Reports to: Operations Manager
-Drives materials team to achieve continuous improvement in key materials metrics.Provides exceptional support to customers, team members, and shareholders.
-Champions the execution and deployment of companyâ€™s standard planning and inventory strategies and systems with the customer where possible, and implement customized solutions where necessary within a local operations site.
-Drives a systematic process to receive, evaluate and fulfill customer demand across the business unit
-Ensures that an achievable Master Schedule is in place to support both customer requirements and company's revenue projections. In developing a solid MPS, consideration should be given to materials availability, equipment capability/capacity and staffing.
-Ensures that the Master Production Schedule is loaded in alignment with customer contract(s) and liability agreements so that the materials team maintains conformance to companyâ€™s "Rules of the Road.â€
-Develops and supervises solid product launch plans for new business, and transition plans for products being transferred between company manufacturing sites.
-Evaluates the need for buffer inventory during the transfer process
-Ensures continuity of product supply to the company manufacturing site(s), and of finished goods to the customer throughout the transfer timeframe.
-Oversees the disposition and transfer of residual inventory to the appropriate "receivingâ€ company factory.
-Generates and analyzes inventory reports for internal business unit and / or customer use.
-Assists the Business Unit Management team as required in evaluating and recovering the cost of excess / obsolete inventory.
-Recommends process and supply chain initiatives to lower inventory costs (hubbing, JIT, optimum manufacturing lot sizes, alternate transportation methodologies, etc.).
- -Bachelorâ€™s degree in Business Administration, Materials Logistics Management, or related discipline.
-Equivalent proven track record in an EMS or similar environment.
-Three years related experience.
-Equivalent combination of education and experience.
-Solid understanding of electronics manufacturing and materials management is required, as well as a proven track record in negotiation, cost reduction activities and materials planning.