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Materials Manager

Romulus, MI 48174

Posted: 11/20/2023 Job Number: 20854799

Job Description

Title/Position: Materials Manager
Type: Direct
Location: Romulus, MI
Business Unit: Molded Foam
Reporting To: Sr. Materials Capacity & Logistics Manager
Bonus: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Work Schedule: Onsite (Mon –Fri)
Hybrid Options: No

Materials Manager needed for a privately-owned company offering innovative material technologies for applications in automotive, commercial, recreational, packaging, healthcare and building products.

In addition to manufacturing operations, the company also offers a full array of services including: chemical research and development, product and process engineering, tooling, technical support and accredited laboratory testing.

Role Purpose:
  • This position manages production scheduling, inventory control, shipping/receiving, warehouses, and purchasing to maintain customer service and minimize product and shipping costs.
  • Schedule production line based on customer requirements
  • Ship product to customers
  • Responsible for housekeeping and working within the company HS&E guidelines
  • Evaluate plant capacity and correct shortfalls
  • Maintain inventory reports/records
  • Manage plant inventories to target levels
  • Maintain management reports, inventory, TQM objectives
  • Responsible for continual improvement within department including BIC indicators
  • This position is responsible for safety elements (subject to change): Regulatory Compliance and Workplace
  • Traffic Management
  • Problem solving and trouble shooting
  • Procedure writing and implementation
  • Understand BIC Key performance indicators and develop and implement corrective actions to meet or exceed company targets.
  • Drive lean principles to reduce waste and implement 5S and Kaizen in department
  • Ensure good communications across shifts, departments
  • Participate in problem solving, VSM, Kaizen projects
  • Implement SOT's, standard work
  • Audit for standard work, quality, understanding HSE
  • Train, disqualify, qualify, and audit performance on teammates
  • Other duties may be assigned this position may be required to work daily and/or weekend overtime.
  • This position has one direct supervisor reporting to it and 10 non-supervisory personnel reporting.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Bachelor's degree from four-year College or University or two to five years related experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience
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