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Material Manager

Job ID: 49124
Job Views: 1,341
Location: Changzhou 常州, Jiangsu
Job Category: Automotive & Parts
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 2019-11-11 10:20:23


Logistics Management

Job Description

 Our client is a multinational company from Canada with a long history, with the manufacturing  globally 8 plants staffed with  employees of 5,000 in 5 Continentals ,including USA, Mexico, European and China,offering the interior products for the seating system  for the automotive industry.. China plant is newly set-up , located in Changzhou City , now with the business expansion, they are looking for ,

Title: Material Manager
Report to : GM Asia based in Canada
Working Location: Changzhou City
  • Responsible for all materials availability to support the manufacturing process
  • Responsible for the release scheduling of inbound raw materials and components, ensuring adequate stock levels for production requirements
  • Responsible for the co-ordination of all outside services, monitoring flow of parts to and from outside service providers and suppliers
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of a Kanban system for materials
  • Support for scheduling of production work orders
  • Understand, and develop the release and scheduling of raw materials utilizing the existing MRP system
  • Develop and improve the integrity of our internal MRP to ensure accurate release requirement timing
  • Formulate a forward plan of requirements based on historical information and future customer forecasts
  • Co-ordinate cycle counts of raw materials, and update CMS accordingly
  • Implement ABC categories for all inventory to closely control high volume items
  • Identify, develop, and document inventory release strategy for critical components
  • Drive the daily diagnostics of  inventory, and root causes of errors
  • Implement an effective strategy for the most cost effective flow of material to and from outside service providers
  • Develop a close working relationship with outside service providers and suppliers
  • Maintain and analyze outside service providers’ performance based on pre-determined goals\
  • Develop a Kanban system for all purchased parts, to ensure FIFO and reorder points
  • Learn scheduling and work order production, to ensure adequate backup to the Master Scheduler
  • Effectively communicate on a timely basis with internal departments Coordinate necessary action plans with affected departments

Job Requirements

  •  Proven successful experience managing suppliers and contract manufacturers
  • Experience in the Automotive, interior will be a plsu
  • Experience with ERP (Oracle/SAP) and Kanban inventory management in a Lean environment. 
  • Proficiency in both Chinese and English for work environment
  • Must have proven experience with supplier contract agreements
  • Outstanding written/verbal communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.  Excellent organization skills and team work experience
  • ISO or Quality System audit experience a plus


  • Some travel may be required.
  • Ability to attend and conduct presentations/conference calls.
  • Able to physically inspect company property and assets.
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals