Manager Materials

Dana   •  

Fort Wayne, IN

Industry: Automotive

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5 - 7 years

Posted 159 days ago

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Dana is a global leader in the supply of highly engineered driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. Serving three primary markets – passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment – Dana provides the world's original-equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing, and distributionfacilities.

 

Materials Manager

Dana is a global leader in the supply of engineered driveline, sealing and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains.  Serving three primarily markets—passenger vehicle, commercial truck and off-highway equipment—Dana provides the world’s original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing and distributionfacilities.  Founded in 1904 and based in Maumee, Ohio, the company employs approximately 23,000 people in 25 countries on six continents.  In 2014, Dana generated sales of $6.6 billion.

Dana Corporation is seeking to fill the position of Materials Manager in Fort Wayne, IN.

Job Responsibilities:
• Oversees the execution of manufacturing schedules and assures the application of all production, test, development, documentation and safety standards.
• Utilizes Lean concepts to reduce and manage WIP and inventory and improve material flow.
• Ensures controls, inventory levels and flow of materials are consistent with forecasts for manufacturing and customer service requirements.
• Assists in formulation of business plan including capital improvements and projection of plant production capabilities.
• Coordinates with production operations, engineering, maintenance and other departments in the accomplishment of production goals.
• Prepares reports and analysis of various cost control, production, labor, quality, facility usage and other reports.
• Ensures prompt and economical receipt of materials, supplies and parts. Ensures that plant standards and requirements are met.
• Conducts studies to ensure the plant continues to operate in a cost efficient manner as technology, legal, regulatory policy and product changes are implemented.
• Performs those administrative activities necessary for the effective management of the department, including selection and development of employees, budget administration, employee counseling and motivation, and organization goals and objectives.
• Plans, organizes, integrates and measures the work performed within the department.
• Performs other duties as required.

Required Qualifications & Skills:
• A Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or a related field is required. Masters degree preferred.
• 3 to 5 years of materials focus experience in a manufacturing environment.
• 5 or more years of experience in inventory or production control.
• In depth understanding of production scheduling, customer service, engineering and quality functions.
• Experience implementing Lean material management concepts preferred.
• ERP experience is required and Oracle experience is a plus.
• APICS certification a plus.
• Computer skills in a Windows environment utilizing programs such as Lotus Notes, Word, Excel as well as material planning applications.
• Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to foster cooperation and to effectively communicate with others.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Effective oral and written communication and presentation skills.
• Strong professional presence and the ability to interact effectively with customers and suppliers is required.
• High sense of urgency and the ability to excel in a high pressure environment is required.
• Must have the ability to work overtime and weekends as required.

Job Responsibilities
Oversee the execution of manufacturing schedules and assure the application of all production, test, development, documentations and safety standards. 
Ensures controls, inventory levels and flow of materials are consistent with forecasts for manufacturing and customer service requirements
Assist in formulation of business plan including capital improvements and projection of plant production capabilities
Utilize Lean concepts to reduce and manage WIP and improve material flow.
Coordinates with production operations, engineering, maintenance and other departments in the accomplishment of production goals
Ensure prompt and economical receipt of materials, supplies and parts
Develop strategic relationships with suppliers to ensure continuous supply at the best Develop supplier performance metrics, monitor supplier performance, and drive corrective actions as required.
Responsible for creating a high performance materials team.
Establish team goals and actions plans to achieve department objectives.
Work closely with preferred logistics partners to determine best cost materials transportation

Qualifications & Skills:
Bachelor degree in Business Administration or a related field in required.
Master degree is preferred
3-5 years of materials focus experience in a manufacturing environment.
5 or more years’ experience in inventory or production control
In depth understanding of production scheduling, customer service, engineering and quality
Oracle experience is required
APICS certification a plus
Must demonstrate good oral and written communication skills. 
Detail oriented and ability to work in a team environment.
Must be able to communicate with Production, Materials, Sales to meet customer demands
Excellent communication skills
Excellent computer skills (MS Office products).
High sense of urgency and the ability to excel in a high pressure environment is required

•Lead production planning and scheduling. Develop best practice material replenishment systems to ensure material availability to achieve production plan while meeting inventory reduction targets

•Develop strategic relationships with suppliers to ensure continuous supply at the best value. Develop supplier performance and quality metrics, monitor supplier performance, and drive corrective actions as required

•Responsible for creating a high performance materials team. Establish team goals and action plans to achieve department objectives.

•Manage daily order volume fluctuations to ensure customer Scorecard targets are achieved. Work closely with preferred logistics partners to determine best cost material transportation

•Implement and manage cycle count systems to ensure accuracy of inventory transactions throughout the entire inventory value stream. 
•Lead all environmental material initiatives and material safety related items. 

•Champion Materials team DOS activities to establish a continuous improvement culture.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree in Business or equivalent
• 5+ years’ experience in a lead materials management role
• Experience in a manufacturing environment. 
• Complete understanding of production planning, MRP and ERP systems 
• Must have ability to work with statistical analyses and possess financial acumen
• Track record of innovative and creative approach to drive cost reduction 
• Strong leadership and negotiation skills
• Strong track record of lean implementation.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
•MBA or other graduate business degree 
•Specialized in materials management / supply chain management 
•Experience in manufacturing/operations management 
•Experience with (MRP) software applications 
•APICS certification.
•Work experience in a Union environment