Materials Manager

Oversees the management of material flow, purchasing, inventory control, warehousing, logistics, and customer service for the Redgranite site and related intercompany transfers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Directly responsible for the appropriate scheduling of in-bound, inter-plant, and out-bound materials and logistics operations in keeping with Lean Manufacturing principles.
Responsible for plant level inventory accuracy, annual physical inventory planning and execution, inventory count reconciliation and meeting working capital targets.
Serve as primary plant liaison to Corporate Materials functions and Supply partners. (Strategic Purchasing, Corporate Materials Mgt., Inventory Control)
Provide day-to-day support and guidance of plant scheduling and materials personnel in meeting business performance objectives (Cost, Quality, Delivery, Working Capital). Supervise and develop Customer Service staff.
Coordinate, consolidate and publish daily/weekly/monthly/YTD metrics specified by Management Review process.
Support and coordinate with Quality and/or Procurement in developing plant level supplier development activities as needed.
Develop plans and direct execution of defined storage and inter-facility storage and logistics.
Coordinate Materials function support and involvement in Lean/Sigma activities, processes and initiatives.

SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Visit select suppliers to enhance knowledge of supplier capabilities and commodities and support team members in same.
Recommend system/process enhancements to related Corporate functions.
Authorize premium/expedited freight expense in absence of Director of Operations.
Investigate, correct and eradicate manufacturing component shortages (both internal and external).

Directly supervises 3-7 salaried employees in materials, logistics and customer service related functions and 9-12 union represented hourly material handlers.

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university required.
Six or more years of related managerial and logistics experience required.
Experience in a unionized manufacturing environment strongly preferred.

None required, APICS CPIM preferred.

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