Supply Chain Manager

Prysmian Group   •  

Williamsport, PA

Industry: Energy & Utilities


5 - 7 years

Posted 34 days ago

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Description: About Prysmian Group:

Prysmian Group is world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry. We offer the widest range of services and know-how in the business, with almost 140 years of experience, sales exceeding €11 billion, and about 29,000 employees in over 50 countries and 112 plants.

Each year, the Group manufactures thousands of miles of underground and submarine cables and systems for power transmission and distribution, as well as medium and low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure sectors. We also produce a comprehensive range of optical fibers, copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission for the telecommunications sector.

In 2018, General Cable merged with Prysmian and became part of Prysmian Group. Prysmian is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index.


Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager, Utilities and Plant Manager, the Materials Manager is responsible for the physical procurement, flow of materials through the production process maximizing production efficiency, minimizing RIP (RAW material + WIP) and managing FG inventory to meet both plants productivity and inventory goals.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

Accountable to the Plant Manager and reporting in to the Supply Chain leader as the Materials Manager you will lead a team in the plant supported by direct reports in each plant. Each location as a Planning Coordinator, Material Coordinator and a DC Coordinator that operates the Supply Chain for each location you lead. You will be responsible for accurately forecasting and managing monthly levels of RIP inventories to meet plant productivity and inventory goals. In your new position you will also be responsible for supporting the achievement of plant inventory dollar objectives, regularly reviewing work center capacity and staffing, process improvement and purchasing of raw materials.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the Production Planning and Scheduling Team in WilliamsportSchuylkill Haven with responsibilities including Master Scheduling, Production Planning / Coordination, Shop Floor Scheduling and Materials Planning in a manufacturing plant operating on a 24 hour basis
  • Directly responsible for the management and procurement of raw materials (100+ SKUs) using MRP within SAP ERP system with support from Corporate Purchasing
  • Directly responsible for coordinating and managing monthly stock take of all materials (i.e. Raw, WIP, and Finished Goods)
  • Use Excel spreadsheets to manipulate data extracts from SAP to assist with determining materials and scheduling requirements
  • Team oriented with the ability to clearly and concisely communicate with all levels of the organization from hourly associates to senior management
  • Effectively managing all distribution operations, including warehousing, inventory control, transportation, supplier management, quality, and customer service
  • Ensuring all operating goals are met, including cost, safety, schedule conformance, shipping accuracy, inventory accuracy, supply levels, customer service, employee productivity, etc
  • Overseeing the shipping and receiving functions, including scheduling, dispatching, and on-time delivery
  • Ensuring accurate inventory control and planning. Coordinate and supervise monthlyquarterly physical inventory take
  • Managing a team of salary and hourly employees, including workforce planning and scheduling, employee relations, and employee development
  • Promoting and ensuring a safe and environmentally compliant work environment
  • Participating, as needed, in continuous improvement initiatives using tools such as Six Sigma, and other process improvement techniques
  • Monitor shipments; recommend shipping equipment and methods of packing
  • Manage all customer shipping issues, including claims for loss or damage


  • Materials planning and scheduling experience, preferably in a wire andtelecom or power cable manufacturing environment
  • Bachelor's Degree with at least 5 years progressive production / materials planning and managerial experience (Materials, Shop floor, etc.)
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Experience with US and Canadian Import / Export compliance especially NAFTA
  • APICS and Six Sigma Certifications are a plus
  • Experience with ERP systems preferably HFA or SAP System. Experience with DAS or SAP Cable Solutions wire and cable industry module a definite plus

Prysmian Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, military service and veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Prysmian will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please let us know.