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Materials Manager at Mueller Water Products in Cleveland, North Carolina

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.





Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY



The primary function of the Materials Manager is to manage all aspects of materials flow and to maintain control and accuracy over all inventories, including all transactions, procurement, planning, scheduling, cost, warehouse, receiving, and shipping to ensure that customer orders are fulfilled on time while maximizing inventory turns. This person will identify, initiate, and lead projects to improve service, quality, and operational performance. Additionally, he/she will proactively evaluate current processes and systems to identify continuous improvement opportunities within the extended value stream and develop and implement solutions.



RESPONSIBILITIES



  • Knowledge of process improvement concepts and methods along with the flexibility and adaptability to accept, support, and deploy new processes in a changing business environment.


  • Develop relationships built on trust and integrity to be the "expert of choice" among team and colleagues


  • Effective communications skills at both technical and leadership levels. Must include strong interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to understand information and ideas as presented


  • Skill in conflict resolution including the ability to address difference of opinions or facts and use the most appropriate method to reach an effective solution.


  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize time/workload and delegate work to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines.


  • Ability to effectively coach and foster staff growth and development.


  • Ability to negotiate by collaborating with others to arrive at a conclusion using compromise, persuasion, rationale, and diplomacy.


  • Identifying, initiating, and leading projects to improve service, quality, and operational performance.


  • Proactively evaluate current processes and systems to identify continuous improvement opportunities within the extended value stream and develop and implement best practices in supply chain disciplines.


  • Manages and reviews inputs (Sales, Operations, and Inventory Planning process (SOIP), cycle counting, physical inventory, profit planning) and controls (min./max. levels, lead times, etc.) of the ordering process to ensure that inventory levels (purchase parts, WIP, finished goods, consignment, in-transit etc.) to meet division and corporate expectations


  • Maintains optimum inventory levels to ensure on-time deliveries to meet customer requirements while maximizing turns, minimizing carrying costs and premium transportation charges


  • An in-depth knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes and hands on experience and knowledge of MRP systems, planning and executions, supply chain management practices, bills of material, and knowledge of material control scheduling.


  • Leading and driving for results.


  • Lead and assist in other departments, in particular training, coaching, and developing others through lean material principles


  • Manage the market and receiving areas. Responsible for developing and improving the internal materials delivery system by using Material Flow (MMF) and Continuous Flow (CCF) processes


  • Lead and assist in other departments, in particular training, coaching, and developing others through lean material principles





REQUIREMENTS:



  • People Management


    • Direct supervisory experience


    • Managing diversity and cultural sensitivity


    • Documented experience with turn-around employee situations (employees below expectations to meeting/exceeding expectations)




  • Process Management


    • Experience with contract reviews and negotiations


    • Enterprise-sourcing purchasing systems


    • Two or more (2+) years' experience in making materials flow


    • Global business acumen





Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or Engineering


    • Preferred certification in CPIM or other supply chain related





Experience:



  • Five or more (5+) years relevant Supply Chain work experience that includes purchasing, planning, forecasting and inventory control management in a manufacturing environment


  • Successfully managed 1000+ SKUs (planning)




We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other category protected by law.
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