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Materials Manager

At the forefront of advanced materials innovation for more than 75 years, Kennametal Inc. is a global industrial technology leader delivering productivity to customers through materials science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions. Customers across aerospace, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation turn to Kennametal to help them manufacture with precision and efficiency. Every day approximately 11,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.1 billion in revenues in fiscal 2017. Location: Roanoke Rapids Materials Manager This position (materials manager) works under the supervision of the plant manager.  He / she will be the primary liaison between GLS, CSR's, manufacturing and finance to develop an executable plan that meets service and financial requirements.  Monitors progress and collaborates with all functional leaders to achieve key performance goals. REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience with a minimum of 5 years of experience in manufacturing, including the areas of MRP, shop floor control and master scheduling.  A thorough knowledge of product costing, budget planning, Profit & Loss forecasting/variance analysis is necessary. An in depth understanding of functions and features of computer-based MRP systems (SAP desired) is highly desired.   Must also be knowledgeable in routings, SOX compliance and B.O.M. applications. Must possess strong interpersonal and communicative skills and be a trainer and coordinator of systems and corporate initiatives.  APICS certification preferred and/or must obtain within 3 years of job acceptance. Additionally, the successful candidate will also have Supervisory skills with documented experience. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Develops routing information for products, including cost and material flow throughout manufacturing process. Responsible for procurement and forecasting of raw materials, semi-finished, and the distribution of all products upon completion of the manufacturing process. Collaborate with operations leadership to identify and resolve potential capacity constraints.  Create and monitor the followingreports for the facility on a weekly/ monthly/quarterly basis: On-Time Reports 1-2-3-4-5 Days Late Trends - Forecast vs. Actual vs. Sales pieces and associated inventory Lead-Time Charts Etc. Develop monthly plant production/capacity plan down to work area or focused factory level, daily on: pcs, shipments, machine hours, labor hours, productivity (volume per labor hour). Work together with financial controller and plant management, using monthly GLS standard load FCST and custom solution open order book.    Define monthly productivity and labor hour goals down to work area or focused factory level, based on product mix and production volume for the month. Work together with financial controller and plant management Assure daily plant performance tracking takes place based on above monthly plan and special customer service needs, e.g. backorders, top customers, etc.     Assure that system integrity is maintained and SOP is followed through analyzing reports.  System training and re-enforcing SOP in Production Planning, Material Masters, and Material Routings are required.  Establishes and maintains procedures associated with Production Planning, and Inventory control consistent with divisional goals and objectives and facility ISO 9001 procedures. Oversees the development and maintenance of routings and BOM's to ensure proper standard costs of raw materials, work-in-process, semi-finished and finished goods inventory.  This is achieved by analyzing operational variances, extracting and reviewing historical data (overhead rate development), incorporating projected scrap allowances, and consulting with the appropriate managers for operational feedback and changes. Coordinates the SOIP, initiatives and goals of GLS pertaining to lead times, production, fill-rates, etc. at the plant and acts as a liaison between the CSR's and outside sales representatives Aids in establishing, coordinating, and compliance monitoring of return material processes.  Includes establishing methods to receive products into inventory and the associated relieving of inventory. Facilities focal point for driving key customer service metrics (on-time delivery, backorders, etc.) Competencies: Performance Driven Leadership Communication Practical Judgment and Disciplined Problem Solving People Selection Managing Performance Other Competencies Change Management Coaching/Training Empowerment Integrity Initiative Organization and Planning Self-Awareness Adaptability Analytical Skills Creativity & Innovation Best Practices/Leading Edge Equal Opportunity Employer
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Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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