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Purchasing and Materials Director

Company: MJ Recruiters
Location: Wauseon
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Purchasing and Materials Director
Wauseon, Ohio
Manufacturer is offering a completive salary and benefits package with a discretionary annual bonus potential!

Do you have experience overseeing a team of materials professionals?
Do you have strong sourcing and negotiation experience?
Can you offer a strong strategic, driven outlook to this manufacturer?
Would you like to work for a non-automotive manufacturer that has been experiencing growth year after year for the last 10 years?
Would you like to have excellent work/life balance?
Are you ready for the next step of your career?
This position could be for you!

Established, non-automotive manufacturer has an opening for a Purchasing and Materials Director to lead their team of materials professionals, including purchasing, materials, inventory control and receiving. The Purchasing and Materials Director will report to a Vice President and will be responsible for the following tasks:
Lead, develop and coach 3-4 materials teams, with procurement being the main focus, including daily oversite of purchasing, materials, inventory control and receiving
Strategically source and negotiate with new vendors as needed
Lead the development and position of key suppliers
Further develop the material flow group to support production demands
Guide Kanban and JIT initiatives
Strategic review of forecasts and sales
Drive supply chain reporting functions utilizing the site ERP system and other support modules
Steer cost savings initiatives and track CI improvements
Complete, review, negotiate and finalize contracts
Improve and focus on the supply chain department's goals and metrics
Keep up to date on trends and market analysis for product line, components and raw materials
Other tasks as directed by management

Candidates should be able to handle high-pressure, fast-paced environments, be hands on in the materials process, be confident and able to work independently. This position is eligible for medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, life insurance, 401K, paid holidays, paid vacation and tuition reimbursement.

REQUIREMENTS for the Purchasing and Materials Director:
1. A Bachelor's degree is highly preferred; experience will be considered in lieu of a degree
2. A minimum of five years in a similar materials leadership position
3. Experience leading strategic materials initiatives in manufacturing settings
4. A strong background in tactical sourcing and negotiation
5. Experience working with ERP systems
6. Experience overseeing others
7. A proven record of cost savings and continuous improvement
8. Strong computer skills, ideally including Google Sheets

Skills preferred but NOT required:
1. Experience with Kanban systems
2. Experience sourcing plastics, glass, steel and/or aluminum
3. Experience overseeing direct and indirect reports
4. International business

Why work for this organization:
1. The company has experienced consistent growth annually for over the last 10 years
2. Good work/life balance
3. Medical benefits perks
4. Non-automotive manufacturer
5. Excellent office space and very clean manufacturing plant
6. Expansion is planned for this location

Keywords: MJ Recruiters, Toledo , Purchasing and Materials Director, Executive , Wauseon, Ohio

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