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The Regional Materials Manager utilizes strong locomotive knowledge and product expertise to ensure the availability of parts are readily available during the service of the Locomotive for BNSF Kansas City, Tulsa, OK, and the 3rd party vendor. Leading a team, this role will develop the strategy to ensure processes are in place to minimize LHFM/NIS events, ensure successful execution of transactions, producing, assembling and delivering replacement/ repair parts and equipment as part of a Services agreement for expanding sites.
Lead a team of 9+ materials staff in Kansas City, Tulsa, OK, and the 3rd party facility
Manage all aspects of warehouse operations, including; site services, implementing necessary upgrades, and meeting annual budgets.
Develop capacity planning models to support SI / SII operation plan for site
Drive materials management strategy and implementation to achieve inventory turns,and quality targets
Develop an integrated material schedule blending forecasted and customer requirements for site and communicate to account planner & Material Leader.
Driving the completion and implementation of improvement modifications thru the shop while working with local teams.
Bachelor's degree from accredited university or college
A minimum of 5 years' experience in a shop operations role
Level 1 Certified under the GE Locomotive Service Certification Program or equivalent
Locomotive Service certification
Ability to interact, communicate, and influence change at all levels in the site organization
Strong project management skills and successes in leading cross-functional teams
Strong quantitative and analytical skills
Six Sigma training or equivalent Quality training
Contract negotiation and administration experience
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
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