • Commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Experience in project management leadership.
  • Possess a high level of interpersonal skills necessary to work cooperatively with a wide variety of constituents.
  • The ability to resolve issues while maintaining good working relationships with partners, clients and internal employees.
  • Should be self-directed and have excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable as needs expand/contract/change based on funding and program changes.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Bachelor of Science or Masterís degree in the appropriate discipline and at least 5 years of experience preferred.

Required License(s) or Certification(s)

  • Ability to obtain a NC Driverís License within the first 60 days of starting.

Valid NC Driver's License required


Commercial Driver's License required


Job Open Date


Anticipated Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Position Number


Position Type

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?


Department ID

144301 - IES Engineering & Technology


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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