Materials Manager

Knapheide Truck Equipment Company Midsouth
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  • Post Date: Jun 06, 2019
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  • Start Date: 6/6/2019
  • Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

This person will be responsible for the planning, procurement, and conveyance of all materials coming into and out of the facility.

In this role, the individual must successfully manage the supply chain, assure proper planning and delivery of material, and the implementation and accuracy of all inventory management efforts within the organization.  This person must not only implement solid practices, but must also train their staff and the rest of the organization how to assure the integrity of the processes that are put in place.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.  Assure that all material is available to support production

a.  Coordinate processes for inventory reduction with TKMC Supply Chain Group.

b.  Establish material pull systems whenever appropriate to minimize inventory levels. Determine the buffer inventory processes that are necessary to carry appropriate levels of inventory for the stores and installation centers. Establish min-max processes where appropriate.

c.  Ensure incoming product is bar coded and scanned so that it is received and located on a timely basis, (within 4 business hours of receipt).

d.  Establish bar coded locations so that materials and components can be located in an efficient manner. Standardize a location system that is used by all locations.

e.  Ensure that materials are stored and staged on a timely basis so that the productivity of the shop technicians is maximized.

f.  Available inventory on the production assembly line must be visually communicated to the production line technicians and to the material handlers so that materials stored at the point of use on the assembly line identify the number of days’ supply for each production item.

g.  Establish an accurate and timely cycle counting process to validate inventory accuracy (using ABC approach) so that an annual physical inventory is no longer necessary.

h.  Ensure best practices are being followed for storing materials shipped in bulk and per order.

i.  Ensure processes are in place to allocate materials and components to bay jobs as well as line jobs.

j.  Follow the best practice for managing and reducing offsite/slow-moving inventory so that cash flow can be improved.

k.  Ensure that strong shipping controls exist so that all items shipped are billed.

l.  Ensure that materials are inspected and rejected within two business days of receipt.

m.  Ensure an RGA (Returned Goods Authorization) process is being followed so materials are being returned in a timely manner.

2.  Ensure that material department employees understand the Spokane business software and have established programs to cross train employees in its use.

3.  Manage vendor relationships to assure proper quality, cost and delivery of incoming material.

4.  Regular and predictable attendance.

5.  Work safely in a production environment wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required.

6.  Ability to interact with others.

Required Skills:

 Experience in procurement and inventory control

 Strong PC skills, including a proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office

 Ability to confront and resolve problems while working as part of a cross functional team

Preferred Experiences and Training:

 Previous experience in automotive or truck equipment industry.

 Procurement and inventory control experience in a production environment.

Education Requirements:

1. College degree in business or related field and / or APICS certification or at least 4 years of experience working in the materials management field

4. At least 3 years of previous supervisory experience

5. Strong PC skills, including a proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office

Physical Requirements:

1.  Normal standing, walking, bending and twisting as necessary to perform job duties.

2.  Exposed to normal seasonal temperatures.

3.  Lifting/moving up to 50 pounds

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