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Material Flow Manager

Manufacturing and Production

Factory Manager


South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Eaton’s Power Reliability division is currently seeking a Material Flow Manager in South Milwaukee, WI. Relocation assistance is available!

The expected annual salary range for this role is $91,500 - $134,200 a year.

Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

What you’ll do:

As a Material Flow Manager, you will be responsible for driving processes related to the receipt of raw material, storage of all inventory and shipment of finished goods. In this role, you will assist in the development of processes to achieve a zero-incident culture, maximize output, maintain inventory accuracy, and reduce overall costs. Through these improvements, you will exceed the customers’ expectations by making sure that the organizational decision making is based on a process-oriented culture to ensure the linkage from strategy to actions.

Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

In this role, you will:

• Drive a Zero Incident Safety Culture.

• Support the execution of optimized materials storage, flow, and handling processes and procedures.

• Set clear expectations and goals for the hourly workforce and hold these employees accountable for their results including required training.

• Assist in maintaining an atmosphere of continuous improvement and team efforts for accomplishing department and plant goals.

• Assist the management team in determining personnel requirements, provide necessary training resources for new employees, and facilitate the job bidding process.

• Lead daily tier meetings with a cross-functional team focused on departmental performance and issue resolution. Lead weekly departmental meetings to communicate safety topics, department or plant-wide activities, business updates and policy/procedural changes as needed

• Run daily reports for shipments and track on time to ship, identify gaps and develop corrective actions.

• Execute the materials management strategy to support production planning, production scheduling, order fulfilment, material releases, material handling, logistics, and inventory control.

• Ensure that production activities are scheduled in a manner which will make efficient operations possible and, at the same time, assure the fulfilment of customer delivery requirements.

• Maintain and coordinate activities to ensure vital plant metrics, including but not limited to; customer on-time delivery, backlog, days on hand inventory and past due workorders/schedules.

• Coordinate 3rd party warehousing, consignment, Vendor Manager Inventory (VMI), and other offsite scheduling as needed.

• Leverage the annual and monthly operating plans to determine appropriate objectives and performance expectations for the materials management team.

• Lead shipping and receiving supervisor, logistics coordinators and the extended material handling team.

• Train and educate the materials management team on the use of supply chain management techniques, various business systems, varieties of reports and other related.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required

• Minimum of 1 year of supervisory experience

• Minimum of 2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment, specifically in supply chain

• SAP Experience

• Prior experience with shop floor inventory control or manufacturing operations optimization

• Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Lean/Six Sigma certifications

• APICS Certification