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Materials Manager

Company: Artisan Packaging LLC
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

*Business Title: *

Materials Manager

*Salary Grade: *

*ADP Job Title: *

Materials Manager

*Reports To: Plant Manager*

Plant Manager

*FLSA Status: *

Exempt

*Supervisory Responsibility: *

Yes

Full-time

*Essential Duties and Responsibilities*

The Materials Manger is responsible for overseeing and managing the companies overall supply chain and logistics strategy to maximize process efficiency and productivity. Coordinate production, purchasing, warehousing, distribution and material forecasting services and activities to limit costs and improve accuracy and safety. In addition, this position plays a crucial role in developing and maintaining good relationships with the Commercial Team, vendors and distributors.

Understands, follows, and enforces all established safety, health, quality GMP and Company policies, procedures and recognized practices.

* Lead a team of direct reports and cross functional team members to create a strategy for surety of supply of materials, products and services.
* Monitor forecast to identify changes or to determine their effect on supply chain activities.
* Define performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of supply chain factors, such as product cost or quality.
* Analyze inventories to determine how to improve fill rates, increase inventory turns, reduce waste, or optimize customer service.
* Develop procedures for coordination of supply chain management with other functional areas, such as sales, marketing, finance, production, or quality assurance.
* Negotiate prices and terms with suppliers, vendors, or freight forwarders.
* Meet with suppliers to establish performance metrics, to provide performance feedback, and to discuss production forecasts and changes.
* Implement new and improved supply chain processes, replenishment/stocking strategies.
* Design or implement supply chains that support business strategies adapted to changing market conditions, new business opportunities, and cost reduction.
* Manage activities related to strategic or tactical purchasing, material requirements planning (MRP), inventory control, warehousing, and receiving.

*Qualifications*

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

* Background in scheduling, forecasting, procurement, and planning.
* Strong analytical abilities.
* Knowledge of demand management/forecasting tools, forecasting processes in sales, marketing operations, finance, manufacturing, and supply chain issues.
* Experience using ERP statistical software packages
* Good communication and Team building skills
* Detail oriented
* Extensive spreadsheet analysis and strong mathematical abilities
* Minimum of 5+ years of experience in a Supply Chain related field (Demand/Supply/Inventory/Production/Material/Capacity Planning, Warehousing and/or Optimization).
* Experience with DRP/MRP functionality, experience transitioning from manual processes/spreadsheets to MRP
* Knowledge of key inventory performance drivers and metrics, turns, margin contributions, etc.
* Ability to lead cross-functionally.
* Collaborative skills in resolving long and short positions in inventory.
* Experience in managing end of life cycle and absolute inventory.
* Project and Lean Management experience/skills are needed.

*Education and/or Work Experience: *

* BS/BA Degree is required (Supply Chain/Operations, Engineering, or Business management preferred). Or equivalent experience

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $80,000.00 - $110,000.00 per year

Benefits:
* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Retirement plan
* Tuition reimbursement
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* On call
Supplemental pay types:
* Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Harrisonburg, VA 22802: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:
* Manufacturing: 5 years (Required)
* Procurement: 5 years (Required)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Artisan Packaging LLC, Harrisonburg , Materials Manager, Executive , Harrisonburg, Virginia

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