Materials Manager

Operations | Auburn, NY, United States
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We’re Hiring for a Materials Manager! 
If you are excited and passionate about helping #LetsSolveWater, consider joining our team today!  Xylem, Inc. is a leading global water technology company servicing more than 150 countries and is dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues.  We are looking for individuals to join our mission by exceeding customer expectations through smart sustainable solutions.  At Xylem, you will have the opportunity to solve water by participating in our paid Volunteer Program, Xylem Watermark!
THE ROLE: The Materials Manager will be responsible for all facets of supply chain from receiving or raw, WIP components to the production and shipment of finished goods. Manage the demand and the production of finished goods, which includes the planning, forecasting, scheduling, purchasing and inbound and outbound material movement to support production, customer service and inventory dollar goals. We offer a full benefits package to include Flexible Time Off (FTO) for salaried positions, health, dental, vision, investment savings plan, and additional miscellaneous benefits.    
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:  To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.   
  • Maintains consistent leadership for materials planning and inventory control personnel, including performance management and team development.  (Team of ~60 employees Direct/Indirect)
  • Develops and manages critical performance goals (material availability, inventory, turns, inventory accuracy, supplier on-time delivery, planner on-time releases, cycle time reduction, Gross Material Productivity, and PPV) and translates the goals into performance expectations for materials team and forecasts for finance.
  • Leads, manages, and directs all materials related processes – including S&OP, delinquency recovery actions, demand management, production control, business information systems and supply chain process improvement activities.
  • Identifies material planning, MRP, and Kanban training deficiencies both within and outside of materials team; Facilitates education and development sessions; Drives best practice implementation throughout materials team.
  • Assures appropriate ordering parameters and vendor expediting actions are in place for the business to meet its goals and excel at on time delivery to our customers.
  • Prioritizes IT efforts in developing information and systems for Operations team.  Critical team member on MRP/ERP improvement projects.
  • Serves as liaison with other business processes (finance, customer service, engineering, marketing, sales, and procurement) to assure business goals are met.
  • Effectively delivers the strategic vision for materials management, both internally and externally to the business.
  • Responsible for controlling purchase order execution for the facility.  Ordering the right amount of material to satisfy customer demand, while protecting the company from excess and obsolete inventory whenever possible.  Responsible for developing accurate inventory forecasts, using all available business data during creation. ($245M/yr. Sales, $135M Direct Material Purchases, $15M Indirect Materials, and $40M inventory)
  • Inspire Commitment – Effectively communicate priorities to the materials team.  Develop production and inventory control skills of the team.  Influence material availability improvement activities throughout the organization.
  • Lead with Character – Has courage and conviction to protect our customers’ product requests without exception.  Uses honest communications while showing their willpower to change the status quo.
  • Deliver Results – Drives continuous improvement changes throughout organization, using customer facing prioritization and planning as the baseline.
  • Create the Future – Uses data driven decisions to improve team’s customer focus. Communicates materials team future state vision and executes development plans.
  • Build through Teamwork – Develops trust throughout materials, operations, and business teams.  Collaborates to create the best outcome for our customers.
  • BS/BA Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business, or related field
  • APICS CPIM (required)
  • Six Sigma Green Belt / Black Belt / Lead Master certifications (preferred
  • 6-8 years Operations/Materials experience
  • 4 years Leadership experience (Experience in High volume MTS and low volume CTO product preferred)
  • Current computer skills (Microsoft Office Advanced Excel user preferred, Visio,Business Objects, etc.)
  • MRP / Kanban experience (ERP-LX or BPICS preferred)
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills, including ability to effectively coach, motivate, empower, develop and evaluate employees.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma.(preferred)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively interact with all levels of external and internal customers.
  • Effective verbal/written communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong bias for action, and effective change agent.
  • Proficiency in managing and facilitating teams through problem solving and conflict resolutions.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities.
The estimated salary range for this position is $130,000 to $150,000 plus bonus.   Starting pay is dependent on multiple factors, such as skills, experience and work location, and is not typically at the top of the range.  At Xylem we offer a competitive compensation package with a generous benefit package, including Medical, Dental, Vision plans, 401(k) with company contribution, paid time off, paid parental leave and tuition reimbursement.
At Xylem, we embrace diversity and strive to create avenues where employees feel valued and appreciated through our DE&I initiatives and Employee Resources Groups (ERG).  Xylem is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action workplace.  Xylem prohibits discrimination, harassment of any kind and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or sexual orientation (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, marital status, medical conditions or disability, genetic information, age, or other non-merit factors.  
Join the global Xylem team today!  Xylem is a team creating advanced technology solutions to the world’s water challenges through developing new technologies and services that will improve the way water is used, conserved, and re-used in the future is central to our work. Our products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor, and return water to the environment, in public utility, industrial, residential, and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities.
Disclaimer: The information listed within this job description is designed to indicate the general nature of work expected for this position and shall not be viewed as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required in this position.  Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and if requested, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job absent undue hardship.  Xylem reserves the right to modify this job description or assign other duties to this position as needed.
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