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Success Academy Charter Schools, Leader, Supply Chain - Application via WayUp



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New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2024
This role is with Success Academy Charter Schools. WayUp is partnering with Success Academy Charter Schools to hire top talent.

Thanks for your interest in Success Academy! Running the largest, fastest-growing, and highest-performing network of public charter schools in New York City takes a village - families, children, teachers, staff and faculty, advocates and supporters alike. We would love to welcome you to our community! We work tirelessly every day to ensure each child in NYC has access to a fun, rigorous, whole-child education regardless of zip code or economic status. When you join SA, you play a part in giving every student who walks through the doors of one of our 53 schools in NYC a fair shot at reaching his or her potential.

Job Description

At Success Academy, we are redefining what’s possible in public education. Since opening our first school in Harlem in 2006, we have swiftly grown to 53 high-performing schools, from Bed-Stuy to the Bronx, serving approximately 20,000 kids. We are scaling to 100 great schools serving 50,000 children across New York City, bringing transformational change here and across the country. We believe all children, regardless of zip code or family income, deserve the life-changing opportunities a world-class education brings.

In all grades, pre-K through 12, our exploration-driven curriculum focuses on the whole child. It includes chess, art, and other specialized subjects that excite the school day and foster a lifelong love of learning. To achieve exceptional results for children, we hire the best, the brightest, and the most highly motivated adults we can find. We value excellence, celebrate diversity, and are relentlessly committed to improving ourselves and our work to enhance the lives of our scholars.

Success Academy is growing quickly, which requires rapid scaling of all support operations to ensure increased efficiency with increasing size. Our teachers, scholars, and administrators depend on a sophisticated supply chain to ensure that books, curriculum materials, classroom furniture, and technology are in the right place at the right time to maximize learning and development. Success Academy is searching for an experienced supply chain professional to lead a talented and enthusiastic team in upgrading Success Academy’s supply chain operations to state-of-the-art.


Reporting to the Head of Lean Supply Chain & Project Management, the Leader, Supply Chain , working with the senior supply chain management team will:

  • Provide strategic direction and create processes for top-level initiatives.
  • Develop and implement supplier performance programs with analytical solutions to provide real-time data through dashboards.
  • Support development of long-term strategy development within category management
  • Manage special projects within categories on behalf of the Head of Lean Supply Chain & Project Management.
  • Develop in-house partnerships with the various departments at SA
  • Upgrade systems and practices to state-of-the-art. - Continually drive down the cost of procured materials and services.


Our ideal Leader, Supply Chain, will be a graduate with a relevant degree, preferably an advanced business degree, with at least 10 years of experience in strategic supply chain management with leadership experience developing and rolling out high-quality procurement programs across an enterprise. Able to demonstrate a track record of excellence, the ideal candidate will hold relevant professional certifications, CIPS or CPSM, for example. Comfortable in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment, our Leader, Supply Chain, will be a quick learner and a team player.

The candidate must demonstrate competency in the following areas:

  • Problem-solving. Approach challenges in creative ways and find thoughtful solutions.
  • Analytical. Evaluate systems with an eye toward continuous improvement.
  • Planning. Ability to effectively plan and manage inventory systems and processes.
  • Communication. Gear communications toward varied target audiences and employ negotiation skills as needed. Audiences include vendors, school-based staff, and network staff.
  • Technology. Ability and willingness to learn and support various systems.
  • Self Starter. Ability to self-manage and work independently.
  • Relentless pursuit of excellence. Sky-high standards for self and others; high sense of accountability for self and others
  • Enables others to act. Can influence effectively in all directions to achieve the right outcomes, able to navigate effectively across the organization
  • Big Picture, Strategic Thinker. Exhibits a higher/machine level thinking, takes the long view (about one’s domain and the enterprise), connects the dots and always considers the second and third-order consequences/implications of actions, is a critical thinker and problem solver

To apply

Please upload a cover letter and resume outlining your skills and experience. Your cover letter should explain why you would be an excellent Leader of Supply Chain at Success Academy. Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Success Academy Charter Schools is an equal-opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Success Academy offers a full benefits program and opportunities for professional growth.

Compensation Range

Annual Salary: $150,000.00 - $175,000.00

Exact Compensation May Vary Based On Skills And Experience.

Already an employee of Success Academies? Please go to your Okta Dashboard> Workday> Applications> Career to apply via our Internal Careers page.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We actively seek applications from people of all backgrounds to strengthen our community and the perspectives needed to flourish in a multicultural world. Success Academy offers a full benefits program and opportunities for professional growth. Learn more about our philosophy, benefits, and team at https://jobs.successacademies.org/working-here/ .

Success Academy Charter Schools does not offer employment-based immigration sponsorship.

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