Accountable for materials management, including inventory planning, purchasing, minimizing costs, inventory control, shipping and receiving. Directs the procurement of materials, components, supplies, equipment and services at favorable costs based on specifications and forecasts. Develops supply base and relationships with suppliers to streamline supply chain to maintain minimal inventory and reporting accuracy. Establishes and improves processes and maintains systems discipline and integrity synchronized with production demand.
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, 5-8 years experience in purchasing in a lean manufacturing environment, with a minimum of 5 years experience in materials management with a proven record in managing employees and departmental responsibilities. CPIM/CPM designation desirable. Experience using ERP systems including material systems transactions for production and distribution required, ERP experience a plus. Must have strong communication skills, lean manufacturing knowledge and experience and able to work in a multi-disciplinary team as well as with outside vendors. Must be well organized. Experience in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required.
[NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.]