Manages the inventory management and/or production control operations of all related material functions. The Materials Manager is responsible for coordinating any efforts as assigned by the department senior manager, director and/or general manager.
Responsible for leading a team of both salaried and hourly (unionized) employees in the distribution of aftermarket parts to external customers as well as providing parts and kits for engine production to internal customers.
This position works closely with other key functional representatives from New Business Development, Commodity Management, Sales, Product Management, Engineering, Supply Quality Engineering, Transportation and Operations to ensure the supply base is effectively serving internal and external customer needs.
Manage the supply base in terms of safety, quality, cost, delivery, technology, and environmental perspectives by supporting corporate citizenship initiatives and monitor, evaluate, and improve overall supplier performance through continuous improvement & lean principles.