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Materials Manager

Summary:


Responsible for the management of material, transportation and inventory needs of the plant. Accountable for meeting monthly goals and analyzing the performance of each measurable, while administering the department in an efficient and cost-effective manner.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:



  • Bachelor's degree, MBA preferred

  • 6-8 years' experience within a manufacturing environment

  • 6 years of practical experience/solid working knowledge with ERP/MRP systems in a production environment

  • Familiarity with lean principles, six sigma and Kaizen

  • APICS certification CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) or CPIM (Certified in Production & Inventory Management) Preferred.

  • Solid working knowledge using MRP and ERP systems required.

  • Must communicate in a professional, accurate, concise, and prompt manner with internal and external customers; must demonstrate effective communication to upper management as well.

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with constantly changing priorities, all demanding attention to detail, thoroughness, and a high sense of urgency.

  • Strong analytical skills and business acumen

  • Understanding of forecasting and budgeting

  • Proficient in MS Office

  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills

  • Proven Leadership skills - capability to lead change in a team environment across multiple sites.

  • Thorough understanding of Supply Chain Management operational concepts surrounding production planning, scheduling, purchasing, supplier selection, inventory control and shipping and receiving.

  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.

  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:



  • Establish the data base parameters for Material Requirement Planning (MRP) and related production software systems.

  • Establish and maintain business practices, procedures and documentation that ensure control of supplier releases, incoming material shipments, receiving documents, inventory levels, material storage and movement and shipments to the customer.

  • Manage the schedule variation of customer schedule changes and recovery of premium freight costs as required

  • Manage and monitor the activities of subordinates' accuracy and integrity of all materials related to record keeping.

  • Establish goals and action plans for continued reduction in the cost of transportation, package handling, and piece price and inventory levels.

  • Monitor and measure supplier performance to ensure compliance with established quality and delivery standards.

  • Manage the data and maintenance of the Bill of Material Database. This included monitoring the performance of effectively date implementation changes to Billing of material and loading of new end items.

  • Minimize inventory levels on balance out parts and when appropriate, submit an obsolescence claim.

  • Maintain excellent customer relations including supplier delivery performance.

  • Reviews the job performance of each subordinate so that employee training and development may be utilized per Company policy.

  • Document and manage supplier delivery performance which includes on time delivery, shipment accuracy, packaging issues, etc.

  • Maintain compliance of all Company customs processes and procedures.

  • Conformance to all BOS and TS requirements applicable to position.

  • Safe operation of all material handling equipment and maintenance

  • Ensure timely licensing requirements and testing for all team members who operate material handling equipment

  • Ensuring that all storage and racking safety standards are maintained.

  • Proper maintenance and evaluation of all material handling and dock equipment

  • Documentation of all material handling safety and property occurrences and corrective actions

  • Supervision and performance of Material Floor Supervisors and material handlers

  • Establish and maintain business practices, procedures and documentation that ensures control of standard receiving procedures and reporting Receiving discrepancies,

  • Establish and maintain business practices, procedures and documentation that ensure control of standard shipping procedures.

  • Establish and maintain business practices, procedures and documentation that ensure control of standard documentation and record keeping for returnable container tracking, including tracking of damaged containers and repairs

  • Establish goals and action plans for continued reduction in the cost of packaging, material handling and departments purchase expense

  • Establish goals and action plans for updating and identifying improvements for Indirect Labor Tool for managing material handling efficiency

  • Establish goals and actions plans to measure production down time caused by Material Handling and replenishment process

  • Daily measurement of Truckload Utilization Management (TUMS) and report out to highlight potential cost savings freight mode changes

  • Reviews the job performance of each subordinate so that employee training and development may be utilized per Company policy.

  • Maintain compliance of all Company customs processes and procedures.

  • Conformance to all BOS and TS requirements applicable to position.

  • Actively participates in Health/Safety/Environmental investigations and the 8D process to develop root cause analysis for problem resolution.

  • Ensure required Safety Audits are complete for you and your team.

  • Reporting accidents, occupational illnesses, and HSE&E emergencies, and inform supervisor of known HSE&E conditions which could adversely affect other team members, Assets or to the public.

  • Ensures compliance with all safety procedures and ensures safe working procedures in assigned material areas.

  • Assist the plant in achieving safety goals and achieving and maintaining JCMS objectives.


Qualification Requirements:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Language Skills:


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, blueprints and procedure manuals. Candidate has ability to write routine reports and correspondence.


Mathematical Skills:


Ability to add, subtracts, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Candidate has ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Reasoning Ability:


Candidate has ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.


Other Skills and Abilities:


Must be computer literate and familiar with appropriate software programs. Candidate has ability to create visual aids for communication purposes.


Duties also include assisting in the day-to-day management of the Environmental Management System. Following all environmental work instruction and / or cleaning up spills or other duties required of the Environmental 1st Response Team.


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