Manufacturing

Materials Manager

Direct Hire

AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING PLANT IN HAYWARD CA IS LOOKING FOR A MATERIALS MANAGER OUT OF TIER 1 AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING ONLY. I DO NOT WANT TIER 2 OR 3 TIER 1 ONLY. SALARY RANGE IS 120+ FULL RELOCATION IS AVAILABLE 

MUST HAVES:  
Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or Logistics
7+ years’ experience in a Tier 1 automotive supplier and/or injection molding environment

Job Description:  Materials Manager

The Materials Manager is responsible for managing inventory and purchasing procedures of materials and supplies according to business requirements.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Work closely with production managers and other departments on the planning and forecasting of customer orders to meet shipments
Maintain optimum inventory levels to ensure on-time deliveries to meet production schedules and customer timelines
Maintain and ensure accuracy of the perpetual inventory system
Establish procedures and supervise physical inventory
Support New Product Introduction programs
Define inventory entitlement models, inventory planning methods and drive the execution to achieve objective.
Establish and maintain metrics to measure supplier performance, quality, delivery and price
Regularly review freight costs and carriers to determine lowest cost for shipment and receipt of goods
Locate vendors of materials, equipment or supplies, and interview them to determine product availability and terms of sales
Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment
Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, product or substitute materials.
Analyze market and delivery systems to assess present and future materials availability
Resolve vendor or contractor grievances, and claims against suppliers
Control department budgets
Review, evaluate and approve specifications for issuing and awarding bids
Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy
Prepare reports regarding market conditions and materials/goods costs
Arrange for disposal of surplus materials
Develop and implement policies and procedures for bid proposals and procurement of goods and services
Ensure and satisfy company goals and objectives, departmental compliance
Represent the department in internal/external audits
Manage and train staff to enhance their planning and negotiating skills with the objective of continuous improvement in product cost, quality and delivery, and in developing effective long term supplier relationships and capabilities
Conduct performance reviews and performance improvement discussions
 

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or Logistics
7+ years’ experience in a Tier 1 automotive supplier and/or injection molding environment
5+ years’ experience in supervisory role
Familiar with supply chain and inventory management systems
Knowledge of forecasting and budgeting
Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment
Must be a team player with excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills
Proficient in Microsoft Outlook tools and ERP systems

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