Materials Manager

Job Overview
Job Order:JO00018535
Date Posted:Sep 11
Category:2 - Engineering & Manufacturing
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Our client in Auburn Hills, Michigan is in need of a MATERIALS MANAGER.


Manage, control and direct the operations, activities, and personnel engaged in the Material Planning, Warehousing, MRO, and Production Scheduling.


  • Develop, implement and manage policies and procedures necessary to ensure effective execution of material logistics functions;
  • Create and maintain MRP (SAP) systems that allows for efficient and accurate materials and production scheduling;
  • Maintain inventory levels which meet planned inventory turns. Maintain inventory accuracy through accurate inventory cycle counts, control systems, and corrective actions;
  • Provide for the proper shipping and documentation of finished goods. Assure vendor releases are timely and accurate;
  • Improve in-plant material handling and storage systems;
  • Develop and maintain IATF procedures for Materials department.
  • Establish and/or maintain effective and accurate communication process to ensure minimal lag from and maximize speed to supply chain members and manufacturing and support team members.
  • Ensure that all essential materials, supplies and services are available and coordinated to meet customer requirements, including preproduction parts.
  • Establishing metrics to measure, monitor and improve supply chain performance including inventory turns, dock to dock times, inventory loss, recycling, etc
  • Champion for Federal, State and local regulations including Powered Industrial Trucks, Batteries and Battery Charging..


  • Excellent business ethics, and global understanding of cultural customs;
  • Understanding of customer releases and forecasts, use of EDI for planning;
  • Able to implement MRP (SAP preferred) systems in a production environment;
  • Assertiveness, prioritizing skills, multi tasking capabilities;
  • Excellent English oral, written and presentation communication skills (bilingual is a plus);
  • Strong IT systems knowledge and skills including advanced Excel skills, MRP (Material Requirements Planning) systems, SAP (preferred) or similar;
  • Knowledge of lean techniques FIFO, Kanban, Heijunka, and Kaizen (preferred).

If you are a high performer and would like to work for an equally high performing company and you think the above opportunity is appropriate for you, we invite you to apply to this job and email your resume in Word format to

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