Materials Specialist

February 19, 2024


Associates degree with two (2) or more years of experience within in Supply Chain, Materials, or a related field. OR equivalent combination of education and experience. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Relevant industry related certifications. Purchasing experience within the manufacturing industry. Experience mentoring and leading team members through direct reporting relationships or project work. Ability to effectively communicate. Strong organizational skills with exceptional follow through and attention to detail. Strong time-management and prioritization skills, able to multi-task and prioritize competing requirements and meet deadlines. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where requirements are constantly changing. Experience and proficiency with various web-based software applications including Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, etc. Occasional travel may be required; typically less than 10%. CORE COMPETENCIES Internal Contacts Contact with peers and others involving explanation of information (these contacts may be within or outside department or division), and the gathering of factual information; may include the communication of sensitive or confidential information. External Contacts Limited external contact to gather information, answer queries, or ask assistance. Communication Skills Read, write and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Read and interpret safety rules, operating/maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Write routine reports, correspondence and speak effectively before both internal and external groups. Read, analyze and interpret business manuals, technical procedures and/or government regulations. Decision-Making Regularly makes decisions of responsibility, involving evaluation or information. Decisions may require development or application of alternatives or precedents. Complexity, Judgment and Problem Solving Generally diversified and moderately difficult work. Requires judgement in the adaptation and interpretation of established practices and procedures to meet problems and situations to which the application is not clearly defined. WORKING CONDITIONSPhysical Demands Frequent Standing, Walking/Running, Sitting, Reaching, Hearing, Talking, Visual, Typing; Occasional Driving, Fine Dexterity, Manual Dexterity; Upper Extremity Repetitive Motion; Seldom Lifting/Carrying 25lbs., Pushing/Pulling 25llbs. Non-Physical Demands Frequent Analysis/Reasoning, Communication/Interpretation, Math/Mental Computation, Reading, Sustained Mental Activity (i.e. auditing, problem solving, grant writing, composing reports), Writing. Environmental Demands Frequent Work Alone, Frequent Task Changes, Tedious/Exacting Work; Occasional High Volume Public Contact, Work Schedule Routine shift hours. Infrequent overtime, weekend, or shift rotation. Demands/Deadlines Work requires frequent, substantial contacts with people in highly stressful situations, delicacy and unpredictability of contacts routinely creates strain or heavy stress regularly. These duties are not meant to be all-inclusive and other duties may be assigned. Support standardization, advancement and implementation of a lean enterprise material flow strategy. Scope includes but not limited KPIs, PFEP, replenishment systems, WMS, inventory control, production scheduling and IT support systems. Update critical ERP system parameters to align with the optimal material strategy in conjunction with Plan for Every Part (PFEP) process. Maintain required documentation outside the ERP system as necessary to support ongoing monitoring and change management. Support measurable improvement in parts shortages due to poor production and materials planning, inventory errors and damage within the facilities. Resolve problem utilizing acquired knowledge and analytical abilities. Forecast workload based on demand projections. Leverage shop-floor lean material flow implementation experience to lead and support projects focused on synchronization of material consumption with production, maximizing efficiency of material conveyance routes and optimal materials presentation to the point of use. Significantly reduce excess material handling inside facilities, between facilities and to and from local suppliers through extensive value stream analysis and application of PFEP principles. Lead development and deployment of cross-functional strategic initiatives to reduce costs in the supply chain by removing wastes. Lead project teams through to completion. Ensure project schedule attainment, KPI targets and executive report outs of project status. MINIMUM

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