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Materials Manager

Company: Tenneco Inc.
Location: Lansing
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Job Description:

Lead and direct the materials function in a high volume, team oriented, automotive environment providing long-term planning to support plant objectives for on-time delivery, inventory dollars, DOH, supplier delivery, equipment utilization and use of lean principles and tools. Guide materials function in the achievement of their overall objectives of high customer (internal and external) satisfaction and efficient operation Direct the activities of shipping, receiving, warehousing and support value stream material analysts to ensure appropriate training and development of personnel to meet operational needs. Provide overall management strategy and develop robust systems for plant inventory levels including raw, WIP and finished goods to meet inventory goals and support demand requirements. Responsible to monitor and manage delivery schedules to minimize freight costs including expedited costs. Responsible to oversee production and scheduling practices to ensure alignment with plant and corporate goals. Directly support lean manufacturing principles and processes, as well as NPIS new product introductions. Contribute to overall corporate and plant strategies by participating in interplant activities and acting as a liaison with corporate materials. Direct all activities of Shipping, Receiving, Warehousing, Purchasing, Production Control, Master Scheduling and MRO Crib, Master Data. Direct materials function BOS measures to assess trends, take corrective action and meet departmental, plant and corporate goals and objectives. Responsible to train and develop the organization to understand critical concepts and principles of lean and world class materials management. Participate in daily strategic meetings to ensure continuity and opportunities for improvement are captured and addressed systematically. Reduce operational costs through TVM and brainstorming activity. Perform brainstorming on a weekly basis to drive continuous improvement. Drive Materials Department BOS measurable past completion and towards "Best in Class" Contribute to overall corporate strategies and operations by participation in inter-plant and corporate activities, such as Best Methods, TCM, Materials Management quarterly meetings As plant staff member, participate in attainment of plant wide goals and programs Required Skills Ability to interpret and respond to business trends and customer requirements, technical procedures, logistical systems and government regulations. Must maintain strong training skills and desire to develop systems approaches, good problem solving and action planning skills. Ability to write reports, correspondence and procedural manuals as well as to effectively present data/information to large groups, including customers. Hands-on experience with SAP. Solid application/experience with Kan-Ban and repackaging. Inventory control/Physical Inventory Champion. MRP II system experience. Knowledge and experience with OE customer platforms (i.e. Covisint, DDL, etc) QOS and Continuous Improvement (KAIZEN) familiarity Customer relations background TS16949 / ISO14001 experience Evidence of self innovation cost effectiveness, change management APICS certification Required Experience Four year degree, preferably a BA or higher. 4-8 years related experience in a lean manufacturing environment, minimum 2 years management experience. Job Location Lansing, US-MI

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