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Materials Manager

Admin - Supply Chain

Job Description

Job Summary

Global-multi entity, or single factory multi product line / high revenue level supply management including planning, scheduling, order management, and purchasing activities and supervising the employees, coordination of resources and material. Supports inter company planning and shipments between Laird’s regional and global facilities. Directly supervises one or more of the following functions relating to Production Planning, Material Procurement, Inventory Planning, and Logistics to ensure total customer satisfaction. Typically responsible for less than $100M of revenue..


- Continuously drives Inventory Turns performance and Customer (OTR) Performance to meet LT/PBU goals.
- Implement SC processes and best practices to deliver excellent customer service and minimize logistics cost.
- Supports and executes standard SC Planning processes within ERP and SC tool environment that includes Demand planning, sourcing/procurement, capacity planning, and asset utilization.
- Maintains Customer Consignment Inventory/I-Hubs levels to goal and Internal Finished Goods to target levels.
- Monitors demand horizon and escalates risks of supply/demand mismatch
- Develop and implement a strategic order receipt / entry / commitment processes.
- Integrate process, policies and procedures. Initiates actions to improve processes.
- Implement processes and procedures to insure supply chain data accuracy and integrity.
- Leadership and development of people resources.
- Adheres to quality and safety systems or maintenance of quality and safety standards.
- Communicate with sales for forecasting, changes, and potential for ‘drop-in’ demand.
- Oversee all production scheduling to ensure schedules are in line with orders and forecasts, production capacities and corporate objectives. Coordinate / collaborate planning and supply with sister divisions.
- Communicate with production to insure the materials department has accurate production related information.
- Align and support departmental and company goals for which the Materials department has a responsibility.
- Interface, develop material plan, and coordinate weekly planning meetings to meet corporate objectives.
- Manage manufacturing orders as necessary by monitoring system inquiries and new engineering change orders.
- Quote lead times to the Sales Coordinators for requested delivery times for product not in stock.
- Generate rework-manufacturing orders based on dispositional Reject Reports or RMAs.
- Manage delivery of critical component parts and end product delivery with suppliers and contract manufacturing and critical supply partners to meet customer requirements. Detect and manage customer delivery risk, work to resolve constraints, and escalate
- Adheres to quality and safety systems or maintenance of quality and safety standards.


- Solid knowledge and application of ERP planning and purchasing module utilization.
- Good organizational, analytical and communication skills.
- Fluent English
- Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail
- Must have complete understanding and experience with integrated manufacturing software systems

Education & Experience Request

- BS or BA degree required. MBA preferred
- 5 years experience with inventory, production control, and/or supervisory experience .
- Willingness and capability to be CPIM/APICS within 18 months of acceptance of job position

Referal Part

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, Laird does not discriminate in hiring or in the terms and conditions of employment because of an individual's race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, arrest record, citizenship or other categories protected by federal, state or local laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability