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Materials Manager

Dalton, GA 30721

Posted: 07/09/2024 Employment Type┼ĺ: Permanent Industry: Management Job Number: KE67208379

Job Description

BASIC FUNCTION:The Purchasing / Materials Manager will be responsible for directing and controlling the activities for raw materials required for production, the movement and storage of raw materials and WIP (internal and external locations), and standard inventory control.Position will create and implement external supplier and commodity procurement strategy including supplier agreements, that will drive improvements in cost and delivery including defining potential capital savings, payment term strategies as well as the task of developing supplier selection for materials and equipment. Along with Quality Department develop and implement Supplier Score Card reporting for IATF compliance.PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES: (MAJOR END RESULTS FOR WHICH POSITION IS ANSWERABLE)
  • Create Purchase Orders and submit to vendors
    • Maintain accurate due dates in ERP system
    • Verify pricing is correct with vendors (update standard costing and circulate for implementation)
  • Review open PO listings in ERP to ensure all information is accurate (i.e. close aged PO’s, cancel remaining quantities, etc.)
    • Review for missing/inaccurate item receipts
  • Develop procurement strategy for all vendors and components and circulate information for New Vendors as needed. 
  • Lead RFQ’s with existing and new vendors
  • Proactively review existing vendors and look for potential replacements to lower costs
  • Maintain list of ISO/IATF approved vendors
  • Develop, maintain, and enforce supplier contracts; rate, assess, and monitor vendors as well as lead supplier development for poor and underperforming suppliers.
  • Support development and execution of assigned commodity strategy(s) and create Supplier Scorecards with input from Program Management and Quality teams.
  • Lead periodic supplier price lists reviews looking for cost savings opportunities.
  • Develop and lead execution of raw material cost reduction strategy.
  • Define capital savings potential, develop payment terms strategy.
  • Establish and maintain minimum order quantities (MOQ) to ensure minimum quantities are on hand at all times.
  • Monitor Purchase Price Variance (PPV) GL accounts
Inventory Control
  • Manage movement of goods between internal and external warehouse locations (vendor locations)
    • Process location transfers in ERP system
    • Process and maintain shipping documents
  • Verify inventory receipts and packing slips match quantities received for incoming goods
  • Reconcile inventory listings, and periodically perform cycle counts, for goods located at external vendor locations
  • Maintain periodic inventory cycle count schedule and ensure accurate execution
  • Manage inventory of consumables and maintain appropriate inventory levels at all times
  • Monitor inventory aging report and determine best course of action for dispositioning excess, obsolete, and/or off-quality inventory
    • Work with Finance to verify appropriate inventory reserve balances
    • Report out inventory turnover rates and aging
Production Support role:
  • Ensure all materials to support production are scheduled, ready, and delivered for production to meet 100% on-time customer demand
  • Work closely with Production Planning to ensure vendor delivery dates meet production plan
  • Constantly review inventory on-hand to expediate or delay vendor orders as necessary to maintain proper inventory levels and meet production schedules
  • Ensure Purchase Orders align and are timely created/updated in ERP system for external vendor production
  • Schedule all outsourced production orders with outside vendors for Yarn Manufacturing, Tufting, Coating, Shearing, and Molding operations
    • Maintain constant contact with external vendors to monitor production runs and updated estimated completion dates
  • Manage material team that attends outsourced productions for quality defects that occur during the external vendor manufacturing process
    • Ensure standards and setups are continually communicated with external vendors
NATURE AND SCOPE: (SIGNIFICANT ASPECTS OF JOB AND WHAT THE JOB IS ALL ABOUT)This position is directly accountable for the planning and purchasing of raw materials for all divisions, this includes, but is not limited to, managing the movement of materials from vendors to third party processors and back to us along with processing manufacturing orders to ensure all production activities are properly recorded in ERP system. Position will work closely with the Sales and Production Planning teams to ensure materials are on hand at the correct quantity levels to meet production and shipping needs.
RESPONSIBILITY, AUTHORITY, AND INTERRELATION OF PERSONNEL WHO MANAGE, PERFORM, OR VERIFY WORK AFFECTING QUALITYThe incumbent has the responsibility to manage all purchasing activities and external vendor production to ensure Raw Material and WIP inventory levels are appropriate for production needs and customer demand. Position will monitor external production runs and interface with vendors in order to ensure that the requirements of our company are met.
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CONTACTSInternal contacts include Customer Service, Production and Program Manager, General Manager, and Executive Team along with various production supervisors and leads regarding customer-related concerns. External contacts include vendors’ Management and Production Personnel
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCEPosition requires strong negotiating and communication skills (verbal and written), history of developing vendor level supplier strategies and their execution, ability to lead and coordinate supplier relations and strategies, demonstrable experience utilizing ERP systems and or other purchasing systems in an optimized way to minimize total cost, Past leadership in performing benchmarking and trend analysis, APICS Certification preferred, must have excellent computer skills. Position requires five (5) or more years of procurement and inventory management experience, preferably under an ISO/IATF environment.
ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDSThis multi-faceted position will require working in an office environment as well as significant time spent in warehouses and out on the production floor. The ability to sit at a computer workstation operating a keyboard and transcribing order information is essential as well as the viewing of data on a computer monitor or in printed form.
DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY AND GUIDANCE RECEIVEDThis position reports to the General Manager. This position makes independent decisions, with guidance from the Operations Manager, General Manager, Executive Team, and Customer Service, that significantly affect the company,
GUIDANCE GIVENThis position gives guidance to the external subcontractors tasked with the manufacturing of Corinthian raw and finished materials.

ENVIROMENTAL, HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITESThis position is responsible for complying with company health and safety policy and procedures.DIMENSIONS: (QUANTITATIVE DATA OF MAJOR MEASURABLE AREAS THAT DIRECTLY INDIRECTLY IMPACT JOB)Inventory aging reports, inventory turnover metrics, open PO report, open external vendor M/O report, ‘Purchase Price Variance’ and ‘Std. vs. PO Price’ GL accounts
ORGANIZATION: ( WHERE THE JOB FITS IN THE ORGANIZATION, REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS ABOVE AND BELOW)This position reports to the General Manager. There are no positions below this one.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Project a positive image to vendors. Provide a high level of performance in order to meet the goals and policies of our company. Strive for continuous improvement with Zero Defects, On Time Delivery at a Lower Manufacturing Cost.
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