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GE Appliances, a Haier company Senior Manager - Materials in Columbia, South Carolina

Job Location

USA, Columbia, SC

Job Posting Title

Senior Manager - Materials

The Challenge

As the Senior Manager, Materials you'll be responsible for leadership of the Materials Team and ensuring continuous improvement of all Materials functions at the Camden, SC Water Heater Manufacturing facility.

Long term, you'll be directly responsible for the strategic and tactical management and execution of all aspects of receiving, warehousing, distribution, shipping, purchasing/sourcing, production and inventory control operations in a high volume, fast paced manufacturing environment in alignment with plant Hoshin goals. Short term, you will be the primary person representing the Materials Function with Water Heater NPI Program. This short-term representation will run for the majority of 2020 with the focus shifting to production operations at NPI launch. Significant business travel to support the Water Heater NPI Program will be required during 2020.

What you will Do

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage by example and promote a culture of safety and compliance within the Materials Team.

  • Manage a team of materials professionals and hourly teams that will eventually work across multiple shifts.

  • Head up material flow and strategy deployment for all material related initiatives.

  • Proactively steer continuous improvement materials programs utilizing Lean methodologies and practices.

  • Responsible for the overall inventory management process emphasizing reduced inventory levels and increased inventory turns.

  • Work closely with Operations, ERP and Lean teams to identify and address Materials issues related to process improvements and accuracy.

  • Review and calculate ABC classifications, safety stock, economic order quantities.

  • Responsibility for delivering 95% inventory accuracy.

  • Responsible for inventory portion of financial reviews; generate and maintain on-going inventory project deck to steer inventory reductions.

  • Successfully manage multiple priorities without direct supervision.

  • Ensure all company-required tools, programs and management systems are properly implemented and that documentation required to support programs and management systems are comprehensive and up-to-date.

  • Complete required reports timely and accurately.

  • Benchmark and share best practices across GE Appliances.

  • Head key initiatives relating to sustainability.

  • Recruit and retain resources necessary to accomplish functional goals and priorities.


What you need to Succeed

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain, engineering or other relevant field of study.

  • 5 years of materials management experience within a high-volume manufacturing environment.

  • 10 years of experience working within a manufacturing environment, to include prior experience leading work teams.

  • Proven systems experience and capabilities, including MRP/ERP systems and MS Word/Excel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Sound planning/forecasting capabilities; experience in production control, forecasting, master scheduling and Lean initiatives

  • Excellent diagnostic and problem-solving skills. Detailed and proficient in data study

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and collaborate among multiple functional stakeholders.

  • Prior experience in managing change, implementation of new processes.

  • Understanding and prior usage/application of Lean manufacturing ideas.

  • Customer focus, high energy and proactive approach to issues.

  • Excellent presentation skills and solid verbal/written communication skills.

  • Initiative and ability to handle multiple priorities and tasks.

  • Supplier management experience and project implementation.

  • Awareness of current technology and advances in the field of supply chain management

  • APICS certification.

  • Six Sigma certification.

GE Appliances does not offer sponsorship for this position

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.