Materials Manager

Company Description Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company's products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2017 were $6.6 billion. Job Description The Avery Dennison Label and Graphic Materials Group North America, is looking for a Materials Manager to join our Engineered Films plant in Concord, OH. We encourage you to check us out on our website at www.averydennison.com and learn about becoming a part of the exciting and innovative Avery Dennison team.   In this role, you will be reporting into the Regional Supply Chain Manager and manage activities of those engaged in the movement of raw and finished materials, storage, production scheduling, and inventory control activities, including transportation, warehousing, and logistics. You will maintain customer relations with regard to supply side/service activities and will be responsible for the production and finished goods procurement processes, order fulfillment and logistics.   Your Key Responsibilities: Lead, coach, and facilitate short-term and long-range objectives related to the overall supply chain function Supervise and work in a hands-on role that will include daily planning/scheduling, procurement, and logistics management. Plan and forecast inventory to include managing inventory levels and inventory turns and minimizing obsolescence, scrap, aged inventories and inventory reserves. Lead cycle count activities and maintain inventory accuracy. Continuously improve strategic processes involving forecasting, demand management and the development of effective internal tools Improve production efficiency through reduced changeovers, machine downtime and downtime due to raw materials/component shortages. Develop and implement new, effective programs/policies for supplier, transportation and logistics management. Provide daily, weekly, and monthly inventory & service reports as well as participate in the monthly metrics review. Provide project management and Supply Chain, Materials Management, and Logistics leadership. Accountable for departmental budget and project deliverables. Secure and allocate appropriate resources and manage projects to meet Divisional goals and achieve financial objectives. Lead cross-functional teams on projects. Communicate and work with all levels of the organization. Manage a large multi-function program or a set of projects. Interact with colleagues, suppliers and customers. Strong awareness of competition and impact of strategies and tactics in the marketplace. Collaborate with other functions and provide support to finance, quality and operations as needed. Responsible for clear, focused leadership to further reduce the barriers to delivering competitive advantage via global size and scale. Actively engage in translating best practices in the areas of experimental and organizational design and development, cost modeling and developing enhanced internal and external relationships to support local and international businesses. Responsible for delivery of short-term and-long term results in order to develop and maintain the organization's credibility with the business and creating opportunities for the function to add greater value to the business. Ensure compliance with government regulations. Employee Development & Management: Train and provide development opportunities for staff. Ensure annual goals are complete and communicated. Ensure Global Performance Management System is up-to-date and regular feedback is provided to staff members. Monitor and evaluate team members, and adjust training where needed. Perform general management duties, exercising usual authority concerning staff, performance appraisals, promotions and terminations. Responsible for training and development of subordinate staff, estimating personnel needs, assigning work, meeting completion dates, interpreting and ensuring consistent application of organizational policies. Positively lead and influence team members to partner together to achieve individual and business goals. Strategic Transformation and Long-term Strategy Development: Provide leadership to select local and/or global Supply Chain initiatives. Develop and execute appropriate business plans/multi-generation Supply Chain plans to identify trends, opportunities for marketplace advantage and new ideas for products, processes and services. Direct Supply Chain activities. Develop Supply Chain Objectives, Goals, Strategies and Measures (OGSM) for assigned area and confirm linkage to global business strategies. Lead benchmarking of Supply Chain-related topics in support of divisional goals. Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in related field required. 5+ years in Supply Chain Management or related experience Knowledge and experience in all aspects of material management including procurement, supplier management, planning, scheduling, capacity management, forecasting, logistics, production, and inventory control. APICS certification strongly recommended Project lead experiencepreferred. Working knowledge of modern manufacturing, material flow and improvement strategies (e.g. ELS, continuous flow, cellular etc.) and the ability to integrate those into the operation. Demonstrated understanding of financial systems and the key drivers within the manufacturing environment. Strong organizational skills in strategy, communication at all levels and execution. Strong leadership skills. Ability to lead, contribute, and influence others in a team-based organization Understanding of applicable computer systems, such as Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes and function specific software.  
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Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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