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Materials Manager in Appleton, WI at ITW Welding

Date Posted: 1/25/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Basic Description:

The role of Material Manager requires a leader that can drive change in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment leveraging his/her strong interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate will lead, coordinate and support supply chain activities for the Commercial Solutions Division. The individual will be responsible for supply chain activities to include continual involvement with our suppliers and manufacturing teams, as well as properly collaborating with and executing the ITW Welding Group Companies' strategies.

Essential Functions

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage domestic and foreign supply chain of both raw material and finished goods
  • Support, implement and report on material strategies in addition to participating in Strategic Sourcing projects within ITW Welding.
  • Activities related to procurement, storage, and shipment of raw materials
  • Leading cost, quality, delivery, productivity, and simplification activities
  • Developing collaborative versus transactional relationships with key vendors
  • Responsible for vendor negotiation (price, delivery compliance)
  • Develop and manage our supplier base
  • Supplier visits
  • Manage material price variance, inventory turns and site cost reduction programs
  • Documentation of all cost savings, avoidances and increases
  • Develop and manage Material Technician and production team
  • Communicate MRD adjustments to suppliers based upon expected material requirements
  • Responsible for maintaining MOH goals as well as limiting the non-active inventory classification
  • Responsible for cycle counts and inventory management
  • Daily interaction with manufacturing and engineering teams
  • Adherence to and implementation of all ITW and division principles (flow, 80/20 simplification, empower, trust) - similar to lean concepts

Objectives:

  • Deliver aggressive annual cost savings
  • Lead and motivate the materials team to streamline and simplify processes
  • Lead the divisional sustainability efforts within the supply chain by eliminating wastes
  • Actively ensure that everyone on the team understands and follows are materials practices
  • Work with our logistics team to consolidate freight and optimize our transportation model
  • Lead and execute in the areas of cost, delivery, productivity, and simplification activities

Deliverables:

  • Drive our vendor management activities to ensure excellent results on cost, quality, and delivery
  • Responsible for aggressive cost savings achievement
  • Demonstrated collaborative efforts with the vendor base and across division/platforms

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Operations/Supply Chain/Business Management required
  • 5-10 years experience in effective supplier management (negotiation, delivery, quality)
  • Thorough knowledge of materials function and understanding of value propositions
  • Ability to manage cost savings
  • Proven track record of setting and accomplishing short and long term strategy and goals
  • Experience working with PCBA and Electronics industry preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be a self-starter, conscientious, and enthusiastic with a positive attitude
  • Demonstrated competency in prioritization and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in the following skills: communication and negotiation
  • Ability to embrace, build and promote a team environment
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and time management skills
  • Experience in setting goals and performing reviews
  • Familiarity with global sourcing and currency exchange changes/fluctuations
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office package)
  • Must be willing to travel as needed

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