Materials Manager
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 5/15/2019

Job Description

Directs and coordinates activities of the materials team, supporting the, purchasing, planning, and shipment of materials within an industrial organization by performing the following duties personally, through direct reports, or through others.  This position is with the Kollmorgen team in Radford, VA. Kollmorgen is part of Altra (AIMC).



ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for ensuring best practices are being utilized and leading continuous improvement in scheduling, planning, production control, logistics and supply chain in order to ensure proper flow of materials throughout the value streams and drive year over year working capital turns improvement
  • Leads materials team in continuous improvement efforts, in meeting direct materials cost objectives, and towards providing quality products and services in a lean manufacturing environment
  • Drives action plans and problem solving activities to ensures that team meets or exceeds budgetary performance and critical performance metrics in On-Time Delivery, Inventory Turns, and Cost Initiatives
  • Reviews production and operating reports and resolves operational, manufacturing, and bottlenecks relating to materials to prevent operational delays
  • Reviews production costs and product quality, and modifies production and inventory control programs to maintain and enhance team performance
  • Identifies opportunities for year over year inventory turns improvement through sound inventory management while continuing to meet delivery targets.
  • Aligns site materials organization with global sourcing initiatives, and leads site level sourcing efforts to and from the factory to ensure quality levels are maintained or improved, cost reductions are maximized, and no disruption to production while meeting inventory target

NATURE and SCOPE

Must exercise continuous improvement leadership to focus the efforts of the Materials and Shipping  teams on key priorities.  Must be technically proficient to “troubleshoot” issues relating to materials, shipping, and related systems.  Must relentlessly develop the talent and strength of the team through team building, coaching, and mentorship of associates in both technical and behavioral skills. A strong commitment to quality, cost, and on-time delivery is required.  Must focus on customer expectations, strive for and lead continuous improvement resulting in improved results recognizable by the team, internal and external customers, and the overall organization. 

 

The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration, Finance, Engineering or related is preferred.
  • Prior materials management experience is required.
  • Minimum experience of 5 years within procurement or relevant experience is required.
  • Working knowledge of lean manufacturing is required.
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) is a plus.
  • Global procurement experience is a plus.

EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. If you have a disability and need assistance accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request assistance by sending an email to [Click Here To Join]

Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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