Materials Manager

Job Summary
Responsible to manage all aspects of materials flow and to maintain control and accuracy over all goods inventories, including transactions, planning, scheduling, cost, warehouse, receiving, and shipping to ensure that customer orders are fulfilled on time. This position is also responsible to communicate all supplier relationships.

Essential Functions
Develop, implement and manage cross-functional, fully integrated planning process that incorporates make versus buy, capacity planning, scheduling, inventory, material and associated cost elements.
Performs analysis of customer demand, sales forecasts and historical material usage to develop and execute build to order and build to forecast plans.
Coordinate with cross-functional business teams to develop the best economic strategy for production planning to support customer demand.
Establish and implement methods and best practices related to the systems and process that support inventory, forecasting, purchasing, and material control.
Prepares customer delivery reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends and uses information to proactively communicate potential late deliveries.
Establishes and supervises production scheduling activities by monitoring material inventories, tracking progress of production and reviewing factors that affect schedules.
Identify, develop and manage effective relationships with existing and potential suppliers of goods and services to meet the established cost, quality and delivery targets.
Establish, implement, and manage systems to evaluate, monitor and report supplier scorecard performance.
Adhere to established company policies, procedures, terms and conditions and legal matters that affect purchasing policies.
Coordinate and work with quality, engineering, machining, and assembly operations to ensure 100% on-time delivery by establishing and monitoring schedule to proactively identify and address any issues.
Responsible for accuracy of inventory counts by implementing and managing, in conjunction with Finance, an inventory control system, capable of identifying discrepancies in inventory counts and taking corrective action to guard against inconsistencies in the future.
Participates as a member of the operations team in making cross-functional operational decisions.
Participates in MRB and CAR meetings to resolve quality issues working with both internal and external resources.
Collaborate with Engineering, Manufacturing, Process Engineering, and Quality to achieve cost reduction targets.
Maintains a safe and healthy work environment by implementing, maintaining, and aligning company policies that adhere to local, state and federal environmental, health and safety regulations.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Maintain and provide current understanding of industry best practices and technology trends.
Identify tools, processes and metrics to optimize supplier value.
Leads by example and motivates people so as to create a challenging, empowering, and collaborative working environment.
Good technical writing, documentation, and record keeping skills.
Good analytical problem solving ability.
Ability to contribute in a cross functional collaborative environment.
Ability to leverage metrics and other tools to drive supplier performance.
BA or BS Degree in business, management, or other associate field.
At least 5 years progressive experience in management of materials and sourcing within a design and manufacturing environment.
Working knowledge and understanding of ERP/MRP systems and their use in a manufacturing environment.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.
Ability to demonstrate solid written and oral communication skills.
APICS Certification is a plus.

Modineer offers competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package including health, life, & AD&D insurance, as well as a dental and vision reimbursement plan & 401K.

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