Materials Manager

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated Grand Rapids , MI 49504

Posted 2 weeks ago

Do you have proven success in supply chain and materials management leadership? Are you passionate about continuous improvement and desire to reach new heights within an organization? Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (NYSE: LEG) is seeking a Materials Manager for the Work Furniture Components Division, Davidson Plyforms. This position is an ideal opportunity for an accomplished, dedicated leader to make a difference in a forward thinking, highly diversified and growing company.

Have you heard of Davidson Plyforms before? We are a nationwide leader in the manufacturing and distribution of compression molded wood and recycled plastics for some of the most recognized brands worldwide. We specialize in high quality wood and plastic components for the contract and residential furniture markets.

What you'll do

  • Lead and sustain a dedicated, capable, and engaged team though development and strict adherence to our core values: Safety, Quality, Teamwork, Integrity and Customer Satisfaction.

  • Responsible for the overall production material planning, purchasing, warehousing, inventory control, and scheduling activities to maximize schedule adherence, customer service and delivery.

  • Lead the organization in attending key metrics including working capital, inventory turns, days on hand, on-time delivery, and schedule adherence.

  • Establish and implement methods and best practices related to the systems and processes that support inventory forecasting, purchasing, material control and scheduling.

  • Manage and flex material demand and flow through Pulling Systems and MRP allowing for fluctuation in forecast and managing the growth of the business while ensuring the timely availability of components.

  • Responsible for a formalized inventory cycle count control system to maintain inventory accuracy and integrity and work to continuously improve them.

  • Manage the shipping and receiving functions of the warehouse and the storage of purchased parts and finished goods and ensure inbound/outbound freight activities operate efficiently and effectively.

  • Manage tactical supplier relationships and work with the procurement team to manage and develop supply chain and key suppliers.

  • Develop targets, systems and procedures for balancing optimal inventory levels with customer availability and market leading lead times.

  • Champion lean activity in direct support and relationship to facility lean direction and business needs.

  • Demonstrate personal commitment to a safety and quality culture, establish clear responsibilities and processes for monitoring work and measuring results, and identify and address general root causes to safety and quality problems.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5 years of supply chain/materials/procurement management experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • 2 years of supervisory or managerial experience.

  • Experience with management systems, performance management, financial planning and strategy, process improvement and quality systems.

  • Experience using MRP systems, and knowledgeable in routings and BOM applications.

  • Proficient utilization of MS office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Operational Engineering, Supply Chain or Business.

  • A thorough knowledge of product costing, budget planning and make/buy analysis.

  • Experience with Syteline.

Since 1883, Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) has been creating a wide variety of innovative products that can be found in most homes, offices and automobiles. Today our growing company consists of more than 23,000 employee- partners in 120 manufacturing facilities located in 19 countries. We're not just hiring, we're building a better company. We offer a positive work environment, competitive compensation, and a comprehensive benefits package. For more information, please visit

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