Assistant Materials Manager

Woodland Solutions
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  • Post Date: May 15, 2019
  • Start Date: 5/15/2019
  • Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Assists in the management activities for the materials department in a lean manufacturing, just in time environment. Provide oversight for pre and post production material control, material scheduling and release, bill of materials coordination, and transportation logistics.

Duties to include:

  • Oversees and monitors shipment plans from suppliers to ensure sufficient inventory of products to satisfy customer’s needs.
  • Analyzes inventory levels, accuracy and assists in resolving inventory discrepancies.
  • Establishes and maintains communications to satisfy the needs of the plants while facilitating a consistent and coordinated interface with suppliers on quality, delivery, and other performance objectives.
  • Meets optimum inventory performance objectives as defined by Materials management.
  • Works closely with other departments.
  • Gathers data for analysis regarding usage, quality, price, and manufacturing capability.
  • Disseminates supplier performance data to plant.
  • Develops and maintains on-going ethical supplier relationships that foster a desire to furnish new ideas, and promote cooperation with company on an on-going basis.
  • Participates in inter-departmental teams working towards continuous process improvement, elimination of waste and simultaneous engineering.
  • Works on projects to improve quality, cycle time, process variation and efficiency.
  • Verifies perpetual inventory against physical count of stock and adjusts errors in computation or count, and investigates and reports reasons for discrepancies and variances in perpetual.
  • Maintains records of goods ordered and received.
  • Prepares and processes requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment.
  • Controls Material department budgets.
  • Interviews and hires staff, and oversee staff training.
  • Reviews purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.
  • Analyzes market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability.
  • Enforces safety rules and regulations.
  • Plans work assignments and equipment allocations in order to meet material, operations, or production goals.
  • Confers with customers, supervisors, contractors, and other personnel to exchange information and to resolve problems.
  • Resolves worker problems, or collaborate with employees to assist in problem resolution.
  • Reviews orders, production schedules, blueprints, and shipping/receiving notices to determine work sequences and material shipping dates, types, volumes, and destinations.
  • Interprets transportation and tariff regulations, shipping orders, safety regulations, and company policies and procedures for workers.
  • Coordinates physical inventory audits with Accounting.
  • Assists in developing Policies and SOPs relating to Materials Management.
  • Maintains and develops good relationships with suppliers and source/obtain best prices for material purchases.
  • Recommends and assists in the implementation of unit goals and objectives; establishes schedules and methods for assigned parts operations; and implements policies and procedures.
  • Participates in budget preparation and administration; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations and monitors and controls expenditures.
  • Maintain and Implement departmental procedures to ensure compliance with TS16949 standards


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and five years experience in logistics and/or materials.

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