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Senior Director - Global Supply Chain

Brand:  SGK
Company:  Matthews International Corporation
Line of Business:  SGK Group

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15275



SGK Brand Solutions is a leading global brand development, activation and deployment provider that helps companies drive brand performance by improving top-line growth and bottom-line efficiency through the delivery of solutions. Our solutions produce the brand assets required to represent brands accurately and consistently in print and online to help brands deploy their products to markets worldwide quickly, efficiently and consistently.


At SGK, we are currently seeking a talented Senior Director – Global Supply Chain to join our team. The ideal candidate will be eager and self-motivated with a keen eye for detail to ensure goals and objectives are accomplished. This person will be responsible for all aspects of supply chain improvements, focusing on developing and executing strategies and establishing a vision that leads to operational excellence through application and utilization of world-class lean principles.



  • Connecting consumer experiences with brands to drive engagement and action?
  • Leading a collaborative team of supply chain experts and data scientists to conduct supply chain improvement studies that provide meaningful data-driven insight?
  • Helping an organization become more efficient while providing top-notch delivery and support?
  • Driving change, developing skills and adoption in partnership with operation site leaders?
  • Directing project activities and monitoring project costs?
  • Developing mid to long-term plans for optimizing the supply chain operation as well as the talent required to execute the strategies?





  • Peers and colleagues across the globe
  • Our clients, both internal and external
  • Executive leadership


  • Leading supply chain improvement projects while leveraging lean/continuous improvement methodologies?
  • Tracking performance using developed key metrics?
  • Prioritizing, problem-solving and budgeting?
  • Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization?
  • Working in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment?
  • Implementing Lean Six Sigma, DMAIC, Kaizen, or TPM principles within the supply chain?


  • You create value for customers by leading the production network optimization and supply chain strategy studies to achieve long-term objectives of continually ensuring the network supports the organization.
  • You create and drive innovation by thinking outside of the box to deliver new innovative solutions for a leading global brand development company while utilizing best in class processes with SAP.
  • You identify, build and drive adoption of common management processes and tools across the global supply chain to enable standardization.
  • You plan, direct and coordinate activities of employee(s) to ensure goals or objectives are accomplished. Mentoring, coaching, and developing teams.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Business or related field.
  • Advanced degree (MBA, Master’s) preferred.
  • 10+ years progressive supply chain management experience, preferably with global scope; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 8+ years in a leadership role (direct or indirect).
  • Experience with Lean Six Sigma, DMAIC, Kaizen, TPM in a non-manufacturing environment preferred. 
  • Periodic travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required (40-50% travel).
  • Proven ability to manage through complexity and effectively solve problems.
  • Ability to use knowledge of the business and the global marketplace to advance the organization's objectives.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients.

At Matthews International, we believe in a world of inspired possibilities. We believe that taking pride in our past inspires growth for the future. And that we all have a responsibility to explore new ways of thinking, working and advancing our craft.  

Globally headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Matthews International is home to a global network of employees operating in three distinct industries—SGK Brand Solutions, Memorialization and Industrial Technologies. We care deeply about what they do each day—because when we’re inspired, we can inspire others. We can make difference that goes beyond expectations—for our clients, our community and our company. 

Our dedication, drive and determination empower creativity and give us strength to transform inspired possibilities into inspiring realities. This is strengthened by our values which are fundamental to our business and guide how we work—to demonstrate integrity, cultivate employees, be our best, innovate and live the Matthews spirit. 


Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh