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Materials Manager

Richmond, MI 48062

Posted: 12/03/2023 Job Type: Permanent/Direct Hire Industry: Engineering Job Number: 22885 Pay Rate: $ 110000.00 - $ 135000.00

Job Description

Are you a highly organized and results-driven professional with expertise in materials management and logistics? Our client, a leading company in the automotive industry, is seeking a dedicated and experienced Materials and Logistics Manager to join their dynamic team. In this pivotal role, you will be responsible for overseeing the efficient flow of materials, optimizing inventory levels, and ensuring seamless logistics operations. If you are ready to take on a challenging role that offers excellent growth opportunities, we encourage you to apply today!

Responsibilities:
*    Develop and implement strategic plans for materials management and logistics, aligning them with the company's goals and objectives
*    Manage the end-to-end supply chain process, including procurement, inventory control, warehouse operations, and transportation
*    Collaborate with suppliers and internal stakeholders to establish strong relationships and ensure timely and accurate delivery of materials
*    Monitor and analyze inventory levels, demand forecasts, and production schedules to optimize stock levels and minimize carrying costs
*    Implement effective inventory management techniques, such as ABC analysis, JIT, and EOQ, to achieve optimal inventory turnover
*    Lead a team of materials and logistics professionals, providing guidance, training, and support to ensure smooth operations and high performance
*    Oversee the implementation and maintenance of warehouse management systems (WMS) to streamline operations and enhance inventory accuracy
*    Evaluate and select logistics service providers, negotiate contracts, and monitor their performance to ensure cost-effectiveness and service quality
*    Continuously identify opportunities for process improvement, cost reduction, and enhanced operational efficiency within the materials and logistics functions



Job Requirements

Qualifications:
*    Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business Administration, or a related field
*    Minimum of 7 years of experience in materials management and logistics, preferably within the automotive industry
*    Solid knowledge of supply chain principles, inventory management techniques, and logistics best practices
*    Proven experience in managing and leading teams, fostering collaboration, and driving operational excellence
*    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to make data-driven decisions and implement process improvements
*    Proficient in using supply chain management software, ERP systems, and other relevant tools
*    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and effectively collaborate with stakeholders at all levels

Preferences:
*    Master's degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, or a related field
*    Professional certifications such as Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)
*    Experience with international logistics, including customs regulations and trade compliance
*    Familiarity with lean manufacturing principles and continuous improvement methodologies
*    Proficiency in a second language, such as Spanish, German, or Mandarin
If you are ready to take the next step in your career and join a company that values innovation, efficiency, and continuous improvement, apply today! Be part of our client's success story and contribute to their ongoing growth and success. We look forward to reviewing your application!
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