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Materials Manager

Company: ABC Technologies
Location: Wyoming
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:Part of the leadership team reporting to General Manager, Materials Manager has total responsibility for materials planning and logistics activities that include inventory management, material planning, forecasting & replenishment, warehousing, logistics and indirect procurement. This is a critical role within the plant operations that ensure on-time customer order fulfillment and delivery. This role drives strong collaboration with finance, controlling, supply chain and program management teams within plant and corporate settings.Responsibilities:

  • Independent responsibility for material and logistics planning, inventory planning, release management, on-hand inventory accuracy, forecasting and replenishment, freight optimization.
    • Lead a team of materials planners and plant procurement teams; identify needs for skill development and focus on training and performance improvement of the team.
    • Design most optimal material planning and inventory solutions, taking into consideration EBITDA, working capital and on-time execution of customer orders; Supervise, initiate, control and direct the activities of all personnel involved in ensuring on-time delivery at minimum cost of labor and materials
    • A significant contributor to the financial success of the plant operation by ensuring customer satisfaction is a key priority.
    • Lead continuous improvement plans as it relates to materials planning, freight management, space optimization and timely customer order fulfillment.
    • Develop analytical tools and daily best practices as it relates to inventory optimization and risk mitigation.
      • Provide subject matter expertise to materials planning team as it relates to ERP and inventory management best practices.
      • Train materials personnel in TS16949, ISO 14001, Health and Safety, and facility policies, procedures and work instructions as they apply to their role.
      • Lead physical inventories, monitor inventory levels and adjust accordingly.
      • Timely execution of performance appraisals for direct reports.
      • Ensure co-ordination between materials planning, production schedules and shipping schedules to meet customer requirements.
        • Co-ordinate all sub-contracting activitiesQualifications:
          • A bachelor's degree or college diploma in business administration, commerce or economics is preferred.
          • Certification in Supply Chain/Materials Management Program from an accredited institution will be a distinct advantage.
          • Minimum 5 years functional experience in materials and inventory management
          • Hands-on experience in monitoring and ensuring inventory accuracy, inventory turnover rates and order fill rates to diagnose inventory planning, forecasting and replenishment problems.
          • Have led material planning and inventory performance improvement projects in fast paced manufacturing settings.
            • Demonstrate planning and analytical skills; able to recommend and implement sustainable supply planning and inventory management solutions to drive operational performance improvements.
            • Solid experience in collaborating with controllers and other managers to make forecasts and build inventories that are compatible with plant's production and sales strategies and budgets.
            • Possess excellent communication skills to interact with co-workers, customers and suppliers about operational matters.
            • Solid experience in evaluating and analyzing risks associated with material planning and inventory management; hands-on experience in managing customer demand variations.
            • Working knowledge of freight planning, lane optimization.
              • Solid knowledge of ERP system/BI reporting. Familiarity with computer applications and communications software. Able to train people on IT systems.
              • Working experience on continuous improvement initiatives in supply chain/plant operations settings.
              • APICS /CPIM certification preferred
              • Hands on experience in scheduling and inventory planning in an ERP system environment.

Keywords: ABC Technologies, Wyoming , Materials Manager, Professions , Wyoming, Michigan

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