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Materials Manager

  • GE Transportation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 7/26/2017 4:43:48 PM
  • 2946622
  • Job Function: Services
  • Business Segment: GET Transportation
Location(s): United States; Louisiana; Shreveport


About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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

    Qualifications/Requirements:
  • 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

    Desired Characteristics:
  • 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
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

    Locations: United States; Louisiana; Shreveport

    GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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