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Materials Manager - Tier I Automotive
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Job Location: Birmingham, AL

Job #: 46785
Title: Materials Manager - Tier I Automotive
Job Location: Birmingham, Alabama - United States
Remote Job: Unknown
Employment Type:
Salary: $85,000.00 - $125,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Other Compensation: Bonus
Employer Will Recruit From: Regional
Relocation Paid?: Yes


Our client is a large World Class Tier I automotive supplier with over 20,000 employees. This successful company is in the process of filling a MATERIALS MANAGER position for their plant located east of Birmingham, AL. The successful candidate will have 5 to 8 years experience working as Materials Manager, Supply Chain Manager or similar within a high paced Tier I automotive environment.

Primary Responsibilities: - Ensuring the safe operation of the plants material handling equipment in accordance with published plant and corporate guidelines for:
- Fork Lifts
- Tuggers
- Docks, dock locks, chocks, doors, plates
- Switchers, trucks and trailers
- Storage, racking and warehousing
- Develop CI actions to ensure compliance - Develop a team that has mastered the use of the client ERP system, lean manufacturing tools, customer systems and client Supply Chain Management processes to support the requirements of both our internal and external customers; "the right part, in the right place, at the right time, in the right quantity for the right cost"
- Oversee the SCM team to ensure both customer and internal metrics are maintained at acceptable levels and a proper continuous improvement plan with defined actions, responsibilities and delivery dates that are clearly understood by the team
- Manage the plants SCM continuous improvement plan - Implement the client SCM BASIACs; understand the gaps and implement a continuous improvement plan with defined actions, responsibilities and delivery dates exist that are clearly understood by the team
- Manage the ECN process as it pertains to the continuous flow of materials both inbound and outbound
- Ensure the plant understands, utilizes and archives it logistics plan - Manage the plants inventory, ensuring policy and procedures are implemented to achieve accuracy and turn objectives - Manage the physical inventory process to ensure accuracy and alignment with corporate policy:
- Clear written work instruction for assignments, auditing, counting, tag accountability, reconciliation
- The count team is trained prior to the start of the physical
- The count is accurate and posted timely
- Root cause investigation is performed on the 20% of the items that make up 80% of the variance
- That actions to implement permanent corrective actions are added to the SCM CI matrix - Manage CI actions to achieve 98% + inventory accuracy

- Manage the SCM team to ensure 100% on time delivery to the customer and develop CI actions for all issues preventing achievement of the objective

- Manage the supply base and SCM team to ensure 100% OTD for purchased goods and ensure CI actions are developed for any issue preventing achievement of the objective

- Manage the team to ensure all customer requirements, metrics and systems are utilized to acceptable levels

- Ensure that the plant has a proper escalation process with increasing levels of communication, both internal and external, ensuring that both internal leadership and the external customer are aware of any potential delays to shipment prior to their occurrence - Participate with the plant management team to achieve targets, goals and objectives - Other duties as assigned Qualifications:

- Strong communicator, in English, at all levels of the organization both verbal and written Possess strong interpersonal skills to build relationships with all levels across the organization in order to influence performance
- Ability to lead and motivate a team
- Good decision making skills
- Ability to achieve deadlines
- Forward planner
- Good multi-tasking abilities
- Proficient with Microsoft Office tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint - Possess a strong analytical background with demonstrated ability to analyze, explain, and draw logical conclusions from complex operational, financial, regulatory and/or business data

- Experience applying lean manufacturing tools (Kanban, PFEP, Level Loaded Planning, Water Spider Routing, 5s, Waste elimination, Flow Diagrams.)

- Ability to work effectively in a multi-team environment and with people at all levels

- APICS Certification a plus

- Experience with ERP systems, QAD MFG Pro a plus

- Knowledge of automotive customer systems and requirements (DDL, SNC, SMART, Supply Power, ANTS..)


Experience: 2 years in a Materials or Supply Chain leadership role

Education: College degree in business management or related field preferred Position

Specific Requirements: APICS certification a plus Knowledge/Skills/ Abilities: Strong leader, able to manage teams to achieve supply chain goals and objectives.

Experience working with Mercedes, Honda, and/or Nissan as customer would be a plus.


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