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Materials Manager

Manufacturing and Production

Factory Manager


Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States

Eaton’s ES AMER ESS division is currently seeking a Materials Manager .

This position is based in Waukesha, WI. No relocation assistance will be provided for this role.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $91500.03 - $134200.04 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:

Position Overview:

The primary function of the Materials Manager is to strategically develop and implement Value-Stream specific material replenishment strategies, consistent with Model plant rules and guidelines to provide the right parts in the right quantities at the right time to support plant operations. The role will require the individual to be familiar with the complete range of SAP rules and the ongoing management of operations/supplier relationships both directly and through their subordinates. Since this position manages both entry level and experience subordinates, it is critical that this individual be capable of training and developing direct reports.

Essential Responsibilities:

• Develops the replenishment strategy for all value stream part numbers in the MRP system to generate requirements for manufactured and purchased parts while ensuring desired inventory levels are maintained.

• Balances current and future customer demand requirements with manufacturing and supplier capabilities/capacities to ensure completion of customer requirements.

• Analyzes data, including enterprise requirements planning information and prepares reports as needed to facilitate and recommend actions to ensure optimal supply chain execution.

• Analyzes and manages aggregate inventory levels in relation to customer requirements to meet profit and inventory targets and goals Reviews planning parameters in order execution systems (such as SAP) to ensure proper order generation.

• Coordinates with Manufacturing, Planning/scheduling/purchasing, Engineering(ETO) and Product Line teams to communicate plant-wide production scheduling information.

• Analyzes and manages aggregate inventory levels in relation to customer requirements to meet profit and inventory targets and goals. Directs the materials planning and procurement team in analyzing the need for and size of strategic inventories to meet customer demand fluctuations. Arranges for the sale of scrap, obsolete, surplus materials and by-products in order to minimize excess material.

• Trains planners, buyers, schedulers and other SCM team members. Establishes processes and metrics that develop planner, buyer and SCM team member skills consistent with Model Plant processes, policies and objectives.

• Manages material cost and schedule impact of proposed engineering changes in addition to taking necessary actions to ensure successful implementation and incorporation of approved engineering releases.

• Evaluates operational performance of the group in order to facilitate performance management, merit promotions, job transfers, dismissals, commendations, etc.

• Support SCM strategic initiatives and helps to lead related functional SCM/OpA assessments


Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in a supply chain related function or engineering related function from an accredited institution

• Four (4) years of experience in a manufacturing environment

• Two (2) years of experience in a supply chain function within a manufacturing environment

• Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship now or in the future.

• No relocation assistance will be provided for this role. Only candidates within a 50-mile radius of Waukesha, WI will be considered. Active-Duty Military Service Member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Supply Chain, Engineering or related technical degree

• MBA in supply chain

• Five (5) years in a solid manufacturing background environment with an emphasis in material, purchasing, supply chain improvement and production leadership experience preferred

• APICS certification - CPIM, CSCP or CPM a plus

• SAP/SAP BW experience a plus

• LEAN implementation experience a plus


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