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Role Summary: The Materials Manager will develop practical and innovative ways to identify and meet goals. In this role, you will be responsible for work that is less defined in scope, utilize your understanding and experience to execute business objectives, and have the ability to affect short term and some long term business goals.
Essential Responsibilities: In addition, you will:
Provide on-site support to the logistics manager
Own all aspects of warehousing and material management including fulfillment, transactional quality, inventory accuracy, management of the outsourced warehouse management company, productivity, and freight forwarding
Manage all aspects of warehouse operations, including site services, implementing necessary upgrades, and a responsibility to evaluate annual budgets
Ensure operational excellence through all phases of material movement and storage
Be responsible for inventory, operational targets including the month end and quarter close processes for inventory
Manage all materials fulfillment metrics including timely hardware roll dates, kit quality, and overtime / unapplied time
Meet customer schedules effectively through advanced planning and create ability to expedite shipments as required to meet deadlines
Own configuration control and all documentation for hardware swaps
Manage expediting of hardware shipping and delivery of vendor repair material in order to meet service center schedules
Maintain the highest level of integrity and ethics in all dealings with internal customers and outside suppliers
Work with customers externally and internally to identify new opportunities to improve our current processes as well as design and implement progressive management processes and systems based on Lean and Six Sigma for control and replenishment of materials
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university (or High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 additional years of experience in a materials management or operations position)
Minimum of 3 years of experience in a materials management, operations, inventory control, or logistics role
Six Sigma training or equivalent Quality training
Strong analytical and influencing skills
Proven project management skills with the ability to work across functional boundaries and all levels of management
Problem-solving skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
Prior experience in manufacturing operations
Knowledge of basic Lean manufacturing techniques
Ability to effectively communicate with production, engineering, customer service, sales, and external customers
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