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Materials Manager

Company Name:
Career Transitions, LLC
Materials Manager
Career Transitions LLC is recruiting qualified candidates for a permanent job position, Materials Manager, for a mid-sized manufacturing company in Southwest Michigan. Our client is a Tier 1 supplier in the automotive industry.
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.
Job Responsibilities
Develop, implement and manage cross-functional, fully integrated planning process that incorporates make versus buy, capacity planning, scheduling, inventory, material and associated cost elements.
Perform 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.
Prepare customer delivery reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends and use information to proactively communicate potential late deliveries.
Establish and supervise 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.
Participate as a member of the operations team in making cross-functional operational decisions.
Participate 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.
Maintain 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 be able to communicate to executive team, current understanding of industry best practices and technology trends.
Ability to identify tools, processes and metrics to optimize supplier value.
Ability to lead by example and motivate people to create a challenging, empowering, and collaborative working environment.
Possess good technical writing, documentation, and record keeping skills.
Possess 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.
Requirements
BA or BS Degree in business, management, or other associated field.
At least 5 years of 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. Experience with Glovia system is a plus.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.
Ability to demonstrate solid written and oral communication skills.
APICS Certification is a plus.
Our client offers competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package including health dental, vision, life, & AD&D insurance and a 401(k) Plan including an employer match.

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