Materials Manager

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Grand Rapids, MI
Depends on Experience 
Full time


The Materials Manager leads the Materials team at the Grand Rapids facility. The Materials Manager is responsible for inventory, material storage and the receiving and shipment of materials.  The Materials Manager is also responsible for moving materials efficiently within the facility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·        Remove organizational barriers and resolve significant issues with peers and leadership.

·        Collaborate with inventory management team to ensure accurate forecasting and inventory planning

·        Support revenue and inventory planning activities

·        Work with the Materials Supervisor to ensure the shipping and receiving functions of the warehouse and the storage of purchased parts and finished goods and ensure inbound/outbound freight activities operate efficiently and effectively.

·        Establish, maintain, and publish KPIs and improvement targets for all assigned areas of responsibility.

·        Identify and implement process improvements to increase efficiency and accuracy.

·        Champions lean activity in direct support and relationship to facility lean direction and business needs.

·        Leads and develops departmental staff by ensuring adequate training, clear expectations and proper level of accountability.

·        Performs other tasks as assigned by Manager.

Job Requirements

·        BA required.  Degree in Logistics, Material Management or Supply Chain Management preferred

·        Minimum 3 years Materials Management experience, including Inventory Management experience

·        Experience with Shipping and Customs

·        Minimum 5 years leadership experience in a manufacturing environment, preferred

·        CPIM Certification, preferred

·        Strong written and verbal communication skills

·        Excellent organizational skills

·        Excellent computer skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

·        Experience with Lean manufacturing

·        Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds