Materials Manager
Zeus Company Inc.

Gaston, South Carolina

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

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Job Description

Job Summary

The Materials Manager is responsible for executing manufacturing and logistics plans and strategies for assigned plant. Responsible for the materials management function relating to the planning, procurement, storage, control, distribution and shipping of materials and products to meet company objectives and customer requirements. Directs production planning and scheduling based on sales forecasts. Maintains inventory levels to ensure deliveries occur within customer timelines. This position contributes to on-going supply chain management process improvement.

Job Responsibilities

  • Has overall administrative and management responsibility for the materials management organization within the respective plant.
  • Develops an in depth knowledge of Zeus manufacturing and supply chain policies and procedures. Responsible for the execution of policy as it relates to operating/strategic plans.
  • Leads the development of new manufacturing and supply chain business rules and practices. Maintains and ensures appropriate business controls for the material logistics operation. Establishes decision rules for inventory levels throughout the supply chain, including safety stocks for both finished goods and raw materials.
  • Will take a lead role in the development and enhancement of the use of Oracle ERP.
  • Coordinates continually with Corp Dir of Materials Management to assure that the local plant is consistent with goals and objectives related to materials.
  • Tracks corporate material KPIs and creates local KPIs when necessary to drive continuous improvement within the plant materials team
  • Executes the engineering change management plan for new product programs, as well as existing products at the local level.
  • Uses materials logistics I/T applications and ensures data integrity of logistics systems.
  • Direct management of the materials organization within the facility including all Inventory, Shipping, and scheduling personnel, including onboarding, training, performance management and ongoing development of team members.
  • Responsible for team's creation of effective plant production schedules. This includes:
  • Ensuring Zeus planning guidelines are followed
  • Partnering with plant production managers to ensure production schedules are optimized to shorten customer lead times while simultaneously being efficient for production teams to execute.
  • Tracking and driving progress on schedule adherence
  • Forecast facility late orders and develop action plans to minimize late orders
  • Forecast monthly plant revenue based on execution of effective facility schedule
  • Maintains optimum inventory levels, and monitors the perpetual inventory system to ensure the highest degree of accuracy throughout the year, through physical audits, tracking and limiting production overruns, monthly cycle counts, and organizing packaging materials for optimum plant flow.
  • Tracks all KanBan and stores of customer product to assure Zeus is meeting its contractual obligations as relating to products assigned to the plant.
  • Ensures the standard life cycle of production jobs is followed including but not limited to the timelines of job creation, job planning, and job closing
  • Monitors and drives progress on identification and future prevention of areas where error are likely and create risk of non-conforming products getting manufactured and or to customers.
  • Spends time weekly on the shop floor with materials and production teams to solve problems
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration or related field, or equivalent experience. MBA preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in logistics roles, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent planning skills
  • Excellent computer skills required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the proven ability to work well with all levels of management and staff.
  • Prior supervisory/team leadership experience preferred
  • Oracle experience preferred
  • APICS-CPIM certification preferred
  • Customer service-oriented
  • Familiarity with supply chain and inventory management systems
  • Knowledgeable of forecasting and budgeting
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems swiftly
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

About Us

Zeus Industrial Products, headquartered in Orangeburg, South Carolina, is the world's leading polymer extrusion manufacturer and material science innovator. More than 50 years of experience in medical, aerospace, energy, automotive, fiber optics, and more allows us to set the bar high.

Zeus is a great place to work. Expectations are high; our work is meticulous and very precise. Zeus offers an opportunity to join a very successful, family-oriented team. Our products are cutting-edge, our process is unique, and our quality and customer focus are second-to-none. We are a leader in our field and have great relationships with our customers and team members. Many of our team members are the best at what they do in the world. Our customers are leaders in their fields. Our products help save lives.

Continuous Improvement is a way of life at Zeus. Successful candidates will have a desire and ability to take our manufacturing process to the next level. Expectations are high; our work is meticulous and very precise. You must possess the ability to work independently; and the desire to learn a variety of skills. The ability to communicate clearly is imperative, as is the ability to manipulate data using various software packages.

At Zeus, what we do matters, and we pride ourselves in "Turning polymers into possibilities." Expectations are high; our products are cutting-edge, our process is unique, and our quality and customer focus are second-to-none.

Our employees and our customers are at the center of everything we do. Those relationships have been built on a foundation that is supported by our Mission and Vision:

Our Mission: Provide Solutions - Enable Innovation - Enhance Lives

Our Vision: Working Together - Doing It Better

Zeus is an exciting, innovative company that offers competitive pay and a great benefits package. As we continue to push the boundaries of polymer science, we're constantly in need of new ideas, new expertise, and new team members. Are you ready to join us?

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