Materials Group Leader

Job Overview
Job Order:JO00017694
Date Posted:Jun 13
Category:2 - Engineering & Manufacturing
Metro Area:


A growing and profitable Automotive Supplier in the Adrian, Michigan area is in need of a 2nd Shift Materials Group Leader. This is a Full Time, Permanent, Direct Hire Position offering Competitive Compensation, 15% Bonus Potential, Good Benefits, Paid Holidays and Vacation.


  • Responsible to support Team Leader(s) ensuring daily requirements are met while maintaining high standards of quality in a safe working manner
  • Responsible to guide, train and direct Team Leaders by giving clear direction without taking ownership by getting indirectly involved
  • Responsible for stimulating the problem-solving processes by empowering and motivating others to make improvements – highlighting opportunities/possible solutions (dropping seeds)
  • Responsible for ensuring all resources are effectively utilized to maximize all value-added activities that support the overall Business Plan with high emphasis on customer satisfaction
  • Ensures all employees have been given the necessary tools to perform duties, i.e. personal protective equipment, small tools etc. and completes requisition forms as required for such tools.
  • Responsible to report to Material Operations Manager or designate on all teams’ continuous improvement projects
  • Responsible to conduct development reviews for all direct reports clearly stating each person’s major duties and responsibilities, main objectives, direct customers (interior and exterior), including areas requiring improvement/development
  • Responsible to prepare and monitor departmental budgets and capital requirements
  • Distributes all work in a fair and equitable manner. Evenly allocates overtime and manages all vacation requests taking into consideration customer requirements.
  • Develop and provide training to new/existing employees within department.
  • Provides Engineering department with expertise when designing new packaging, i.e. how many parts can fit in container, cost of shipping etc.
  • Manage materials planning function to support day to day operations, ensuring timely material flow within the facility.
  • Oversee inventory management and control, accuracy and established inventory guidelines and procedures.
  • Lead and improve Material/Inventory Management, including warehouse management. Manage daily warehousing operations including cycle counts and storage of materials.
  • Develop and implement standard process and strategies that enable production efficiency improvements
  • Cooperates with the Safety Committee and adheres to all plant safety rules and regulations.
  • Maintains positive employee relations and addresses issues in timely manner. Seeks advice/counsel from appropriate sources as required.
  • Any other reasonable request made by management.
  • Contributes to a safe, clean and comfortable work environment that complements the Occupational Health and Safety Act by ensuring the principles of the 5S discipline (simplify, separate, sanitize, standardize and support) are supported and adhered to.


  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in Materials / Automotive Industry
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Valid forklift license or 5 years forklift experience
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of lean manufacturing process
  • Sound understanding of IATF 16949 and ISO14001requirements
  • Working knowledge of Union contract language.
  • Sound understanding of bar code label printing and scanning technology
  • Materials, Supply Chain, or Inventory Management experience preferred.
  • Strong leadership skills to lead and direct employees
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to negotiate and persuade supplier/customers.
  • Ability to plan and organize daily activities
  • Effectively manages multiple tasks and changing priorities
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills
  • Computer skills, including Word & Excel
  • High School Graduate, post High School Education preferred.



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