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Materials Manager

Automotive Parts Mfg (Machining, Welding, Assembly, Painting)
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
$90-100K + Bonus
August 13, 2017

Materials Manager - $90-100K + Bonus – Automotive Parts Mfg (Machining, Welding, Assembly, Painting) - 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). Supervise customer service. Reports to the Plant Manager. 4 direct reports and 20 hourly.

BS degree required - APICS Certification also a plus - 5+ years materials management experience with at least 3 years managing materials or logistics department in an automotive or consumer durable type products manufacturing and distribution environment. Key to this position is someone with a demonstrated competency and use of LEAN manufacturing concepts (Analytical tools like Kaizens, Six Sigma, LEAN will all be useful) - in particular FG market, WIP & RM Supermarket development, kanban development, PFEP, 5S, A3 Thinking, etc. Broad materials management experience including INVENTORY CONTROL, MASTER SCHEDULING, PURCHASING AND SOURCING, and MATERIAL FLOW/ PRODUCTION PLANNING, shipping/receiving and customer service. Must have strong leadership skills