Manager of Materials and Production

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Columbus, OH
$75,000 - $95,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Apr 21, 2017
Job ID
Manager of Materials and Production       
Columbus, Ohio
Salary up to 95K + bonus potential

Do you have a background in materials or operations management?
Do you have experience successfully scheduling production in a job shop manufacturing environment?
Do you enjoy making improvements in a manufacturing environment?
Have you overseen a staff of manufacturing professionals?
Would you like to join a company that is averaging 25% growth annually?
This position could be for you!

Due to growth, manufacturer is seeking a Manager of Materials and Production to lead the plant materials, scheduling and production staff.   The Manager of Materials and Production will report to the COO and will be responsible for the following tasks:
  • Assess current scheduling and production processes to evaluate and make recommendations for improvement
  • Develop a production scheduling process based on forecasts, work in progress and customer deadlines
  • Schedule manpower and work stations according to production demands and deadlines
  • Generate production and scheduling reports to assist with evaluation of KPIs and manufacturing metrics
  • Study the production process and implement needed process improvements; including increasing efficiencies, reducing scrap, etc.
  • Drive change throughout the manufacturing systems to support needed scheduling modifications
  • Oversee procurement of raw materials and buyouts
  • Develop and implement methods to ensure vendor compliance
  • Eventually lead, evaluate and develop staff to achieve company production goals  
  • Other tasks assigned by plant management
Candidates must be able to communicate directly and effectively at all levels, be self-motivated, take initiative on projects, have excellent project management skills and enjoy being hands on as needed.  This position does require some travel for vendors, conferences and trade shows.  This position is eligible for BONUS, 401K, medical and dental benefits, vacation, paid holidays, long term disability and life insurance. 

REQUIREMENTS for the Manager of Materials and Production:
1. A bachelor’s degree highly preferred or an associates degree with job shop experience 
2. At least three years in a similar lead materials or production management role
3. Experience working in “job shop” manufacturing environments, highly preferred 
4. A strong scheduling background; ideally implementing scheduling processes
5. Experience making process improvements in a manufacturing environment related to production, materials and/or scheduling processes        
6. Experience overseeing others  
7. Strong Microsoft Excel skills

Skills preferred but NOT required:
1. Experience with an ERP or MRP system
2. Paint and fabrication manufacturing experience

Why work for this organization:
1. The company has experienced extensive growth over the last 5 years
2. The opportunity for 401K, profit sharing and bonus potential
3. Opportunity for advancement
4. Employee perks, past benefits

Candidates need to be local to the Columbus, Ohio area. There is not a relocation package at this time. 
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