Supply Chain Lead – DeKalb, IL

Forge Resources Group is seeking a Supply Chain Lead in our DeKalb, IL corporate office.

The Supply Chain Lead is responsible for the management of tooling and manufacturing order planning. This individual will support both internal tool/die shop, and production plant activity, building shipping plans and reporting on key performance indicators in said areas. This position requires a team player with experience in planning or purchasing, desiring to support multiple plant activities and assist in project management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Shipping Plan Management
  • Manufacturing Order creation and oversight
  • ERP/ MRP task functionality to support production needs
  • Creating purchase orders for outside vendors and monitoring their progress
  • Supplier Management
  • Consistent reporting to support interdepartmental requests
  • Coordinating general production operation activity with tooling and plant activity to support customer needs
  • Occasional travel to production sites and vendors

Position Qualifications/ Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Strong in project management
  • Strong Team leader
  • 3-5 years of planning or purchasing experience expected
  • Supplier Management experience required
  • Undergraduate degree in business, supply chain or comparable field required
  • Manufacturing experience preferred
  • ERP/MRP/CRM system experience required

About Forge Resources Group:

Forge Resources Group (FRG) is a family owned, private company. Purchased in 1988, FRG specializes in small to mid-size runs in the forging and hot forming industries. With customers in over a dozen industries, marketplace position and sustained success has resulted in the additional need for support team leadership. With six plant locations managed out of one central location in Dekalb Illinois, we are looking to expand our supply chain team to further support the needs of our customer base.

FRG Vision Statement:

To continually offer our people development opportunities within a stable and safe workplace. We will continuously improve our capabilities to meet the on-going expectations of our customers. Our success affords us a significant marketplace position in which to continue our sustainable growth as a premier solutions provider.

Forge Resources Group is a Drug Free Workplace. Candidates must pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical and detailed background check. The drug screen includes screening for all drugs that are illegal under federal law, regardless of state or local ordinances.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Supply Chain: 3 years (Preferred)

Work Location: In person