The Materials Manager role is a facility specific role and is the lead for the department to successfully meet the facility goals and objectives and manages all Materials functions within the plant. Ensures compliance to all regulations. Provides information to other leaders as necessary. The Materials Manager reports directly to the General Manager and indirectly to the Director of Materials Management.
Develop and execute the material management action plans required to achieve the department goals related to inventory turns, customer service levels and operating profit, cost reduction, & on time deliveries.
Work directly with Director of Materials Management and implement the policies, procedures, systems and programs required to meet the department objectives and to ensure continuous improvement in all material management and supply planning areas, strategic sourcing, inventory management, various cost reduction & vendor management projects, etc.
Researching for best prices in the market and potential vendors who can supply the required amount of quality products on time. Negotiates with the vendors and places orders for the raw material & MRO consumables and makes sure that he placed orders are delivered on time and maintains vendor on time delivery and publishes vendor rating reports.
Take ownership, participate & supervise cycle counting & physical inventory process, maintain accurate inventory levels and generates related inventory reports for necessary approvals.
Identifies the emergency requirements of the materials and arranges supplies for the same.
Lead & supervise the material management team consisting of buyers, planners, master schedulers, forecasters, shipping and receiving functions and clerks.
Select, develop and evaluate personnel to ensure the effective operation of the material planning functions. This will include coaching and mentoring the materials team for optimal results and associate development.
Work in conjunction with cross-functional teams related to planning and purchasing initiatives and continuous improvement programs.
Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Bachelor Degree required, Operations or Business Preferred
APICS certification preferred but not required
Specialization in Logistics, Material Management or Supply Chain Management
Minimum of five (5) years experience specializing in Material Management or Supply Chain Management
Minimum of three (3) years experience in a supervisory position related to materials planning, production control, purchasing, forecasting and/or master scheduling within a low volume/high mix manufacturing environment.
Strong negotiation skills and knowledge of steel purchasing and processing.
Skilled at researching the market, looking for potential suppliers and designing quotations for the purchase order.
Skilled with the traditional as well as advanced methods used in inventory control.
Strong analytical and mathematical skills.
Strong ERP/MRP systems knowledge, prior experience with CMS an asset.
Experience with lean concepts/tools such as VSM, Kanban, JIT and Kaizen
Understanding of production flow principles and manufacturing processes
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with many levels and types of people
Good written, oral and presentation skills
Project Management skills
Problem solving and solid business decision making skills
Responsible for Materials Management related audits for ISO9001/TS16949/CTPAT/ISO14001 etc.
Develop short and long-term units and dollar inventory projections at the raw, sub-assembly, WIP and finished goods levels.
Evaluate the production plans, plant capacities and supplier capacities data and determine trends, resource requirements and constraints.
Work closely with other department leaders (Manufacturing, Finance, Strategic Purchasing, Quality, Sales and Marketing, Regulatory, Process Engineering) to communicate and coordinate cross-functional efforts and improvement activities.
Work collaboratively with manufacturing plant management to support improvement activity plans and visions.
Collects requirements from the production department and design specifications and budget for the raw material.
Develop root cause/counter measures for customer service levels (backorders) and inventory reduction including the following through of target dates.
Have strong knowledge of planning/pull systems and MRP concepts such as time fences, demand input, consumption rules and projected balance calculations.
Have strong knowledge of lean manufacturing.
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