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Materials Manager

Expired Job

Saputo Tulare , CA 93275

Posted 4 months ago

Position Description:

The Material Manager is responsible for ensuring adequate procurement and inventory of materials and supplies at the plant either directly or through others. He/she manages inventories of goods and supplies to ensure plant maintains an adequate supply without carrying excessive inventories at plant or supplier location. He/she works with plant management and Corporate Procurement to ensure all items are ordered from approved suppliers and meet all Saputo Dairy Foods specifications and QA requirements. In addition, he/she works with plant management and Corporate Procurement to ensure compliance with all Corporate Procurement programs.

  • Orders and receives all incoming ingredients, packaging materials, consumables, supplies and other items as needed by the plant, directly or indirectly through others.

  • Maintains adequate inventories of materials and supplies by developing and using a broad and deep working understanding of plant operational requirements, production planning and supplier lead times.

  • Perform daily inventory reports and reconciliation in support of current production plan.

  • Performs activities that determine quantities of and delivery schedules for ingredients, packaging materials and assemblies required to meet scheduled production, including the use of SAP to create P.O.s, schedules, and balance inventories; ensures inventory carryover is minimized.

  • Ensures and oversees accurate counting and reporting of receipts and inventories into the appropriate ERP system to support financial reporting, including investigating and resolving discrepancies.

  • Completes Company-standard P.O.s for all purchases, approves invoices for payment, verifying quantities and pricing.

  • Follows up with suppliers to ensure on-time delivery dates.

  • Provides management and ordering of Purchase for Resale (PFRs) items.

  • Identifies plant-level supply requirements and provides input to the Procurement Group for prioritization and sourcing actions.

  • Collaborates with Quality Assurance, plant management and procurement teams to ensure suppliers are qualified and approved per our product quality specifications and Company requirements.

  • Leads the effort at the plant level to achieve 100% compliance with each supplier program. Works with the Group Procurement Director and other available resources to track and monitor compliance of all procurement programs.

  • Sources and negotiates pricing and terms for locally purchased items that are not part of Corporate Procurement programs; keeps Corporate Procurement informed about local suppliers and activities.

  • Manages local supplier relationships to ensure that supplier expectations are clearly understood and performance against those expectations are being measured and monitored on a regular basis.

  • Coordinates plant-level inputs to Supplier Scorecards as determined by Corporate Procurement.

  • Seeks out and implements inventory best practices as appropriate.

  • Provides data-driven input regarding supplier incidents, concerns and corrective actions. Applies Supplier Non-conformance Reporting process (aka, Zero Defects).

  • Effective management of team member including scheduling, performance management, conflict resolution, training, etc.

  • Actively apply and support our Saputo Code of Ethics and Saputo Values.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree, Accounting, Inventory Management or Supply Chain preferred.

  • Internal Candidates: Minimum of (4) - years related professional experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience at a minimum.

  • Highly skilled proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, and ERP systems, SAP preferred.

  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills.

  • Ability to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Skills in organization and prioritization, and attention to detail.

  • Strong team player and leader with the ability to work and influence others across multiple functions and disciplines.

  • Must have excellent mathematical skills.

  • Must have excellent communication skills, verbal and written.

  • Ability to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

  • The employee may be exposed to wet, hot, humid and cold temperatures, moving machinery including forklift traffic, and noise levels exceeding 85dB.

  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 35 lbs.

  • The employee is regularly required to work in an office, warehouse, and production environment.

  • Fine manipulation and dexterity.

  • Critical thinking, multi-tasking and prioritization.

  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

  • The employee frequently is required to sit for extended periods of time.

Relocation Offered

Exemption Type


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