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Senior Material Manager

Company: Generac Power Systems
Location: Whitewater
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Company Generac Power Systems

Name Senior Material Manager

Req # 59346

Location Whitewater CORP

Employment Type Full Time

Shift 1st

At Generac, our people help make the world safer, brighter, and more productive. We are united by our efforts to inspire change for a better world; impact our people and community; influence and achieve positive results; and innovate the industry. Our shared goals allow people with diverse backgrounds and points of view to work together, bringing our global customers peace of mind through reliable products and exceptional support.
The Senior Manager, Materials serves as a dynamic change agent and aggressively executes strategic facility planning. This position is responsible for driving significant continuous improvement initiatives in material handling, inventory accuracy, cycle counting and timely transactional reporting. This role is also responsible for ongoing improvements in delivery performance (internal and external), cycle count progress, cycle count accuracy, uninterrupted material movement for production lines and efficient use of labor resources. In addition, the senior manager, materials will be responsible for supporting and executing the strategic planning of multiple projects as well as their financial impact to the business. This role will challenge conventional thinking, mentor project leaders and serve as both a team leader and a coach.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Work with material handling team to ensure material flow from incoming receiving/inspection to line side presentation for production including end-of-line pick, pack & ship (incoming receiving/inspection, offsite raw warehousing storage & control) is ready for production.
Oversee inventory management and control, accuracy, and established inventory guidelines and procedures.
Ensures efficient and accurate materials presentation to support production operations.
Oversee process execution for excess and obsolete materials.
Manage and optimize daily warehousing operations including staging, cycle count, receiving, storage of materials, shipping of finished goods and in-direct materials.
Provide project management support for activities related to materials department
Lead and manage multiple projects by managing to scope, cost, quality, communication of project status, root cause analysis and escalation management;
Tracks progress and reviews project tasks to ensure successful completion of assigned project phases within the budgeted time and cost constraints; makes certain that deadlines are met.
Assesses project issues and identifies solutions to meet project goals.
Proactively communicates project status, issues and risks to executive management. Conducts regular status meeting with executive sponsors keeping their needs and requirements continuously in view
Mentor and guide project team members to deliver on the project/program requirements.
Act as liaison or support collaborations with customers and suppliers on a day-to-day basis to resolve any product/program manufacturing quality issues.
Actively lead or participate in Failure Mode Effect Analysis teams.
Plan and lead refresher activities and forums for continual learning.
Understand technical and operational related issues of internal customers and staff
Act as a liaison with corporate CI to mature the site toward "model" operation.
Demonstrate personal flexibility in approach and ideas and respond positively and support changes in procedures, process, technology, responsibility and assignments.
Accountable for defining resource needs and works within budget and staffing parameters to accomplish objectives for area of responsibility.
Supervise material handling team, including forklift drivers and material supervisors. Interview, hire, train, coach and develop direct reports.
Act as SAP Super user within functional area as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Supply Chain or equivalent experience
8 years of progressive Operations management experience in similar work environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Previous experience using SAP or equivalent ERP
Experience in international logistics

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated understanding and application of lean manufacturing principles;
Effective verbal and written communication skills;
Ability to collaborate with multiple sites
Ability to operate in high mix, low volume and high volume, low mix production environments;
Successfully manage shifting deadlines and priorities in a fast paced environment;
Solid quantitative skill set and the ability to analyze, think and communicate with well-supported data;
Demonstrated understanding of financial measurements and goals
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and data analysis skills;
In addition, senior manager will have the ability to communicate at various levels of the organization;
Ability to influence senior management and teams across multiple functions;
Problem-solving ability, including the ability to identify creative and effective solutions
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee frequently is required to use hands to manipulate objects, tools or controls; and talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to walk; stoop; crouch; bend and reach above shoulders. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unassisted and up to 100 pounds with assistance, waist high, up to 10 feet away. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be working in the typical conditions of a manufacturing environment including seasonal variation in temperatures and occasional exposure to manufacturing fumes or by-products. The employee must comply with the assigned location PPE requirements including but not limited to safety glasses, hearing protection, appropriate gloves, clothing and shields for required tasks and closed toed or safety shoes as required by facility safety policies.

Great Reasons to work for Generac:
Competitive Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401k and many more
State-of-the-art facility with walking trails, caf--, free parking and many employee activities
Scheduled events throughout the year that allow our employees, both current and retirees, to gather together and enjoy their time with their families and co-workers
Enjoy summer hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day)
Pride! When a storm strikes, Generac employees always rise to the occasion. Each time a storm hits many employees volunteer their time with the customer support team or on the production line while others go right into storm-affected areas to repair generators
We believe in having fun. From minor celebrations to major events, our employees balance their work by building a strong culture of teamwork and collaboration through a variety of occasions, including our Fun Days.
Every day is Jeans Day! Dress for your day.
Product loan and discount programs

"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

Keywords: Generac Power Systems, Madison , Senior Material Manager, Professions , Whitewater, Wisconsin

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