Materials Manager

8 - 10 years experience  •  Automotive

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/15/18
Marshall, MI
8 - 10 years experience
Automotive
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/15/18

Tracking Code 178941-846Job Description

Job Description:

Lead and direct the materials function in a high volume, team oriented, automotive environment providing long-term planning to support plant objectives for on-time delivery, inventory dollars, DOH, supplier delivery, equipment utilization and use of lean principles and tools.

  • Direct the activities of shipping, receiving, warehousing and support value stream material analysts to ensure appropriate training and development of personnel to meet operational needs.
  • Provide overall management strategy and develop robust systems for plant inventory levels including raw, WIP and finished goods to meet inventory goals and support demand requirements.
  • Responsible to monitor and manage delivery schedules to minimize freight costs including expedited costs.
  • Responsible to oversee production and scheduling practices to ensure alignment with plant and corporate goals.
  • Directly support lean manufacturing principles and processes, as well as NPIS new product introductions. Contribute to overall corporate and plant strategies by participating in interplant activities and acting as a liaison with corporate materials.
  • Direct materials function BOS measures to assess trends, take corrective action and meet departmental, plant and corporate goals and objectives.
  • Responsible to train and develop the organization to understand critical concepts and principles of lean and world class materials management.
  • Participate in daily strategic meetings to ensure continuity and opportunities for improvement are captured and addressed systematically.
  • Reduce operational costs through TVM and brainstorming activity. Perform brainstorming on a weekly basis to drive continuous improvement.

Required Skills

Required Skills:

  • Ability to interpret and respond to business trends and customer requirements, technical procedures, logistical systems and government regulations.
  • Must maintain strong training skills and desire to develop systems approaches, good problem solving and action planning skills.
  • Ability to write reports, correspondence and procedural manuals as well as to effectively present data/information to large groups, including customers.
  • Hands-on experience with SAP.
  • Solid application/experience with Kan-Ban and repackaging.
  • Inventory control/Physical Inventory Champion.

Required Experience

Required Experience:

  • Four year degree, preferably higher.
  • 7-10 years related experience in a lean manufacturing environment,
  • Minimum 5 years management experience.
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