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MP&L Manager

Job Number:  56991
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Magna Structures Tennessee Plant
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Ethridge, TENNESSEE, US, 38456



Job Number: 56991
Division: Magna Structures Tennessee LLC.
Job Type: MP&L Manager
Location: Stanton, TN


Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.


Role Summary

This position is for a new greenfield facility that will be located in the Greater Memphis Tennessee Area. The Materials Manager oversees and monitors all functions of the Materials Department ensuring that the scheduling of material receiving, inventory control, production processing, and finished goods shipping meet customer requirements. Coordinate material flow into and out of the facility on a Just-In-Time (JIT) basis to insure 100% on-time delivery of quality products to the customer while controlling costs. 

Key Responsibilities

•    Co-ordinates daily activities within the Materials Department.
•    Develops and maintains customer and subcontractor partnerships.
•    Assists in the development of procedures and methods which improve material and logistics controls/quality/productivity/cost to the materials/logistics operations.
•    Analyze customer releases and shipment schedules. Monitor and assist, as necessary, production scheduling activities to meet customer delivery schedules, optimize inventory turns and machine and manpower availability.
•    Maintain, monitor, and communicate machine capacity, customer volumes, manpower requirements, and equipment issues to meet production needs.
•    React to exceptional conditions at the customer and supplier level and within the division. Recommend and ensure execution of plan to meet customer delivery schedules.
•    Ensure non-conforming material is identified and dispositioned accordingly.
•    Review customer delivery performance ratings, initiate problem-solving activities for negative ratings, review permanent corrective actions and verify effectiveness.
•    Participate in negotiations with production material suppliers to ensure optimum pricing and terms, as necessary.
•    Oversee supplier selection, approval, and development activities.
•    Develop Supplier Manual; manage revisions, ensure timely distribution, and supplier compliance with guidelines. 
•    Define MRP system policies (i.e., manufacturing lead times, production standards, efficiencies, costing, etc.) and ensure systems and policy implementation and changes are managed to meet customer and business requirements.
•    Define supplier performance standards and measurement criteria. Review supplier ratings and react to unsatisfactory and/or unacceptable ratings.
•    Oversee the scheduling, recording, and reporting of physical inventories. Monitor inventory levels and assist with scheduling activities that optimize inventory turns. Ensure timely and accurate submission of financial and fiscal inventory reports.
•    Monitor Customer Communications (DDL, CMMS, SMART, etc.) and maintain EDI Systems.
•    Ensure all ASN’s (Advanced Ship Notices) are completed by trained personnel per customer requirement.
•    Ensure engineering and model year changes are properly coordinated to avoid surplus and/or obsolete inventory and to meet customer change dates.
•    Review, make claims and recommend disposition of obsolete material.
•    Participates in the development of the Company Goals and Objectives to support the annual Business Plan.
•    Develops department action plan and leads their team to achieve strategic goals and continuous improvement objectives in alignment with the Company’s Vision and Guiding Principles.
•    Prepares and supports the budget planning process and takes responsibility to meet the financial targets.
•    Promotes/recommends continuous improvement suggestions including environment, people, processes, and equipment/machinery.
•    Assists in the development of procedures and methods which improve quality/productivity/cost to their area of responsibility.


Key Qualifications/Requirements

•    Must possess human relations skills and maturity of judgement.
•    Able to maintain confidentiality and use discretion and tact.
•    Must possess time management, leadership, communication, organizational, and presentation skills.

•    Knowledge of production scheduling.
•    Knowledge of MRP and Operations/Inventory Management practices
•    Must possess knowledge and proven skills in one of the following: Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, or Kaizen; Project management and prioritizing.
•    Must have a thorough knowledge of general office procedures including PC and LAN computer use. Must be proficient in relevant computer software and program use

•    Completion of post-secondary education in a related field e.g., Materials and/or Logistics Management and/or equivalent work-related experience

•    Skill gained by experience: minimum 5 years material control/logistics experience in an automotive manufacturing environment.


Additional Information


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Nearest Secondary Market: Nashville

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