Materials Manager
Plexus - San Jose, CA

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Job Overview

Responsible to lead the Site's entire Materials' group with effective strategies and best practices.


Manage, control and direct the activities of all personnel engaged in Site Tactical Materials support (i.e. Purchasing, Scheduling, Shipping, Inventory Control) that contribute positively to customer satisfaction. This includes but is not limited to: Develop, implement and manage policies and procedures necessary to ensure adequate controls are in place for the effective execution of purchasing and scheduling within the site. Develop, implement and manage policies necessary to ensure world class inventory control and shipping functions. Partner with Finance and Accounting to ensure cycle counts are maintained and reported in accordance with corporate guidelines.
Understand site and customer financial metrics, especially the impact of parts contribution, materials overhead, inventory levels, and OIX on Plexus financial performance. Collaborate with site and regional management to ensure financial objectives (including days of inventory), OIX, and other metrics are adequately managed and demonstrate continuous improvement.
Ensure the materials teams are well-educated to the applicable elements of their respective customer’s contract (i.e. LOI, PSA, MSA, etc) and are compliant with respect to those elements. This includes ensuring the respective materials teams are adequately adhering to all elements related to Plexus liability management (i.e. OIX reporting and resolution).
Provide customer support to sales group by representing materials in sales presentations and periodic customer meetings and interactions, including but not limited to potential customer visits, quarterly business reviews, etc.


A minimum of 5-7 years of related experience is required for this position, a Bachelor's degree in Business, Operations Management, or related field is preferred.
Understanding of supply chain models and lean manufacturing practices is beneficial.
Certification in production inventory control management (APICS) and/or purchasing (NAPM) is beneficial.

Intermediate computer skills are essential
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary
Excellent communication and organizational skills are essential
Employee must possess proactive problem solving skills
Computer literacy in multiple ERP systems and a solid understanding of Microsoft Office is essential.
All candidates must have legal authorization to permanently live and work in the United States without visa or employer sponsorship.

At Plexus we realize that our employees are the key to our continued success. That is why we provide a stimulating environment that fosters sharing of ideas, use of the latest technology and teamwork. An environment that supports employees as they take on new challenges and celebrates their successes. In addition to offering a competitive salary and bonus opportunities, Plexus offers an excellent benefits package including a 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement and medical, dental and vision insurance.

Conditions of Employment

All offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing a drug screen and upon completion of a confidentiality agreement. All Plexus U.S. locations are tobacco free.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Plexus Corp. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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