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Production and Inventory Materials Manager

Hartford   •   USD105,000 - USD115,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Leading international electronics company located in central Connecticut
  • Hiring a Production and Inventory Materials Manager

About Our Client

An international market leader in the electronics manufacturing industry located near the Hartford, CT area.

Job Description

The Production and Inventory Materials Manager will be responsible for the following:

  • Manages production planning, material & inventory control, shipping, receiving, and tactical purchasing staff. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work, promotional and salary recommendations, coaching and developing talent, addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Responsible for ensuring assigned functional goals and objectives are met. Establishes and maintains employee performance standards. Works with employees to set goals and define development needs. Provides ongoing, timely feedback and periodic formal performance evaluations, per company guidelines.
  • Develop and ensure compliance to departmental procedures, processes, and standard work to meet company objectives for: Master Production Planning, Material Requirements Planning, Shipping & Receiving, and Inventory Control
  • Lead S&OP process and activities from plant perspective to ensure capacity, material, and FG inventory available to meet customer requirements.
  • Oversee inventory planning & control function for finished goods and raw material balancing working capital requirements and customer service requirements. Benchmark and utilize optimal tools and processes to plan inventory levels. Establish process to review and implement kanban levels, stocking agreements, and other inventory management systems, in line with the S&OP forecast, on a frequent basis to ensure optimal inventory turns. Set up and monitor procedures to meet the company's objectives for Stores "Raw" and "WIP" inventory accuracy.
  • Work closely with suppliers, as the owner of the plant business relationship, to drive improvements in quality, cost productivity, service, and inventory (including lead time reduction).
  • Benchmark and implement best practices in technology, lean processes, and tools to drive productivity and eliminate waste.
  • Performs other similar and related duties as required.

The Successful Applicant

The preferred candidate for the Production and Inventory Materials Manager position will have tge following background and experience:

  • Education: BS in business or technical field
  • Experience: 5 - 10 years experience in production planning, S&OP process, and inventory management.
  • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

    Must have significant, relevant experience related to production planning and inventory management in a discrete industrial manufacturing environment. Experience in both make to stock and make to order businesses is preferred.

    Proven track record of delivering results against stretch objectives is required.

    Requires strong organizational and time management skills, demonstrated ability to make timely and effective decision, handle multiple priorities, and effectively delegate responsibilities to ensure all objectives are met.

    A basic understanding of financial concepts (working capital, cash flow) is required.

    Must have strong analytical skills and be able to synthesize data and make recommendations.

    Strong computer skills, proficient with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software, e-mail and meeting management software. Ability to use internet and web based resources efficiently and effectively.

    Must be highly collaborative and able to work in a team based environment.

    Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills and be able to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization. Must be an effective listener, able to maintain focus extract necessary information and validate understanding of the information. Able to create effective reports, presentations and business correspondence.

    Must have demonstrated experience in applying Lean tools and practices and driving a strong Lean / Continuous improvement culture.

What's on Offer

Competitive compensation, great benefits and unlimited opportunity for career progression!