Materials Manager
The Woodbridge Group
Blenheim, ON, Canada
6d ago

The Woodbridge Group® a global manufacturer of foam products and just in time assembly & sequencing for diversified products offers innovative urethane and bead foam technologies, to serve the automotive industry and several other business sectors around the globe.

Since its inception in 1978, the company has grown to more than 60 facilities throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

a global manufacturer of foam products and just in time assembly & sequencing for diversified products The key competitive strength for the Woodbridge Group® continues to revolve around its people and their commitment to improve everything they do.

With over 8,000 employees worldwide, The Woodbridge Group® is focused on evolving workplace safety, sustainable environmental stewardship and enduring customer satisfaction, in each of the markets they serve.

Role Purpose : To coordinate the planning and implementation of the plant’s production while ensuring the timely delivery to customers and scheduling the plant in the most efficient manner.

To manage the materials department while being responsible for all inventory levels, raw material purchases and freight costs for the plant.

Responsibilities : Manage under operating priorities of plant HS&E, Customer Satisfaction, Productivity and Profitability.

Manage the materials function including scheduling of production and maintenance of optimum raw materials and finished goods inventory levels.

Management of warehousing, shipping and receiving activities.

Deloitte has announced Woodbridge as a winner of Canada’s leading business management program, recognizing excellence in private Canadian-

owned companies. Successful companies are run by successful people and this achievement is not possible without a commitment to excellence from every Woodbridge Teammate around the world.

Analysis and interpretation of customer releases. Perform MRP and generate vendor releases. Liaison with customers and suppliers.

Optimization of freight cost. Responsible for AS400 information and liaison with I. T. department. Responsible for department operating budget.

Responsible for implementation of safe work practices. Responsible for prudent management of departmental budget including budget preparation and cost control.

Member of mgmt. team responsible for planning, budgeting and implementing the Woodbridge Production System. Will be responsible for key elements in the safety leadership program.

Play an essential role in the health & safety and quality audit process. Qualifications : Bachelor’s degree in engineering, logistics, or materials management Five years progressive equivalent combination of education and progressive experience in Materials Management related functions Demonstrable knowledge and skills of MRP including, computerized materials scheduling and inventory control, production scheduling, purchasing, traffic and warehouse functions including shipping and receiving in a JIT environment.

Knowledge of AS400, or other similar material management computer systems. Strong interpersonal, communication and supervisory skills.

Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, 5S, and Kaizen

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