Materials Manager in Des Plaines, IL at ITW Specialty Products

Date Posted: 8/19/2019

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Job Description

Position Summary:

Directs and coordinates all phases of supply chain activities and maintains direct responsibility for the purchasing, production planning and shipping/receiving departments.    Develop partnerships with reliable suppliers resulting in the procurement of cost competitive, high quality materials with timely delivery and minimal inventory. 

 

Responsibilities:

·       Formulates and develops long range goals and objectives for the materials function of the Plant. Directs and coordinates activities to attain these goals and objectives.

·        Owns implementation and maintenance of the plant “MRD” program, which seeks to plan production and procure materials based on a “pull” system and maintenance of target material & finished good inventory levels.Partners with Quality team to ensure proper communication of technical requirements via purchase orders to supply base, in accordance with AS9100 requirements for MIL/Aero products.

·       Minimizes on-hand inventory and develops and deploys strategies to minimize “slow” and “obsolete” inventory.

·       Design & implement inventory cycle count program to ensure inventory accuracy & to eliminate the long-term need for an annual inventory count.

·       Own day-to-day  materials procurement for the Des Plaines plant & planning of production of “made to order” products through team

·       Partner with Strategic Sourcing to establish supplier kanban / stocking programs in support of MRD.

·       Own the improvement and stabilization of the supplier on time delivery metric

·       Reviews analyses of activities, costs, operations, and forecast data to determine progress toward stated goals and objectives.

·       Plans, organizes, supervises and directs the work of Materials Department personnel and controls activities related to the logistics functions of the Plant.

·       Directs the Plant’s purchasing function and supply base through supplier evaluation and develops purchasing techniques to ensure quality, price, delivery and service.

·       Develops cost reduction initiatives by taking advantage of such methods as global purchasing power and supplier consolidation.

·       Plans and organizes all arriving and departing freight providers through carrier evaluation, negotiation and selection and develops techniques to reduce freight expenditures, solve problems and reduce claims.

·       Oversees material flow throughout the Plant.

·       Maintains familiarity with import/export and customs compliance procedures and documentation.

·       Engages in material planning by analyzing market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability. Develops and provides the plans for managing inventory levels and inventory reduction.

·       Plans and provides procedures for disposal of surplus materials and scrap handling.

·       Directs and coordinates clerical and office procedures and practices, as well as shipping and handling practices.  Studies inventory accuracy and value, studies work flow, and sequence of operations, determining any need for change and determining the need for new or improved equipment or procedures.

·       Writes and revises procedures for activities that apply to or interact with the materials area. 

 

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • 5+ years of professional experience in purchasing with in-depth knowledge of KanBan, JIT, Vendor Managed Inventory, demand flow technology, and supplier agreements.
  • On-going supervisory/management training. 
  • Outstanding organizational skills and experience with managing multiple deadlines at once.
  • Proficient in communicating information to individuals and groups in both written and presentation form
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite, and the use of the materials portion of J.D. Edward’s ERP system.
  • Strong desire to work in a team made up of a cross functional group of individuals.

EOE/AA  F/M/D/V.  ITW is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.