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MATERIALS MANAGER

 

Position Summary

Working under limited supervision this individual will provide an inventory control strategy, vision, and leadership for the all inventory control functions, which includes all material movements, inventory transactions, and associated staff including shipping and receiving. This person will provide metrics for on-time delivery, cycle count accuracy, and inventory levels. This person will maintain and communicate quality standards; write reports and ensures all documentation (DHRs) are accurately completed. In addition this individual will be responsible for level loading manufacturing production schedule via MRP, participate in the S&OP process, interface with supply chain, and customer service.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Supervises a staff in the responsibilities of central stores, shipping and receiving on all daily operational functions. Demonstrates leadership through constant professional conduct and example.
  • Continuously improve the operations inventory control in concert with cross functional peers
  • Interfaces with Sales, Marketing, and Finance via a S&OP process to formulate a forecast. Responsible for transferring forecast into a production and supply chain procurement plan via MRP.
  • Strives to be subject matter expert within companies MRP system, makes MRP improvements and is responsible for data integrity
  • Expedites material procurement, inspections, material transformation to ensure 100% customer satisfaction in the areas of quality and on time delivery
  • Works closely with engineering, procurement, customer support, product support, sales and marketing, finance and other functional organizations to meet or exceed customer requirements
  • Ensures all orders are processed and shipped according to priority status as assigned by Customer Service
  • Ensures all work orders are completed via their priority status designated by the planning group
  • Assists in and drives floor layouts in central stores and finished goods areas for optimal efficiency and space utilization
  • Makes recommendations for policies and procedures which will improve quality, cycle time, and streamline material movements. Recommends substitutions and / or changes to specifications as required
  • Develop and manage department budget
  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
  • Experience with the design and use of ERP/MRP systems is a must
  • 5 years experience in a warehouse/manufacturing environment required (medical preferred)
  • Ability to learn, train, and follow good manufacturing practices (FDA/GMP's) and other applicable regulatory standards (i.e., ISO9000) and ensure operational compliance
  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to set goals and provide positive and constructive feedback respectfully to build positive relationships and improve business results
  • Ability to work effectively within a team in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization
  • Multi-tasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner
  • Strong organizational, planning, and follow-up skills and ability to hold others accountable
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