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Materials Manager

The Material Manager is responsible for the planning, organizing and controlling of the material in the inventory control departments to maximize productivity.

Responsibilities:

Provide leadership and guidance to employees in Materials, Inventory Control, Scheduling and Manufacturing departments to assure customer demands, inventory accuracy, and shipping schedules are met.

· Manage, control and direct the materials planning, strategic procurement, inventory control and shipping / receiving functions

· Listen, support, engage and encourage employee suggestions and input to achieve exceptional results.

· Develop strategic partnerships with existing suppliers, assess and manage supply chain risk, control costs and position the supply chain for future growth.

· Use project management tools and best practices to effectively oversee multiple projects across the materials group.

· Collaborate with the management team to develop an inventory strategy for maximum productivity.

· Maintain control over gross inventory to minimize inventory levels while ensuring material availability to facilitate the highest level of customer satisfaction through consistent on-time delivery performance.

· Establish goals, set priorities and coordinate all related activities within the Materials Group to ensure drive and focus towards meeting or exceeding established common business objectives.

· Oversee and manage team expenses to meet budgets and financial objectives and proactively seek opportunities to drive improvement of the operating results.

· Develop and implement daily, monthly, and quarterly tracking metrics that pinpoint key accountabilities

· Champion cost reduction efforts by establishing goals/metrics in regards to purchased items (components and raw) for the Purchasing team; establish expectations and hold team accountable to deliver

· Hold our supplier base accountable for Quality and On Time Delivery as well as introduce “Lean” concepts to them with a focus on partnering with the company to increase flexibility, improve delivery, and reduce cost through effective supply chain management

· Be a change agent in initiating and improving processes and practices that are not working effectively

Qualifications:

· Several years experience in Procurement and Production Planning, with leadership capacity

· Possess technical aptitude to understand advanced level of product line knowledge

· Possess a continuous process improvement mindset with the ability to effectively lead and manage change

· Strong working knowledge of ERP system

· Strong project management and organizational skills

· Demonstrated strong negotiation skills

· Ability to adapt to change and maintain a positive attitude

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

To apply for this job email your details to Jay@vantagepointrecruiting.com