Plant Materials Manager - Automotive

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Detroit, MI
$80,000 - $110,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Jun 12, 2017
Job ID
The Materials Manager will lead and have direct responsibility for Shipping, Receiving, Procurement and Production Planning departments. The Materials Manager develops strategies to support the company’s Business Plan objectives & targets. Will facilitate plant physical inventory and act as a liaison with customers and suppliers.
  • Analyze current inventory levels.
  • Set up parameters for correct inventory levels and perform active inventory management once the parameters are set.
  • Work in close cooperation with production in order to ensure flawless flow of materials
  • Analyze order intake and production patterns in order to adjust reorder points based on real time needs.
  • Evaluate vendors and provide feedback to them to ensure that needs are met.
  • Establish best practices for purchasing and comprehensive materials management.
  • Maintain procurement master data in our ERP system.
  • Lead a team of buyer(s) and production planner(s).
  • Establish procurement metrics, prepare reports on the metrics and other developmental actions related to materials management
  • 4-year degree in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering, or similar discipline.
  • Five to 15 years of Materials Management in a manufacturing plant.
  • Working knowledge of ERP operating systems.
  • Analytical mindset and attention to detail.
  • Understanding of material management activities in a manufacturing setting.
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.