Young Innovations is a manufacturer and marketer of high quality dental equipment and supplies. With an outstanding reputation for quality, our company has a broad portfolio of market leading products across a variety of categories. Young Dental is the largest manufacturing site under the Young Innovations umbrella, and is located in Earth City, Missouri.
The Materials Manager is responsible for providing oversight to and managing all purchasing, scheduling, and materials management functions within the manufacturing facility, including but not limited to: master scheduling, releasing shop floor paperwork, sourcing/picking vendors, issuing POs, managing vendors, and leading the activity of the materials handlers in the areas of shipping, receiving, and inventory management.
Supervise and manage the day to day actives of the planner(s) to ensure proper schedule is maintained and paperwork is released to the floor on time
Lead the sourcing effort to find/select new vendors and negotiating of pricing and contracts
Supervise, coordinate, and oversee activities of the buyer(s) to ensure purchased materials bought on time in the correct quantities
Leads logistical based initiatives and stays abreast of all industry trends, changes, legislation and innovations that may have an impact to our customers or vendors
Identifies and leads improvement initiatives, including: planning, developing and implementing process improvements to advance current warehouse processes and configurations and improve material storage, flow, process, reporting and systems.
Promotes and facilitates a culture of continuous improvement
Identifies, analyzes, and reports on key operational measures and metrics
Evaluates warehouse, equipment and product handling activities and implements improvements/best practices to ensure maximum utilization of space, proper handling and rotation of stock, minimum damage to product and adequate inventory control procedures
Manages inventory accuracy through the monitoring of daily warehouse activities
Manages staff: creating and maintaining plan for optimal resource utilization; developing and communicating appropriate goals; providing motivation and coaching; leading the employee selection, on boarding, training, and periodic review processes
that inbound products and outbound orders are processed accurately, securely and within agreed service levels, ensuring that inbound products and outbound orders are processed accurately, securely and within agreed service levels
Coordinates the day-to-day activities of material handling employees,
Works directly with contracted carriers to ensure service levels are met
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills
Strong knowledge of inventory management processes and systems
Strong analytical skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to work under pressure and consistently meet deadlines
Ability to train, motivate and direct the work of others
Team-oriented with strong organizational and interpersonal skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent problem solving skills
Strong time management and decision making skills
Strong computer skills (experience with Windows based applications).
Excellent negotiation skills
Young Innovations, Inc.