Materials Manager

Published
February 18, 2024
Location
Casa grande

Description

aterials Manager Work Mode Onsite Opportunity Our Materials Manager is a member of the Casa Grande Vikrell (CGV) Supply Chain operation organization.In this role, you will be responsible for the materials management function as it relates to the planning, scheduling, and procurement of materials and products to meet the operational execution, fulfillment, and working capital goals of the company.As the Materials Manager, you will also have the responsibility of directing and administering raw material/component procurement and planning/scheduling using Integrated Business Planning methodologies.Specific Responsibilities •Set the vision for the department and hold accountability for the performance of the plant materials team, production planning, and sourced scheduling. •Maintain optimum inventory levels to ensure on-time deliveries to meet customer requirements while minimizing costs and premium transportation charges; identify and resolve shortages. •Function as a key stakeholder in the product portfolio management process •Implement Lean Manufacturing principles and Kaizen initiatives to align and drive Kohler Operating System (KOS) strategies across the Materials department. •Oversee and ensure proper production control planning and scheduling programs to meet sales forecasts and to balance labor and machine capacity. •Overall accountability for the execution of the Master Production Schedule through the operational execution of the detailed production schedule •Maintain established goals and objectives to monitor efficiency of workforce and control labor costs. •Act as liaison to the Customer Service team to provide fulfillment updates to our customers. •Collaborate with the Purchasing team to oversee the purchasing or contracting of materials, supplies, equipment, and services for the operation of the plant.•Execute purchasing policies according to Kohler Company and the respective laws of the countries in which we purchase materials or services. •Develop, establish, and provide for the maintenance of reporting systems that relate to the materials. •Possess a continuous improvement mindset and imbue the culture with a sense of urgency. •Keep an external focus on changes within the industry and countries in which we operate. •Supervise directly, as well as through subordinate supervisory employees, the planning and procurement of materials. •Direct and lead the workforce in such a manner as to meet approved production schedules within budget costs. •Manage and coach subordinates on performance and career paths, ensuring associate development, integrity, and resiliency in the Materials areas. •Responsible for proper application of established employee relations policies, wage and salary administration policies, and health & safety regulations and procedures•Oversee recommendations of approvals of promotions, merit increases, transfers, leaves of absence, and other personnel changes.Skills/Requirements •A bachelor’s degree in supply chain, Business, or a management-related field of study is required. •5+ years’ experience with proven results in areas related to materials control, production control. •2+ years supervisory experience required; supervision of Materials Management, Production Scheduling, and Purchasing activities highly desirable. •CI certification or equivalent experience is necessary to be successful in this role. •Previous experience working in SAP is required. •Previous experience working on a greenfield manufacturing project is a plus. •Strategic thinking, proactive leadership, good judgment, and the curiosity to identify and solve business problems and develop business plans to support growth and delight the customer. •An ability to embrace and utilize ever-changing technologies. •Ability to understand and lead cross functional problem-solving efforts to improve the overall plant metrics to improve customer delivery.Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future. The salary range for this position is $87,450 - $111,100. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. Available benefits include medical, dental, vision & 401k. Why Work at Kohler Co.? Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates’ development to make that happen.So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual’s personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler. In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more! *Important update for candidates applying to roles within Kohler Energy, including Power Systems, Engines, Home Energy, Kohler Uninterruptible Power, Clarke Energy, Curtis Instruments, and Heila Technologies. On November 6, Kohler Co. announced the strategic decision to establish Kohler Energy as a separate, independent business with Platinum Equity as the majority investment partner. Kohler will continue to stay invested in the Energy business following the closing and remains committed to supporting the acceleration of long-term growth strategies for both organizations. Talent and operational transition plans are underway, and Kohler Co. and Platinum Equity expect the agreement to close in the first half of 2024.Thank you for your interest in joining our growing team as we embark on the next phase of growth! About Us Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities.We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at www.kohlercompany.com. It is Kohler’s policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact kohlerjobs@kohler.com.Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the Federal EEO is the Law and the EEO is the Law Supplement

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