Materials Manager

Johns Manville Bremen, IN

About the Job

At the Johns Manville Bremen, IN facility, we are committed to delivering positive and powerful experiences, because we are successful only when our employees and customers thrive! We are passionate, we care about people, we perform, and we protect others and our environments. If these values align with your values too; apply to be part of the BREMEN team! The Materials Manager is responsible for all planning, procurement, and controlling of raw materials, finished goods, and supplies based on customer needs. This position will be responsible for inventory management, cycle count accuracy, production scheduling, maintaining on-time customer shipments, and supplier quality and performance standards. In addition, this position provides vital leadership in the areas of waste elimination and continuous improvement within the operation. Your Day To Day: * Maintain a safe work environment and be accountable for safe work practices * Manage flow of materials including procurement of raw materials, inventory control, cycle counts, production scheduling, and supplier quality * Work closely with SIOP in support of the fulfillment process from inventory planning to material procurement, production scheduling, and warehouse inventory * Coordinates with SIOP to develop plans to manage inventory levels and production requirements based on the RCCP * Directs production planning and scheduling * Analyze and optimize planning parameters in the MRP system * Oversee all shipping and receiving functions * Develop Kanban systems including pull signals, material flow, and stocking levels * Identify opportunities to eliminate waste in the material value stream * Maintain proper inventory levels for both raw materials and finished goods to meet business plans and forecasts/stocking levels * Lead improvements to supplier quality and performance standards * Implement processes and controls to ensure accuracy of inventory cycle counts for materials and finished goods with the capability of identifying discrepancies and conducting root cause corrective actions * Monitor and control slow moving and obsolete inventory * Ensure on time and accurate customer shipments * Minimize waste through efficient warehouse design, storage, and shipping practices * Operate as a lean leader focused on continuous improvement and developing a culture of learning to see and eliminate waste * Establish high standards for 5S and organization * Develop, analyze, and communicate key performance indicators and standards of performance for shipping, receiving, and materials management What you bring to the Team: * Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 5 years leading warehouse of inventory management systems experience OR 8 years of professional experience in lieu of a degree * Experience in adhering to quality management systems, including proven analytical and quality improvement ability * Experience maintaining a safe work environment * Working knowledge of SAP or ERP warehouse management systems * Solid understanding of supply chain and inventory management systems with the ability to develop inventory systems and reporting * Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook * Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills * Ability to support after hour calls and work extended hours * Solid project management skills * Effective leader of people with the ability to coach and develop the team * Working knowledge of DOT regulations * Ability to work independently and in a team environment * Ability to interface at all levels of the organization, both internally and externally * May be required to lift, carry, push or pull up to and including 25 pounds * Manages a staff of 18 hourly/ 1 salary employees, sets direction and deploys resources. Responsible for performance evaluations, pay reviews, hiring, and terminating. * Excellent organizational and planning skills * Customer focused * Strong problem-solving aptitude * Preferred qualification APICS CPIM certified Work environment is typical of an office setting. When in a manufacturing facility or warehouse, may be exposed to environmental conditions of cold, heat, high noise levels, moving mechanical parts, heights, dust/mist/gas/fumes, extensive walking or climbing, etc. Incumbent must be physically able to perform essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Benefits Johns Manville (JM) offers a wide range of benefits to employees. Some are subsidized by the company and others are fully employee-paid. Health benefits include a choice of comprehensive medical plans, a dental plan, vision plan, wellness program and critical illness insurance. JM sponsors a 401(k) plan which includes a sizeable company match. JM offers paid vacation and also provides paid sick and parental leave for eligible employees. Additionally, Johns Manville provides basic life Insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an employee assistance program, and business travel accident coverage. Supplemental life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance are available as well. The company also offers a variety of tax saving accounts; health spending account, traditional flexible spending account, and a dependent care spending account. JM also offers a tuition reimbursement program for undergraduate and certain graduate programs. Why Johns Manville Johns Manville is a proud member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, serving customers in more than 80 countries, supplying innovative products to the construction, aerospace, automotive, filtration and energy industries. With a more than 160-year legacy, we understand that our story continues to grow only with the right people saying, thinking and doing the right things. Make your story our story. Johns Manville believes diversity and inclusion in our workplace is critical for the long-term success of our company. We are committed to retaining, developing and attracting a diverse workforce that fosters an inclusive work environment in which all employees are treated with dignity and respect. This is the right thing to do for our employees, our company and our communities. Hear Our Employee Stories You can find a playlist of employee story videos to choose from here. Learn more at and on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Johns Manville is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law. #kl Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled