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Materials Manager

Highland Park, MI 48203

Posted: 12/13/2023 Job Category: Manufacturing-Production Job Number: 25858940

Job Description

ITS has a client in the Highland Park, Mi area seeking a Materials Manager. This is a direct hire role with full benefits including 401k. 
Key Responsibilities
•   Direct responsibility for overseeing the daily operations of the plant floor Materials department
•   Leads the plant floor materials team by creating and implementing Materials management objectives and implementing policies and procedures to ensure key objectives are met
•   Recommend and ensure execution of plan to meet customer delivery schedules
•   Review customer delivery performance ratings, initiate problem-solving activities for negative ratings, review permanent corrective actions and verify effectiveness
•   Ensures that organizational plant floor materials objectives are successfully achieved, primarily related to cost and delivery
•   Demonstrates strong leadership skills with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•   Demonstrates a high level of interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and present information to customers, suppliers, vendors, management, employees, and corporate personnel
•   Provides leadership / direction to Materials Supervisors and Logistics Analysts
•   Monitors the inbound supply of materials to always ensure an adequate supply
•   Optimize inventory levels and reduce cost.
•   Execution of engineering changes through sound warehouse practices including FIFO
•   Manages the delivery and warehousing of component parts and raw materials
•   Ensures all employees within the department have received all required training in a timely manner
•   Ensures Material Supervisors are adhering to standardized work instructions, rotation schedules and cross training is done as necessary
•   Ensures cleanliness and organization is maintained in the warehouse storage areas
•   Ensures the thoroughness and timely completion of scheduled performance reviews for all employees within the department
•   Ensures all policies / procedures / plant standards / safety rules are consistently adhered to
•   Collaborates with the HR Manager in the administration of disciplinary action, when necessary
Key Qualifications/Requirements
•   Bachelor's Degree in engineering, Business Administration, Logistics, Supply Chain Management or related field
Additional Information
•   Seven (7) years Minimum of progressive materials experience in a JIT automotive manufacturing environment
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