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Materials Manager

Company: Pregis
Location: Marysville
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

ABOUT THE COMPANY:Pregis LLC is a leading provider of innovative protective packaging materials and systems. We are headquartered in Chicago and operate multiple North American manufacturing and warehousing facilities devoted to protective packaging solutions. Our exceptional team of packaging professionals are trained to help customers select the right protective packaging solutions for specific application requirements. Our products and systems can be found in virtually every consumer and industrial segment and are supported by a comprehensive sale, customer service, technical service and distribution network. Pregis' customer roster includes everyone from well-known brands to emerging start-ups. At Pregis, we believe in continued investment in protective packaging innovation to develop solutions that help meet or exceed customer's expectations. We take a consultative approach to every project they undertake so we can help our customers understand financial impact, as well as performance deliverables.
ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES: The materials manager will be responsible for the procurement, scheduling, inventory control, shipping and receiving functions. The individual will ensure that all material is received on time (before their scheduled run date), all materials are inventoried accurately and scheduled in the best sequence to meet customer's dates and ship their order on time. The materials manager will also help drive the plants KPI's along with our SQDIP daily behavior. JOB FUNCTIONS:
Leadership

  • Set the tone for department culture, with emphasis on Safety, Quality, Profitability and people development. Model the right behavior though actions.
  • Attract, retain, develop and mentor key talent within the plant.
  • Lead and mentor Shipping, Warehousing, Purchasing, and Scheduling team to high performance and professional growth.
  • Ensure 5S program is implemented and maintained within warehouse and shipping areas
  • Participate in WIN meetings and ensure timely and accurate communication of information relevant to department
  • Oversee production planning and scheduling programs to meet sales forecasts and balance level of manpower and equipment/machine requirements while minimizing excess material carrying and overhead costs.
  • Ensure all material and inventory tasks are completed in a timely and safe manner.
  • Train and develop team leveraging Pregis best practices. Safety
    • Keep Safety in the forefront of the team's thinking and approach to work.
    • Ensure STOP/SafeStart/Standup for Safety programs are in place and used to achieve safety goals. Quality
      • Manage investigations and resolve problems from material shortages, damage, or overages
      • Review CCI's and determine root causes. Ensure root causes are addressed. Customer Focus
        • Ensure optimal inventory levels are maintained to achieve on-time deliveries and meet customer requirements while minimizing carrying and transportation costs.
        • Manage setup and maintenance of internal stocking agreements.
        • Financial Management
        • Understand Plant P&L and main drivers to financial performance. Work with finance, sales, customer service and operations teams to develop and drive programs that improve results.
        • Manage cycle count program and physical inventory events.
        • Manage and resolve slow moving / inactive inventory and develop plans to avoid write-downs
        • Manage / Monitor labor utilization and overtime in shipping and warehouse areas and take quick action to correct excessive labor costs. Reporting & Compliance Maintain KPI reporting. Essentials
          • Manage and ensure employees are compliant with attendance, vacation, FMLA, vacation coverage, and labor time clocks; provide timely approvals.
          • Conduct PMPs with Supervisors and help coordinate new employee PMPs
          • Manage DayForce activities, approve labor and vacations for employees in a timely manner
          • Manage company's risks and liabilities while conducting disciplinary action. Other duties as assigned JOB REQUIREMENTS: Education / Experience: Minimum level of education and experience required
            • BS/BA in logistics or relevant field.
            • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a Purchasing / Materials Management / Supply Chain. Skills & Training: Specific skills, training or certifications needed.
              • Previous supervisory/management experience.
              • Strong project management & performance measurement skills.
              • Knowledge of overall Supply Chain planning process.
              • Strong materials knowledge, preferably in a packaging manufacturing.
              • Exception written, verbal, public speaking and communication skills
              • Able to compile and analyze performance data to develop metrics that support decision-making for resource allocation
              • Solid business acumen, management, and problem-solving skills
              • Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Keywords: Pregis, Detroit , Materials Manager, Executive , Marysville, Michigan

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