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Materials Manager

Company: Tenneco
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Tenneco is one of the world's leading designer, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with approximately 78.000 team members working at more than 300 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Ride Performance, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.

We are looking for a Materials Manager. Responsible for the overall materials function and leading the efforts of Production Control, Shipping, Receiving, Warehouse Management and Inventory Control; to ensure an orderly and cost-effective system is developed and maintained which will enable production and sales goals to be met while minimizing freight dollars and inventory days on hand. Main objectives are to (1) Ensure on-time delivery of customer orders; (2) Optimize personnel, equipment, freight and inventories; (3) Acquire materials on-time; (4) Anticipate and resolve problems with short-term containment and permanent corrective action.

The team is ready to act immediately on those candidates who are the best fit for the role. You'll first hear from someone in Talent Acquisition to schedule a phone screen, and then the next step will be a personal interview with our Hiring Manager. We pride ourselves on moving through processes quickly, and you can be sure of transparency and prompt communication throughout.


  • Select, motivate, train and ensure development of a competent departmental and material handling staff.
  • Monitor and ensure departmental personnel conform to company policies and procedures while maintaining a safe and cost-efficient environment at all time.
  • Be familiar with and ethically operate in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and governmental procedures relative to purchasing and financial reporting activities.
  • Establish, monitor and control department budget that will effectively contribute to the overall manufacturing objectives and plant / business unit and company goals.
  • Employ techniques / methods for effective problem solving and continuous improvement.
  • Implement purchasing, production scheduling, logistics and inventory control processes which ensures the availability of materials for an uninterrupted flow of production in accordance with "Just-In-Time" delivery schedules, while maintaining minimum inventories.
  • Assist with the development of inventory and freight budgets for the purpose of establishing acceptable inventory levels and freight spend upon which performance can be measured and operating controls achieved.
  • Manage the most economical inbound / outbound transportation routes, looking for opportunities to combine shipments, milk runs, and warehouse consolidation and distribution.
  • Assist with coordination of engineering changes, product balance outs and new product launches with suppliers and customers, to insure orderly and timely transition in the flow of materials and production requirements while managing material with minimal to no obsolescence.
  • Utilize Supplier Standards Manual and State of Work to improve the capability of suppliers while maintaining the flow of raw materials necessary to produce the finished product.
  • Assists Plant Engineering and Plant Quality as required in resolving the disposition of substandard or rejected materials.
  • Responsible for the warehouse and material replenishment to production and establishing optimum stores locations, methods for handling (conveyance), proximity, and visual management.
  • Determine and maintain appropriate material handling equipment and staffing levels required to load, unload, move and store materials.

    Education: Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) or equivalent in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering or Manufacturing Operations

    Skills & Experience:
    • 8 to 10 years of applicable materials management experience; 5 to 7 years of formal management / leadership experience
    • Automotive Manufacturing experience / JIT Assembly / Processing (stamping, steel forming)
    • ASCM / APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) CPIM certification
    • Aftermarket / Sales, Inventory, Operations Planning experience
    • Applied lean manufacturing techniques including value stream mapping, leveling demand, Kanban calculations and techniques
    • Experience with supply chain analytics and visibility tools
    • Applied logistics routing solutions including milk runs, consolidation, and running ratios
    • Materials / Supply Chain Transformation experience
    • Trained in Six Sigma methodology
    • Experience with ERP SAP technology
      An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

      Nearest Major Market: Harrisonburg
      Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

Keywords: Tenneco, Harrisonburg , Materials Manager, Professions , Harrisonburg, Virginia

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