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Purchasing/Materials Manager

Automotive Components Manufacturing
Topeka, Kansas, United States
$90-100K + Bonus
November 14, 2017

Purchasing/Materials Manager for a large Tier 1 auto parts plant. $90-100K + Bonus - Will be responsible for all materials functions except customer service and experience must include all those functions: Purchasing, Production Control, Inventory Control, Warehousing, Shipping, Receiving and Transportation Absolutely must have automotive experience. Will implement lean manufacturing tools and best practices to manage material levels and movement throughout the facility. Develop and deliver strategic initiatives and cost savings plans related to inventory, purchasing, and freight cost objectives. Manage the Plan for Every Part (PFEP). This is a plant position and reports to the Plant Manager. Will be responsible for salaried and hourly employees - 4 direct reports.

BS/BA degree is required and an MBA and certifications (CPIM and CPM) are strongly preferred. 5+ years materials/ management experience with at least 3 years managing materials department in a manufacturing and distribution environment. Key to this position is someone with a demonstrated competency and use of LEAN manufacturing concepts - in particular FG market, WIP & RM Supermarket development, kanban development, PFEP, 5S, A3 Thinking, etc. Broad materials management experience including purchasing, planning, shipping/receiving and some customer service. Must have strong leadership skills.