Div. Director of Materials & Planning (Michigan, Kansas, Indiana)

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Job description

Experienced materials and planning director to oversee each business unit’s purchasing, inventory of raw materials, and distribution of finished goods. Further responsibility includes evaluating past performance data to forecast needs and production levels, developing strategic plans to improve operations efficiency, and ensuring issues with products are resolved. Key functions include:

  1. Develop and implement multi-point improvement initiatives to optimize material forecast and flow to improve high-mix, high-complexity, low-volume assembly performance. Need for creativity around the commonality of set-ups, minimum changeovers running work through work centers in the right sequence, and proactive bottleneck management and corrective actions.  

  2. Lead the implementation of sound materials systems and practices including KPI management, PFEP, SIOP, supplier OTD and quality. Integrate systems and practices into new SAP launch to improve forecasting and reporting.  

  3. Lead group materials leaders (dotted line) and oversee all activities related to materials, planning, and delivery of parts in accordance with the master production schedule.

  4. Work closely with REV corporate sourcing group to implement strategic sourcing and VAVE initiatives to drive continuous improvement and reduce costs.

  5. Analyze market and OTD and communicate forecast/demand information to supplier base ensuring capacity is secured and reduce expedited part delivery.

  6. Support new product development materials and planning initiatives from prototype to full production. Two NPI’s in 2016 and 0 planned for 2017.

  7. Compile Materials and Planning departmental budget, assist in financial forecasting, prepare reports, supplier performance metrics, and coordinate bidding/quoting activities.  


Travel:  Extensive travel around 85%.

Location: Multiple locations. Position can be located at any of the following sites:  Imlay City, Michigan, Wichita, Kansas,  or Elkhart, Indiana. 

Reports to: VP Operations

Desired Skills and Experience

  1. A minimum of 10 years of progressive manufacturing operations and procurement experience. 

  2. A minimum of 4 years of experience in a Procurement leadership role, focusing on standardizing planning & execution, reducing sourcing complexity, and talent development.

  3. 3+ years plant experience in low volume, high variation production.

  4. Strategic, technical and analytic individual that can evaluate each businesses unique needs and implement the same structured processes to solidify integration efforts.

  5. Proactive change agent who leverages lean methodologies with proven ability to lead an indirect team.

  6. Must be a flexible, problem solver with track record of influencing bottom line results.  

  7. High level of experience with ERP systems. SAP or similar system experience is highly desired.  


How to Apply

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