Manager, Materials & Distribution
Novartis - Huntington, WV

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Manager, Materials and Distribution
Building on its heritage of more than 65 years, Alcon, the global leader in eye care, is the second largest division of the Novartis Group with combined pro-forma sales of more than USD 9.4 billion in 2010. The division was formed by Novartis on April 8, 2011, following the closing of the merger between Alcon and Novartis. The new Alcon Division combines the product portfolios, commercialization capabilities, R&D and talent of Alcon, CIBA VISION and Novartis Ophthalmics. Today, Alcon has more than 22,000 employees with headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A. Alcon’s three businesses - Surgical, Pharmaceutical and Vision Care - meet the diverse needs of eye care professionals and patients offering the widest spectrum of eye care products with operations in 75 countries and products available in 180 markets. For more information, www.alcon.com .

The Huntington, West Virginia Manufacturing campus employees more than 750 people who support the manufacture of Intraocular Lens (IOLs) and IOL delivery systems. Alcon is ranked first in world-wide sale and distribution of IOLs, and the majority of lenses sold throughout the world are made at the Huntington facility.
Overall Job Summary: . Management of the materials functions, including demand planning, warehouse and stockroom management, shipping, inventory control, and customer service. Facilitates and promotes improvement programs which result in the overall reduction of global inventories of products manufactured in the plant while improving stock availability levels and reducing overall cycle times. Participate in Global Supply Chain strategy and project development. Lead and develop associates in the Materials Dept. Contribute to strategic planning activities with the management team.

Minimum requirements
Minimum Education Requirements: Bachelors Degree in Business, Economics or related technical field.

Minimum Experience Requirements: 8-10 years of progressive materials management responsibility with experience in planning, inventory management, managerial responsibilities. Five (5) years of experience managing mid or upper level exempt and non-exempt employees within Materials Management or a closely related job function. Thorough understanding and operational experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Strong knowledge of SAP, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and materials control systems. Thorough understanding of production planning, shop floor control, S & OP and project management. Understanding of the regulatory environment, cGMP, and validation as it relates to the Materials Management function.

Highly Desired Experience: Scheduling experience with high SKU count production, hands on experience of lean scheduling principles, direct experience with conversion from one ERP system to another, experience with product launch execution.
Previous experience in medical device or pharmaceutical manufacturing would be considered a plus. Experience as a production line supervisor would be highly beneficial. CSCMP and/or APICS certification preferred or in process.

Our generous benefits package includes the Novartis Investment Savings 401(k) Plan which provides a company contribution of up to 6%. In addition, after one year of service, employees are eligible for the Alcon Retirement Plan (ARP), to which Alcon contributes 6% of eligible pay. By combining the Company's contributions to the 401(k) and ARP, employees can receive up to 12% of eligible pay from Alcon towards retirement. Alcon also offers a premier level of coverage for medical, dental, vision, life and disability coverage, an on-site fitness center and much more. Consider having all this in a fast paced environment within a stable world-class organization.

Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to quality through diversity. Pre-employment drug testing.

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Novartis AG, incorporated on February 29, 1996, is a Switzerland-based holding that, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the research,...