Materials Manager
Sky Chefs Inc. - Charlotte, NC

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Role Purpose Statement: The job incumbent is responsible for executing demand planning and optimizing internal supply chain activities including: inventory, ordering, receiving, storage and issuance of all food and beverage products for the responsible Customer Service Center (CSC).

Managing Business

Implement department short -term operation plan in coordination with other relevant interfaces. Ensure efficient and timely corrective actions in case of significant deviations

Oversee the department economic and operating performance. Ensure that the department is managed and controlled efficiently in line with the company’s framework and market requirements.

Support and implement the principles of Lean manufacturing

Provide data for the development of an annual business plan and budgeting for department

Ensure optimal deployment of human, technical and material resources in the department

Ensure that department work methods are in line with the company’s standards and customer contracts

Responsible for department costs to budget through effective manpower planning, scheduling and overtime usage

Implement and sustain the LSG Production System in areas of operation

Maintain an on-going, positive and pro-active relationship with all internal and external customers

Ensure compliance with customer specifications, quality standards, US Customs, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

safety, health, environmental and other regulations

Investigate customer quality issues, develop and implement corrective actions

Participate in the daily operations briefing

Material Management

Oversee all aspects of inventory management to ensure financial and customer requirements are met

Applying the principles of Lean, optimize internal logistics standard work to create and sustain just in time and in the right sequence materials management practices

Determine par levels and order quantities based on customer specifications, menus and vendor lead time to minimize inventory warehousing and maximize cash flow

Ensure compliance of product specifications and food safety

Maintain security of all company and customer owned supplies until issued to production

Lead product cost management best practices and root cause any variance of usage to billed costs in order to implement counter measures

Manage personnel to maintain proper inventory, ordering, receiving, storage and requisition processes

Track product usage and yields in relation to ordering requirements and solve discrepancies and variances to standard

Oversee the inventory and reporting processes

Oversee management of all Customs paperwork, ASIE, and Bond requirements as needed


Ensure that the area of responsibility is properly organized, staffed and directed

Guide, motivate and develop the subordinate employees within the Human Resources Policy

Participates in coaching the expanded Global Performance System (GPS) process, as well as additional career development activities to enhance the effectiveness and potential of the team

Make the company's values and management principles live in the department(s)

Plan / Implement and control the cost budget in the area of responsibility; initiate and steer corrective actions in case of deviations

Participate and support company sponsored initiatives such as Global Quality Standards (GQS), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), Lean Manufacturing, Employee Safety

Key Performance Indicators

Quality score (GQS)

Customer satisfaction index

Realized cost savings

Dept Employee Safety

Hours controlled (OT)

Days in inventory

Required Skills

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required

In addition, five to seven years directly related operational experience required

Thorough understanding of inventory management, warehouse management and material handling

More than three years supervisory experience strongly preferred

Knowledge of Demand Planning and Vendor Management

Knowledge of lean manufacturing and supply chain management

Proven success in implementation of redesigned processes, leading change and role models positive behaviors as well as change agent skills in a complex and fast paced environment

Experience in managing a manpower planning and scheduling tool (i.e. VPS)

Established ability to identify the vision and produces goals with realistic plans to achieve them

Ability to interact with employees, customers and vendors at all levels

Proficient in computer skills including Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

Experience in SAP MM a plus

Excellent analytical and conceptual skills

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary to provide leadership

Required Experience

Sky Chefs Inc. - 7 months ago - save job - block
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