Materials Manager

Job Overview
Job Order:JO00019926
Date Posted:Jan 11
Category:2 - Engineering & Manufacturing
Metro Area:


A growing and profitable Automotive Supplier near Nashville, Tennessee is in need of a Materials Manager. Candidates must have previous Automotive Tier 1 Materials Management Background. This is a Full Time, Permanent, Direct Hire Position offering Competitive Compensation, Bonus Potential, Good Benefits, Paid Holidays and Vacation. A Relocation Package is Available.


Determines and/or assists in schedules required to produce customer products within negotiated timelines using computerized system.
Plans requirements necessary for materials; capacities for machines and labor-hours to meet production schedule.
Generates production schedules based on customer needs and on-hand inventories.
Reconciles on-hand inventories with manufacturing/distribution inventories to reduce errors.
Ensure inventory accuracy and levels for components, raw materials and purchased parts through cycle counting and regular system maintenance.
Responsible to maintain accurate inventory storage locations and control with-in the facility.
Responsible to maintain acceptable inventory levels (turns).
Provides leadership for local purchasing activities.
Manages all aspects of Suppliers (MRO & Production materials).
Monitors and ensures all customer demands and ratings are met.
Reviews routings & BOM’s of each component/product, part and inventory planning data.
Manages all aspects of Customer Service, Shipping and Receiving.
Maintains an accurate database of customers’ required documents.
Ensures the accuracy of on-time deliveries, shipping quantities and tagging/labeling.
Ensures accurate, timely electronic communication through ASN’s, DDL, SMART, and Bar Coding.
Participates and assists in the implementation of Continuous Improvement and TS 16949.
Produces daily, weekly, monthly reports re: inventory, supplier ratings, delivery ratings, etc.
Attends Production and Engineering meetings on a regular basis.
Provides training to new employees within department.
Maintains positive employee relations and addresses issues in timely manner. Seeks advice/counsel from appropriate sources as required.
Maintains a log of all premium freight charges, late/early or over/under receipts and reports on same monthly.
Any other reasonable request made by management.
Conducts Layered Process Audits as required


Minimum Five (5) years experience in Production / Inventory Control Position.
Previous Materials Management Experience Needed in the Automotive Industry.

Uses strong interpersonal skills to lead, coach, motivate, negotiate and build relationships
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
Effective use of problem solving and decision making skills
Ability to deal with conflict
Ability to supervise and direct activities of employees
Effective use of time and project management tools

Good understanding of production processes and material flows
Sound knowledge of shipping and receiving practices, customs and traffic laws as well as expediting regulations, e.g. plant, truck, provincial, state, customs
Familiar with the operation of equipment on the floor.
Effective knowledge of MRP & ERP material systems
TS 16949 and ISO14001 criteria
Judgment – Exercises Judgment Re
Establishing priorities regarding production and/or distribution
Reviewing costs associated with materials and manufacturing
Monitoring the expediting process to be followed by the plant and trucking firms
Deploying staff as a result of capacity planning for production schedules

Administering and managing annual departmental budget
Accountable for ensuring delivery to meet needs of all customers
Practicing Kan-Ban lean manufacturing philosophies when feasible
Ensuring effective inventory controls are in place and followed
Responding to requests for outside servicing e.g. customer concerns
Ensuring container management is practiced for all customers
Maintaining accurate records and data bases
Maintain Supplier Evaluation System
Employee participation in the ideas program
Contacts – Establishes/maintains Relationships with Members of senior management and employees at all levels of the organization as well as Suppliers, Contractors, Custom Brokers, Transportation Companies and Customers.


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