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Manager Materials & Logistics
United States - MI - Highland Park
Job Summary: Manages all areas of Materials
Department including the receiving, scheduling warehousing, and shipping
1. Assume primary role in
developing departmental systems, procedures and policies involving
purchasing, production and material control. Interface with Quality
Department to stay in process for all systems.
2. Oversee production schedules,
including material procurement and manufacturing schedules. Monitor reports
and communicate with staff to ensure sufficient materials are available to
production and ensure inbound raw materials and outbound shipping schedules
3. Develop supplier relationships
to ensure a continuing source vendor. Work with Corporate Purchasing as a
resource for supplier information and meet locally with supplier
4. Keep informed on availability
and price trends on new materials, products and sources.
5. Devise methods and policies
ensuring most efficient and economical movement of all materials in and out
of the plant. Follow Quality procedures to effect change through procedures,
work instructions and training.
6. Take necessary actions to eliminate
delays so as to ensure adherence to production and shipping schedules. Create
work flow changes as necessary on an on-going basis for prevention plan for
timing issues. Communicate all changes to staff members to ensure engagement
7. Directs the usage of material
to produce the product taking into consideration numerous variables. Assesses
and anticipates material trends and usage based on initial information for
new and on-going programs.
8. Develops systems and programs
to insure effectiveness of the department within quality guidelines and
9. Participates in annual budget
forecasts. Reports costs for material and labor within Material Group to
Plant Manager as necessary.
10. Oversees prompt shipment
schedules to ensure customer requirements are met using resources/tools
available, developing assessments and metrics for on-going performance.
11. Analyze future customer demand
to identify manpower, tooling and equipment needs.
12. Coordinate physical
inventories and entry of same in accordance with established processes.
Evaluate and report significant inventory variance, identify root cause and
corrective action for inventory discrepancies.
Education: Bachelor's degree in related filed.
Work Experience: 6 + years’ experience in
manufacturing, production planning and material management preferred. Previous experience in material planning/ purchasing. Additional Buyer experience in repetitive, just-in-time
manufacturing beneficial. Expertise in use of MRP systems. Previous management experience