Materials Manager (Nook)

Altra Industrial Motion Corp.

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Cleveland, OH
Contract type: Full time
Altra Industrial Motion Corp.


The Materials Manager is responsible for executing purchasing, production planning, and inventory management activities for the entire Cleveland site, with a focus on best practice processes and achieving an optimal supply chain relative to metrics of Quality, Cost, and Delivery as determined by the Operating Company.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop strategic plan to achieve supply chain objectives, to include identifying and implementing spend strategies for the Cleveland site.

  • Responsible for supporting new product development and the ECN process as it pertains to purchasingand production planning.

  • Responsible to maintain and development a material cost savings funnel in line with the Operating Company objectives. Responsible for driving identified and approved projects to completion.

  • Manage sourcing projects and assume responsibility for Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

  • Manage supplier performance through supplier scorecards working with Supplier Quality Engineer.

  • Measure monthly and annual materials goals that support the site objectives.

  • Utilize value stream mapping and other lean tools to streamline processes and minimize inventory.

  • Participates in the S&OP process.

  • Assist in product life cycle analysis process for the Kanban/ERPand own all direct material Kanban implementation and management.

  • Maintain an assertive follow-up system to ensure plant production schedule compliance.

  • Own, teach, and manage the execution of Plan for Every Part (PFEP), Every Part Every Interval (EPEI), Optimizers, and other lean production planning tools.

  • Understand impacts to MRP & ERP with any future system changes.

  • Interface with Management, Supervision, Customer Service, Quality, Finance, Engineering and Operations.

  • Evaluates and suggests Make/Buy decisions.

  • Negotiate MRO/Indirect material contracts and other major capital purchases.

  • Work directly with Operating Company Sourcing group on project implementation.

  • May participate in Altra-wide global projects on an as needed basis.

Job Requirements:

Critical Competencies

  • Ownership of inventory management utilizing a Kanban system

  • Strong negotiation skills, including a sound understanding of commercial, regulatory, and intellectual property elements of a contract

  • Strong knowledge of strategic sourcing methodology and its application

  • Strong problem-solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of employees and managers, customers, and suppliers

  • Ability to partner with shop floor Supervision to execute continuous improvement

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Finance, Engineering, or related field, or commensurate experience, required

  • Experience in Production Planning within a plant environment, required

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a Material Manager/Supervisor role, preferred

  • Experience of Kanban process, preferred

  • Experience in managing suppliers of raw steel, castings, and ball bearings, preferred

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position may require occasional travel, 15%. The employee must be able to fly or drive out of town to attend meetings with members of other Altra facilities or customers and suppliers or to attend training. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: If you have a disability and need assistance accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request assistance by sending an email to

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Cleveland, Ohio

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Supply Chain, Manufacturing


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