The Director of Materials will have oversight of all materials procurement activities, develop and ensure compliance with all policies and procedures, and be ultimately responsible and accountable for establishing cost standards, reducing costs, and maintaining inventory accuracy.
The Director of Materials will have oversight of all materials procurement activities, develop and ensure compliance with all policies and procedures, and be ultimately responsible and accountable for establishing cost standards, reducing costs, and maintaining inventory accuracy. The Director will establish baseline metrics from which to measure process improvement and will make recommendations for long term sourcing.
The Director of Materials Management reports to the Chief Supply Chain Officer.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Create an integrated, effective, and accountable procurement process that is executed broadly across the company.
Oversee the coordination of materials procurement that meets production requirements, while maximizing customer service levels and minimizing inventory levels and waste.
Provide hands-on management of vendor relationships associated with certain raw material needs, and hands-on oversight of all individuals associated with materials procurement.
Oversee and manage a company-wide process that results in establishing and meeting cost savings goals, and spearhead negotiations to reduce raw material costs and the implementation of other cost control measures.
Create performance metrics and standards for all aspects of purchasing, and implement supplier improvement initiatives where necessary.
Oversee vendor relationships to ensure optimal costs, quality, safety, yield, timeliness and identify other opportunities to maximize value from the company’s vendor relationships.
Develop improved production planning processes that result in the establishment of appropriate inventory par levels and optimal materials management.
Research and develop alternate vendor sources as needed.
Establish and review purchasing contracts, and oversee competitive bidding processes where necessary.
Work in a team environment between the functions of Operations, Quality Assurance, Finance, and other departments, and interact regularly with senior management regarding goals and accomplishments.
Oversee the accounting and disposition of obsolete, defective or rejected materials.
Other duties as assigned.
Schedule the requisition, release and issuance of materials to coordinate between Purchasing, Quality, Central Supply, Production and Marketing to meet corporate schedule.
Employ project management skills to coordinate final material release through multiple departments. Maintain schedule and planning data bases.
Maintain compliance for areas of responsibility and participate in internal and external audits.
Represent PBL with a high level of integrity and professionalism.
Results focused individual with strong initiative and service orientation.
Minimum of BS degree in business, finance, accounting, information technology, supply chain management or in a related area.
Minimum of 8 years of inventory management and purchasing experience with a strong systems approach.
Minimum of 5 years experience managing a team, and interactions in a cross-functional team environment.
Excellent skills in establishing policies, procedures and controls.
Expert negotiation skills.
Must have strong analytic skills, and be very detail oriented.
Experience with contract review.
Proficiency in Microsoft office, particularly Word and Excel.
Able to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
Proven problem solving abilities.
Must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
Experience with ERP system development and implementation a plus.