Materials Manager

OSI Group
US-IL-Geneva
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  • Post Date: Jun 25, 2019
  • Start Date: 6/25/2019
  • Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Responsible for managing the purchasing and inventory control functions at the facility level to ensure that established goals and objectives with regards to quality, price, efficiency and customer requirements are achieved.

  • Establish facility level purchasing and inventory strategies, based on knowledge of material management concepts, to govern daily purchasing and inventory practices and processes.
  • Evaluate and approve vendors, based on organization standards and within approved authority levels, and authorize purchase orders for goods or services. Manage vendor relationship by resolving issues arising from late or incorrect shipments and by establishing vendor performance standards then monitoring, and taking corrective action where necessary.
  • Work with production management to plan and forecast customer orders to determine raw material needs and required inventory levels. Establish inventory and safety stock levels, order points and lot sizes.  Measure lead-time to inventory investment.
  • Document material and inventory requirements, including all codes, specifications, brands and contact information necessary to process orders.
  • Analyze changes or new issues in materials and supplies on a continuous basis to seek ways to reduce cost, improve quality and improve operational efficiency. Submit recommendations in material changes to management for approval before implementation.
  • Maintain purchasing and inventory data in applicable tracking system, i.e., warehouse management or enterprise resource planning.
  • Create and generate routine and ad hoc functional reports for use in reviewing activity, evaluating processes and identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Participate, as a team member or leader as assigned, in organization-wide purchasing, inventory, cost containment, and safety initiatives.
  • Develop, implement, and support departmental SOP’s.
  • Participate in any audits, internal or external, as required by providing relevant information about purchasing and inventory control processes, practices, or data.
  • Change BOM as needed to improve inventory management
  • Update, manage, track BOM standards
  • Initiate root cause analysis to provide corrective action to customer complaints and departmental deviations
  • Develop, implement, and execute cycle count programs
  • Ability to work overtime and Saturdays as needed
  • Develop production schedule based on customer orders, finished goods inventory levels, and labor
  • Work directly with research and development on new product roll outs timelines, material purchasing, and bill of material creation
  • Oversee and track inventory reconciliation at offsite warehouses
  • Maintain tractability of all raw materials and finished good for 100% tractability
  • Oversee safety improvements on all PIV
  • Oversee factory zero waste to landfill initiatives
  • Daily tracking and follow up of material variances.

Required Skills
  • Four year college degree or equivalent communication and analytical ability acquired through work experience.
  • Work is generally performed within a plant manufacturing environment, office area.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, bend, walk, use hands or finger, talk, hear, feel objects, tools, or controls; may be required to lift up to 15 pounds. Vision abilities include close vision to a computer screen as well subjected to temperatures of cold and warm along with wearing the proper PPE.


Required Experience
  • Seven or more years working in purchasing or warehouse management in a food manufacturing, or similar, environment.
  • Proven ability to understand and use enterprise resource planning software in all phases of manufacturing
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with SAP ERP and SAP MRP modules
  • Experience with cost accounting, bill of materials management, materials masters, and material usage reports
  • Highly proficient Microsoft Excel user

OSI Industries is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that believes everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. OSI  does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, gender, race, color, religion, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment based on merit, qualifications and business needs. OSI participates in the E-Verify program.


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