Director of Materials Management

TurboCombustor Technologies   •  

Manchester, CT

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


5 - 7 years

Posted 195 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Paradigm Precision specializes in the manufacturing of complex fabrication and precision machined components for gas turbine engines. We serve customers around the world in commercial and military aviation, power generation, the marine industry, rotary wing and unmanned aerial vehicles.

Purpose/ Summary:

Responsible for the accurate scheduling of conforming material in accordance with required manufacturing start dates and the release thereof, managing capacity and load data throughout all four facilities, and the management of all material stores and movement with the manufacturing sites.This position oversees Production Support, Master Scheduling and Production Planning and ensures they are provided with the necessary tools to train, prioritize, award, and discipline their employees from day to day.This position is responsible for overseeing the direct production of all parts per the Master Production Schedule per PP’s Quality Manual.In addition, the on-going effort of reducing internal scrap / rework, improve inventory turns, increase OTD, develop cost out programs and drive financial goals through open communication channels with all departments are also a direct responsibility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintain a Master Production schedule based on PP’s customer demand, recommending resources to ensure available machine/manpower capacity.
  • Ensures that the Production Support priorities are met.
  • Ensures that the system is in place to effectively administer inventory management, including inventory turnover, cycle counts, and the valuation of inventory transactions.
  • Ensures that all MRO materials are in place to meet the customer requirements.
  • Implement systems & controls to monitor all of the departmental transactions thru Syteline and perform the requiredaudits.
  • Maintain and refine the systems associated with product shipments to include clear work instructions, proper packaging, and all respective paperwork generation.
  • Manage perpetual inventory accuracy via cycle counting and the maintenance of related transactional instruction within the MRP system.
  • Oversee proper material transport & storage throughout the facilities, and when in shipment to alternate locations.
  • Implement systems to ensure that support is provided to the Quality Department for audits & compliance.
  • Ensures that a system is created for on-going training for all employees within the department.
  • Responsible for respective personnel activities for all shifts.
  • Monitor progress of all manufacturing requirements against the Master Production Schedule.
  • Ensures open communication is established and maintained with every department at PP.
  • Responsible for employee discipline.
  • Enforce the use of all PP’s systems and policies with Supervisors and ensure flow-down to their employees.
  • Maintains a business-like, productive and disciplined work environment.
  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications 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.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master and a minimum of five (5) years of related experience.
  • Experience with an ERP/MRP system at a Super-User level is required.
  • APICS and/or C.P.M. training/certification is preferred.
  • Microsoft Office programs, to include but not limited to Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Project are a necessity.
  • Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma is a necessity.


  • Ability to work well with people and possess the skills in problem solving, situation assessment and conflict resolution.

  • The Director of Materials Management must be ready to deal with a particular situation, decide upon a course of action and implement swiftly so as to return to the normal working environment.

  • Ability to oversee several simultaneous projects with the proper delegating skills and the precise amount of involvement without interference, allowing the specifically designated personnel to perform their tasks.


  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to speak effectively before the employees in the organization

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel.

  • Must be able to communicate verbally and have the ability to hear.

  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and stoop or crouch.

  • The employee is occasionally required to sit.

  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to thirty (30) pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, electrical equipment, acetone, alcohol, argon, braze alloys, nitrogen, hydrogen, oil-based lubricants, and cleaning solutions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to moving
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to moderate cold and extreme heat.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually middling.

Acknowledgements The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor